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Encore’s Bestival

BESTIVAL, an all-day street festival taking place at Waterline Brewery on Saturday, May 11 and Mushpa + Mensa will be there!

Every year for over 30 years, encore’s annual readers choice awards, the official and longest-running Best Of Wilmington, has been an ongoing celebration of local culture, including recognition of businesses, eateries, bars, goods, services, people, media, arts, and entertainment. In 2019 we will be turning our annual celebration of winners into an all-day arts and craft, food truck and beer festival at Waterline Brewing, underneath the Cape Fear Bridge, along Surry Street.

And it’s all to benefit DREAMS Center for Arts Education! Here’s the low-down….

FESTIVAL ADMISSION:
Free to attend, though we welcome a suggested $5 donation. Folks who donate ahead of time via below link will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 #encoreDEALS credit!

FOOD TRUCKS
On the docket: CheeseSmith Food Truck, Bill’s Food Brew, T’Geaux Boys and Donut Bus will accept cash (and credit) for purchases.

BEER
More than a dozen local and regional breweries will offer 3-ounce tastes of their brews in the beer tasting area outside. Each taste is $2. In advance; we are offering 5-packs for $10 and 10-packs, which comes with an official Bestival t-shirt, $25

MUSIC
Travis Shallow and Bob Russell, Randy McQuay II, Striking Copper, Rebekah Todd Music, and David Dixon will play throughout the day on one of two stages near the beer garden.

COMEDY
Laughter galore will come from our hosts, Pineapple-Shaped Lamps, on the main stage outdoors, and The Cape Fear Comedy Festival comedians will take the stage inside the brewery throughout the day!

ARTS FEST
Local arts and crafts vendors will be lined up along Surry Street, selling their fun, handmade wares. So come prepared to buy awesome goods.

AWARDS:
Winners will go to awards booth to find out if they won and then mosey to the step and repeat to have their picture taken. (But anyone can step in and flash a smile or two!) All pictures will appear in encore through June in our Best Of coverage!

27th Annual Herb & Garden Fair

The grounds of Poplar Grove will be filled with a wonderful  selection of locally grown plants of all types – herbs, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, shrubs, native plants, vegetable starts and houseplants, plus garden art & accessories, herbal & all-natural products, artisan crafts & local foods. View the 2019 Herb & Garden Vendor List!

There is a $5.00 admission fee; kids 12 & under are free. Included in your admission price is live music by artist and musician, Mark Herbert from Broccoli Brother Circus and Stained Glass Canoe featuring Andrea Templon. There will be Kid’s Activities for the little ones, and free classes & nature trail walks (come see what is in bloom!) for young and young-at-heart throughout the two-day event.

Learn from your neighbors and some of the community’s best local historians, herbalists, and basket-makers! Our State magazine will be on site to distribute their special April issue. 

There will be Greek food samplings, wraps, seafood, hamburgers, hotdogs, smoothies, and baked goods available for purchase.

For the kids, The Stables at Poplar Grove will be open for tours (closed toes shoes required) from 10 am until 2 pm.  The entrance fee is $5.00 a person (young and old) as well as animal Meet & Greets on the back lawn. 

Self-guided house tours will be offered at a discounted rate of $7.00, though you are welcome to sit on our porches and visit our Gift Shop and Slavery Exhibit on the lower level of the Manor House for free. The blacksmith shop will also be fired up, so be sure to follow the billowing smoke & peek inside.

27th Annual Herb & Garden Fair

The grounds of Poplar Grove will be filled with a wonderful  selection of locally grown plants of all types – herbs, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, shrubs, native plants, vegetable starts and houseplants, plus garden art & accessories, herbal & all-natural products, artisan crafts & local foods. View the 2019 Herb & Garden Vendor List!

There is a $5.00 admission fee; kids 12 & under are free. Included in your admission price is live music by artist and musician, Mark Herbert from Broccoli Brother Circus and Stained Glass Canoe featuring Andrea Templon. There will be Kid’s Activities for the little ones, and free classes & nature trail walks (come see what is in bloom!) for young and young-at-heart throughout the two-day event.

Learn from your neighbors and some of the community’s best local historians, herbalists, and basket-makers! Our State magazine will be on site to distribute their special April issue. 

There will be Greek food samplings, wraps, seafood, hamburgers, hotdogs, smoothies, and baked goods available for purchase.

For the kids, The Stables at Poplar Grove will be open for tours (closed toes shoes required) from 10 am until 2 pm.  The entrance fee is $5.00 a person (young and old) as well as animal Meet & Greets on the back lawn. 

