Where do moose and mosquitoes eat for free? What is a Chautauqua?

If you are a fan of the Moose n’ Fiddle, you might have asked yourselves these questions and a few more.

Caliper Lake Provincial Park is a woodsy oasis and a perfect backdrop for “this cool little festival at the lake”. Did you know that the first Chautauqua was in 1874 on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in the state of New York? Artists, speakers, politicians, comedians, storytellers, singers and songwriters all found a place to gather.

In the spirit of the tent chautauquas, an itinerant manifestation of the Chatauqua movement – Festivals bring people and entertainment together, mostly in the great outdoors. Just at a cursory glance, you can see that not much has changed. Fairs are paid to attend. There is a line-up and from start to finish people can be enlightened, engaged, and entertained. And, like the Chatauqua’s of yesteryear…nature plays a central role.

The Moose n Fiddle Music Festival all happens under a canopy of tall pines and along the water’s edge. Here and at the summer’s end, you will find campers who walk the trails and make their way to the Festival site to enjoy a curated event.

For holidaymakers everywhere, rural and remote northwestern Ontario has been a beacon for campers, cottagers, and RV’ers. With the Moose n Fiddle Music Festival – you can find the moment you seek, whatever that might be.

The Moose n’ Fiddle is an arty and accessible event, tailor-made for people from all walks of life and of all ages. If you come by land or by water, we invite you to enjoy a little Folk and a little Country, while having a whole lot of fiddlin’ fun!

Written by | Dee Wiwcharyk