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Holy COW, Cowapolooza is celebrating it's 21st annual year! Join us for an utterly good time, as we enjoy Woodstock's favourite summer festival with free moo-sic, fun for the little calves, delicious eats to graze on and more!  

Cowapolooza Country | Friday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
Cowapolooza Kids | Saturday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Cowapolooza Rocks | Saturday, Aug. 17, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Our volunteer program is proudly presented by Zehrs, Woodstock  
Register to be a volunteer

Friday, Cowapolooza Country 

Friday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

2024 schedule is to be announced.

Saturday, Cowapolooza Kids 

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Hey kids, this one is for you!  

2024 schedule is to be announced.

 Saturday, Cowapolooza Rocks  

Saturday, Aug. 17, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.

2024 schedule is to be announced. 

Food Vendors 

Apply to be a Food Vendor 

Bring your appetite and enjoy some delicious bites from our food vendors!

ATM on-site. Credit and/or debit may be accepted by vendors. 

*Vendors are subject to change 

Marketplace Vendors 

Apply to be a Marketplace Vendor

Support local by visiting the marketplace area!

ATM on-site. Credit and/or debit may be accepted by vendors. 

*Vendors are subject to change 

Parking Options/Event Shuttle Bus 

*Southside Park, past the dry bridge, will be closed to vehicular traffic from Aug. 12 - Aug. 18 for event set-up. 

Event Shuttle Bus 
Saturday, Aug. 17 from 4 p.m. - midnight. 
Park for free at the Civic Centre Arena, located at 895 Nellis St., Woodstock, and hop on the FREE shuttle bus to Southside Park. Buses will depart the Civic Centre every 15 minutes. 

The shuttle will also stop on Wellington St. South, at the existing bus stops, between Dundas St. and Peel St. for those looking to park in a Downtown parking lots


NOTE: City Bus Route #7 will also be in service to Southside Park at :08 and :38 past the hour, until 10 p.m. (regular transit fares apply)

Parking Options:

  • Accessible Parking in Southside Park, 192 Old Wellington St S. near the main washroom facilities.
  • Parking on nearby streets & limited parking in Southside Park, 192 Old Wellington St S.
  • Reeves Community Complex, 369, 375 & 381 Finkle St.
  • Jack Dunn Memorial Parking, 347 Finkle St.
  • College Avenue Secondary School, 700 College Ave
  • St. Mary's Catholic High School, 431 Juliana Dr.  

Cowapolooza FAQ's

Is this a free concert?

Yes, Cowapolooza is a free event. There is no tickets or admission needed to enjoy the music or activities. Vendors will also be on-site with food and merchandise available to purchase. 

Can I bring my own lawn chair

Yes, you are welcome to bring a lawn chair.

Is the venue pet friendly?

Yes, you can bring your furry friends, as long as the animal is on a leash. However, the event is very popular and the live music can be loud so consider how your pet's comfort in those environments.

Is this event all ages?

Yes, all ages are welcome to enjoy everything Cowapolooza has to offer! Families won't want to miss Cowapolooza Kids Saturday afternoon.

Is there a beverage garden?

Yes, there is a beverage garden area on-site. Cash, debit and credit will be accepted. This will be the only location alcohol is permitted.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

NO, please do not bring any alcoholic drinks with you on-site. There will be security, Police, Auxiliary and staff monitoring the event space.

What if there is inclement weather?

We carefully monitor the weather leading up to each event. Cancellation announcements will be posted on this webpage, as well as on all City of Woodstock social media outlets.

Where can I park?

You can find information about our parking options and free event shuttle, which operates Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight above. 

I have dietary requirements, can you accommodate me?

There are a variety of food vendors on-site. Please check each vendor's menu to see if they offer items that fit your needs. You can also bring your own food to the venue.

Where can I find an event schedule?

All up-to-date event information can be found on this webpage,

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
Email: General Information

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