Artoberfest

By on 21 September, 2016 in Art, Fun, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Screen Shot 2016-09-19 at 11.30.34 AMAh. The light is changing. Mornings and some evenings are cooler. It’s fall in Capitol Heights, and we love it! However, my garden is not cooperating. No spider lilies. No sunflowers. But another harbinger of fall is in full swing: the Capitol Heights Artoberfest.

On Saturday, October 8, from 9:00 to 1:00, all kinds of artists will show their wares in shady Armstrong Park at the corner of Madison and North California Avenue. A craft table should keep the children amused while parents shop for early Christmas presents and marvel at the creativity of their Montgomery neighbors. If the little darlings tire of being creative, they can vent their energy on the playground equipment because the adults will have some serious browsing to do.

Lisa Lennox will be there with her fabulous pottery. Barbara Hightower is going to have a table featuring her knitted creations. I haven’t ever seen them, and I am really looking forward to that. Jenn Z. Wolfe will have sewing goods, homemade soaps, and wood decorations. Deborah Nix is showing her decorated boards. Debbie Johnson has a table for her fabric purses. Savannah Pruitt is offering her handmade rings and earrings. After buying new jewelry, check out new makeup at Mae Tullis’s Mary Kay display. Don and Pat Tomberlin have some pencil drawings and handmade purses. Tricia Crowley and Carolyn Gomillion have potted some beautiful plants for your home or office. Alyssa Long will be showing calligraphy. Caitlin Smith’s table will feature art and shirts. And Ruby Rawlinson helps us get a jump on the holidays with handmade Christmas decorations!

And the fun keeps on coming. Musicians will be playing in the bandstand starting at 9:00 with Roger Burdette. Hardy Ulmet starts at 10:00. The Old Alabama Town Revue’s Rockin Larry Gobrect goes on at 11:00, and yours truly will close it down from 12:00-1:00.

Food!! Yes, there will be food and something very special. D’road Café will be there with empanadas and coffee. Yum! And of course there are serious rumors of a table dedicated to homemade baked goods.

Beautiful fall weather, neighbors, friends, food, music, handmade gifts. It’s all going to happen at Armstrong Park on the corner of Madison and North Carolina Avenue in historic Capitol Heights on Saturday, October 8 from 9-1:00 for Artoberfest.

Karren Pell is a writer, teacher, and performer who lives with her husband, Tim Henderson, and an assortment of cats and dogs in Capitol Heights. She is the author of three books. Her musical compositions range from commercial songs to theatrical works, with five musical adaptations to her credit.

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