There was still plenty to do in Norris Point Sunday as the eight annual Tales, Trails and Tunes Festival wrapped up.
Musicans (from left) Daniel Payne, Barbara Bellows, Robin Weisberger and Gayle Tapper jam during a Music and Friends session as part of the final day of the Tales, Trails and Tunes Festival at the Cat Stop in Norris Point Sunday. — Photo by Jamie Bennett/The Western Star
The festival kicked off last weekend and saw large crowds gather to celebrate the festival and bask in the first true burst of summer weather to hit the region.
While far chillier Sunday, plenty of patrons were on hand at the Bonne Bay Marine Station’s theatre to help local author Anthony Berger launch his latest book “The Good and Beautiful Bay: A History of Bonne Bay to Confederation and a Little Beyond.”
Open jam session
Many who took in the launch took the short walk to the Cat Stop for the final Music and Friends open jam session hosted by Daniel Payne.
Woody Point’s Jennifer Galliott attended both events Sunday and said she tried to participate in as many activities as possible during this year’s festival.
She owns Galliott Studios in Woody Point and also helped organize free children’s art workshops during the festival.
Galliott said the workshops were well received and she is pleased to see the way the region has come to embrace an event she admits has come to symbolize the unofficial start of summer for many.
“It’s nice to see that it’s growing every year,” Galliott told The Western Star Sunday.
“It’s kind of a way for everyone to thaw out and see each other. Being from the area, it’s like meeting all your family again when the season starts up.”
The festival closed Sunday with a free closing party at the Lion’s Den.