Fine art, farm-fresh food featured next Sunday in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN – If fine art and farm fresh food are your fancy, then circle the calendar to be on The Circle and downtown Georgetown this Sunday.

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

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

The rain or shine juried art event will feature artists and artisans, and area art leagues and 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.

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

Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karen Duffield says expectations are that this year’s Art Crawl will “continue to grow in both vendor participation and customer attendance.”

The annual Farmer & Foodie Festival celebrates local farmers and creates awareness of their farm fresh foods, food products, as well as their culinary and artistic talents.

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, drew attendance estimated at 1,000 people.

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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