Two Festival Events This Weekend

Portugal's Boom Festival, 1998. Image from
Better Farm and betterArts will be out in force this Saturday and Sunday, tabling at two festivals with art and food for sale, interactive art demos, sign-ups for our mailing list, information about artist residencies, and sustainability internships,  T-shirts and mugs, and the many smiling faces of this summer's cast of characters.

If you're around this weekend, these festivals are going to be great fun: tons of live music, local goods and food for sale, and art.

Third Annual Keith Brabant Music Festival: Saturday, June 30

The Keith Brabant Music Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at Coyote Moon Vineyards in Clayton. The event is free and features local musicians performing throughout the day. Food, wine and kids crafts will also be available. Money raised at the event funds music scholarships for children. The Keith Brabant Music Scholarship was formed in remembrance of Keith Brabant, a musician and composer born in Clayton. Keith believed that all youth should have a full musical education from kindergarten through 6th grade, in order to have the basic knowledge needed to appreciate music. The Keith Brabant Music Scholarship is administered by the TI Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization. To learn more about the TI Foundation and to learn about their other scholarship opportunities, click here. 

Mare's Wares Arts Fest: Sunday, July 1
Mare's Wares Arts Fest is slated from 12-8 p.m. Sunday, July 1 at Mare's Wares Pottery, 3938 State Highway 37 in Morristown, N.Y. The event is free and features fabulous handcrafted items and fine artwork from artisans from all over the north country and beyond, live music all day, activities and demonstrations, wine tasting and local produce.

Check out our photo montage and betterArts info on the Mare's Wares Facebook page here.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.