2018 Durham Buskerfest

What are Buskers and Buskering?

Street performance or busking is the act of performing in public places for gratuities. In many countries the rewards are generally in the form of money but other gratuities such as food, drink or gifts may be given. Street performance is practiced all over the world by men, women and children and dates back to antiquity. People engaging in this practice are called street performers or buskers.

Performances are anything that people find entertaining. Performers may do acrobatics, animal tricks, balloon twisting, caricatures, clowning, comedy, contortions, escapology, dance, singing, fire skills, flea circus, fortune-telling, juggling, magic, mime, living statue, musical performance, puppeteering, snake charming, storytelling or reciting poetry or prose, street art such as sketching and painting, street theatre, sword swallowing, and ventriloquism.

Source: Wikipedia

Our Buskers

The Fire GuyTim BurrKarl and the ProdigyBex in MotionThe Funny WaiterSteve Goodtime

What to expect at Pickering Ribfest?

We strive to create a safe, enjoyable, family-friendly community event. Our commitment to have quality entertainment, world-class ribs and food vendors, and a licensed park. FREE Parking, FREE Admission, and FREE Entertainment

2018 Pickering Ribfest Highlights...

Thursday 5pm - 10pm

Midway Rides Open - Toonie Preview

Friday Noon - 11pm - RIBFEST OPENS!

Seniors day with surprises from noon - 5pm

Spectacular busker fire shows

Saturday 11am - 11pm

Free midway rides from 11am - Noon

Spectacular busker fire shows

Sunday Noon - 8pm

Special Butter Tart Frenzy! Noon - 6pm

Beatles Tribute

But Also:

  • Free music, parking, and admission*

  • More different food choices than ever

  • Special Dessert Zone

  • Durham Buskerfest

*donations always needed and appreciated (thank you)!

Park Rules

No Pets
No Outside Drinks
No Smoking in the Park

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