By Nancy Mohn Barnard

It’s time for everyone’s favorite festival! The spring Violet Crown Festival will be held Saturday, May 7th from 10 am – 5 pm.  Join your friends and neighbors for a lively day full of stellar local art, music, and food – plus kids’ activities! The festival will be located in the west parking lot of Brentwood Elementary School (accessible from Yates). Plan on walking or biking, as parking will be tricky.

The Violet Crown Festival is a shopper’s paradise for anyone who loves beautiful, locally made goods. Fifty local artists and craft-makers will be showcasing their unique wares. Don’t miss this opportunity to buy something special for yourself or for a loved one (hint: Mother’s Day is the very next day.

We have some great entertainment planned for this year’s festival. On the music stage we have an impressive line-up that includes Feet First, Jungle Jill and the Jaybirds (great for kids!), Fingers and Lips, the Ron Titter Band, Punch Card, and Don Leady and his Rockin’ Review (Please check our website for specific times). In addition, there will be jugglers and the infamous tree man. Children will have the opportunity to enjoy over 20 kids’ activities including spin art, Legos with Snapology, face painting, mother’s day crafts and many more.

This year’s festival will also provide a unique opportunity to support local schools. The silent auction and raffle will benefit the McCallum Band who is fundraising for a trip to Carnegie Hall. Make sure to stop by the Silent Auction tent and enjoy some good-natured bidding on items that will help make the band’s trip a reality.

As usual this festival would not be possible without the generous support of our gold sponsors. Please show some love to Snapology, DPS Credit Union, Grande Communications, Burnet Road Storage, Juice Homes and Dave’s Ultimate Automotive.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Nancy Mohn Barnard at 512.914.2917 or okra [Email address: okra #AT# austin.rr.com - replace #AT# with @ ]. We look forward to seeing you at the festival!