Buskers

Buskers

The Forks is a favourite haunt for buskers (street performers). Visitors will often find family entertainment at distinctively marked Busk Stops throughout the site and inside The Forks Market where their entertainment adds to the ambience.

Busk Stops were introduced at The Forks in 1992. Since then, thousands of visitors to the site have been treated to a delightful and eclectic mix of local and touring talent by entertainment from musicians, puppeteers and magicians to jugglers, stilt walkers and face painters.

Traditionally the audience offers payment based on the level of enjoyment they’ve received from the performance. While we playfully suggest that entertainers be reimbursed for their talents, the performers are prohibited from suggesting an amount or requesting a contribution. The Busk Stop program has received international recognition and awards.

Busker's Auditions take place in the spring. Auditions for 2018 are now complete.

Buskers rules and regulations are located here.

For more information please call 204.942.6302 or email events@theforks.com