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The MayFaire

Country Garden Florist
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Brought to you by the people who offer our region’s popular Kriskindlmarkt, Clifton Forge School of the Arts is transforming its fabulous Mill, garden, and the banks of Smith Creek for The MayFaire, a celebration of Spring and the arts, to give visitors an opportunity to purchase plants of all kinds (bedding, perennials, hanging, and unique), and quality, handmade gifts by 40+ talented artisans for the home, garden, gardener, and Mother’s Day. $2 Cash Admission, children free. Workshops on Fairy Gardens, Herb Gardens, and Mosaic Glass Stepping Stones. Outstanding Raffle and Silent Auctions sure to please Mom, and because nothing is more wonderful than a delicious picnic on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, we are holding an exciting Silent Auction of Gourmet Picnics made by area chefs to benefit Lisa’s Kitchen, a local community service program. Picnic bidding begins Saturday morning and ends Sunday at 12:30, at which time picnicking will commence. Many food and beverage items will be for sale for morning, lunch, or take-out dining. Delicious catered spring menu throughout the weekend including hot entrees and boxed lunches. Other food vendors include fresh roasted/candied nuts, kettle corn, maple cinnamon rolls, homemade fudge, and delicious desserts like strawberry shortcake. See area artists painting in our garden and throughout the region and purchase their work at the ‘Wet Paint Sale’ at 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy performances by several groups affiliated with the School of the Arts: our Brass Ensemble, students in the Allegheny Mountain String Project of Garth Newel Music Center, and Greg Burns of Metta Vibrations.

Saturday, May 5, join us for singer/songwriter Bill Staines in Concert, Clifton Forge, VA, performing in the School’s Gallery at 7:00 p.m. Beer, wine, beverages and snacks will be sold. This concert is sponsored by Highlands Community Bank. Tickets available in advance at the School or online $15 or $20 at the door.

A full list of vendors, the entertainment schedule, and registration process for workshops can be found at www.cfsota.org and will be edited as additions are confirmed. The MayFaire is presented in partnership with Country Garden Florist and is a fundraiser for Clifton Forge School of the Arts, the community art school of the Alleghany Highlands, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Scenic, Busy, Friendly Clifton Forge, Virginia. Learn more about all there is to see and do in the area by visiting Clifton Forge Main Street or Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism.