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Mountain Music Festival 2019

Boom, come have an good time with Mushpa + Mensa and all the other amazing peeps bringing the good vibrations!

The Line-Up: http://mountainmusicfestwv.com/lineup/

Fun in the Sun: https://aceraft.com/

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!

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.

38th 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.

NC Pickle Festival

The North Carolina Pickle Festival was first held on September 12, 1987 when the entire event was held in a three block section of Center Street in downtown Mount Olive.
Today, the event has spread to encompass nearly all of Mount Olive’s downtown business area, grown to thousands of attendees.
The festival features live entertainment, an antique car show, carnival rides, petting zoo, games, food, vendors, vintage farm equipment display – and of course, lots of pickles to eat.

Made in NC 2018

Mushpa + Mensa will be parked outside this event so feel free to walk on into the Magical Mobile Art Machine. Then go inside to check out the other amazing artisans!!! This was the first ever event we did with Maya! Just in case they ask you on trivia night!

– Mushpa + Mensa

The Brooklyn Arts Center is back with another fantastic community marketplace event! This year’s Made in NC show happens on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 1, from noon to 5 p.m., and will feature more than 50 of North Carolina’s finest artisans, creators, and crafters in the BAC’s church and on both floors of The Annex.

As always, your $5 admission is good for both days of the event and enters you into the event raffle, drawn all day both Saturday and Sunday—didn’t someone say dozens of winners! The vendors of Made in NC generously donate items to the raffle, sending lots of lucky attendees home with a free piece of handmade treasure.

On Saturday, Catch the Food Truck will be parked out front serving up tacos made with local seafood and organic produce. Sunday’s featured food truck is Yehmon51, a Jamaican-themed truck offering wings, ribs, and more. All weekend, Spoonfed Kitchen & Bakeshop will be in The Annex as a full-service coffee shop, with baked goods and fantastic coffees and teas available for you to sip and snack while you shop.

Admission is (still!) only $5, and children 12 and under are free. There’s plenty of free on-street parking in the BAC neighborhood. For more information, and to be introduced to this year’s vendors, follow the BAC on Instagram

 

Made in NC 2018

Mushpa + Mensa will be parked outside this event so feel free to walk on into the Magical Mobile Art Machine. Then go inside to check out the other amazing artisans!!! This was the first ever event we did with Maya! Just in case they ask you on trivia night!

– Mushpa + Mensa

The Brooklyn Arts Center is back with another fantastic community marketplace event! This year’s Made in NC show happens on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 1, from noon to 5 p.m., and will feature more than 50 of North Carolina’s finest artisans, creators, and crafters in the BAC’s church and on both floors of The Annex.

As always, your $5 admission is good for both days of the event and enters you into the event raffle, drawn all day both Saturday and Sunday—didn’t someone say dozens of winners! The vendors of Made in NC generously donate items to the raffle, sending lots of lucky attendees home with a free piece of handmade treasure.

On Saturday, Catch the Food Truck will be parked out front serving up tacos made with local seafood and organic produce. Sunday’s featured food truck is Yehmon51, a Jamaican-themed truck offering wings, ribs, and more. All weekend, Spoonfed Kitchen & Bakeshop will be in The Annex as a full-service coffee shop, with baked goods and fantastic coffees and teas available for you to sip and snack while you shop.

Admission is (still!) only $5, and children 12 and under are free. There’s plenty of free on-street parking in the BAC neighborhood. For more information, and to be introduced to this year’s vendors, follow the BAC on Instagram

 

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.