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Entertainment, featured artist announced for annual Boones Creek Day

May 17th, 2013 5:58 pm by Jennifer Sprouse

Entertainment, featured artist announced for annual Boones Creek Day

Boones Creek Historical Trust board member Jimmie Hyder introduces this year's featured artist of the 4th Annual Boones Creek Day, Sharon Neuhaus.

From gospel and bluegrass music to a variety of food and art vendors, this year’s 4th Annual Boones Creek Day is sure to impress newcomers, as well as bring back regular patrons of the daylong festival.

At a scheduled news conference Friday afternoon at the Boones Creek Potters’ Gallery, board members of the Boones Creek Historical Trust announced the event schedule of musical and artistic talent that will be at this year’s festival on June 8.

Board member Jimmie Hyder said local bands SunnySide, Lonesome Pine and Third Day Resurrection would be playing for festival-goers.

“We have bluegrass and gospel music all day long,” Hyder said. “Dave Hogan from WJCW is going to be our host. We have all kinds of good food, so you can bring your chair and listen to music and eat.”

Sharon Neuhaus, this year’s featured artist, was at the news conference Friday to showcase some of her designs to board members.

Neuhaus’s designs, called “Poultry In Motion,” feature roosters and other animals on ceramics and print canvases.

Along with Neuhaus, 50 other vendors will be showcased at this year’s Boones Creek Day, including potters, jewelers and weavers, according to Jennifer Reese, owner of Boones Creek Potters’ Gallery and a member of the Historical Trust.

“We do have new artists. We get new artists every year and we just keep adding to it,” Reese said. “Boones Creek is a wonderful tight-knit community and I think the festival just showcases the wonderful history we have just in this little area.”

To keep with the historical theme, a walking tour of the Clark House, the historic green home that houses the potters’ gallery at 2362 Boones Creek Road, will also be given throughout the day of the festival to interested participants.

Boones Creek Day will begin on June 8 at 10 a.m. and will last until around 5 p.m.

The festival is the annual fundraiser for the Historical Trust, according to the release.

The cost to attend the festival is $1 for adults and children under 12 will be admitted free. Parking for the event will be in fields near the Boones Creek Potters’ Gallery.

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