Artisans, crafters featured at festival
CENTREVILLE — The annual Artisans Festival sponsored by the Rotary Club of Centreville, and now Kent Island, carried on its 40-plus year tradition Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, at the 4-H Park in Centreville despite the soggy weather.
Entrance to the festival this year was free and included the ever popular Children’s Corner with Touch a Truck, pumpkin painting and face painting. More than 70 artists shared their talents and artwork, including wood burning, basket weaving, glass blown pieces and batik to name just a few.
Wine tasting was available from Cassinelli Winery, and fresh donuts, Maryland crab cakes, and barbecue rounded out the food available for sale.
Visitors were also encouraged to take a punch card and receive a punch from each building they visited and then return to the Rotary booth for a chance to receive a prize from one of the many vendors.
The Rotary Clubs of Centreville and Kent Island support many community and international projects throughout the year and proceeds and donations received from the Artisans Festival go toward further- ing the Rotary’s efforts.
This vendor from western Maryland produces mixed media images of Maryland icons.
Aryannah, age 6, left, and sister Kymber, age 9, enjoy painting pumpkins on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the 4-H Park in Centreville.
Chris Perkins, left, looks at handcrafted jewelry made by one of the many artisans at the annual Artisans Festival in Centreville.
Ashton, age 3, from Centreville, color coordinated his treat with his pumpkin and outfit. Ashton said, he is still conflicted if he should be Batman or Superman this year for Halloween.
Heidi Wetzel of Woven Sculptures and Baskets in Easton demonstrates basket weaving at the Rotary Artisans Festival.