Sunday, August 4th, 2019  12-4pm

Lunenburg War Memorial Arena, 19 Green Street, Lunenburg, NS

This incredible cultural event has been running since 1989 and is organized and run by a small group of dedicated volunteers. Everything you see in the arena goes up on Saturday and has to be emptied out 24 hours later.

There is an enormous amount of activity that takes place within just four joyful hours on Sunday so we've provided this outline to help you be prepared!

Festival Hours

There is a strict no entrance policy until the doors officially open at precisely 12pm.

You may arrive as early as you wish to secure your place in the line-up outside (people begin arriving as early as 8am that day). We recommend you bring a seat and umbrella as protection from either sun or rain, dress accordingly and bring water and/or snacks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•  Admission tickets go on sale at 11 am - $5 per person, children under 12 are free.

•  Doors open at noon

•  Artwork may not be removed from display until after 1 pm to allow time for viewing

•  Anyone seen to be leaving the Arena with a purchase before 1 pm should be asked to return it to the artist’s table until that           time

•  Door prizes are drawn at 1 pm and 2 pm

•  Auction begins at 2:05 pm

•  Admission ticket not required after 3 pm

•  Festival closes at 4 pm

The Rotary Club will not be selling bottled water this year in an effort to reduce the use of single use plastics.

There will be water access on site to refill bottles.

Folk Art Purchase Process

Folk Art Purchase Process

•  The purchaser is given four of the five tags on the artwork by the artist

•  Purchasers can “cash out” at anytime during the show, as long as they hold the four pieces of the ticket they own the artwork.     If they change their minds, please return those four tickets to the artist ASAP

•  Purchasers pay for art at Payment section, far end of the arena (artists do not handle payments)

•  Purchasers line up for either cash/cheque purchase OR credit/debit card purchase

•  At the point of sale, one tag is attached to the purchaser’s receipt, one is stapled to our copy of the receipt, one is placed in a         plastic bin for later reconciliation, and one is given to the purchaser to be handed to the artist in exchange for the artwork;           this tag is stamped on the back with “NS Folk Art Festival”

•  Payments may be made by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard or debit card. US funds are accepted at par

•  The purchaser is given four of the five tags on the artwork by the artist

•  Purchasers can “cash out” at anytime during the show, as long as they hold the four pieces of the ticket they own the artwork.     If they change their minds, please return those four tickets to the artist ASAP

•  Purchasers pay for art at Payment section, far end of the arena (artists do not handle payments)

•  Purchasers line up for either cash/cheque purchase OR credit/debit card purchase

•  At the point of sale, one tag is attached to the purchaser’s receipt, one is stapled to our copy of the receipt, one is placed in a         plastic bin for later reconciliation, and one is given to the purchaser to be handed to the artist in exchange for the artwork;           this tag is stamped on the back with “NS Folk Art Festival”

•  Payments may be made by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard or debit card. US funds are accepted at par

Packing & Shipping Service 

 UPS is providing packaging and shipping services

•  They have a table close to the payment area and buyers should be directed there

•  The NS Folk Art Festival is not responsible for the shipping process

Auction

•  Starts at 2.00 pm with auctioneer Gary Jones.

•  Artists designate pieces for auction when they register and are given red tags.

•  There may be a reserve bid on some items at the discretion of the artist.

•  Once a piece has been sold, the selling price is written on the tags and four tags are given to the purchaser.

•  The purchaser pays for the artwork and then returns to the auction table to claim the purchase.

Refreshments

•  The Rotary Club will be providing refreshments this year. They are set up in the parking lot outside the Arena.

•  Security on the doors will check to confirm admission has been paid by anyone returning to the Arena after purchasing                refreshments.

Door Prizes

•  Artists donate pieces to be used as door prizes, they are displayed beside the entrance.

•  Festival attendees complete a ballot by the entrance to the Festival.

•  Draws will be made and winners announced at 1:00 and 2:00 pm.

•  Winners must be present to claim their prize.

•  The information on the ballots provides important information about where attendees come from and how they heard about         the Festival, this is used for marketing next year.

Posters & DVDs

•  Posters from this year and some previous Festivals are sold at a designated table.

•  There are also DVDs of the movie “Bringing Folk Art to Life, 25 years of the Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival” on sale for $20.

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