RiverArtsFest is this weekend in South Main

There’s a big festival coming up this weekend in South Main. RiverArtsFest, the largest fine arts festival in the region, happens Friday through Sunday with South Main blocked off between Huling and Webster. 180 artists will have booths along Main.

Friday is the festival’s kick-off with free admission and live music by Marcella and Her Lovers, Motel Mirrors, and Hurry for the Riff-Raff. Some of the artist vendors will have their booths open as well. Hours for Friday are 6-10 PM.

The hours for Saturday are 10 to 6, Sunday 10 to 5, with $5 admission each day. The artists will all be open for business, and there will be live music by Amy LaVere & Will Sexton, Grace Askew, The Passport, Ms. Ruby Wilson, Avon Dale, The Dead Soldiers, and many more. Here’s the list of stages and times for live music and here is a list of artists. There will be a variety of food vendors and of course, beer.

This is a great chance to get started on your holiday shopping, not only with the vendors but in the stores along South Main and surrounding streets. I’ll give the insider tip I give every year: If the guy selling cinnamon pecans is there, get them.

Sorry for missing yesterday and the short, one-topic post today. I haven’t been feeling well. I plan on getting back in the swing of things with a longer update tomorrow.