On Saturday June 8 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Roanoke County’s Explore Park will host the second of three Artisan Saturdays in 2019. This event is FREE and fun for all ages. Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, at milepost 115, the Visitor Center and Gift Shop will have local artisans on hand to demonstrate a number of uniquely different crafts and skills.
The day will include demonstrations from many Explore Park gift shop artisans who create an array of unique items, such as fused glass, pottery, ink art, plein air paintings, fiber art, leather crafts and one of a kind handmade jewelry.
Bo and Bobby Bolinsky from Fair Acres Alpaca Farm will provide “raw alpaca fleece” Spinning Wheel and hand-knitting demonstrations, throughout the day. Alpaca products are “itch free”, warmer, softer and lighter in weight than wool and comes in an array of 22 natural shades.
Carolyn Feagans, a popular local author, will once again be available for book signings throughout the day. Along with Mountain Grille Concessions to satisfy your lunch cravings, Food and entertainment go hand in hand, so guests can enjoy the fun filled day with local fan favorite Tim Martin who will provide live entertainment from 11 am -3 pm.
The June week’s nature theme is Backyard Animals. Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s staff naturalist will amaze children of all ages from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. In addition, children will have the opportunity to play with life size games and creative puzzles as well as create a Flower Craft.
Explore Park’s hiking and biking trails provide a great way to extend the day as well as the opportunity to fish and along the Roanoke River -or visit the museum located in the Visitor Center. For more information on Artisan Saturdays please call (540) 427.1800 or visit us on the web at www.RoanokeCountyParks.com