John Arcand Fiddle Fest
- August 10, 2017 - Showtime: 9:30am
- August 11, 2017 - Showtime: 9:30am
- August 12, 2017
- August 13, 2017
This popular fiddle festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Located 10 km southwest of Saskatoon at Windy Acres.
The John Arcand Fiddle Fest is designed with young musicians and dancers in mind and adheres to a grassroots philosophy allowing all to experience a culturally rich experience, at a low admission rate with effective programming that serves our mandate “to promote and preserve fiddle, music and dance and provide a forum to showcase youth talent and culture”.
John Arcand, widely known in Canada as Master of the Métis Fiddle, founded the Fest in 1998 to promote the traditions of fiddle music and dance. He knew that for the traditions to live on, young people must adopt them. Because of that the festival is a family affair with a very large workshop component.
Free shuttle service from four Saskatoon locations, free unserviced camping, over 110 workshops for every level, all for a one time affordable gate admission: $60 for the weekend, $25 for the day, 12 and under are free!
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