Fall Festival Farmers’ Market
Thomaston — The Thomaston Farmers’ Market will hold a Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Thomaston Academy building, Main Street/Route 1. Hands-on activities for children include animal mask making and a costume parade led by Barefoot Books; youngsters are encouraged to bring instruments to play in the parade.
Providing tunes for the harvest stories, catching doughnuts on strings, pressing apples for cider sampling and painting pumpkins will be local folk duo Dusty & Joanna with musical colleague Ray Montana. Market fare including fresh seasonal vegetables, farm-raised meats, aged and fresh goat cheeses, scones, cakes, brewed coffee, pumpkins, gourds and more will be available, and there will be plenty of yummy sample to taste and hay bales to sit on.
Dusty and Joanna have, while living in the Midcoast for a dozen years, been playing their own brand of acoustic folk music. Joanna’s six-string guitar accompanies what she considers to be her main instrument, her voice. In addition to his distinctive autoharp playing Dusty plays guitar and is enjoying his golden years “coming to terms” with a vintage mandolin. Together they blend their voices in rich harmonies and offer an eclectic mix of songs ranging from the Carter Family to gospel, bluegrass, songs of the sea and covers of Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Robin and Linda Williams and Ian Tyson. Bass player Montana’s musical career began with a rock ‘n’ roll garage band as a teenager; now Celtic, jazz and folk are all part of his repertoire.
The final Thomaston Farmers’ Market will be held in conjunction with A Taste of Thomaston Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Knox Mansion and will feature music by the Hynd Family. For more information on the Thomaston Farmers’ Market, visit it Facebook page or call 659-2554.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or email@example.com.