Youth Stage

The Academy

The Morden Corn & Apple Festival Amateur/Youth Stage is located at the Kenmore Theatre on 7th Street near Stephen Street right near the center of the Festival.  Richard and Vanessa Klassen of Candlewick Productions and DanceWorks and their volunteers are organizing a fantastic lineup for the weekend! Canadian Heritage: Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage has provided funding for this attraction since the beginning and local business sponsors have provided sound, lights, backline, snacks, sodas, video game equipment, monitors, and much more.

Local bands, musicians and DJ’s perform live on a Morden Corn & Apple Festival stage with professional sound and backline, and gamers compete in various video games.  Social media (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) and posters before and during the event are utilized to get the word out and build an audience. The weather often plays a role in the results but despite mid-30’s degree C temperatures or wicked thunderstorms, the show goes on.

Plans for 2019 53rd Annual Festival (August 23 to 25) are well underway.

The following was the 2017 schedule just for your to get a taste of what happens at this stage.  2019 acts and activities are in the works and TBA.


“All-Styles Dance Competition” 5:30 – 8
Location:              Lutheran Parking Lot
Rapper:                Malcolm Roulette

“LIVE at the Kenmor”   8 – 9:30
Location: Inside Kenmor
Confirmed Guests: Malcolm Roulette with more to follow


“Corneo & Juliette” Triple Threat Camp Presentations (1:30 & 3:30)
Teachers: Ruth, Richard, Jenny Dyck, Marisa Wiebe
Youth Mentorship: Jeremy Malenchak, Jasmine Reimer

“Sport Court – Street Hockey”  (1 pm – 5 pm )
Location: 7th Street (North of washrooms)
Special Guest: Justin Falk

“Saturday Night Live” (5:30 – 9)
Location: Lutheran Church Parking Lot

Confirmed Bands:
“In Case of Fire”
“Thomas Cram Band”
“Back Alley Boys”

“Bold as Lions” (9 – 10:30)
Location: TBD — pending needs it may be outside or inside


“Kids Adventure” (10 AM – 12 PM)
Location: Inside Kenmor
Band: Schieffe

  • Kids activities (10 – 11)
  • Kids Church (11 – 12)
    • Local Magician (Richard)
    • Band (Schieffe)

“Sunday Mix” (1:30 – 4)
Location: Lutheran Church Parking Lot
Feature Group: “Bold as Lions” Lead Couple Accoustic Set

“Sport Court” (1 pm – 4 pm / or whenever an adult leader is available)
Location: 7th Street (North of washrooms)
Further Details to Follow