Come By the Hills Music Festival

The Little Festival That Could

August 17-18, 2018


Are you interested in a local outdoor music festival? Our friends at Come By the Hills are presenting their 8th annual music event next weekend at the Mistahiya Retreat Centre starting Friday night! You can come for Friday evening, all day Saturday or the whole weekend.

It’s located in a great setting at the former ski hill nestled in the Battle River valley just south of Vermilion. The weather forecast is looking good, so start getting ready. Check out their website at and plan to head over to the event. Their venue features a covered stage, a covered area and an open area for lawn chairs, and promises to serve up great music, great food, great people and great fun!

They are bringing in Classic Rock (Darby Mills - lead singer of the Headpins), lots of country (Alee - 2017 CCMA nominee and Brad Saunders), lots of folk / indie and roots (Abigail Lapell, 2017 CFMA Winner and 100 Mile House, 2017 CFMA Nominee), and some boot stomp'in, toe-tapp'in Blues (Steve Strongman, 2018 JUNO Nominee! and The Rooster Davis Group). There are thirteen (13) acts featured over two days.

The cost is affordable for a two-day music festival with prices of $80 for a full weekend pass, Friday Evening is $40.00, All Day Saturday is$60.00, and Youth (Under 16) are Free. Tickets are available at the gate which opens at 5:00 pm on Friday evening. They are also available until noon Wednesday at Camping is available at $ 10 per night and is ‘first-come, first served! You can arrive as early as Wednesday and can stay until Monday.

To get to the site you drive to Vermilion and then head straight south on Highway #41 until you reach the Battle River valley (30 km). On the left side of the road after your cross the bridge, you will see the Riverdale Mini Park, RV Park and 9-hole golf course. Turn left onto the gravel road and take it all the way to the Mistahiya gates (10 km). Follow the signs – please stay alert as it is a winding road and good chance you’ll see an animal or two!


Come By the Hills Music Festival
Location: Mistahiya Retreat Centre, Wainwright, Alberta
Phone: 780-853-0642

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