16th Annual Lakeville Arts and Music Festival scheduled for October 2


The 16th annual Lakeville Arts and Music Festival is scheduled for this Saturday (October 2) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Rain or shine, the Festival is a fun time full of activities, music and shopping, and it’s all free.

Among the musicians scheduled in the field is Blake Gorman, a resident of Lakeville, who performs rock, pop, country / folk and original songs. Additionally, NoteAble Blend, a chapter of Harmony Inc., is an energetic a cappella female barber choir who shares a passion for singing and friendship.

Balloon artist / sculptor Ed Popielarczyk will be inside the Lakeville library between 11am and 2pm. With the balloons, he makes hundreds of items such as hats, animals, airplanes, cartoon characters, flowers, motorcycles and more.

The Old Colony Highlander Bag Pipe Band will perform with their usual high intensity performance to wow crowds and make people want to learn more about the bagpipe and drumming culture of the Great Highlands.

Balloon artist / sculptor Ed Popielarczyk
The Old Colony Highlander Bag Pipe Band

There will be over 40 expert craftsmen selling unique handmade items such as photography, honey, CBD ointments, several types of textiles, jewelry, honey, jams and jellies, glass ornaments and polymer clay, seasonal wood panels, decoys, various styles of stoneware pottery, as well as natural body care products, to name a few.

There will also be a variety of breakfast foods sold by two local groups and information tables for nonprofits.

Inside the historic Lakeville Town Hall you will find the silent auction tables featuring items donated by our participating artisans / craftspeople, gift certificates and / or special gifts from local businesses including a gift certificate from the Narrows Center for Performing Arts, Liberty and Union Ale House, Berkley Brewing, Pet Food Shoppe, LeBaron Hills Country Club, The Back Nine and Poquoy Brook Golf Club, to name a few.

Parking is plentiful. The Assawompset School parking lot on Main Street is a designated location approximately a quarter mile from the festivities. For emergency reasons, please do not park on lawns of private property or around the library aisle.

This free event is supported in part by the Lakeville Arts Council, as well as grants from the Freetown and Middleborough Cultural Councils.

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