Self-guided house tours will be offered at a discounted rate of $7.00, though you are welcome to sit on our porches and visit our Gift Shop and Slavery Exhibit on the lower level of the Manor House for free. The blacksmith shop will also be fired up, so be sure to follow the billowing smoke & peek inside.

A Merry Little Christmas Arts, Crafts and Gift Show

victorian-christmas-presents-188x300For families near and far seeking a local outdoor shopping experience, including 100+ local and regional arts & crafts vendors with items to compliment hearth and home as well as unique items for stuffing those stockings, come out and join us for this special two-day event.

Everyone’s favorite kettle corn and shaved ice will be available, and as always food trucks from some of our local favorites, so bring the kids with you & romp around the specially decorated grounds and let the kids pick out something for grandma Sue, great-aunt Judy and dear old dad!

Admission is $5.00; children under 2 free. Inflatables will be on site, so Santa’s little helpers will have unlimited opportunity to bounce to their heart’s delight and try their hand at Professor Poplar’s Fantabulous Games & Amusements!

For those moms and dads, grandmoms and pops, and uncles and aunties interested in a little something special to sip as they browse, Wrightsville Beach Brewery and Noni Bacca Winery will be serving locally brewed and fermented beverages by the glass.

On Saturday, Mr. Twister from Universal Studios will be onsite to twist up balloons into magical shapes and from 11-11:45 a.m. a sing-a-long for the kids with Mark from the Broccoli Brothers.

The farm animals will be in full regalia and available for nose-rubbing and picture-taking, a General Store staged for campy family photo opportunities at the Stables as well as the a viewing of the movie, Elf!

Visit Santa’s Workshop for children both Naughty & Nice to write and post a letter to Santa, or for our soldiers abroad send a letter at our USO station, sponsored by retired Army Colonel John Moran.

Shhhhhh… we hear SANTA will be making an appearance on Saturday from 10 – noon &  2 – 4PM, and on Sunday from 1 – 3 p.m.

One of our favorite bands will be out each day for some foot-stomping honky-tonk and bluegrass! Folkstone Stringband will be playing from 2-4PM on Saturday and 1-3PM on Sunday at the Gazebo.

christmas-vintage-wallpaper-vintage-33115939-500-375If Candlelight Tours do not fit into your schedule, this is the perfect opportunity to view the lovingly decorated Manor House, featuring two live 12 ft. trees in the front and back parlors as well as rooms decorated by theme and color. See if you can discover the one special room in the house decorated just for the kids. $7.00 for adults and teens; $3.00 for children under 12.

So come on out with a few of your neighbors and their friends and families over this two-day weekend for a special and unique outdoor shopping experience.

To view a list of over 100 participating vendors, click here: Vendor List Gift Show 2017.

All proceeds benefit historic Poplar Grove Plantation, opened to the public since 1980, and a 501(c)3 non-profit since 1996. Thank you for supporting our conservation, education and preservation efforts.

A Merry Little Christmas Arts, Crafts and Gift Show

victorian-christmas-presents-188x300For families near and far seeking a local outdoor shopping experience, including 100+ local and regional arts & crafts vendors with items to compliment hearth and home as well as unique items for stuffing those stockings, come out and join us for this special two-day event.

Everyone’s favorite kettle corn and shaved ice will be available, and as always food trucks from some of our local favorites, so bring the kids with you & romp around the specially decorated grounds and let the kids pick out something for grandma Sue, great-aunt Judy and dear old dad!

Admission is $5.00; children under 2 free. Inflatables will be on site, so Santa’s little helpers will have unlimited opportunity to bounce to their heart’s delight and try their hand at Professor Poplar’s Fantabulous Games & Amusements!

For those moms and dads, grandmoms and pops, and uncles and aunties interested in a little something special to sip as they browse, Wrightsville Beach Brewery and Noni Bacca Winery will be serving locally brewed and fermented beverages by the glass.

On Saturday, Mr. Twister from Universal Studios will be onsite to twist up balloons into magical shapes and from 11-11:45 a.m. a sing-a-long for the kids with Mark from the Broccoli Brothers.

The farm animals will be in full regalia and available for nose-rubbing and picture-taking, a General Store staged for campy family photo opportunities at the Stables as well as the a viewing of the movie, Elf!

Visit Santa’s Workshop for children both Naughty & Nice to write and post a letter to Santa, or for our soldiers abroad send a letter at our USO station, sponsored by retired Army Colonel John Moran.

Shhhhhh… we hear SANTA will be making an appearance on Saturday from 10 – noon &  2 – 4PM, and on Sunday from 1 – 3 p.m.

