Mark your calendars for June 19, 20, and 21st when the 8th 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.
Friday, June 19, 6-10pm (VIP ticket holders)
Saturday June 20, 10-10pm
Sunday, June 21st, 10-3pm
To apply as an artist
FARMER”S MARKET SCHEDULE:
Saturday June 20, 10-4pm
Sunday, June 21st, 10-4pm
Here are just a few of the fun events planned for the day:
FARM TO TABLE DINNER $125 per person
Kicking off the Junebug Summer Fair Friday night, June 21st from 7-10pm, we will be hosting an intimate Long Table Dinner in the Grist Mill, serving local ingredients paired with local wines. The menu will show where each ingredient came from. You will also get a VIP preview of the art show and live music. To find out more and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE
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 including Thai Yoga massage, handmade lotions and soaps, and other wellness based businesses.
Live acoustic music will run both days throughout the grounds with a larger concert set for Saturday evening with Porters Bluff headlining.
LIVE HANDS-ON ART DEMOS
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.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
There will be an area for health and wellness with Thai Yoga massage, organic soaps, handmade clothes and other wonderful products and services with wellness in mind.
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 more information on being an artist, wellness vendor or farmer please CLICK HERE
To learn more about and purchase tickets to the Farm to Table Dinner CLICK HERE
To learn more about becoming a sponsor CLICK Here
Farmers Market SCHEDULE:
Saturday June 20nd 10-4pm
Sunday, June 21st, 10-3pm
Live Music ALL DAY, both days throughout the Forge grounds
Bands on the Grist Mill stage start at 7pm
For information on becoming a vendor or volunteer, please email the Forge at email@example.com
Artists may apply HERE