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Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival
"The best four hours of fun..."
Enjoy it all in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Sunday afternoons August 6, 2017 & August 5, 2018

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Sunday afternoon, August 6, 2017 is the date.
Lunenburg is the town. The War Memorial Arena is the place.
Doors open at 12, but the line-up often starts at 9am. We cannot supply seating, if you require such, please bring your own. Tickets go on sale at 11am, there are no advanced sales.

The line-up is in a parking lot so bring an umbrella rain or shine (we'll offer storage while you check out the Festival).

A map of the layout of artists' booths is posted for viewing before the opening of the show.


Food and water:

Auction - a suspenseful thirty to sixty minutes!

The auction begins shortly after 2pm. Take a seat and enjoy what is always a lively and, sometimes, suspenseful half hour. The folk art to be auctioned is displayed on tables by the stage. Take a look and be ready to bid!

We endeavour to make the Festival as pleasant an experience as possible, however, it is a 4 hour event, with many limitations due to shape, size and location of the venue. Many of the artists set up the morning of the show and there is much last minute activity that prevents us from offering frills and comforts which an extended event would encompass.

The artists appreciate meeting you. Please engage them in conversation. They are pleased to talk about their art, its inspiration & the possibility it may go home with you...

Thank you for your support.

Making your choice:

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Attached to each carving, painting or hooked rug is a five-part "ticket." When you decide on a piece, ask the artist to tear off the bottom four tickets, leaving only the top portion attached to the folk art for the artist's record of sales.

Know that once you have these tickets, you make a commitment - a contract - with the artist. If tickets are removed but not redeemed, artists suffer loss of sale, so if you should change your mind please return them to the artist.

After making your selections, take the tickets to the payment area. After payment, they will give you two tickets for each item purchased. One is your receipt; the other is to present to the artist to collect your piece.

No pets please . . .
Except for service animals, no pets are allowed inside the Arena.

Door prizes:
At 1pm and again at 2pm, the Arena becomes eerily quiet. Why? Because drawings for the 30-plus door prizes are about to take place. Winners must be present.

Payment options:

Shipping options:
A representative from UPS will provide quotes for packing and shipping your purchases worldwide. Payment made with credit card only.

"I just feel so happy when I arrive at the Festival.
Then I leave with a special piece of folk art and I feel happy all year long."
- Oregon . . . 3rd visit

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