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Days of Yore 2020 at Rosebud Park in Didsbury Alberta
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Days of Yore is an outdoor living history festival entertaining and educating the public to cultural traditions, lifestyles, and activities of bygone eras through authentic representation of those times.

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The Mountain View Arts Society has been bringing musicians and artists to Didsbury, and showcasing locals since 2011. The 6th edition of Days of Yore takes place July 30 and July 31, 2022 in Didsbury Alberta, and we know that our region has an incredible wealth of artistic talent.

Days of Yore features artisans from Mountain View County and the surrounding region, but a very special artist - artisans who specialize in creating heritage arts and traditional crafts in keeping with the character of this festival.

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Look Who's Coming!

Zoltan Gal/Replica Guns | Rude and Rustic Metalworks | Shining Brow | Wild Dog Armoury | Kelly Beads | Empathic Wytness Tracy
BBB Honey Farm | Dragon Forge Armoury | Dragonfly Jewels | Opalulu Products | The Emperor's Bodyguard | Didsbury Municipal Library
Halia's Helium Events | Tarot Reader YYC | Jeff Powers Illustration | Woodlander Crafts | Food Trucks

Zoltan Gal and Replica Guns
Very happy to see the return of Jess Willard from Zoltan Gal and Replica Guns. If you are a collector of western revolvers and flintlocks, you will be amazed at the absolutely incredible workmanship of these historically accurate weapons. And ZoltanGal brings pop culture toys and collectibles your kids will love - fairy figurines and movie lovers action figures!

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Come see Zoltan Gal and Replica Guns at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022. Come see Zoltan Gal and Replica Guns at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022.
Rude and Rustic Metalworks
We're excited to welcome Rude and Rustic Metalworks this year as they are bringing you some hand forged items. From Didsbury, Bubba will be bringing primitive corkscrews, maybe some sgian-dubh (small skinning knives), and some Ulus (the tool Inuit women use for skinning and cleaning fish). Make sure you come see the set up of his forge and anvil for live demos.

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Come see Rude and Rustic Metalworks at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022. Come see Rude and Rustic Metalworks at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022.
Shining Brow
Mark Hennekam is a crowd favourite, with his hand painted clothing and keepsakes. His style is Celtic, Norse, and even Mystical (framed art). Shining Brow Designs has been Mark's creative pursuit for almost 30 years. He uses a variety of designs, and hand paints them on clothing, some jean jackets, some hand painted appliqued cloaks, and others. You may have seen him at different events around Alberta including the Red Deer Highland Games.

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Come see Shining Brow at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022. Come see Shining Brow at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022.
Wild Dog Armoury
Wait till you see what Cassandra from Wild Dog Armoury is bringing to Days of Yore! She has Leather Armour, cuirass, vambraces, greaves, pauldrons, masks, bags, pouches, and even blacksmithing shawl pins! The stitched leather cuffs are quite affordable and the finishing touch to your unique costume. Chris' forged art includes a metal magic wand with brass brushing - beautiful workmanship.

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Come see Wild Dog Armoury at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022. Come see Wild Dog Armoury at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022.
Kelly Beads
Always happy to see a talented artist from right here at home, and that's who you'll be visiting with when you come see Kelly Ketchum, a Didsbury artisan who does bead jewellery and art work. One of a kind creations - even does custom beadwork, so come visit Kelly at Days of Yore and have a chat.

Come see Kelly Beads at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022. Come see Kelly Beads at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022.
Empathic Wytness Tracy
Here's something a little new for Days of Yore - Empathic Wytness Tracy Loeppky from Didsbury will be bringing her talents in energy healing, empathic coaching, and as a clairvoyant psychic reader. Tracy also does rune readings, which take us back to the days of Odin and the Vikings. Tracy will be an unique addition to our living history festival and the cultural traditions of bygone eras. She may just assist you in figuring out your personal path.

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Come see Empathic Wytness Tracy at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022.
Dragon Forge Armoury
Dragon Forge Armoury is coming to Didsbury all the way from Yellowhead County. Hazel's booth will be full of scale and chainmaille: jewellery, armour, novelties, accessories and more. Then there's Melissa, who loves working with the delicate intricacies of Swarovski pendants, and the subtle ombres their hand-anodized niobium produces. From fun costumes and accessories to romantic bridal sets and gifts, you'll probably find exactly what you're looking for!

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Come see Dragon Forge Armoury at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022. Come see Dragon Forge Armoury at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022.
Dragonfly Jewels
You may have seen Tammy at Spruce Meadows or Westerner Park, but now you get to see her Dragonfly Jewels 'N More in person at Days of Yore! She'll have Anklets, Arm Cuffs, Aromatherapy Jewellery, Bookmarks, Bracelets, Candles with hidden jewels, Car Smellies, Ear Cuffs, Earrings and much more! You can even talk to Tammy about her support of "The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer".

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Come see Dragonfly Jewels at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022. Come see Dragonfly Jewels at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022.
Opalulu Products
This is going to be such a great addition to Days of Yore that Ben will be filling TWO booths! He's coming with handmade wooden lawn games like Kubb (a Viking lawn game), weathered wood candle holders, timber benches and picnic tables. There will also be work made with ancient whole grains - emmer wheat, spelt (another hulled wheat that has been cultivated since approximately 5000 BC), wheat Viking chairs and shields, feather pens, candy sticks and various turned wood items.

