The Mill Race Folk Society, a registered charity, was formed in 2000. It's premier event pre-dates the formation of the Society; The Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music, held on the Civic Holiday weekend in early August, began in 1993. The Society is a founding member of the Grand River Folk Community which was created in 2002 to promote co-operation between folk music associations in the area. The Society is also a member of Folk Music Ontario.
In addition to the annual festival there are concerts and events held throughout the year. Pub Sessions are held every second and fourth Sunday afternoon from September-May. Concerts occur throughout the year, with a regular series at Thirteen - a Cambridge bar and restaurant - called "Folk @ Thirteen". See the Events page of our website for more information.
A volunteer board of directors manages the Society, and committees carry out operations. The Society receives financial support from corporate, private and public sponsors, but annual memberships, concert events, and the sale of Festival programmes and merchandise account for a large part of the Society's financial planning.
The Mill Race Folk Society's focus is on traditional forms of folk music from historical roots.