A celebration of all things art, craft and original

Cumberland's annual celebration of all things art, craft and original happens Saturday.

Cumberland’s annual celebration of all things art, craft and original is this coming Saturday at the Cumberland Recreation Institute from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.

Join friends and neighbours from across the Comox Valley for a creative convergence in the heart of the village.

An amazing roster of over 50 artisans are offering a wide array of gift items and there will be delightful surprises for those looking for the perfect hand made, home made or fair trade gift for loved ones. From wood spirit angels, hand-dipped candles, polished stones and hand-built wooden Cumberland Crates to stunning jewelry creations, baked sweets and treats, aprons, wings and special gifts for furry friends — Cumberland’s annual WinterFaire has it all.

There are also gift certificates and unique gifts from organizations like the Cumberland Community Forest Society. You can help save the Cumberland Forest by gifting a special Cumberland Forest Tree to friends and family.

Or pick up a Gift of Flight Raffle Tickets from the Cumberland Museum. Only 750 of these tickets are being sold and the prize is a flight for two anywhere WestJet flies!

Lunar New Year Celebration Tickets will also be on sale and make a great gift for those looking to give a very special cultural experience.

Food and music are also at the heart of this annual community celebration. The WinterFaire canteen offers delicious lunch specials with all proceeds to the Cumberland Museum.

Local musicians including PK Tessmann, Blaine Dunaway and Alan Jossul fill the air with beautiful music — both traditional and original. Kids can take part in some drop in arts and crafts fun as well.

Cumberland WinterFaire is a classic community craft fair that reflects the unique character and charm of the Village of Cumberland. If you’re looking for a way to support local artists and artisans this is the place to shop for the season.

Stroll the streets and stores of the Village of Cumberland while you’re here and check out the cool local shops and the pubs and cafes that offer up great food for every taste.

Cumberland WinterFaire is a project of the Cumberland Museum and Archives. For more information about the events, programs and activities of the Cumberland Museum and Archives, check out www.cumberlandmuseum.ca.

— Cumberland Museum and Archives.

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