Looking for something to do on the weekend after Labor Day. Check out the 24th Annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. It will be held on September 11th and 12th from 10 am to 4 pm.
This prestigious event brings nearly 100 artisans, selected by jury, to exhibit their arts. Sculpture, jewelry, pottery, painting, clothing, and photography are among the crafts being exhibited. Add music, food, and environmental education to this mix and you have a wonderful round out the 2-day festival.
During the crafts festival, Dr. Chifuru Noda will play acoustic guitar to set the mood. Lunch fare will feature chowder, sandwiches, pizza, hot dogs, ice cream, and scrumptious desserts.
There is also a raffle. Many of the exhibiting artists contribute a handcrafted item to the Laudholm Raffle, which also features a beautiful handmade quilt created by Laudholm volunteers. Raffle tickets can be purchased online.
“The crafts festival benefits Laudholm Trust, which supports the research, education, and stewardship programs of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve and the care of the Wells Reserve’s historic setting. “The crafts festival is our most important fund raising event of the year,” said Diana Joyner, president of Laudholm Trust. ” The money we raise helps us maintain our beautiful historic site while supporting the science and education programs of the Wells Reserve.”
Admission is $7 per person ($5 for Laudholm members). The Wells Reserve at Laudholm has a no pets, no smoking policy. For information, call 207-646-4521 or visit www.wellsreserve.org