2017 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 Funny WaiterThe Mermaid OracleThe Fire GuyKobbler JayBella MagicBex in MotionPunk MagicLucas StarkLucy LoopSteve 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

Top 10 Reasons to visit Pickering Ribfest...

10th Anniversary - The biggest and best yet!
Free Music, Parking, and Admission.
Durham BuskerFest
Video Game Arcade
More Food Choices Than Ever
Special Mystic Drumz Kids Show
Cool Scientists in School Workshop
Kids Water Bubble Inflatables
Canada 150 Theme
Spectacular Busker Fire Shows

Park Rules

No Pets
No Outside Drinks
No Smoking in the Park

$3 off Coupon


If EVERY shopper, EACH and EVERY WEEK bought JUST 1 item for the Food Bank and dropped it off at a local Food Bank Donation Bin located at the front of the supermarket they shop at, we would put an end to hunger in this country.

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