It consisted of stalls selling various knick-knacks alongside those who were selling politics - CND, Anarchists, Friends Of The Earth and so on.
There was also a kiddies farm, and of course there was the main music festival itself.
I haven't got the full band list as to who played that day but Dundee rockers, No Fixed Abode were on, as were a couple of punk bands, with Perth's ska outfit, the RB's, top of the bill.
The main complaint in Sid Gripple's report at the top, published in Cranked Up, was the lack of enthusiasm in the crowd.
Sid also suggests the smaller than expected turnout may have been down to the fact that the Royal wedding was being televised the same day!
Well whatever was causing the apathy, all I know is I wasn't at Baxter Park that day, neither was I at home watching any Royal nonsense because I was actually in the middle of a tour of Spain & Portugal with my Inter Rail card, and on the 29th July 81, I was in Lisbon.
I probably would have popped along to Baxters though if I was in Dundee.
So to read about Sid's account of the festival, click onto the image to enlarge it.
Ditto, if you want to have a nose around the photograph of the festival crowd to see if you recognise anyone.
Photo by DC Thomson.