May 12th was a day to remember for our sweet community. It wasn’t too hot, it wasn’t too cold, and the food, music, and company were spot-on. Mayfest is our annual party with plants happening the day before Mother’s Day every year. It’s an opportunity for everyone to embrace a third place—a place that is separate from work and home—that you simply get to be.
Our day included a diverse array of performers that left everyone filled to the brim: Dawn Tanner (acoustic folk), Mama Caught Fire (3-part vocal harmony), The Old Smugglers (junkyard shanty pirate rock), and Just Wulf (hip-hop). If you weren’t able to see them, look these artists up—they’re unique, skilled, and deserve attention!
Folks were able to satisfy their appetites: Foxy Falafel served up delicious eats, Urban Growler Brewing made it possible to grab a brewski. Vendors had samples galore: Harmless Harvest Coconut Water, Salad Girl Dressing, Klarbrunn Sparkling Water, Folly Coffee, Equal Exchange Chocolate, Whole Grain Milling Tortilla Chips, Late July Salsa, Beauty Full Day Body Care.
But that’s not all! Kids were able to get their faces painted. The Baron of Bubble filled the land with soapy-bubbly goodness. Community partners shared resources: Transition Town ASAP sported a solar oven, The Wildflower Project was present with passion, Master Gardeners’ expertise gave everyone confidence in their gardening abilities, Harvest Moon Edible Landscapes shared info about sustainable gardens, St. Anthony Park Community Council created connections.
Thanks to everyone who made this event happen, plus all who joined in the fun. See you next year!
Article by Brianna Darling
Photos by Linda Andersen
Read more about the Mayfest musicians here