Contact the SVFF Office September 2 to 4, 2016
Mission, Vision & Values


The Shelter Valley Folk Festival celebrates music, juried art, wellness, sustainable living and harvest food in the heart of Northumberland County through an annual Labour Day Weekend festival, an Artists in the Schools program, a Community Concert Series, and Local Songwriters Showcase. It is a Registered Federal Charity and not-for-profit arts organization that is active year round.



Grassroots * Community * Culture



The Shelter Valley Folk Festival…

  1. Honours and respects the commitment and contributions of its volunteers
  2. Commits to accountable and prudent use of all resources
  3. Promotes individuality and inclusivity while encouraging a sense of community and family
  4. Enriches the cultural life of Northumberland County
  5. Offers respectful treatment of artists, staff, volunteers, contributors and audiences
  6. Selects participants on the basis of being genuine, creative and unique
  7. Celebrates the work of international, national, regional and emerging performing artists
  8. Showcases local artists, artisans, sustainability and wellness practitioners and food providers
  9. Promotes conservation by educating participants on alternative living modes
  10. Encourages donors, patrons, partners and volunteers with the above shared values