On Saturday and Sunday May 4 and 5, 2019, the Center’s grounds will be transformed into an old-time town square, complete with an artisan market, food vendors, live music, artisan demos, maypole dances, kids’ activities and more, for our 2nd Annual Mayfaire! All are welcome to join in this family-friendly free event, which includes art and craft vendors, live music, artisan demonstrations, kids’ activities and lots more. “We are so excited to host the community for our Second Annual Mayfaire!” says Becky Lattuca, the Center’s Director of Programming, “Last year we decided we really wanted to have an outdoor event showcasing the area’s creative talents, but we wanted it to be more than just an art and craft sale – we wanted it to be an interactive, fun and festive gathering that all ages would enjoy. So, during the cold, dreary days of winter while longing for the warmth and color of springtime, we decided a Mayfaire would be the perfect way to get together and celebrate our creative community!”
In addition to dozens of art and craft vendors, there will be free entertainment, activities and artisan demonstrations throughout the weekend.
GIVE PEACE A DANCE dance troupe will perform at 11:30am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday! Kids’ Maypole lesson and dance to follow each performance.
MAKE SEED BOMBS WITH local Master Naturalist organization!
Paint rocks for FLOYD ROCKS! to hide and find and post your pictures to the Floyd Rocks! Facebook page!
Paperbag Prints! Make a bag to keep prized finds– buttons, rocks, feathers, whatever, or for your Mayfaire finds!
MAKE GIANT BUBBLES and Water flags with the Water Protectors!
Visit BUSKERVILLE for live music by some of Floyd County’s amazing musicians!
Music for Saturday:
11am – Whitney Lewis
12pm – Chico Estrada
1 pm – Robert McNabb
2pm – Jake Retting
3pm – Chris Youngblood
4pm – Sam Kephart
Artisan Vendors include:
Bronwen Valentine Art and Design – Vibrant Visionary Paintings
Appalachian Ties – Funky Fabric Purses and Vintage-style Aprons
AVeryCraftyGal – Quilted Fun for Cozy Home
Marshfluff – Crocheted Items, Boo Boo Buddies
Moore Design – Silver Jewelry and Batik Clothing
Fanciful Fun – Art, Musical Instruments & Good Cheer for All Ages
One Painted Leaf – Jewelry, Acrylic, watercolor paintings and hand-printed clothing
Tropical Zombies – Folk Art for Funky Folks
Betse Dunham Pottery – Handmade Functional Pottery
Green Deva – All Natural Skin Care Products & Organic Herbal Teas
Virginia Glass Girl Studio – Glass, Photos, Jewelry and more
Golden Morning Gardens – Hypertufa Troughs
Cate Yoder Designs – Unique Artisan Jewelry
Hardscuffle Handcrafts – Handmade Soaps, Essential Oil Blends
Jans-Crafts – Original Oil Paintings, Shell, Flower & Wood Nightlights & Wind Chimes
Chestnut Ridge Farm – Unique Wearable Art for All
Barbara von Claparede-Crola – Homemade Jams, Jellies, German Baked Goods and Local Honey
Traute Eggers – Original Oil Paintings
Damiyana – Joyful Herb and Crystal Crafts
Grateful Bread – Baked Goods, Aprons and more!