Plans are now complete for the Lakes Region 31st Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival to be held in Meredith on Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29. The Festival will be open from 9am to 5pm each day. Established thirty years ago by area artists, the Festival, now sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank and the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce is held on the Main Street and amid the shops at the Mill Falls Marketplace. From the beginning the show has attracted high quality artists and craftsmen and continues to be one of the most respected arts and crafts events in the Lakes Region.
The juried artists and craftsmen will present high quality merchandise. Featured in the craft category will be pottery, leather, wood products, weaving, quilting, metal sculpture, jewelry, baskets, dolls, and toys. Art will include watercolor, oil paintings, pen and ink drawings, photography, and theorem paintings.
Musical entertainment will take place both days on the Main Street Stage. Mark Elbaum will perform both days and will play music from every era and Saturday’s entertainment will feature Phil and Janet Sanguedolce and John Melisi and Steve Carter playing the saxophone and guitar. On Sunday Ray Porcell and Lil’ Penny will play for the crowd. Various forms of music including big band, swing, down country, island, rhythm and blues as well as classic and contemporary rock and roll will be also be performed.
Several Meredith organizations including the Kiwanis Club, the Snow Streakers Snowmobile Club, the American Legion and the Meredith Masons will be offering a variety of culinary delights. Included will be sandwiches, hot dogs, popcorn, fried dough, homemade pies, and snow cones. A shuttle service will be available to shuttle people to and from the Main Street from both the north and south sides of Route 3. The event will be held rain or shine and further information may be obtained by contacting the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at 279-6121.