PHOTOS: Comox Filberg Festival drawing huge crowds

Samantha Bishop adds her contribution to the community painting set up at the Filberg Festival. Photo by Terry FarrellSamantha Bishop adds her contribution to the community painting set up at the Filberg Festival. Photo by Terry Farrell
Andy Brooks of Alabaster Artworks tunes one of his custom ukuleles at the Filberg Festival. Photo by Terry FarrellAndy Brooks of Alabaster Artworks tunes one of his custom ukuleles at the Filberg Festival. Photo by Terry Farrell
Sue Medley and Friends (from left - Jeff Drummond, Jim Papp, Anela Kahiamoe) played to an appreciative crowd at the Filberg Festival Saturday evening. Photo by Terry FarrellSue Medley and Friends (from left - Jeff Drummond, Jim Papp, Anela Kahiamoe) played to an appreciative crowd at the Filberg Festival Saturday evening. Photo by Terry Farrell
A couple shops for hats at the Mad Hatter booth at the Filberg Festival. Photo by Terry FarrellA couple shops for hats at the Mad Hatter booth at the Filberg Festival. Photo by Terry Farrell
Leslie Freeman of Sew Cute Creations children’s clothing (of Victoria) adds to her stock during the Filberg Festival. Photo by Terry FarrellLeslie Freeman of Sew Cute Creations children’s clothing (of Victoria) adds to her stock during the Filberg Festival. Photo by Terry Farrell
The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer thrilled the crowd with an energetic set to close the day Saturday at the Filberg Festival in Comox. Photo by Terry FarrellThe Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer thrilled the crowd with an energetic set to close the day Saturday at the Filberg Festival in Comox. Photo by Terry Farrell
The Odds had the crowd dancing at the Filberg Festival Friday night. Photo by Terry FarrellThe Odds had the crowd dancing at the Filberg Festival Friday night. Photo by Terry Farrell
The Odds played to an appreciative crowd at the Rotary Stage at the Filberg Festival Friday night. Photo by Terry FarrellThe Odds played to an appreciative crowd at the Rotary Stage at the Filberg Festival Friday night. Photo by Terry Farrell

The Filberg Festival returned to Comox after a two-year hiatus, due to COVID restrictions.

Crowds were steady all weekend, as art and music enthusiasts kept vendors and volunteers busy for the three-day festival.

The festival’s curated lineup of artisans, crafters and clothiers provided attendees with a wide variety of shopping opportunities, and the musical lineup, featuring the likes of the Odds, Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, as well as local sensations Sue Medley and Friends, and a new Steely Dan tribute band – Stealing Dan – had crowds toe-tapping and dancing throughout all three days.

The Filberg Festival is the largest fundraiser for the not-for-profit organization (Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association), which has the responsibility of repairing and maintaining the heritage property and buildings.

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