Dry Stone Festival 2017
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Our most entertaining project this month is for the Frontenac Heritage Foundation, sponsors of this year's Dry Stone Festival.
Each year, Dry Stone Canada finds a location to restore or build walls, bridges or other structures using the dry stone technique. If you've seen photographs of rural Ireland, you've seen dry stone walls stretching for miles. These walls are build with stone only -- no mortar -- and last for hundreds of years.
It's an ancient art that visitors to the festival can observe or actually participate in and learn when they register for a workshop. There's even a free kid's workshop where they too can learn and practice their new dry stone skills.
This year's event is being held at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Barriefield Village, Kingston, Ontario on September 30 and October 1. Barriefield residents are taking part by offering other activities as well. There will be walking tours, scheduled tours of St. Mark's and the School Museum will be open. (We're waiting to hear from weavers and crafters about possible demos so stay tuned!)
Sign up with Dry Stone Canada for the two-day workshop or drop by to watch. Bring the kids. They'll have a blast.
Rick Mercer joined the 2015 event and had "one of the best days of his life."
Hope to see you there!