Signature Weekend Info

Where does the Signature Weekend take place?

The Signature Weekend happens at the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park, in Comox, on Vancouver Island.

What are the hours of the Signature Weekend?

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on both days (June 16 and 17, 2018).

How do I get to the Festival?

  • Driving: A free Park and Rideservice is available from a TBD location
  • Ambassador Shuttle. Two vans will run in a continual loop — longest wait should be 5-10 minutes; look for the signs at the PBD location. Riders are not allowed to leave dogs in their vehicles at the Park and Ride location.
  • There is no parking on the event site and very limited parking in the surrounding area — please plan accordingly.

Where are the washrooms?

There are 3 washroom locations – one on the lower level and two on the upper level of the Lodge.

Are children able to attend?

Kids under 12 are free, but to attend they need a free ticket which you can obtain at the gate. View all the educational and interactive booths here.

Is the Festival dog-friendly?

As per the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park regulations, dogs are not permitted.

I want food and drinks! What do you take for payment?

You can buy food and drink tickets using cash at designated ticket booths, or pre-purchase your food and drink tickets online. Each food ticket costs $1 per ticket, while drink tickets cost $6 per ticket. Food items generally cost between 1 and 6 food tickets, while 1 drink costs 1 drink ticket. An ATM will be located near the Main Gate.

At what events can I use my food and drink tickets?

You can use food and drink tickets at food and drink booths during the Signature Weekend Day Events (11:00AM – 5:00 PM on June 16 & 17, 2018). ID is required to purchase drink tickets.

Where can I see a full schedule?

The schedule for the 2018 Signature Weekend can be found here. Please note times are subject to change.


What should I wear to the Signature Weekend?

Come prepared! Bring sunscreen and a hat and be prepared for all weather, being located very close to the water can make things a little chilly. We hope for amazing weather this June but dress accordingly.

Will there be first aid on site?

Yes, St. John Ambulance first aiders will be on site all day, both days.

General Info

Where can I see a full schedule?

You can view the entire schedule of events spanning the entire Festival here. If you want to view all the events happening during the Signature Weekend (June 16 & 17, 2018), click here.

What kind of competitions can I expect?

There are four competitions this year (2018) which can be viewed here. To see when these competitions take place, please view the Signature Weekend schedule.

Can I bring my own signs or pamphlets to distribute at the festival?

Unfortunately, no third party signage, materials or handouts are allowed on site.

Accommodation Info

I’m visiting from out of town. Where can I stay?

Visit our hotels section for a full list of participating hotels.

Getting Involved

To learn about the many ways to be involved in the Festival, please click here.