Pierce City Arts Festival set for May 4
Saturday, April 27, 2019
By Murray Bishoff [email protected]
Live music, artisan booths, activities planned at Jolly Mill
Activities will run throughout the day on May 4 at the 11th annual Pierce City Arts Festival, held at the Jolly Mill Park, 10 miles southeast of Monett.
According to Becky Golubski, event coordinator with the Pierce City Arts Council, artisans will set up booths on both sides of the Children's Creek that runs through the park. The fourth annual photography show will open at 10 a.m. in the Chapman School, running until 4 p.m. One booth will also exhibit works from the Draw Pierce City contest.
Opening ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. A biscuits and gravy breakfast, served by the Brown Bag Breakroom of Monett, will be available at the mill.
The 5K Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m., ending at the starting live at the mill.
Live music starts at 10 a.m. with the Creekband FM, followed by Caleb Miller at noon, Dillon Leggett at 12:30 p.m., Preston Buehlig at 2 p.m., and the Creekband FM returning to close the day from 3:30-4 p.m.
Neva Welters will play her hammered dulcimer throughout the day. Dancers from St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Monett will present Mexican folkloric dances at 1 p.m., all from the bandstand.
The duck race will be held at noon in the water.
Additional features will include a kite-making session for children, led by Don and Vicki Iman. Free root beer floats will be offered from 1-2 p.m.
The Keltoi Winery, White Mule Distillery, Indian Springs Brewery and Mother's Brewing Company will provide samples of their creations in the Taster's Garden, available for a $7 donation to those 21 and older.
The event is co-sponsored by the Jolly Mill Park Board.
Admission and parking are free for the day. Vendor information is available by contacting Golubski at 417-489-3041.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the 10th annual Pierce City Arts Festival a success! See you next year!
10th Annual Pierce City Arts Festival at Jolly Mill Park
Pierce City Arts Council would like to say thank you to our sponsors of the 10th Annual Arts Festival in 2018.PlatinumMEA FinancialGoldThe Clay CupNeosho Arts CouncilFirst State BankSilverCrown Double K RealtyMonett MufflersEFCOBroken Store AntiquesHuffmaster Insuranceown PharmacyCNBThe Cottage Art StudioMain Street StorageJolly Mill ChallengeWashburn PrintingAll Things FiberStanphill SanitationBull Run Beef JerkyAffordable PropaneEdward JonesGary White SignsBronzeRose Cottage SalonPrice CutterAbout Anywhere Porta Potties
Katherine (Katie Still) was the 2016 recipient of Brian Andelin Memorial Pierce City Arts Council Art Scholarship in the amount of $500.
PHOTOS OF THE 2015 PIERCE CITY ARTS FESTIVAL, MAY 16, 2015. Go to the photo gallery page for photos from the 2015 festival
OR CLICK THE LINK FOR FESTIVAL PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK
Stop by the Pierce City Branch Library to see the mural, "Pierce City Remembered." Sponsored by the Pierce City Arts Council (PCAC). Mural created by artist Sherry Pettey, who donated her time and talents.
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