It might seem as if it was some time ago since this year’s Festival to many of you, but we have only just finished working on the post event details for the 2013 Festival. With that behind us we now start to work on 2014. Over the coming months work begins on the artist and food application process, booking entertainment, advertising and marketing, etc. …all the details that make for a successful event!
32 years is an extraordinary amount of time for a Festival to sustain itself and we are very much aware of the reasons why the Filberg Festival is as successful as it is. We continually ask for feedback from the artists, vendors and patrons each year and if we see a common theme that needs improvement we work on making it happen the next year. For example last year there was a significant change to the location and format of the Kid’s Area thus the creation of the “Enchanted Forest”.
We are extremely excited about the Main Stage renovation which will enhance the entertainment portion of the Filberg Festival for many years to come but also the many other events that take place in the Park. The raffle proceeds from this year’s Filberg Festival will assist with the cost to build the permanent structure as well as support received from the Comox Valley Community Foundation, Comox Rotary and 19 Wing Comox.
Advanced 4 day passes for the 2014 Filberg Festival will go on sale online in early December. They make great stocking stuffers or Christmas gifts. We encourage you to visit the Festival website www.filbergfestival.com or follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FilbergFestival?ref=hl for updates on the 2014 Filberg Festival.
Here is a sample of the positive feedback received by some of the artists who participated this year…
“Our favorite festival hands down…super friendly staff, spectacular grounds, fantastic crafts for kids and great music. A perfect getaway weekend.” Natasha Strim, Nonna Pia’s Gourmet Sauces Ltd.
“Thank you for your amazing job organizing the festival. Once again, it exceeded our expectations in all areas, including sales! I just wanted to mention again that the children’s play area was brilliantly arranged and hope that whoever was responsible for the layout gets recognition and praise. And kudos also to the lady who stood there with a broom sweeping stray Lego pieces back into the central play area! Kids in that play area were in heaven.” Best wishes, Krys Kinowski, Bags and Boxes
“I enjoyed my participation in the Filberg Festival very much. Everyone was helpful and friendly and I felt that it was extremely well organized. Thanks for a good weekend.” M. Morgan Warren, Watercolour Artist
We look forward to seeing you August 1-4, 2014!
The Filberg Festival Producers
Susan Lewis & Wendy Sears
Lewis & Sears Marketing & Event Management Inc.