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Wild Goose Festival

SPIRIT | JUSTICE | MUSIC | ART

The Wild Goose Festival is an art, music, and story-driven transformational experience grounded in faith-inspired social justice.

 
We all live by stories, whether we realize it or not…our personal stories of things we’ve done, or that were done to us, corners we turned, chances we took, mistakes we made.

We also live by the stories that permeate our culture, framing stories like big glass windows – we see the world through them, but sometimes barely even know they are there.

At Wild Goose, we’ve always been about making space for courageous, imaginative, and participative social justice work, unleashed creative expression, disruptive spiritual practice, as well as astonishing and inspiring music and art.

WHERE IS THE WILD GOOSE FESTIVAL?
The festival will be held in Hot Springs, NC. Hot Springs, near Asheville, is nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina and along the banks of the beautiful French Broad River. It serves as an intersection along the historic Appalachian Trail and is part of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Located across the road from the Hot Springs Resort & Spa is the Hot Springs Campground, where Wild Goose Festival will be held in 2016. The site features ample sites for tent camping, as well as  full RV hookups. On site comfort stations feature showers and clean bathrooms. Numerous rental cabins/cottages are also available in the town, many within walking distance of the campground.
Come be brave and beautiful with Mushpa + Mensa.

Mountain Jam

Hunter Mountain one of Mushpa’s old stomping grounds on her many journeys in this life. She is excited to see it again. This is Mushpa + Mensa’s first big music festival of the season and we cannot wait. Who wants to come with us on our 2018 festival tour? Then you better hurry up and get your tickets on!!!

The fourteenth annual Mountain Jam Music Festival will take place at Hunter Mountain, in Hunter, NY from Friday, June 15, to Sunday, June 17, 2018.

Mountain Jam is a three-day, multi-stage event, featuring approximately 40 bands on 3 stages in one of the Northeast’s most pristine natural amphitheaters. Rolling Stone Magazine, along with many other noteworthy national publications, consistently rates Mountain Jam as one to the top music festivals in the country. In 2011, Pollstar recognized Mountain Jam with a nomination for Music Festival of the Year.

The Festival offers 3-Day festival tickets with and without camping, VIP, and Super VIP with single day tickets available closer to the festival. On-site camping and condos, and a variety of nearby hotels, lodges and ski chalets offer attendees a wide variety of accommodations.

A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE

©Jay Blakesberg

Jay Blakesberg / Mountain Jam Festival

Nestled in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, Hunter Mountain is a world class ski resort that offers many year-round amenities. The Lodge provides fans with 24-hour access to indoor bathrooms, a large, full service bar, and food services. The Sky Ride provides a fun and unique opportunity for fans to take in the beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains while watching the music. More daring fans can experience North America’s longest and highest Zipline. There are also plenty of other fun-filled attractions, a wide variety of food vendors (from gourmet and organic fare to the usual comfort foods like burgers and pizza), arts & crafts vendors, and artist signings.

GREAT ARTISTS

Over the years, Mountain Jam has hosted some of the top names in live music, including Steve Miller Band, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Black Keys, Beck, Robert Plant, Wilco, Alabama Shakes, The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic, My Morning Jacket, Dispatch, The Lumineers, Pretty Lights, Steve Winwood, The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ray LaMontagne, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Ben Folds Five, Primus, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots, Jeff Tweedy, Umphrey’s McGee, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem), Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Mavis Staples, Girl Talk, The Hold Steady, Coheed & Cambria, Drive-By Truckers Yonder Mountain String Band, Les Claypool, Matisyahu, Dave Mason, Gary Clark Jr., Medeski Martin & Wood, Mike Gordon, G. Love & Special Sauce, Richie Havens, Martin Sexton, Ozomatli, Galactic, Brett Dennen, Gomez, New Orleans Social Club, Jackie Greene, Ingrid Michaelson, and The Felice Brothers, among many others. In 2010, the festival presented Levon Helm‘s 70th Birthday Jubilee with very special guests Warren Haynes, Donald Fagen, Ray LaMontagne, Sam Bush, Steve Earle, Patterson & David Hood, Jackie Greene and Allison Moorer.

23rd Orange Street ArtsFest

23rd Annual Orange Street ArtsFest

We here at Mushpa + Mensa are excited to be in Wilmington’s 23rd Annual Orange Street ArtsFest with so many other talented artisans!

The Orange Street ArtsFest (OSAF) will return Memorial Day weekend for it’s 23rd year. The celebrated street fair is held on Orange Street between Front and Second Streets, next to the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, with some exhibitors inside the building and on 2ndStreet.

The OSAF is one of the largest arts festivals in Downtown Wilmington with more than 80 artists exhibiting oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, metal arts and paper creations.

HBHUSO/Community Arts Center  
120 South 2nd. Street 
Wilmington, NC 28401

SHOW HOURS: 
*Memorial Day Weekend* 
Saturday, May 26 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 
Sunday, May 27 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

23rd Orange Street ArtsFest

23rd Annual Orange Street ArtsFest

We here at Mushpa + Mensa are excited to be in Wilmington’s 23rd Annual Orange Street ArtsFest with so many other talented artisans!

