Saturday at the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival was not just for the big acts on the main stage. Here’s where the Francophone tent gets loud, the dancers scuff, the storytellers rattle off a few yarns, the families mosey about the artisan tents, and organizers throw in a few surprises for good measure. All of which took place under a grey sky. By mid afternoon the rain started to peck, but it was the high winds that ultimately forced organizers to cancel the evening session. Nonetheless, there were some festival highlights from what took place early in the day.

Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival – Saturday, Aug. 10 (Photos by Ryan Belbin)

Saturday Night Folk Fest After-party at The Ship Pub (Photos by Graham Kennedy)