It’s the only Canadian stop on their tour and the town of Simcoe has been working long hours to get ready for the arrival of Mumford & Sons.
The Gentlemen of the Road Simcoe Stopover gets underway Friday and Saturday at the Norfolk County Fairgrounds.
Hotel rooms were snapped up right away when tickets initially went on sale, so the locals have been opening up their homes as Bed and Breakfasts. In anticipation of the crowds, Norfolk County Council also rezoned 100 acres on the edge of town for 2, 000 additional camp sites and 8, 000 extra parking spaces.
A limited number of tickets have been made available online, but if you’re too late, you can also hit up the Simcoe Stopover Street Fair in the downtown, which is free.
Brendalee Engelhardt with the Downtown Simcoe BIA says about 60 thousand people are expected to pass through the town over the next two days.
She says the street fair will also be bustling with local music, food and drink, along with buskers, sidewalk sales, carnival rides, and a kids zone.
Mumford & Sons will close out the festival on the Fairgrounds Saturday night.