This year will be the 20th Anniversary edition of the John Arcand Fiddle Fest.
Wanting to preserve the music of the Metis fiddle that he appreciated so much, and share the joy it brought him to others in the form of music, dancing, and more, John Arcand started this long-running festival in 1997. Since its inception, the popularity of the event has grown and attracted popular musical acts to come and share in the fun.
The Festival features camping, lots of live shows, fiddle contests and workshops. An initial fee for entry is charged either per day or by a weekend rate. This cost covers any event or workshop guests want to attend over their time at the festival. Promoting Metis culture is a core value of this festival, done so through the celebration of the Metis fiddle and dancing. This is sure to be a fun, interactive experience for guests of all ages.
We are proud to continue to sponsor this special event. Make time to come to Saskatoon from August 10-13, 2017, call our hotel at 306-665-8121 or toll-free 1-888-888-4374 to book our special discounted JAFF rate.