Artisans and Yummy Food!
Sorrento Centre Farm
The Sorrento Center Farm, located just 2 km west of the Sorrento Centre. The Farm's mission is to create a just relationship between people and Earth by growing, sharing and learning about food, and by sharing the abundance with those most in need. Pretty awesome plan, we think!
The farm crew will be overflowing during the festy with tomatoes, zucchini, onions, garlic braids (we just finished off ours from last year, and are wondering how we are going to cope till August!), cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, carrots, cherry tomatoes and much more. Don't forget your market basket!
East Kootenay based Michael Hepher and his Clawhammer Letterpress crew are bringing their old-school letterpress technology to NimbleFingers! They've got super cool posters and cards and musical paraphernalia for the Festy.
These good folks have been great supporters of us over the years, but we're sad to say there will be no beer garden for 2016 as the Liquor Control Board has changed their rules and we no longer are eligible to get a Licence. Poop!
"Each batch is made by hand in our ten-hectolitre brewhouse. We use all natural ingredients, eschewing the use of rice, corn or sugars. The basis of every ale is organic malt, hops and water, with special ingredients like fruit or potatoes being added to create our unique and delicious specialty ales. We brew with passion and care — and you can taste that in every glass."
Mmmmmm.....makes us thirsty!
Drop by the Mountain Fruit Folklore booth and connect with Canada's smallest music shop!
Proprietor Jeremy Behn will be joining us with a wide variety of music-related gear: Method books, Fakebooks, Eastman guitars and mandolins, a wide variety of guitar, mandolin, banjo, uke and violin strings, including singles. Cases, gig bags, tuners, cables, picks, straps, capos and stands from reputable brands. Violins, violin bows, rosin, and if we keep our fingers crossed, maybe a few interesting consignment instruments!
Jack Schuller will be here with a fabulous selection of Bluegrass, Old Timey, and Country LP's for sale from the 60's 70's and 80's.
Warren Murfitt Guitars
Warren Murfitt Guitars from Vancouver will be here showcasing their beautiful instruments. Warren is a luthier and musician and his guitars reflect his passion and knowledge of wood often incorporating re-sourced and aged tonewoods. His guitars are notably big in tone, and minimal by design.
Luthier John McQuarrie builds beautiful guitars at his full service facility just 4 km from our Festival site in Sorrento, just like he has since the mid 1980's. John is also our onsite luthier during the workshops.