Folk Art Fest cancelled again


  • <p>FILE PHOTO</p><p>Barry Colpitts of East Ship Harbour Tangier is one of the many Nova Scotia folk artists who sell their creations at the annual event in Lunenburg.</p>

It's one of the most popular annual artistic events in the province and it's being cancelled for the second year running.

Organizers of the Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival (NSFAF) have announced the event that's held annually in Lunenburg will not be running in 2021, just as it didn't last year.

"The management committee of the NSFAF, in concurrence with the Board of the Lunenburg Heritage Society, has decided to cancel the 32nd NOVA SCOTIA FOLK ART FESTIVAL...scheduled for Sunday, August 1st, 2021 at the Lunenburg Memorial Arena, Lunenburg."

So wrote Sue Kelly, the festival's chair, in an email to LighthouseNOW.

Kelly said the decision "is taken with regret" since the festival was also cancelled in 2020.

"We feel it is not prudent to plan for an event on August 1, 2021 when there are many uncertainties and restrictions due to Covid 19 still in place," she explained.

Nonetheless, the group is hopeful for next year.

"We go forward with confidence that 2022 will see the Festival back in fine form, Kelly added.

"The date being July 31st, 2022....with over 50 folk artists in attendance from noon to 4:00 p.m." said Kelly.

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