Farmers, foodies and fine art featured in Georgetown event

GEORGETOWN – The 2015 Historic Georgetown Art Crawl will be held in conjunction with the 6th Annual Farmer & Foodie Festival Sunday, Sept. 13.

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Farm fresh foods, fine art and photography are just some of the features at the Historic Georgetown Art Crawl and the 6th Annual Farmer & Foodie Festival Sunday, Sept. 13.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Georgetown.

This is a rain or shine juried art event, and will feature artists and artisans, and area art leagues & art guilds from throughout our region.

Started by Bruce and Chuck Mead-e, owners of the Upper Crust Coffee Shop and Donna & Charlie Koskey of Chardon Jewelers in Georgetown, the inaugural Art Crawl was held in 2013, with over 40 participating artists.

“We have great expectations that this year’s Art Crawl will continue to grow in both vendor participation and customer attendance,” said Greater Georgetown Chamber of commerce Executive Director, Karen Duffield.

Artists’ specialties that will be on display include photography, watercolor, jewelry design, wood carving, and other mixed media creations.

The Annual Farmer & Foodie Festival celebrates our local farmers and creates awareness of their farm fresh foods, food products, as well as, their culinary and artistic talents. The hope is that through these types of events, sustainable relationships will form between farmer and customer, and artisanal food & products will be valued over any others. Farmer and foodie vendor participation is limited to farmers, producers and artisans selling their homemade products; resale of manufactured products is not permitted.

The brainchild of Lynn Lester of The Brick Hotel, the Farmer & Foodie Fest has progressively grown in attendance and popularity since it was first held in 2010.

Last year’s festival, held jointly with the Historic Georgetown Art Crawl, spurred an estimated 1,000 people to attend.

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With assistance from Makayla Brittingham at the Wax Hands booth, Emma Duffield of Milton gets a wax replica of her hand during last year’s Historic Georgetown Art Crawl and Farmer & Foodie Festival.

In addition to farm vendors, there will be hayrides, pumpkin painting, horse and carriage rides and other kid-friendly activities planned.

Featured for the first time at the Farmer & Foodie Fest will be Peter Rabbit’s Misadventures in Farmer McGregor’s Garden, an educational puppet show presented by volunteers of Sussex County Master Gardeners. Children will learn bits of Botany, Agriculture, Food Culture, Nutrition, and Entomology while being entertained by and interacting with Peter Rabbit, and other visitors to Farmer McGregor garden! Three 30 minute performances will be scheduled throughout the day.

“The purposeful blending of a distinctly cultural program with a rural one is unique, and can be a great stimulus to economic development,” said Ms. Duffield. “It brings our town special exposure and attracts a greater and more diverse market of visitor and consumer to Georgetown.”

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