There are many great additions and changes to look forward to this year at the 35th Annual Filberg Festival… here’s a handful:

1) Festival will be eliminating the sale of bottled water on site and instead selling Filberg Festival water bottles to those who do not bring their own. Refilling stations will be available through out the Park.

2)  In celebration of 35 years of Filberg Festival and Canada’s 150, Festival will be randomly giving away up to $1000 in Filberg Bucks at the Gate to be spent at any of the vendor booths.

3)  Festival will be charging $5 per vehicle for the use of their Park & Ride service. Avoid the long search for parking and take advantage of front gate drop off. Easy!

4) Additionally this year, find Alex of Drifted Creations at Festival working on his latest ‘Drifted Creation’ near the water’s edge in Filberg Park.

Alex Witcombe is becoming well known for his Vancouver Island beach art. With driftwood as a sculptural medium, his “Drifted Creations” are pure West Coast. Surprised beachgoers can happen upon dinosaurs, eagles, whales, raccoons or aliens perching on logs or sunning in the sand. Finding inspiration in the world of mystery Witcombe extends this wonderment to the public, leaving little trace of who the creator was or why the creature was built. Witcombe revels in the outdoors as studio space. He spends most of his time on the beach searching for the right driftwood; those gnarly and twisted bits of character that add so much to the creative process and the finished creation.