2019 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

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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

2019 Pickering Ribfest Highlights...

NEW This Year

Community Stage with LOCAL TALENT all weekend Long

Friday Noon - 11pm - RIBFEST OPENS! (Gates CLOSE at 10pm)

Spectacular Busker fire show at 10pm

Additional Busker Performances at 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm

Music Headliners - Bone Yard at 8pm

Live Music Entertainment perform at 6pm

Saturday 11am - 11pm (Gates CLOSE at 10pm)

Spectacular Busker fire show at 10pm

Additional Busker Performances at 2:30pm, 3:30pm, and 4:30pm

Music Headliners - Got Groove at 8pm

Live Music Entertainment perform at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm

Sunday Noon - 8pm

Music Headliners - Little Peter and the Elegants at 4:30 pm

Live Music Entertainment perform at 1pm

But Also:

  • Free music, parking, and admission*

  • More different food choices than ever

  • Butter Tarts ALL WEEKEND

  • Durham Buskerfest

  • Mocktail Central – Try our NEW Non-Alcohol Drinks

*Please help Rotary with a DONATION at the gate to help our community!

Park Rules

No Pets Allowed No Pets
No Outside Drinks No Outside Drinks
No Smoking in the Park No Smoking in the Park
No Vaping in the Park No Vaping in the Park
No Cannabis in the Park No Cannabis in the Park
Park Protected by Video Surveillance Park Protected by Video Surveillance

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Just1Item

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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