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Come see Opalulu Products at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022. Come see Opalulu Products at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022.
The Emperor's Bodyguard
Calling all collectors! You're going to love your visit at The Emperor's Bodyguard booth. It'll be full of quality old military toys from 1900 and beyond - with something for everyone: Knights, Vikings, Civil War, lead, plastic, composition and pewter. Have a chat with Stephen about his work on "The Halifax Explosion", and "Passchendaele".
Come see The Emperor's Bodyguard at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022. Come see The Emperor's Bodyguard at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022.
Didsbury Municipal Library
Always so happy to have one of our signature partners join in on the fun! Visit the Didsbury Library at Days of Yore, as they step back in time when the prairie grass was long and summer days were filled with simple pleasures. Take a moment in the shade to make a historical folk yarn doll with our friends.

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Come see Didsbury Municipal Library at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022. Come see Didsbury Municipal Library at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022.
Tarot Reader YYC
Joyce Crierie, Tarot Reader YYC, is joining Days of Yore for the first time and we are very pleased with what she is bringing to Didsbury. Besides tarot readings, Joyce also has crystals, candles, jewellery, incense, books, tarot cards, and many other items. Joyce is an internationally sought after Tarot Reader who uses Tasseography (tea leaves), Pendulum Reading, Aura Reading, and Encaustic Art.

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Come see Tarot Reader YYC at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022. Come see Tarot Reader YYC at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022.
BBB Honey Farm
Here's a really sweet deal for you! Coming all the way from Alhambra, BBB Honey Farm is bringing bottled mead (honey wine), honey, bath and body products like lotions, scrubs, and soaps all made with wax/honey. There's also candles, soaps, maple syrup, and yes, even honey straws!

Louise and Wade work together to make sure the products from the hive are ready for you to buzz away with. They would love it if you buzzed by their booth at Days of Yore!

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Come see BBB Honey Farm at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022. Come see BBB Honey Farm at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022.
Jeff Powers Illustration
You will truly enjoy the amazing illustrations, paintings, and drawings that Jeff Powers is bringing to Days of Yore. A classically trained illustrator and artist, he has been creating artwork that ranges from the dark and macabre art of book and CD covers, to the sublime beauty of landscapes and animal paintings.

Jeff has his art on dice bags, colouring books, stickers, T-shirts, pins, and magnets, so the kids will be excited to see what cool things he has as well!

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Come see Jeff Powers Illustration at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022. Come see Jeff Powers Illustration at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022.
Halia's Helium Events
Children love creativity! Children love fun! And quite simply, children love beauty! And that's what they're going to get at Days of Yore with our fabulous face painters! Kids have such great imaginations and getting their faces painted helps them "get into character" for the rest of the day. They'll walk around and show off their colourful faces and go home feeling so good! So plan to include facepainting by Halia's Helium Events in your visit this weekend. They've got many different designs for your kids to choose from - and you can get your face painted as well! Halia's Helium Events is a mother/daughter run company based in Innisfail. They offer helium Balloon Bouqets, garlands, archways and all decor balloons.

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Come see Halia's Helium Events at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022. Come see Halia's Helium Events at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022.
Woodlander Crafts
This will be Angela's first time at Days of Yore, and you're in for a real treat! Wait till you check out all her fairy-themed woodland driftwood characters. You'll see hand-crafted fairy gardens, dreamcatchers, wind chimes, peacock feathers, and creatures made with beautiful stones.

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Come see Woodlander Craft at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022. Come see Woodlander Craft at Days of Yore in Didsbury Alberta, July 30 and 31, 2022.

Food Trucks - Mmmm good!!

Funny thing about people - they like to have fabulous food when they go to fabulous festivals. So, that's what we offer - great food from some great food trucks! Our Food Trucks are selected by committee and sent invitations to participate. We are very pleased to have found two "mmm good" local food trucks: Grillz Weenie Wagon and The Mini Donut Factory. Hot dogs, tornadoes, poutine, and lots of special summer treats!

Grillz Weenie Wagon is home of the good old fashioned gourmet hotdog with all the trimmings. Based out of Carstairs, Alberta, the Mini Donut Factory offers cotton candy, milkshakes, snow cones, popcorn, and all the other great items foodies love!

Supporting arts, culture & heritage in Carstairs, Cremona, Didsbury, Olds, Sundre and the surrounding Central Alberta communities between Red Deer and Calgary.
Logo designed by Joel Windsor. Venues sponsored by the Town of Didsbury. Stay overnight at the Rosebud Valley Campground at the east entrance to Didsbury. The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. Situated where the foothills of the Canadian Rockies meet the fertile plains, Mountain View County is in the heart of Alberta's Calgary - Edmonton corridor. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts provides support to arts organizations, giving them the power to inspire minds, encourage expression, foster creativity, and contribute to Alberta's economy. Logo designed by Lyle Schulz.
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