Mayor Nancy Peckford says she’s excited to see the return of Kemptville Buskerfest, and hopes more opportunities like it come up going forward.
The event, first hosted last year by the Old Town Kemptville Business Improvement Area (BIA), is set to return on May 20th.
“Having more opportunities like Buskerfest for our artists to display their abilities will further elevate our community’s cultural presence and make it even more rewarding to live, work and play here,” Mayor Peckford says. “It is council’s hope that Buskerfest becomes an annual signature event that draws people from far and wide to experience our small town feel alongside the Kemptville Creek, the Ferguson Forest Centre and our vibrant commercial sector.”
Dave Leger, the BIA’s Board Chair, says his team is proud to be organizing the second Buskerfest.
“The financial opportunity it represents for our downtown businesses is a big one,” he explains. “Even though we think our volunteers outdid themselves last year, it sounds like this year’s festival will be even better.”
Deron Johnston, the Executive Director for the Old Town Kemptville BIA, says the organization is taking in applications to be a part of the festival.
You can find details for how to submit an application on the Kemptville Buskerfest website.