The historic Moss Mansion is gearing up for its 34th annual Springfest art festival June 4 on the lawn outside of the mansion. With live music and over fifty vendor booths to choose from, the Spring Fest has something for everyone to enjoy!
The event kicks off with a delicious pancake breakfast at 8:30, complete with optional whip cream, strawberries, and sausage. Mimosas and bloody marys will also be available. After that, people can wander the grounds and explore all the booths and entertainment happening at Springfest.
Artists from across the state and surrounding area can showcase their beautiful artwork that guests can purchase. Spring Fest coordinator Stacey Jacobs says there will be many types of art, including jewelry, stained glass, and string art. Several wood artists will also have products like wooden pens, cutting boards, pizza cutters, and even ice cream scoops. Local artist Sarah Williams is returning this year to sell her one-of-a-kind artwork. Sarah creates handmade journals out of vintage books from the 1900s.
On top of the artist’s booths, there will also be food and drink booths to choose from and a kids’ booth with cotton candy, snow cones, and face painting.
The entertainment schedule for Springfest goes on at three different locations outside. Behind the back courtyard will be musicians playing live music from Brad Welbes, Lindsey Jacobsen, Sofia, and accordion player Russ Engesser. The driveway will have live dancers and musicians, including the Rimview Dance Studio. There will also be performances from the Mandela effect and song dogs serenade. The veranda corner porch of the mansion has live entertainment from John Adams and Second Avenue Stompers. There will also be performances from Christina and Friends and Ellen and the Old School.
Live art demonstrations will also take place where artists can paint a masterpiece while others watch. Springfest is free to attend and all the proceeds from the event go directly to the Moss Mansion.