Food trucks and music acts are set for the first annual Farm and Folk Festival in Glastonbury.
By Peter Marteka | Hartford Courant
The Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce has secured its musical acts and the “first wave” of food trucks for its first Connecticut Farm & Folk Festival later in the spring.
The chamber announced the 12 musical acts that will be performing on two stages – the town showmobile and and acoustic stage on the grounds of the Glastonbury Elks Lodge June 6. The acts include The Sea The Sea; Kate Callahan; I Anbassa; John Mayock & The Homesteaders; Hannah Fair, Meredith Rose; Canyon; Frank Critelli; Andy Wakeman; The Rivergods; Orders; and Ashley Hamel.
“Somebody can literally come and listen to every note of music if they wanted to,” Chip McCabe, the chamber’s marketing and communications manager and one of the event’s organizers said Monday. “It’s really coming together just like we anticipated it would. It should be a spectacular event.”
The festival – a Connecticut version of Farm Aid – will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds located at 98 Woodland St. in South Glastonbury. Admission is $5 with children 5 and under free.
The food trucks will include NoRa Cupcakes; Mercado Foods; Silver Platter; Poutine Gourmet; Chet’s Italian Ice; Taking Care of Tummies; EzsTreats; and Chomper’s. McCabe said there is still room for four or five more trucks.
The event will also host a farmer’s market featuring dozens of farmers and vendors from Glastonbury and the surrounding area. McCabe said South Glastonbury’s Killam & Bassette Farmstead is finalizing the list of market participants.
The chamber also announced Monday it will donate a portion of the proceeds to Glastonbury High School’s Regional Agricultural Science and Technology Center. The center provides agricultural science and technology education. Programs include instruction in plant and animal science, agricultural mechanics, food science, biotechnology, aquaculture and agribusiness.
“We were brainstorming different organizations we could help and we went with them because they are educating the next generations of farmers and it has a regional feel to it. It was a perfect match for us,” McCabe said.