The Back Forty is a non-profit charitable organization that aims to “Keep Homemade Music Alive” in southern Manitoba.

Our Festival features an excellent blend of local and Manitoba musicians who share their talents through various workshops and on the Main stage.

The Back Forty Festival has a vision to elevate homemade music in Southern Manitoba. To provide world-class developing and performing opportunities to local musicians and to attract the nation’s finest artists into Southern Manitoba to perform in our backyard!

Back 40 Folk Festival Inc. is a non-profit organization.

PayPal donations will be graciously accepted.



Board Members –

Mary Anne Neufeld – Treasurer

Hank Hildebrand – Festival Site Manager

Sharla Kinsman – Children’s Area Manager

Steve Dueck – Events Committee

Scott Bell -Events Committee

Bill Dowling -Events Committee & Secretary

Non Board Committees-

Rachael Smith – Public Relations