Artisan’s Festival is back
CENTREVILLE — The Centreville Rotary has been holding the Artisan’s Festival the first weekend in October since 1972 at the 4-H Park. Last year, Hurricane Joaquin hit the East Coast of the United States with heavy rain. The Rotary Club had to make the difficult decision to cancel the event, since the National Weather Service forecast heavy rain on the Eastern Shore starting Thursday, Oct 1, and continuing at least through the weekend, with the potential of five to 10 inches of rain. Holding the event would have inflicted major damage to the park grounds if the event was held, organizers said.
So, come Oct. 1 and 2, the Centreville Rotary is proud to bring back the Artisan’s Festival to the 4-H Park on Route 18 near Centreville. Admission to the 4-H Park for the festival is free.
The club has issued a “Call to Artisans” and is currently seeking talented individuals to share their works. For information or an application visit www.CentrevilleRotary.org.
Also, Christine Perkins, 410978-0198, is available to any artisan or artist with questions regarding registration.
In addition to the talented crafts professionals and artists of varied media, the festival includes several food and beverage vendors, from fish to crab cakes to juicy burgers and hot dogs.
A DJ will provide music each day for listening and dancing enjoyment. The fair-like setting provides a fun and enjoyable setting for families with numerous activities for children of all ages.
Last year’s featured artist Tony Masi is returning to headline the Festival. Masi is a renowned wood turner with a studio in Front Royal, Va.
The Rotary hopes to make this year’s event the best ever.
Silly, colorful faces adorn these pumpkins created in the Children’s Corner at the annual Artisans Festival in Centreville.