Crafts and music join for entertaining long weekend in Harrison Hot Springs

Festival favourites return for Harrison Craft Market

The Harrison Craft Market will feature many different jewelers throughout the Labour Day long weekend.

The Harrison Craft Market will feature many different jewelers throughout the Labour Day long weekend.

Two very popular events have joined to make the Labour Day long weekend better than ever.

The Harrison Festival Society’s Harrison Craft Market will run throughout the weekend, while the Bands on the Beach returns for a second year, expanding into a two-day event.

The Harrison Craft Market features handcrafted products from the finest artisans and takes place at the Harrison Memorial Hall Saturday, September 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is free.

Organizers say a number of the vendors from this summer’s Harrison Festival Art Market will be returning for this market.

Jewelry will be prominently featured including fused glass jewelry from Dragonflies Ceilidh, Steampunk jewelry from Sherjewels and Pink Gargoyle Designs and therapeutic magnetite jewelry by Gina Esche. Also attending the market are Carla Swope, Wildfire Jewelry and Chikako Tsurusaki, among others.

Steve Choi of Choi’s Pottery will be returning with his popular line of Korean pottery. Also featured will be a variety of paintings and works of arts including folk art painting by Ilona Stoffer.

There will be a variety of clothes for young and old as well as fashion accessories and a range of high quality herbal body care products will be available.

On the culinary side, Creighton Valley Apiaries will have their ever popular honey, “I Have Soup” will feature soup mixes as well as wire wrapped utensils and the Silver Creek Tea Company will feature an array of teas. There will even be something for the birds; birdseed cakes and birdhouse gourds from “It’s for the Birds”.

In addition to the Harrison Craft Market the Harrison Beach will be rockin’ to the sounds of some of the best musicians in the Fraser Valley. Started last year as a one-day event, Bands on the Beach was so successful that the Village has decided to make it a two-day, end-of-summer extravaganza. The line up includes: Todd Richard, Kenny Hess, Trevor Murray-w/ Smith & Jones Band, Brent Lee, Ken McCOY Band, Vacationers and Ailsa Rose and The Show.

And for something different, local Sasquatch researchers, Bill Miller and Tom Steenburg will be set up in the Harrison Lake Plaza on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  This will be a great chance to learn about the scientific evidence that supports the existence of this elusive forest creature and get the latest news on sightings and encounters in our area and view factual evidence, cast footprints and photographs.

For more information on the Harrison Craft Market call the Festival Society at 604-796-3664 or visit www.harrisonfestival.com.

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