Fine arts, crafts and even a tour of the lodge. There’s plenty to see at the Filberg Fest. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Byrnes, Bentall and lots more at Filberg Fest in Comox

Events and exhibitors run whole weekend at beautiful lodge setting

This year’s installment of the Filberg Festival features headliners like Barney Bentall, Jim Byrnes, Ken Lavigne, Marcus Mosely Ensemble and Tiller’s Folly on two stages. The event also offers a curated selection of 135 artisans and arts working in different media such as metalwork, pottery, toys, wood-crafts, jewellery, paintings, glass and textiles. There was also a wide choice of specialty foods to satisfy one’s gustatory desires, while the “Enchanted Forest” gives the kids a chance to play and create. All of this takes place in the beautiful setting of the Filberg Lodge.


Barney Bentall blows some harmonica for the Filberg crowd. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Gabriel Dubreuil (violin) and Jay Knutson (guitar) of Early Spirit serve up their mix of traditional and new sounds on the Peninsula Coop Stage at the Filberg. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Lars Larsen has been spinning for nearly 30 years and showed off the trade at the Filberg this weekend. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Gabriel Dubreuil of Early Spirit plays his violin. Photo by Mike Chouinard

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