Art, food and drink will take center stage at the Good Earth Market’s semi-annual Arts & Crafts Festival during Labor Day weekend.
More than 20 artists and vendors will return to Clarksville on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with a rain date of Sunday, Sept. 1).
Sweets will be sold from the Blue Scoop ice cream camper, “Miss Eleanor.”
“We’re expecting a lot of the same vendors we’ve had in the past, plus some new ones,” said organizer Sandy Powell.
Displays will include photography, pottery, glassworks, painting, jewelry, woodworking, seaglass, hats, American Girl doll clothes, and LuLaRoe and Arbonne representatives.
“We’ll have breakfast, lunch and brunch available during the entire craft show, with indoor seating, outdoor seating and also bar seating,” Powell said.
The festivals have been held for about 10 years, twice each summer, around Memorial Day and Labor Day.
“We get good feedback from it. They love it. We get people who come in and ask ‘When’s the craft show goanna be?’ … They look forward to it,” Powell said.
The event is free and open to the public. The vendors will accept cash and/or credit cards.
The fair will be hosted on the front lawn, near Route 26, but the Good Earth property actually contains about 10 acres, including crops, a wedding venue and some vacation rentals.
“I think it’s a very peaceful and beautiful venue. People can walk in the garden,” Powell said. “They’re welcome to walk around on the farm, see what we’re growing in the garden, sit down and have a coffee, and or drink in the garden.”
“I think the word is really spreading. … It’s kind of a special place where you can literally come here, eat, stay, party and shop.”
At the restaurant and organic/natural grocery, customers can also enjoy happy-hour starting at 3 p.m., and a recent shipment of Kogler Old World Breads. Reservations are typically requested at the restaurant.
The street address for Good Earth Market is 31806 Good Earth Lane, Ocean View.
For more information, call (302) 537-7100 or visit www.goodearthmarket.com.
By Laura Walter