The Shelter Valley Folk Festival has taken place each year on labour day weekend for 14 years. In 2017 the membership made a reccomendation to the board tha t the 2017 festival be the last weekend long festival for the forseeable future". The board passed this motion, giving the festival community time to regroup and determine the direction of the festival moving forward. In addition to concerts and workshops on a series of daytime stages and an evening Main Stage, the festival included an Arts Village showcasing local potters, painters, photographers and one-of-a-kind crafts, quality harvest food purveyors, wellness practitioners and sustainable living experts (providing interactive displays and engaging seminars and workshops).
The festival has also featured a family and children's area complete with performers, interactive arts workshops, and a lovely children's parade.
For the full festival experience, open field camping has been available on site accompanied with communal fire pits for festival goers to join in the hosted song circles.