'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.

Performers

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

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.

Artists

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

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.

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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.