Back 40 Folk Festival

June 2, 2019

Tickets on sale soon!

$20 in Advance, $25 at the Gate

Children Under 12 Free, Accompanied by Adult

Online tickets will be available via the “Tickets” page of this website.

Camping is available at  Lake Minnewasta Campground

 Volunteer at the Festival!


Interested in volunteering at the Back 40 Festival? Email with your name and contact # as well as any skills and areas of interest!

Opportunities include helping out in the merch tent, children’s tent, hospitality tent and some opportunities to help with ticket sales or taking tickets at the gate. Commit a minimum of two hours of your time in exchange for a free festival ticket!

The festival has been able to celebrate 29 years because of the amazing volunteers that come out every year. Help us keep homemade music alive by volunteering on June 2, 2019 at Morden Park!

Artisan Village

Every year the Morden Park bowl is filled with great music and great local handmade crafts! Our Artisan Village display of Manitoba crafters is located along the north side of the park bowl and features a variety of homemade products including: pottery, jewelry, paintings, fiber arts, natural cosmetics and more!

Applications can be emailed or dropped off at the Pembina Hills Arts Council.

Registrations open in November and are first come, first served.

There are a limited number of spaces available, so register early!

Artisans to be announced.

Fill out the 2017 Application Form and either e-mail or drop off  the completed form at the Pembina Hills Arts Council in Morden. 

Missed out this year? Please message us at if you would like to go on the interest list to make sure you don’t miss out!

Food Vendors

Vendors are set up along the top North-East side of the Park Bowl. Support some of our local food companies and enjoy a wide variety of yummy food!

Children’s Entertainment

Kids Have a BLAST at Back 40!

Kids 12 years old and under get in for free!Kids activity tent 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

  • Face painting
  • Crafts Table with a wide variety of supplies
  • Games including a Treasure Hunt!
  • Bubble blowing, and so much more!

Morden is located one hour south of the Perimeter Highway


  • Stay on HWY #3
  • You will see the sign for Morden Park on the North side of # 3 directly across from the Dairy Queen (Near west end of Morden)
  • Admission Gates are on the North & South end of the Park
  • For NORTH Gate:
    • Turn right (north) on 12th street (a block before the Dairy Queen)
    •  Travel 2 blocks and turn left ½ block
  • For SOUTH Gate:
    • Turn right (north) on 12th street (a block before the Dairy Queen)
    • Travel until Gilmour St., turn left and gate entrance will be on left
  • Free Parking!
  • Please NO DOGS on the site