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Halicraft Art Festival is for everyone

SoVaNow.com / April 03, 2014
Everything is coming together for the upcoming Halicraft Art Festival to be held on Saturday, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the town of Halifax. The event is the work of the Halifax Village Association and its goal is to help raise funds for the town clock project. The festival will host artists on the courthouse lawn, food vendors, a wine garden, and crafters on the street in partnership with a market bazaar at the Farmer’s Market building.

The festival will feature some delicious food vendors. In addition to Sweets and Treats by Greeks, a mouthwatering Greek food truck, the festival will offer a few other additions. Sara Festivals will feature a wide range of food including lebonese, veggie pitas, ribbon fries, fresh lemonade, and so much more. Bare Bones, a food truck from Clarksville, features homemade sausages, BBQ, crabcake sandwiches, and panko crusted oysters if available.

Children will delight in stopping by a sunshine yellow food truck offering snowcones and cotton candy by Stak Snowcones.

Festival-goers can rest at the Town Hall Plaza Wine Garden and enjoy a tasting or glass of wine from one of three local wine vendors. Bright Meadows, Hunting Creek, and San Soucy Vineyards will be offering wines from grapes grown and processed at their vineyards.

A wide range of artists and crafters have been lining up to be a part of the festival. The courthouse lawn will feature oil and acrylic painters, photographers, jewelers, fused glass artists and ceramicists. The streets will be lined with crafters offering handmade doll dresses, hair bows, wooden bowls and pens, photography, jewelry, handmade bags and so much more, There will even an historical book author.

The Halifax Village Association, in partnership with some of the artists, will be rafflling off individual artwork and craft pieces to help raise additional funds for the clock project. Guests will be able to purchase tickets and deposit them into the entry boxes located within the participant’s booths. Tickets will be sold for one dollar each, twelve for ten dollars, or thirty tickets for twenty dollars. Festival guests can choose to deposit individual tickets into each box as they stroll amongst the artists, or pack as many tickets as they want into a single entry box. Local artist Mary Anne Terry, who was unable to attend Halicraft, has kindly donated one of her pressed tobacco leaf platters towards the raffle. Tickets for the leaf may be purchased ahead of the festival at the Packhouse restaurant.

Children’s art activities will take place all throughout the festival, and a special area will be set up at the end of the Library parking lot with art activities and a bounce house. The locations of the children’s activities will be highlighted on a map that will be handed out on the day of the festival to ensure that your little ones know where to go for endless fun. Maps of the event will also be available ahead of the event at local Town of Halifax businesses along Main St.

Please visit http://www.halicraft.wix.com/festival, like the Facebook page HYPERLINK http://www.facebook.com/halicraftartfestival, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information. A few craft and art locations are still available for interested vendors. Please contact the festival if you would like to participate.

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