Cherryville digs deep for Roots and Beets

The community of Cherryville is celebrating the harvest in a creative way when it hosts its sixth annual Roots and Beets festival Aug. 8.

The community of Cherryville is celebrating the harvest in a creative way when it hosts its sixth annual Roots and Beets festival Saturday, Aug. 8.

Hosted by the Cherryville Artisans Association,  the festival features artist demonstrations in hot glass bead making, weaving, painting, pottery and instrument making,

“There are also workshops offered throughout the day in variety of artistic mediums, including weaving and instrument making,” said Helen Kovacs, with the artisans association. “These workshops are suitable for all ages.”

Music will  be performed all day long by local musicians from the Okanagan, including Sorella, Christine Kendal Ward, Priscilla Judd, and Ron Clempson and Peter Deuling,

Syilx artist Corinne Derickson will perform an eagle dance, which she has performed internationally over the past five years, added Kovacs.

“All will be enjoyed at our outside stage and covered dancing area to escape the hot summer heat,” she said.

In addition, there will be a medieval display from the local Society of Creative Anachronism group, featuring kids crafts and interactive sparring demonstrations, as well as a book building workshop by local librarian Colleen Primley.

“This is for children of all ages to enjoy and participate in the library’s theme of  ‘build it’ for the summer of 2015,” said Kovacs.

The Cherryville Farmers Market will also be part of the festival and will offer local produce, artisan treats and more.

“In addition, you can peruse a variety of local artisans in our craft market and at the Cherryville Artisans Shop,” said Kovacs.

The Roots and Beets festival takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the grounds next to the Cherryville Artisans Shop at 1187 Highway 6 (behind Frank’s General Store) in Cherryville.


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