One of our favorite bands will be out each day for some foot-stomping honky-tonk and bluegrass! Folkstone Stringband will be playing from 2-4PM on Saturday and 1-3PM on Sunday at the Gazebo.

christmas-vintage-wallpaper-vintage-33115939-500-375If Candlelight Tours do not fit into your schedule, this is the perfect opportunity to view the lovingly decorated Manor House, featuring two live 12 ft. trees in the front and back parlors as well as rooms decorated by theme and color. See if you can discover the one special room in the house decorated just for the kids. $7.00 for adults and teens; $3.00 for children under 12.

So come on out with a few of your neighbors and their friends and families over this two-day weekend for a special and unique outdoor shopping experience.

To view a list of over 100 participating vendors, click here: Vendor List Gift Show 2017.

All proceeds benefit historic Poplar Grove Plantation, opened to the public since 1980, and a 501(c)3 non-profit since 1996. Thank you for supporting our conservation, education and preservation efforts.

Hippie Fest + Mushpa y Mensa = Super Fly

Hippie Fest is the grooviest festival of the year! Featuring live music, cirque performers, artists and vendors from across the Carolinas, local goods, bohemian shopping, retro car show, DIY tie-dye, beer garden, food trucks and more! All ages welcome. Fun for the whole family!!!

Event Date:
Saturday October 28, 2017 (Rain or Shine)

Time:
Noon – 7pm

Location:
Myrtle Beach Speedway
455 Hospitality Ln, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Admission:
$5 – Tickets must be reserved in advance through Eventbrite
Kids 3 & under FREE!

Reserve tickets at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hippie-fest-retro-car-show-myrtle-beach-speedway-tickets-34124404011

Tickets must be reserved in advance for this event. Tickets will not be sold at the gate on the day of the event.

 

Autumn With Topsail Festival 2017

Mushpa + Mensa is very excited to be a part Autumn with Topsail this year. Come down and see us and the plethora of other fabulous artisans, music and food! More 411 on the event below.

Started in 1988, The Autumn With Topsail Festival is held on the grounds of the Historical Society of Topsail Island and the Assembly Building which houses the Missiles & More Museum in Topsail Beach, NC.  The festival features a juried Artists’ and Crafts Court with over 100 regional artists displaying and selling their work. Enjoy exciting live musical entertainment, a variety of amazing food with beer and wine, games and rides for children, and much more!

Housed inside this historic Assembly Building is the Missiles and More museum. The Missiles and More Museum came to life when a group of citizens were concerned for the future of the historical Assembly Building. The building was constructed in 1946 and was used by the government to assemble missiles for a secret missile operation being conducted on Topsail Island. So the citizens began to pursue their goal to preserve the building and after several years of research, Feasibility and studies and the meeting with the state and local representatives the building was purchased. Thus it was decided that the Assembly Building would be the perfect place to have the Missiles and More museum. The late Betty Polzer’s dream was to promote the history of Topsail Island. Through hard work and dedication, her dream was finally realized and the Missiles and more Museum opened for all to enjoy in 1995.     

Autumn With Topsail Festival 2017

Mushpa + Mensa is very excited to be a part Autumn with Topsail this year. Come down and see us and the plethora of other fabulous artisans, music and food! More 411 on the event below.

Started in 1988, The Autumn With Topsail Festival is held on the grounds of the Historical Society of Topsail Island and the Assembly Building which houses the Missiles & More Museum in Topsail Beach, NC.  The festival features a juried Artists’ and Crafts Court with over 100 regional artists displaying and selling their work. Enjoy exciting live musical entertainment, a variety of amazing food with beer and wine, games and rides for children, and much more!

Housed inside this historic Assembly Building is the Missiles and More museum. The Missiles and More Museum came to life when a group of citizens were concerned for the future of the historical Assembly Building. The building was constructed in 1946 and was used by the government to assemble missiles for a secret missile operation being conducted on Topsail Island. So the citizens began to pursue their goal to preserve the building and after several years of research, Feasibility and studies and the meeting with the state and local representatives the building was purchased. Thus it was decided that the Assembly Building would be the perfect place to have the Missiles and More museum. The late Betty Polzer’s dream was to promote the history of Topsail Island. Through hard work and dedication, her dream was finally realized and the Missiles and more Museum opened for all to enjoy in 1995.     

The Durham Patchwork Market

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Come chill with us and grab some good beer at Patchwork Market!

The Durham Patchwork Market began in late 2014 to create a space for local vintage vendors and creatives to sell their goods to the community. Held monthly, the Patchwork Market has been a consistent event the first Saturday of each month. Fullsteam Brewery has generously allowed the Patchwork Market to set up shop each month. This allows for the market to be held indoors – rain or shine – and keeps admission free. The Patchwork Market will continue to grow each month and provide opportunities for the creative development in the Durham community.