Todd Richard, the Harrison Hot Springs country musician recently picked as a regional finalist for a new Country Music Television reality show called Big in a Small Town, will wrap up two days of music at Harrison Hot Springs' Bands on the Beach event this weekend.
Richard, who finds out today (Thursday) if he made the CMT show's next cut, will close out an extended lineup of acts featuring some of the best musicians in the Fraser Valley.
Bands on the Beach started last year as a one-day event but was expanded this year by popular demand.
And while the bands are rocking out on the beach, Memorial Hall will once again host the Harrison Festival Society's Harrison Craft Market Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This free event features handcrafted products from the finest artisans and will include a number of the vendors who were at this summer's Harrison Festival Art Market.
Jewelry will be prominently featured including fused glass jewelry from Dragonflies Ceilidh, steampunk jewelry from Sherjewels and Pink Gargoyle Designs and therapeutic magnetite jewelry by Gina Esche. Also attending the market are Carla Swope, Wildfire Jewelry and Chikako Tsurusaki among others.
Steve Choi of Choi's Pottery will be returning with his popular line of Korean pottery. Also featured will be a variety of paintings and works of arts including folk art painting by Ilona Stoffer.
Another hot item at the Market are glass artists including etched glass from Dragon's Treasures and glass art from Nazko Molton Works.
There will be a variety of clothes for young and old as well as fashion accessories and a range of high-quality herbal body care products.
On the culinary side, Creighton Valley Apiaries will have their ever popular honey, I Have Soup will feature soup mixes as well as wirewrapped utensils, and the Silver Creek Tea Company will feature an array of teas.
There will even be something for the birds: birdseed cakes and birdhouse gourds from It's for the Birds.
Bigfoot buffs will also want to attend since local Sasquatch researchers Bill Miller and Tom Steenburg will be set up in the Harrison Lake Plaza Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Learn about the evidence (including cast footprints and photographs) that supports the existence of this elusive forest creature and get the latest news on sightings and encounters in our area.
? For more information about the Harrison Craft Market, call the Festival Society at 604-796-3664 or visit www.harrisonfestival. com. For more information about events in Harrison, call Tourism Harrison at 604-796-5581 or visit www. tourismharrison.com.
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