The second annual Farm Fest takes place from June 7 to June 9, 2019 at the Vankleek Hill fairgrounds.
More than 20 heavy metal bands, a car show and onsite camping are part of the event.
The doors open at 12 noon on Friday, June 7 and the musical line-up for that day and evening includes Peronicus, Lycanthro, Messora, Angelduzt, Horcrux, Vantablack Warship, Eternal Closure, Open Stitches, A Scar for the Wicked, Becomming The Bully, Autumna, Obliterate, Obey The Brave, Salem Trials, Les Decibels, T-Rex Marathon and Prospect Nelson.
The doors open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 8 and bands scheduled to perform that day include A Tribute to Lamb of God, Suicide For a King, Northern Divide, Fractures and Outlines, Warpit, Ominous Eclipse, Confined To Oblivion, Misshapen, Fall of Stasis, The Outborn, Sanguine Glacialis, Unbeing, Insurrection, Beyond Creation, Kruhl, Ram Air V, Plethora, Great Diversion, Give Up, Held in Secret, Bonnavilles and Ghostblade.
Organizers asked for permission to play music beyond the 11 p.m. time limit prescribed in the municipality’s noise control by-law and received approval at a June 4 municipal committee of the whole meeting to permit music to go up to 90 minutes beyond 11 p.m., or until 12:30 a.m.
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Car show on Sunday
Farm-Fest offers a car show on Sunday, June 9 when visitors can see a wide variety of cars , bikes, trucks and custom creations. From vintage to exotic to tuner — all are welcome. The car show takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be cash prizes. Admission is $10 at the door for the car show. There will also be a tribute to Alice in Chains.
Organizers are looking for 50 contestants to take part in the judged car show. There is no cost to enter, but entrants will receive two free festival passes.
The VIP weekend pass includes three-day pass to the concerts and one tent spot. (Camping spots are not marked lots; there is no power or electricity). There are washrooms, food vendors, and breakfast available for the campers. The campsite is separate from the concert area.
A VIP pass costs $49.99 and includes camping, while the cost of a regular weekend pass is $39.99 (no camping) at advance ticket prices. Buying tickets at the gate will cost you about 20 per cent more.
The Vankleek Hill fairgrounds are located at 92 Main Street West.
Farm Fest is organized by Autumna, which founded the event last year. Buy tickets or find out more here.