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FloydFest 19 Voyage Home

Welcome to FloydFest 19~Wild! We love you, and we can’t wait to see you again.

Their mission is to be the best music festival experience of their time; to sell a limited quantity of tickets to the highest-quality event experience, bar none, celebrating music, art and life in an intimate, visually stunning environment.

Mushpa + Mensa loves it! See you there

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!

39th Annual Apex PeakFest

Salem Street in historic downtown Apex will come alive during PeakFest!
 For more than thirty years, PeakFest has brought families together for a day of fun, food and fellowship. The event, which is referred to as an arts and crafts festival, has deep roots within the Apex community. What started as a small community day in a school parking lot has grown into an event that draws hundreds of vendors and over 22,000 people to the streets of downtown Apex. Every year, the Apex Festival Commission plans a bigger and more exciting day.

PeakFest is the largest public event in Apex and, it is about more than fun. Live music all day, artist of every kind (jewelry, pottery, watercolor and acrylic), entertainment for the kids, food that you would find at the fair, and so much more! Vendors are charged a fee to participate and businesses become sponsors, helping to offset the expenses of the day.

Mushpa + Mensa will be there!

LIVE & LOCAL SPRING FEST 2019!

Live & Local Spring Fest is produced by Artsplosure in partnership with Live It Up! Hillsborough Street. This spring celebration is your chance to join your community in celebrating the unique art, music, food and beer of North Carolina. Come out to Hillsborough Street on April 14th for an afternoon of performances on the Main Stage, a Kid’s Zone with performances and craft activities for the youngest members of our community, as well as a food truck rodeo and craft beers from our friends at Raleigh Brewing.

Mushpa + Mensa see you there!

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.

FloydFest 18~Wild

Welcome to FloydFest 18~Wild! We love you, and we can’t wait to see you again.

Their mission is to be the best music festival experience of their time; to sell a limited quantity of tickets to the highest-quality event experience, bar none, celebrating music, art and life in an intimate, visually stunning environment.

Mushpa + Mensa loves it! See you there

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