In Pictures: The New Moon Family Festival

By David F. Rooney

The Chamber of Commerce’s New Moon Family Festival brought hundreds of people to the sun-drenched downtown core of the city for a Saturday afternoon of music, fun and shopping.

Judging by the pictures below, a good time was definitely had by all…

Revelstoke's New Moon Family Festival kicked off Saturday with music from a number of local bands, including Maritime Kitchen Party whose members, Shannon Sternloff, Trevor Wallach and Steve Smith, attracted a few young admirers. David F. Rooney photo
John Devitt (left), executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, shares a chuckle with musician and MC Steve Smith as he officially inaugurates the New Moon Festival. David F. Rooney photo
The Skating Club's Karen Matthews (left) shares some of the sweet stuff she spun up for local boys and girls with her friend Sally Carmichael. David F. Rooney photo
Rayni Motiuk (left) of Re-psyched sporting goods consignment enjoyed a visit at her booth from friends Tina Witt and Brent Strand. David F. Rooney photo
Okay, it's not yet winter, but that doesn't mean we can't start dreaming of ice hockey,eh? The Grizzlies certainly are thinking — and playing — already. Here they put on a good show of street hockey for local residents and visitors. David F. Rooney photo
Highway One was one of the bands that played during New Moon. The music, lined up by Marty and Wanetta Stroo was pretty darned good. David F. Rooney photo
Chamber President Don Teuton (center) and Chamber Director Brydon Roe served up smokies for the hungry masses downtown. David F. Rooney photo
Chow down on THIS! And we did. It was pretty good, too. David F. Rooney photo
Dylan Powell shares some father-daughter time with young Alexa in front of Catle Joe Books where kids and parents were encouraged to brighten up the pavement. Dylan Powell has an artistic streak? Who knew? David F. Rooney photo
All decked out in Bavarian outfits befitting of the Oktoberfest theme at the Last Drop Pub, Powder Springs General Manager Emma Kirkland (left) and some of her staff got into a little Zumba with Bex Reid-Parkin (right). David F. Rooney photo
It might have looked a little mysterious to these tots, but they wanted to get right into the weird Zumba-Oktoberfest zeitgeist. David F. Rooney photo
Gwen Lips of Castle Joe Books examines the opening mover of a young chess opponent. David F. Rooney photo
Jennifer Crockford of the new Revelstoke Dance Centre put some of her brand new students through a few dance steps at New Moon. David F. Rooney photo
While having a good time was the name of the game during the New Moon Family Festival, it was also an opportunity for local merchants to make a buck. Here, a discriminating shopper looks through the racks in front of Style Trend. David F. Rooney photo
Uh, oh... this looks like a little turn-about. Paul Suraci, who's usually on the receiving end of a hair cut, wields the scissors behind barber Deb Hedin's back. David F. Rooney photo
Steve Kent, Deb Long and Dave Marfleet entertained customers and passersby at Crescendo with a little jazz during New Moon. David F. Rooney photo
Crescendo's Daniel Weber and Elvira Brunner watch as their friend. Chocolatier Peter Rotzetter, offers some of his Swiss chocolate confections to customers during the New Moon Festival. Although Rotzetter and his wife Jolanda operate their Chocoliro chocolate shop in Armstrong, they also market their products through Weber and Brunner's very popular Crescendo store in Revelstoke. David F. Rooney photo
Foosball anyone? David F. Rooney photo