Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Saturday, June 23, 2018

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BETHLEHEM – “The Farm-Art Festival – Inspired By Nature” is a celebration of local artists, small farms, artisan food producers and the Clay & Wattles Theater Company that will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 28 at The Gary The Olivia Theater, 249 Flanders Road, on the grounds of the Abbey of Regina Laudis.

Artists Suzan Scott and Marc Chabot will join other local artists displaying their work in different mediums. All of the art work will be for sale.

The artists will be joined by local and regional food artisans presenting cheeses, jams and condiments, baked goods, chocolates, meats, produce, honey, wine and beer. Featured venders and their items will include Bethlehem's own Percy Thomson Meadows Farm, offering lamb, beef, pork and produce; Sunset Meadow Winery, selling boutique wines; Two Roads Brewing, with craft beers; and Artisan Made America, offering local and regional award-winning cheeses.

Each vendor will feature a food item on the tasting menu for festival-goers to sample, and all food items at the festival will be for sale.

During the festival, there also will be performances by Clay & Wattles Theater Company members and special guests. It will be held in a roofed, open-air theater rain or shine.

A portion of the festival’s proceeds will go to support Clay & Wattles Theater Company, a 501 (c)(3) educational and performing arts nonprofit organization.

Admission costs $12 and tickets may be purchased online through May 15 at At the gate, admission will cost $15.