Come join us this BC Day long weekend August 2-5, 2013 and celebrate the best of Arts, Crafts and Music from across Canada! The Filberg Festival continues to enjoy its world-wide reputation and 31 years later is still one of western Canada’s longest running and largest juried outdoor arts show.
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(s) are 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 invited Guest Guild is The Denman & District Lace Club. Established in 1919 they have been recognized as the oldest lace club in North America.
The Filberg Festival is also known for great entertainment and this year’s line-up features the Fred Eaglesmith Travelling Show, Murray McLauchlan, Jim Byrnes, Daniel Lapp, Ridley Bent, Ben Sures, the Sojourners and Michael Kaeshammer. The annual Blues Panel Concert will showcase Michael Jerome Browne, Ken Hamm, Preston & Bonkowski, and Sam Hurrie. New this year, the Fiddle Panel Concert brings together Daniel Lapp, PEAR, Carli & Julie Kennedy and Patti Lamoureux. The Great Canadian Songs Concert, which is the traditional close to the Filberg Festival on Monday afternoon, will feature Murray McLauchlan along with Jake Galbraith.
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase on line at www.filbergfestival.com and also during the Festival. A $10.00 ticket gives you the opportunity to win an original MONK painting, two return tickets anywhere WestJet flies, two return flights on Harbour Air from Comox to Vancouver and a night at the Hotel Le Soleil, a pottery and glass service set from the Samphire family, a $500 shopping spree at Thrifty Foods, a hand woven wool blanket from the Woolgather’s Guild and coffee for a year from Royston Roasting.
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 Park’s property and buildings (www.filberg.com). Advance tickets are available online at www.filbergfestival.com, the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre, Arizona Gifts in the Comox Mall,
I-Hos Gallery and all Vancouver Island Thrifty Foods locations. Four day passes are also available.
Festival hours are 10am to 6pm Friday thru Sunday and 10am to 5pm on Monday.
In order to make this Festival a reality it takes the support of over 300 volunteers and organizations such as Thrifty Foods, CHEK, Comox Valley Record, The Lounge 99.9 FM, WestJet, Harbour Air Seaplanes,Westview Ford, Old House Village Hotel & Spa, Travelodge, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre, Island Waterscapes, Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, Hotel LeSoleil, All In One Party Shop Event Rentals, Coast Environmental, Torry and Sons Plumbing & Heating, Ambassador Shuttle Service and Pacific Audio Works.
Set amongst the stately trees and gardens of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox, BC on the east coast of Vancouver Island the Filberg Festival is truly a unique event. Enjoy art and nature surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic out-buildings and magnificent views of Comox Harbour and the Beaufort Range.
Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park – 61 Filberg Road, Comox, BC V9M 2S7