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Festival Fridays at the Farm

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Back by popular demand: Every Friday evening before the show from 4:00 p.m.--5:30 p.m. all summer long we will be holding an outdoor festival! Come check out the offerings from local farmers and culinary partners who will be setting up tents and booths to sell their products.

On Festival Fridays, Artist Talks run from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., with expert presentations and demonstrations from 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. under the white tent. We encourage you to join us to discover more about the theatre, our plays, and how we put them together.


Please note: events are subject to change and no advance booking is required. 

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Miskin Law & Pastry Peddler are proud to sponsor Festival Fridays in 2023!

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"We are so happy to be bringing back our Festival Fridays programming. These live, in-person talks, before Friday shows, allow audiences to meet members of the acting and creative company of summer shows. As well, I will be chatting with some amazing experts in topics related to both plays. I look forward to Fridays all summer long!"

          - Kim Blackwell, Managing Artistic Director 


2023 Summer Season Festival Fridays* dates - June 30, July 7, 14, 21; August 4, 11, 18, 25


*Details to be released in May 2023


July 1st

  • Alex Poch-Goldin – Playwright, The Great Shadow

  • A conversation with Fran Fearnley, the owner or ZimART’s Rice Lake Gallery. An avid art collector and former journalist, Fran travels to Zimbabwe to buy the work directly from the artists.

July 8th

  • Colin Doyle –Actor, The Great Shadow

  • A conversation with John Boyko, public speaker and author of books and articles addressing Canadian history and politics, focusing on the Red Scare and the geo-political history related to the rise of socialism and communism across the Globe.

July 15th

  • Sochi Fried—Actor, The Great Shadow

  • A conversation with Doug Knutson, filmmaker and expert on the Trenton Film Studio and its history.

July 22nd

  • Indigo Chesser & Emma Meinhardt—Actors, The Great Shadow

  • A conversation with Victoria Bruer, Costume Builder for The Great Shadow and Wishful Seeing.

August 5th

  • Robert Winslow—Founder & Creative Director, 4th Line Theatre

  • A conversation with Rob Ross, Minister at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church in Millbrook, about life as a small town minister.

August 12th

  • Justin Hiscox—Musical Director & Original Composer, The Great Shadow, Wishful Seeing

  • A conversation with Janet Kellough, author of the Thaddeus Lewis Mysteries series of books including Wishful Seeing.

August 19th

  • Megan Murphy—Actor, Wishful Seeing; 4th Line Theatre’s Associate Artistic Director – Special Projects (January – July 2022).

  • A conversation with long-time 4th Line Theatre board member and Professor Emeritus of Drama/Theatre Studies for the University of Toronto and Queen’s University, Richard Plant, about the early history of Canadian theatre and 4th Line Theatre’s place in Canada’s theatre story.

August 26th 

  • Edward Belanger—Fight Director, The Great Shadow, Wishful Seeing


Black Honey - all Festival Fridays dates

Fill your plate with a main, side and dessert for $12. Delicious summer fare from one of Peterborough’s favourite cafés. Vegetarian options available.


Pastry Peddler - all Festival Fridays dates

Offering an assortment of delectable sweets from Millbrook’s favourite café.


Maude Rose’s Pulled Pork Sandwiches - all Festival Fridays dates except August 26th

Enjoy Maude Rose’s Pulled Pork on a bun with homemade coleslaw and pickles.


Back Kitchen Pottery - all Festival Fridays dates (or until she sells out!)

Wheel thrown, hand crafted stone wear pottery. Pretty and functional mugs, wine cups and bowls.


Hearts 4 Joy - July 1, July 15, August 5, August 12

Hearts 4 Joy, a volunteer-run collective that recently became incorporated as a skill-building not-for-profit organization, meets three times a week in president Norma Christensen's backyard, where members aged 21 and older come together to create unique hand-painted gift items.


Red Mill Maple Syrup - July 8, August 5

Premium hand-crafted maple syrup from Millbrook.

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