Attendees also may bring guitars, kazoos, washboards, mandolins, banjos and other instruments to a “jam tent” near the pond.
Paras imagines art mediums ranging from drawing, painting and sculpture to glass blowing, jewelry making, leatherwork and woodwork. "Whether classical or eccentric, we are looking to showcase art that is uniquely handcrafted, and preferably noncommercial." Hillenbrand says about 24 artists will display their works for sale in tents around the farm's pond. Some of the artists can be viewed at http://baconbluesandbrew.com/artists/.
Two stations will offer beer and Ertel Cellars Winery varietals. Beer, wine and liquor also can be purchased in the lodge bar.
Of the food, Hillenbrand says, "Everything is made from scratch and most of it is raised or grown here on the farm."
Outside food, coolers and pets are not allowed.
Ticket prices are Friday, $25; Saturday, $40; Friday and Saturday, $50; VIP, $25 extra. VIP ticket sales are limited to 125.
The Rural Alliance for the Arts is a fest sponsor, "but this first year is a for-profit production of Walhill Farm," according to the owner. "If the area does indeed support the venture, we will plan on bringing on a charity (to benefit) next year."