Camp Iona, Herbert, 20km South of Oamaru
Queens Birthday Weekend
Friday 1st June, to Monday 4th June 2012
The Whitestone Winter Folk Festival is held every Queen's Birthday Weekend (to include the first Monday in June) at Camp Iona, Herbert, North Otago. Although small, the festival has been steadily growing in popularity since it began in 1994. Whitestone is a great occasion for performers of all ages and skills, from the beginner to the seasoned professional.
The informal policy is that performers, usually all South Islanders (although this is not a prerequisite), fit in well to the special ambience of this unique event by being willing and available to the festival in general. The friendliness and fun experienced by all of the 120 or so maximum participants is valued by many who return year after year.
Registration includes three nights accommodation (or camping, for the hardy) and continuous entertainment and workshops from Saturday morning to Sunday evening (and the wee hours of Monday). Day passes are also available.
The Theme for 2012 is "Myths and Legends", and on Sunday evening for the Caberet dinner, this will be the dress code (casually enforced). So dress up, paint up, come as your favourite mythical beast, epic hero, fabled god, - Or just come as you are.
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Download a registration form and learn more information about the festival (59k).