Get ready to experience culture at the John Arcand Fiddle Fest, Aug 11-14
- EFN Staff | August 08, 2016
Experience the heritage of the music and dance that is part of our history at the 19th Annual John Arcand Fiddle Fest, presented by PotashCorp.
“The Fiddle Fest brings together people and families who enjoy music and Métis culture,” says Festival Director Vicki Arcand, “it’s an opportunity to learn and experience in a beautiful outdoor space for a family friendly price.”
Entertainment and culture are non-stop from noon to midnight. Day time features short performances from Saskatchewan talent while accomplished musicians and dancers convene on stage nightly. Audiences flood the dance floor enjoying the live old time dance music. It also features one of Western Canada’s largest fiddle contests.
Over 105 free workshops with your gate admission! The Established Workshop series presents engaging music education at all skill levels in fiddle, guitar, jigging and square dance. The Cultural Camp is a celebration of Métis arts featuring interactive workshops in beading, finger weaving, painting and storytelling. This year Métis embroidery and oral workshops have been added in partnership with the Gabriel Dumont Institute.
The Fiddle Fest is just 10 kms southwest of Saskatoon on the Pike Lake Road. Free parking and unserviced camping. Free shuttles to and from Saskatoon with 4 pick up / drop off points. The People Mover shuttles people between the campground, parking lot and main stage area.
Admission is $25 per day or $60 for the entire festival! Children 12 and under free. Tickets are sold at the gate only.