Killdevil Fair 2017 – A Celebration of Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts
The Killdevil Fair is a festival with music, dancing and stories. It takes place Saturday, August 26 from 1:00-5:00PM at the Killdevil Camp & Conference Centre in Lomond, right after the Vinland Music Camp ends. There will be a variety of performances throughout the day. Supper will be available from 5:00-6:00 PM in the camp dining hall. Click here to watch a video of the 2013 Fair.
Day passes for all six concerts are available for $20 (adults), $10 youth (12-18 yrs) and $5 for young children (5-11 yrs). Children under 5 years old will be admitted free. After the event supper will be served by the Killdevil Camp and Conference Centre ($12.00/person plus tax).
Those who wish to stay overnight at Killdevil should register and pay in advance. Fees are $75/adult and $35/child. These include: admission to all concerts; lunch and supper on Saturday (August 26); accommodation at Killdevil Camp on Saturday night; and breakfast on Sunday morning (August 27). Registration and payments can be made here.
This year we will be celebrating Scottish/Newfoundland culture and have invited the Scottish Heritage Dancers from Corner Brook to demonstrate some dances. This group visits seniors’ homes and performs at community events such as conventions, coffee houses, seniors’ groups and variety concerts. They will be accompanied by Lomond Sound.
The family music duo Heather and Eric will also be performing at the Fair. The pair have been playing together since 1988 – in schools, concert halls, festivals, children’s events, as well as on radio and television. Heather’s communication skills and compelling voice coupled with Eric’s evocative guitar playing and original compositions have charmed audiences all across Canada. They will be joined by harpist Gayle Tapper for this performance.
History of the Killdevil Fair
The Killdevil Fair was inspired by the Good Entertainment Festival which took place at Killdevil in 1978. Organized by Isabella St John, Susan Shiner and Elaine Wychreschuk, this very successful event featured many of the province’s top folk artists. In the spirit of this festival, the Killdevil Fair celebrates the richness and variety of Newfoundland and Labrador’s folk arts.