31st annual Filberg FestivalDate: Friday Aug 02, 2013 - Monday Aug 05, 2013
Come join us this BC Day Long Weekend August 2-5, 2013 and celebrate 31 years of arts, crafts, food, music and fun! The Filberg Festival continues to enjoy its world-wide reputation and today is one of western Canada's longest running and largest juried outdoor arts shows.
The 2013 Festival will showcase over 120 artisans and makers of fine art in a variety of media ranging from metalwork, pottery, toys, woodcrafts, jewellery, paintings, glass, textiles and specialty foods.
This year' invited featured Guest Artist is the Samphire family. This mother, father and daughter team will showcase a variety of functional and sculptural ceramic pieces, as well as a diverse selection of inspiring blown glass.
The Filberg Festival is also known for great entertainment and this yearís line-up features the Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Show, Murray McLauchlan, Jim Byrnes, Daniel Lapp, Ridley Bent, Ben Sures, the Sojourners, and of course, Michael Kaeshammer will be back. The annual Blues Panel Concert will feature Michael Jerome Browne, Ken Hamm, Preston & Bonkowski, and Sam Hurrie. New this year, the Fiddle Panel Concert will showcase Daniel Lapp, PEAR, Carli & Julie Kennedy, and Patti Lamoureux. The Great Canadian Songs Concert, the traditional close to the Filberg Festival on Monday afternoon, will feature Murray McLauchlan along with Jake Galbraith.
Gate admission is charged at the Filberg Festival, as it is the primary fundraiser for the not-for-profit organization which has the responsibility of repairing and maintaining the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Parkís property and buildings www.filberg.com. Advance tickets are available online at www.filbergfestival.com, the Vancouver Island Visitorís Centre, Arizona Gifts in the Comox Mall and the I-Hos Gallery as of June 1st and at all Vancouver Island Thrifty Foods locations as of June 21st. Four day passes are also available.
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Filberg Festival, 61 Filberg Road, Comox