Festival of craft

AUGUST 25 & 26, 2018

Our partner sites recognize that craft preserves and interprets our culture in such a unique way. Many products are created using patterns and skills passed down from generation to generation and further enhances the stories we tell. This year we are working with our partners at the Sir William Ford Coaker Heritage Foundation (Port Union, NL) and the Town of Trinity Bay North to coordinate our annual Cultural Craft Festival.

With a street festival atmosphere, we will partner with the food & music industry in Newfoundland & Labrador when organizing this event. But make no mistake; our priority focus will be the promotion of quality CRAFT & CRAFT EXPERIENCES for tourists and visitors coming to our region.

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US!

We are interested in attracting craft producer & artisans to showcase the best products the province has to offer. If you are interested in exhibiting, have the ability to demo your work, seeking vendor space or willing to offer additional tourist experiences (i.e. food / music experiences), please contact Cyndy at 709-464-7345.

Keep checking back on our website for details as they become available.

Watch Us! We're Making Something Great!

Our partner sites are located on Route 230 - the Bonavista Peninsula that has been one of the top travel destinations for the many tourists that visit our province. As a region we excel at storytelling -- all our sites tell the story of our history and are interconnected through the fishery. From John Cabot to the Ryan Premises, we tell the story of the East Coast Fishery. Our Partnership Sites enhance and provide important information that compliments that story and provides visitors with a more in-depth look at what shaped us as a people.

We are:


Sir William Ford Coaker Heritage Foundation – The Factory Interpretation Centre is located in Port Union, the only Union built town in North America. This National Historic District tells the amazing story of the Fishermen's Protective Union (FPU) and its founder Sir William Ford Coaker, and is located in the building that was home to the Fishermen’s Advocate and includes a working press.

Trinity Crafts is located in the Hiscock House in Historic Trinity. Operated by the Bonaventure-English Harbour Development Association (BEDA), it provides craft producers a place to showcase their talent. Many of the products are created using traditional skills and knowledge passed down from generation to generation.

Cape Random Trust Inc. operates the Random Passage Site and is located in New Bonaventure. Random Passage was an 8 hr mini series aired on CBC in March 2001. Written by Bernice Morgan, this site tells the story of how Newfoundlanders lived and survived in the early 1900’s and houses of that time period tells a story of our past.

Trinity Historical Society is located in Historic Trinity and operates the Green Family Forge, the Cooperage, Lester-Garland House, Fort Point and the Trinity Museum. Sites under their umbrella are preserved and work to tell the story of the historic Trinity's role in the Fishery. It is proud to have two working Blacksmiths on-hand as well as a Cooper and showcases the Poole - Newfoundland fish merchants, the Lester-Garlands.

Home from the Sea Foundation and the John C. Crosbie Sealer’s Interpretation Centre is located in Elliston. The only facility of its kind in the world focused exclusively on the history of sealers and sealing will take you on an emotional journey of risk, loss and reward, past to present.


Sponsorship Opportunity


Partnership Opportunity in Tourism & Craft

As a region we tell the story of the East Coast Fishery and our partnership sites, like the Sir William F. Coaker Heritage Foundation, provides visitors with an in-depth look at what shaped us as a people. The creation of craft, many using patterns and skills passed down from generation to generation, further enhance the stories we tell and interpret our culture in a special way. As you know, the Bonavista Peninsula is one of the top travel destinations for the many tourists and our partners have become leaders in both Culture & Craft.

Building on the momentum of the Cultural Craft Festival 2017, as well as the art & craft movement in the region, we are excited to grow this unique craft & tourism experience which was attended by approximately 1500 visitor's last year. The Cultural Craft Festival 2018 will be held on August 25 & 26. With a street festival atmosphere, our priority focus will be the promotion of Quality Craft and the many Craft Producers in the province.

We are excited to tell you that the vendor booth space is already SOLD OUT! Once again, this promises to be a signature summer event for the Peninsula. But we can't do it without your help.

We need your support!

In that regard, we are providing organization & businesses with the following partnership opportunities:

Bronze Partner: $300 - $499

For a $300 investment we will partner with an incoming artist to provide visitors with a unique quality craft demonstration(s). In exchange for your partnership, we will showcase your logo at the event & provide you with a link on our website which will highlight you as a Community Partner. A tax receipt can be provided.

Silver Partner: $500 - $999

For a $500 investment we will provide all incoming artists with a special Meet & Greet Reception. In exchange for your partnership, we will highlight your company on press releases, showcase your logo at the reception and provide you with a link on our website which will highlight your company as a Silver Partner. As and added bonus you will receive two (2) invitations to the event and an opportunity to meet the artisans. A tax receipt can be provided.

Gold Partner: $1000+

For $1000 or more, we will highlight you throughout all media & marketing / promotion of the event, including brochures, press releases, etc., and a link on our website which will highlight your company as a Gold Partner Sponsor. In addition, you will receive two invitations to the artisan Meet & Greet plus have an opportunity to distribute your marketing materials in the Vendor Event Packages. A tax receipt can be provided.

If you are interested in any of these exciting partnership opportunities, I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. I can be reached via email at culturalcraftplanner@gmail.com or via telephone at 709-464-7345.

Regards,
Cyndy Stead for the
The Cultural Craft Festival Committee




GOLD PARTNER