2022 JUNEBUG Music, Makers & Art Show

10th Annual JUNEBUG Festival

Friday 6/17 & Saturday 6/18

JUNE 17TH & 18TH @theforgebenwheeler

The 10th Annual Summer JuneBug Festival kicks off on Friday, June 17th at 5:00pm. There is a $10 entry fee (both days of the event). Look forward to fascinating works from both professional and up-and-coming artisans, incredible music, live performances from both a Lyra Artist and a Fire Dancer, craft cocktails, cold brews and excellent food that utilizes as much local and sustainable ingredients as possible.


5:00pm – 10:00pm $10 Entry Fee

  • KinFolk
  • Quartz Eyed
  • Gorgeous Jetson


10:00am – 10:00pm $10 Entry Fee

  • David Willingham
  • Regina DeBilio
  • Lucas Kelm
  • The Rousties
  • Astro James
Weaving techniques demonstrated on an outdoor loom.
Pottery throwing demonstration.
Forging demonstrations.

The name “Junebug” is international and has specific meaning- the ancient Mayan’s believed that Junebug’s are “The eyes of their ancestors”.

When planning the first JUNEBUG Festival, the creators remembered this and thought hard on what they would want their ancestors to see if they were to return for a fleeting moment… “the community coming together to celebrate art” was their answer.

The family friendly festival is located in the tiny art enclave of Ben Wheeler, Texas which highlights the work of artists, musicians and artisans from all over the Lonestar State. The festival was created and is hosted at The Forge Bar and Grill, along with the help of many local artists, specifically, Kerian Massey. Together as a community we have grown JUNEBUG to what it is today.

We focus on live art performances featuring demonstrations like weaving, blacksmithing, glass blowing, pottery throwing and more. Junebug allows the community to get involved in the art making process.

“We focus on live art because we want people in our community to see how things are made and see the art in process.”

-Sara Brisco (Owner of The Forge Bar and Grill in Ben Wheeler, TX & Potters Brown in Edom, TX)
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