Harvest Festival to help raise funds for hospice

May 24, 2013 by  

The Harvest Festival presented, by Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, is returning to Clermon for the 23rd year this June, taking place across three days. Proceeds from the festival will go to help support the Cornerstone Hospice of Love and Sumter.

The festival will feature more than 80 arts and craft vendors, musical performances by acts such as Old School, Bluestone, and Bobby Blackman, food and beverages for purchase, winery tours, and free wine samplings. Guests will also have the chance to try their hand at old fashioned grape stomping. The festival aims to introduce guests to the variety of artistic talent available in their community while offering something to everyone in the family.

Vendors taking part can rent a 10×10 space for $75 or $130 for two, but need to hurry because applications must be received by May 31. All items sold must be handmade by the artist, and it is likely that items for sale will include jewelry, pottery, paintings, ceramics, clothing and home decor. It is up to the vendor to supply a tent to showcase their works and any displays must be attractive to the organizers.

No doubt many of the vendors, who will probably come from local areas like Winter Park, will be working with local print companies to create such items as banners to tastefully draw attention to their artwork.

The Harvest Festival will take place at Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards from June 21 – 23 and can be attended free of charge. For more information, call 1-800-768-WINE.