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Filberg Festival Announces New Producers & Vendor Registration

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Jan 292020
 

Celebrating its 38th year, Filberg Festival will take place July 31 – August 3, 2020 at the historic Filberg Park in Comox, BC. After an extensive process, Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association (FHLPA) is pleased to announce that MRG Events have been selected as Producer for the 2020 edition of the festival.

“The Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park Association Board of Directors is truly excited to welcome MRG Events as producers of the 2020 Filberg Festival” said Board President Audrey Craig. “As we prepare for our 38th annual Filberg Festival, MRG VP John Donnelly and the entire MRG team are bringing innovative ideas and fresh perspectives to the festival. Our community has always embraced the Filberg Festival and we look forward to welcoming new and past patrons as we embark on this new chapter.”

“We are thrilled to be part of one of BC’s most storied festivals and we look forward to working with the Board of Directors and the community. Filberg Festival is a great event that our entire team in Victoria and Vancouver are excited to be part of” said John Donnelly, VP of MRG Events.

MRG Events is looking at several new initiatives this year including an expanded live music program, additional food and beverage services and increasing the site to accommodate more partner activations. More information about the entire festival program will be announced this spring. Vendors who wish to participate in this year’s festival are encouraged to apply online. Submissions should be made prior to February 29, 2020 so that vendors do not miss the adjudication deadline. All applications are juried by a festival panel and successful applicants will be notified via email of their acceptance by March 15th, 2020.

Artisan Registration Application: https://airtable.com/shr0uWebgvh1jprUQ

Food and Beverage Application (Food Trucks, Carts and Kiosks): https://airtable.com/shrVXbhaLe8K5d5nA

About Filberg Festival
Set among the stately trees and gardens of Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Filberg Festival is truly a unique event. Wander through the grounds surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic out-buildings and magnificent views of Comox Harbour and the Beaufort Mountain Range.

The principal objective of Filberg Festival has been to encourage excellence in all forms of arts and crafts, and to assist in the promotion and sale of quality work. The festival has established
a world-wide reputation for the excellence of the work of its juried artisans, and today is one of Western Canada’s largest juried outdoor arts shows. Over 300 people volunteer each year to make this event a reality.

Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association (FHLPA) is a non-profit organization established in 1979, which is responsible for maintaining and restoring the heritage lodge and outbuildings in Filberg Park. Filberg Festival, held annually, is the Comox Valley’s premiere cultural event.

About MRG Events
MRG Events is one of Canada’s leading special event producers and a division of The MRG Group of live events and hospitality properties. MRG Events was introduced in 2018, when The MRG Group joined forces with John Donnelly & Associates, Western Canada’s leading event producers with 30+ years experience delivering world class events across BC.

In the spring of 2019, MRG Events acquired Victoria’s longest running professional event producers, Atomique Productions who have over 20+ years experience producing large-scale events on Vancouver Island. Atomique Productions is responsible for producing Victoria’s Canada Day, Car Free YYJ, and The Village Block Party along with the live venue, Capital Ballroom.

MRG Events Vancouver produces a number of award winning events such as Surrey Fusion Festival, Khatsahlano Street Party, Surrey Canada Day, Richmond World Festival, Shipyards Festival North Vancouver and the Westward Music Festival.

For more information contact:

Eden Lindsay-Bodie
Executive Director
Filberg Festival
P:250.339.2715

Alex Grigg
Director of Events
The MRG Group
P:604.928.0778
E: alex.grigg@themrggroup.com