Junebug 2018

Junebug Summer Fair

Saturday June 17th 10-11pm AND Sunday, June 17th 10-4pm


Mark your calendars for  June 16th and 17th when the 6th 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.

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 forum on sustainable living, small farming, and other gardening topics with speakers on Saturday from 11am-3pm

Live acoustic music will run both days throughout the grounds with a larger concert set for Saturday evening.

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.

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.


Saturday June 16th 10-9pm AND Sunday, June 17th 10-4pm

Farmers Market SCHEDULE:

Saturday June 16th 10-4pm AND Sunday, June 17th 10-4pm

Live Music ALL DAY 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 junebugsummerfair@gmail.com

Music Lineup for Junebug
Saturday 6/16

 3:00 – 6:00 Craig Wallace
7:00 – 10:00 Andie Kay

11:00 Terie Lei Moore
12:00 Brian Lambert
1:00 Whitney Wills
2:00 Trey Rozenthal
3:00 Zach Pohl
4:00 Shelby Ballenger
5:00 Billie Jo Sewell

7:00 – 10:00 Meredith Crawford &
The Porters Bluff Band

Sunday 06/17

11:00 Brianna Straut
12:00 Heather Harper
1:00 Colton Mathis
2:00 Brigitte Mena
3:00 Joe Savage
4:00 Travis Bolt
5:00 Thawind Mills


We are looking for Farmers Market Vendors for our Junebug Summer Fair, June 16th and 17th. The products we are looking to include:

  • Organic Produce
  • Organic/Free Range meat
  • Baked goods
  • Canned goods
  • Organic/hand-crafted Lotions, Soaps and Home Goods
  • Plants/ Heirloom seeds/seedlings
  • Recycled Items
  • Renewable Energy Items (Rain Barrels/Vermicomposting)
  • Outdoor Products that promote organic gardening
  • Books- preferably about all of these subjects

To submit your products for review, email Junebugsummerfair@gmail.com

Each space is $10 per day.
Here is the eventbrite link  to pay ONCE YOUR PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN APPROVED.

Can’t wait to see you there!!!



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