Moss Mansion celebrates 31 years of SpringFest

Billings Highlights
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EVERYTHING IS FUN WHEN YOU TURN 31!

On Saturday, June 1st, the Moss Mansion will celebrate 31 years of SpringFest, one of the most anticipated juried art shows in Billings, MT.  Located on the beautiful lawn of the Moss, SpringFest delivers a day of shopping, live entertainment, delicious food and fun activities for kids, all surrounded by the stately Juniper hedge and colorful flowers lovingly planted by gardening volunteers.

“I look forward to shopping at SpringFest every year”, says Moss Mansion Director, Jenna Peete.  “There are so many unique treasures to be found!  One can’t help but get caught up in the atmosphere of friendly artists, smiling volunteers, lively music at every turn, and the smells of barbeque wafting through the air.”  

The day begins with a delicious pancake breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Then from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. shoppers will delight as they explore the booths of over 50 regional artists featuring handcrafted items such as jewelry, leather goods, metal sculpture, photography, pottery, paintings, and more.  

A variety of foods including tacos and burgers, plus beverages including mimosas, Bloody Marys, wine and locally brewed beer are on hand to fuel your day of shopping.  And, for anyone with a sweet tooth, there’s kettle corn, homemade baked goods and Brockel’s Chocolates.  

Watch artists demonstrate their work or take in the sights and sounds of performers at three stages – the veranda, driveway and courtyard.  We invite you to pull up a chair and stay a while to enjoy local performers like Arterial Drive, Song Dog Serenade, Cheyenne Sage, Claddagh Academy of Irish Dancers and Wildwood Cloggers. 

Little ones will also find fun things to do in the children’s area complete with games, face painting, sno-cones and cotton candy.

Admission to SpringFest is free!  The Moss Mansion, located at 914 Division St., Billings, MT, will be open for self-guided tours from 10am – 4pm at regular tour prices, plus the gift shop will also be open.  

For tour pricing and additional details visit mossmansion.com.  All proceeds from artist booth fees, donation jars and food and drink sales benefit Moss Mansion’s operations and preservation projects. 

All-day Entertainment

At the Veranda 
8:45   a.m. – Song Dog Serenade
10:00 a.m. – Cheyenne Sage
11:30 a.m. – Arterial Drive
1:30   p.m. – Brad Welbes
3:00   p.m. – Steve Lebruska

At the Driveway
10:00 a.m. – Claddagh Academy of Irish Dancers
11:00 a.m. – Gene Allen and Friends
12:00 p.m. – OULA Fitness and Pound Mash-up Class
1:00   p.m. – Wildwood Cloggers
2:00   p.m. – Rimview Dance Studio

At the Courtyard
8:30   a.m. – Russ Engesser
11:00 a.m. – Dennis Nettiksimmons
12:00 p.m. – Ben McKee
1:00   p.m. – John Adams
3:00   p.m. – Paul Mehlhaff
 

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