'Better' Festival Series Slated for 2015

Better Farm and betterArts have announced dates for the 2015 Summer Festival Series: June 20, July 18 and Aug. 29.

The festivals feature live music, art on display in our gallery, farm tours, local crafts, farm-fresh foods, refreshments, games, a bouncy castle for the kids, and much much more!

This year's kick-off event is Better Festival, from 12-8 p.m. Saturday, June 20. This will also mark the first day of Better Radio being on-air and broadcasting the event in real time through WBTS 88.5 FM.


We are now recruiting performers of all kinds for this event. If you or someone you know is a musician, singer-songwriter, poet, stilt-walker, fire-breather, puppeteer or hula hooper, email info@betterarts.org to sign up for a performance slot.


Vendors are welcome to sell goods throughout the day. The fee for a full-day vendor pass is $15. We do not take a commission from any sales. Email info@betterarts.org for a vendor-registration form.


Painting by Erica Hauser.

Painting by Erica Hauser.

We love to feature work by local artists! There is no fee to hang your art; however betterArts does take a 15-percent commission on all sold pieces. Email info@betterarts.org to sign up as an exhibitor.


Camping is available at all festivals for $10/person/night. Porta-potties and wash stations are available, as is a shared bonfire ring behind the Art Barn. To reserve a campsite, email info@betterfarm.org.


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. Nicoleโ€™s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Readerโ€™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.