Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

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        Second Annual Suffolk Earth and Arts Festival

Second Annual Suffolk Earth and Arts Festival



The Second Annual Suffolk Earth and Arts Festival was held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church recently in celebration of Earth Day. There was live musical entertainment throughout the day provided by Old Myrtle Jam, Brandon Bower Band, FOX and the BEAR and Madison Warner. Master Gardeners were on hand at the plant sale, and artisanal vendors, informational/environmental booths, workshops, food trucks and children's activities entertained visitors of all ages. It was a great day, with well over 1,000 people in attendance.

Its not a Suffolk festival without Mr. Peanut

Brandon Bower Band performs for the crowd in attendance at mid-day

Scott and Carrie Richardson of Lone Sycamore Farm offer goat milk soap and show off some of their baby goats

Rylee, Emily and Stacy Binley taking in the sights and sounds

Dorothy and Jack Wadell, enjoying the festival

Master Gardener Liz Maurer led a workshop on plant propagation methods and Master Gardener Ruth Burch taught a workshop on butterflies in the garden

Festival co-founders Michelle Clay and Hoyt Horton

Festival co-founder Meredith Alphin with her husband and festival volunteer, Adam

Madison Warner rounded out the day with her performance

Artist and photographer Daniel McDonald posing next to the banner that he designed for the festival. He gave a workshop on night sky photography for amateurs.

Jay Orgeron and Dixie, a barred owl, from Altons Keep Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. Photo by Daniel J.H. McDonald

Artisans and informational vendors filled the festival grounds. Pictured here is Evelyns Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Daniel J.H. McDonald

Baby goat from Lone Sycamore Farm. Photo by Daniel J.H. McDonald

Photographer Steve Yokum . Photo by Daniel J.H. McDonald

Seoul 757 Korean Taco food truck serving up their twist on Korean food to a hungry crowd. Photo by Daniel J.H. McDonald

Festival co-founders Michelle Clay and Meredith Alphin. Photo by Daniel J.H. McDonald