Palmer is the place to be this weekend as the popular Midsummer Garden and Art Faire takes over the downtown area on Saturday.
Hosted by the Palmer Museum of History and Art, the one-day event gets more and more popular every summer. It's a chance to take in a gardening workshop, shop from local vendors, enjoy live music and much more.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, there will be booths throughout Palmer, featuring local food and beverage vendors, nurseries, gardeners, artists and more. It's a great place to shop for unique arts and crafts, plants, flowers, vegetables and more - and support small local businesses. Also throughout the day, there will be workshops in various locations covering a wide variety of topics - growing and using herbs, flower arranging, brewing, composting and mushroom identification are just a few of the workshops planned.
Those looking for live music won't have to search far - there are three different stages set up, with musicians playing from noon to 10 p.m. on all three. The Palmer City Alehouse stage features Ukulele Russ, JWB, Adam Patterson and Heavy Hearts, Bucket O Fish and the John Budnik Band. The 95.5 Hatcher Pass Radio stage features John Cook, Brother Shane, Emma Hill and a second performance by Ukulele Russ. The Art of Music stage at the Palmer Museum focuses on the artistic edge of local music featuring local musicians who offer unique sounds. Appearing on that stage are Meggie Aube, Boogie Willis on the harp, Bucket O Fish and Tim Grady and Friends.
The Rhubarb Rumble is back at the Garden and Art Faire once again. Local restaurants and caterers compete in this recipe/cooking competition in which all the dishes feature rhubarb as the main ingredient. Attendees of the faire will have the opportunity to taste the dishes and vote on the overall winner, who will then get to display the Rhubarb Rumble trophy at their place of business for the next year.
Come on out to downtown Palmer this Saturday - there really is something for everyone!