*** OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ***
We regret to inform you that the 7th edition of the Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival will not take place as planned (August 13 to 16, 2020).
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Québec official declared on Friday that all cultural events in the province are to be cancelled until August 31st.
It is with heavy hearts that we have to postpone our program until next year, but ensuring the security of our participants, artists, and volunteers is our absolute priority. Hence, we wholeheartedly comply with the Governent’s decision, hoping it will contribute to stopping the propagation of the virus, and pulling us all out of this crisis.
Furthermore, we are committed to doing everything in our power to help those involved in the preparation of this year’s edition of the Festival, as well as those affected by the events that have befallen us. We have already put measures in place in order to do so. Rest assured that these measures will effectively be applied in solidarity with our artists and collaborators.
Thank you for your understanding and support,
The Festival Team
Figures of the 2019 festivalMore than 2000 participants in the sixth edition!
Artists from Québec, but also from the United States, India, Romania and Sweden … 43 in total. More than 70 volunteers, members of the organizing committee, on the site or hosting artists. Many free activities, such as concerts at the Villa des Monts and at the Foyer Sutton, the “Children’s Festival” on Saturday and Sunday, musical entertainment at the Veterans’ Park, the Public Market, the Auberge Sutton Brouërie microbrewery, Le Cafetier restaurant, two sessions at Salle Alec and Gérard Pelletier, not to mention the two days of intensive workshops, two dances, master classes and concerts under the big top. Participants from everywhere, including a person from Australia … An unequaled success!
Purchase an online passport (pre-sale discount) and low-cost camping soon. If you wish to give your name as a volunteer or obtain information, you can already contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival
Our festival, dedicated to the fiddle repertoire of Quebec as well as national and international styles, takes place in the center of our magnificent village. Sutton is ranked among the 10 best tourist destinations in Quebec. Yves Bernard of the newspaper Le Devoir ranked it among the four main folklore festivals in Quebec in 2016.