About

MennoFesto:

MennoFolk is an organization celebrating music and art from people associated with the Mennonite community, either culturally or religiously. 

MennoFolk seeks to provide opportunity for expression for those art forms that may not ordinarily be found in church.

MennoFolk seeks to provide a welcoming atmosphere for people regardless of age and level of connectedness to the Mennonite Church to come together and appreciate the music and art of the Mennonite community.

Why we celebrate MennoFolk:

MennoFolk is held in various cities across Canada and the US. Key to what gives MennoFolk its identity and makes it unique is that it is rooted in the Mennonite tradition. As the Manitoba chapter, however, we realize that some people feel estranged or disconnected from the Mennonite church. We celebrate MennoFolk because it provides an outlet for artists and musicians associated with the Mennonite community to break from tradition and explore new ideas. God is revealed to us in a variety of ways; hopefully our committee, the artists, the musicians and the people who attend the festival will demonstrate this, making everyone feel welcome.

History:

Since our first event in 1999, MennoFolk has comprised of various events hosted at various locations.  In its early beginnings, MennoFolk was an outdoor festival held at Camp Assiniboia. In has since moved indoors and into the city. Although the number of events MennoFolk hosts varies each year, our art and music showcase event in Winnipeg has become a successful later winter tradition. A traditional faspa meal is provided and the event is open to all ages.

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