2021 Junebug

Now accepting art submissions for Junebug!

Mark your calendars for  June 18, 19, and 20th when the 9th annual Junebug Summer Fair kicks into high gear. The family-friendly festival, which is located in the tiny art enclave of Ben Wheeler,TX, highlights the work of artists, musicians, artisans from the Lone Star state.

Headquartered on the three-acre park-like property surrounding the FORGE (a local restaurant, bar, and music venue), the festival will give festival goers an opportunity to witness the creative process through “live art” displays as well as the chance to actively join in the process.

There will also be more art and non-art hand crafted items around town set up in from of participating shops.

Friday, June 18, 4pm-10pm
Saturday June 19, 11am-10pm
Sunday, June 20th, 11am-3pm

To apply as an artist please email samples of your art to junebugsummerfair@gmail.com

Sunday, June 20th, 10-2pm
in the parking lot across from the Forge.

Here are just a few of the fun events planned for the day:

We will be hosting a Farmers Market both days to promote local farms and cottage businesses. There will also be a space reserved for vendors who sell goods and services based on health and wellness.

Live music all day under the Live Oak Stage every day!

Live acoustic music will run both days throughout the grounds with a larger concert set for Saturday evening under the Live Oak Tree. Please bring chairs or blankets and please spread out!

Live art stations will be set up where artists will show how to do their particular craft. Last year there was a live community loom where adults and children alike had the opportunity to add to the large woven piece. There was also a pottery wheel with artisans helping teach how to throw pottery and make simple pieces. We are also going to have weaving stations along with artist demonstrations. We will also have a live Lyra Performer!

You can simply want to wander around the beautifully-manicured herb gardens and grounds of the Forge, grab a cone of homemade ice cream or an adult beverage from the Forge’s bar and settle in to one of the many park benches and tables to listen to local musicians as they play their original songs.

We are always looking for volunteers. If you’d like to stay for the day or for the whole weekend, you can help with tent set-ups and take-downs, food delivery, booth sitting, water runs, errand running and just helping in general.

For information on becoming an artist or Farmers market vendor please email the Forge at junebugsummerfair@gmail.com

For information on becoming a volunteer, please fill out this registration form below.
or fill out this registration form below.

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