Harrison Country Craft- New Title for a Popular Labour Day Weekend Event

Harrison Festival Society annual fundraiser celebrates small town roots

This Labour Day weekend the Harrison Festival Society presents Harrison Country Craft, taking place September 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and September 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in and around the historic Harrison Memorial Hall. The market, previously called Harrison Craft Market, assumes a new name this year, while it maintains its character as a cozy, indoor market that has been an annual event for almost as long as the festival itself has been in existence.

“As with our waterfront festival Art Market, which takes place in July, Harrison Country Craft features handmade artisanal products,” says Andy Hillhouse, the festival society’s Artistic Director. “The ‘country’ in the new name partly reflects the rural, village setting of Harrison. It also happens to work nicely with  the fact our market takes place just across the road from the annual country music event Bands on the Beach.”

The event of which Hillhouse speaks, the highly successful Bands on the Beach, is presented by Tourism Harrison. With the breathtaking scenery of Harrison Lake as its backdrop, this increasingly popular two day concert series showcases some of the Fraser Valley’s best country music talent including Harrison’s own Todd Richard, the Greg Drummond Band, Jackson Hollow, Rocket Science, and more.

The more than 30 plus vendors that make up Harrison Country Craft offer the highest quality of a wide selection of home decor, body care, food, fashion and artful creations amidst the small town atmosphere and hospitality of Harrison Hot Springs.

An annual community event for more than 20 years, this market is one of the main fundraising activities for the Harrison Festival Society with 10% commission collected on all vendor sales to help support the Societies’ year round events, including the society’s 27th Season of Performing Arts, which will kick off with an opening concert Sept. 26 featuring Vancouver based New Orleans-influenced  group Cannery Row in the intimate Harrison Memorial Hall.

Admission to the Harrison Craft Market and Bands on the Beach is free. For more info and a full listing of this year’s crafty vendors visit www.harrisonfestival.com, call 604-796-3664 or email info@harrisonfestival.com. For Bands on the Beach info visit www.tourismharrison.com

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