The Orange Street ArtsFest (OSAF) will return Memorial Day weekend for it’s 23rd year. The celebrated street fair is held on Orange Street between Front and Second Streets, next to the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, with some exhibitors inside the building and on 2ndStreet.

The OSAF is one of the largest arts festivals in Downtown Wilmington with more than 80 artists exhibiting oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, metal arts and paper creations.

HBHUSO/Community Arts Center  
120 South 2nd. Street 
Wilmington, NC 28401

SHOW HOURS: 
*Memorial Day Weekend* 
Saturday, May 26 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 
Sunday, May 27 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

26th Annual St. Nicholas Greek Festival

Hello Wilmington!!! Ready for another Greek Festival?  We are!!! Mushpa + Mensa is always ready for delicious Greek food, beer and wine, uplifting Greek music, talented Greek dancers, amazing vendors, fascinating church tours and so much more.  😀 Mushpa + Mensa will see you there May 18th & 19th 11am – 10pm and May 20th 11am – 6pm

One Time Admission For Entire Weekend $3

Proceeds from the festival benefit the church and local charities.  This year St. Nicholas Greek Festival are partnering with Good Shepherd Center and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to them.

No Pets Please.

26th Annual St. Nicholas Greek Festival

St Nicholas Greek Festival

Hello Wilmington!!! Ready for another Greek Festival?  We are!!! Mushpa + Mensa is always ready for delicious Greek food, beer and wine, uplifting Greek music, talented Greek dancers, amazing vendors, fascinating church tours and so much more.  😀 Mushpa + Mensa will see you there May 18th & 19th 11am – 10pm and May 20th 11am – 6pm

One Time Admission For Entire Weekend $3

Proceeds from the festival benefit the church and local charities.  This year St. Nicholas Greek Festival are partnering with Good Shepherd Center and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to them.

No Pets Please.

Carolina Strawberry Festival

Wallace Strawberry Festival

In 2011, the Town of Wallace, lead by a core group of leaders, brought the “Strawberry Festival” back to Wallace after 50 years. Each year, the Carolina Strawberry Festival has grown bigger and better. Even better now that we’ll be there! ;] Here is the festival map.

The 2018 Strawberry Festival will be held on Saturday, May 12th from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM.

We will see you there surround by delicious strawberries. :]

2018 Made 4 Market Spring Arts, Crafts & Pottery Show

The MADE 4 Market show is an all-local, NC made arts, crafts, & pottery show that will showcase more than 100 emerging and favorite returning unique artisans from the Piedmont area.  The artists and entrepreneurs bring a variety of handcrafted jewelry, pottery, wood, fiber art, fine art, body care, and packaged artisan foods.

The MADE 4 the Market Spring show is held annually in early May.  Many gifts will be available for upcoming special spring occasions including Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, baby showers, graduations, and weddings.  From bird houses to beautiful hand-built pottery, one will find unique items at this 9,000 square foot artisan market.

The MADE 4 Market Arts Crafts & Pottery Spring Show provides the opportunity to purchase locally produced gifts directly from the artists. “Buying directly from the artists is a great way to support your local economy and connect with the creative community,” Lee Mortensen, Executive Director.  Proceeds from MADE 4 Market show go directly to the artists, which keeps dollars in our community while supporting talented artists across North Carolina.

There will be live music, free activities for children, and art demonstrations from Art Alliance of Greensboro for patrons to enjoy. There are several dining options for lunch and snacking at the MADE event which includes local food truck, Zeko’s. Prepared food will also be sold within the market during the show by local vendors. Picnic table seating and indoor self-service seating in Cook’s Corner is available. Additional event details will be posted on the website and social media including Facebook.

Poplar Grove Fabulous Farmer’s Market

Farmers' MarketMushpa + Mensa is super excited to be back at Poplar Grove. One of our all time favorite gigs! Come see us and all the other amazing vendors at an awesome place. We will be facing painting as well, which not to brag we are pretty fantastical at. :] Food trucks, music, fun!

The Farmers’ Market at Poplar Grove was established to provide a retail outlet for local growers and producers to sell their goods directly to consumers. The market strives to promote local farmers & the use of local products, educate consumers on conservation practices, and provide the local community an opportunity to get to know their farmer, their baker, their artisan maker!

One of the special qualities of a Farmers’ Market is the interaction with the farmers growing and producing fresh produce, landscaping & bedding plants, or meeting herbalists growing herbs and mixing scented salves and oils, bakers creating homemade cookies and desserts, and artisans making handmade soaps, cutting boards, jewelry, and accessories for home, hearth and garden.

Within the Gullah Geechee Corridor, the grounds and outbuildings of Poplar Grove are open and free to the public on market day. Located on Highway 17 and easily accessible from the I-140 Bypass, there is plenty of free parking, picnic tables, and a playground.  Visit The Stables, Basket Gallery, Gift Shop, and exhibits with information on blacksmithing, peanuts, weaving and slavery.  Adjacent, and operated independently from Poplar Grove, is the Abbey Nature Preserve, with trails open and free to the public year-round.

For market updates, possible changes to the market schedule and information about weekly market products, please visit our Facebook page: Facebook/FarmersMarketPoplarGrove.