Festival of Friends

Hamilton annual summer music get-together returned once again to the Ancaster Fairgrounds this weekend. Great weather, vendors, midway, rock memorabilia, and of course, fantastic musical acts both local and intenationally known, added up to a great time for visitors. Here’s a look. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 - Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds. Pete MacAulay and Teenage head perform on the main stage Saturday night.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 – Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds. Pete MacAulay and Teenage head perform on the main stage Saturday night. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 - Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds. Chris Chambers on the main stage. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 – Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds. Chris Chambers on the main stage. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6, 2016 - Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds. It's a hair raising experience - mostly - for Emily Cook, Stefanie Tsangarakis, Cynthia Stompo, and Emma and dad Brandon Bullard, on the Avalanche on the midway.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6, 2016 – Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds. It’s a hair raising experience – mostly – for Emily Cook, Stefanie Tsangarakis, Cynthia Stompo, and Emma and dad Brandon Bullard, on the Avalanche on the midway. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, August 7,2016 - Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds. Nicole Christian performs on the OLG stage Sunday.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, August 7,2016 – Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds. Nicole Christian performs on the OLG stage Sunday. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, August 7,2016 - Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds. Olivia Borkosky plays the Alumni stage surrounded by memorabilia from the festival's history.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, August 7,2016 – Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds. Olivia Borkosky plays the Alumni stage surrounded by memorabilia from the festival’s history. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, August 7,2016 - Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds. Jay Waller and daughter Payton, 3, enjoy an ice cream break Sun day afternoon. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, August 7,2016 – Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds. Jay Waller and daughter Payton, 3, enjoy an ice cream break Sun day afternoon. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, August 7,2016 - Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds. Alex Leggett kicks things off on the main stage Sunday.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, August 7,2016 – Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds. Alex Leggett kicks things off on the main stage Sunday. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, August 7,2016 - Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds. Sammy, a rescued chihuahua from Texas, looks to make a new friend in Kya, a 1 year old Italian mastiff in the doggy play area.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, August 7,2016 – Festival of Friends at Ancaster Fairgrounds. Sammy, a rescued chihuahua from Texas, looks to make a new friend in Kya, a 1 year old Italian mastiff in the doggy play area. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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