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Falls Brook Festival; Community Roots

Falls Brook Festival; Community Roots ran July 13-15th, 2018 in Officers Square, Fredericton.

What is the Falls Brook Festival?

At FBC, we believe that everyone has something to teach and we all have a lot to learn!

For the past 9 summers, we have held our annual Free School in Glassville and Knowlesville, a weekend festival focused on communal and participatory learning that encourages everyone to adopt the role of both teacher and student. This year, we kept the spirit of Free School in our Falls Brook Festival; Community Roots, held in Officers Square in Fredericton on July 13-15th. And also in the spirit of Free School, it was still free to attend and it was still community-driven where members of the public share their skills and knowledge in workshops, talks or guided walks.

FBC provides a forum for community members from diverse backgrounds to both teach and learn in a space that fosters open communication, innovation, and a hands-on, hard-skills culture.


Events from the weekend:

The Falls Brook Festival kicked off with a concert on July 13th that featured local talent from Roots & Soul Music Productions. Check out their website here for a glimpse of what they have to offer, including their own music festival, Living Roots.

On July 14th we had a jam-packed schedule of educational and entertaining workshops by artisans, teachers, experts, and enthusiastic hobbyists. There was plenty of activities to keep the kids busy too! Local vendors and artists were present throughout the weekend and local food-trucks answered the call of hunger. Graystone Brewing was our beer sponsor for the weekend. More local music acts from Roots & Soul Productions kept us grooving into the Saturday evening before the City of Fredericton’s Under the Stars film series showed the ground-breaking classic “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?


We met lots of great people during the weekend and look forward to hosting the event in Fredericton again next year!