Saturday, 5 August 2017

Day 2 of the Filberg Festival featured some great music

Heather (left) and daughter Kristie admire some glass creations

By Keith and Heather Nicol
      Based on our experience on Friday we knew that heading to the Filberg Festival for the 10 am opening was a smart thing to do. First of all the parking is easier to find-we were able to park within 1 block of the festival grounds on Saturday, August 5.Secondly it is cooler so you don’t have to worry about getting overheated and thirdly it is easier to get around since there are fewer people. We had already seen most of the booths on the day before so we knew what ones we wanted to revisit and what we wanted to purchase.  We also wanted to catch some of the music and we weren’t disappointed. It was also fun showing off the festival to our daughter Kristie who was visiting from Vancouver.
Jim Byrnes was a real crowd favourite
  The highlight was Jim Byrnes who played before a full house on the Comox Rotary stage. He played a variety of bluesy-rock music and had some great stories to tell about Ray Charles and other people he has shared the stage with over the years. But we also enjoyed hearing the soulful voice of Claire Coupland from Toronto on the Peninsula Co-op Stage.  Nearby we liked seeing the large driftwood sculpture of an eagle on display. We had seen it being created the day before and on Saturday artist Alex Witcombe put it on a driftwood perch. 
Alex Witcombe created a driftwood eagle at the Festival
Remember there is lots more music to come at the Filberg Festival so if you haven’t come out you still have Sunday, August 6 and Monday, August 7 to come and check it out. Also it is a great place to get that unique or special gift. With over 100 exhibitors there is something for just about everyone. Remember the Filberg Festival is a valuable fundraiser for the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox, B.C. For more information on the complete festival schedule see: 
The festival is a fundraiser for the lodge (behind) and grounds at Filberg Park

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