Arts & Entertainment

Indie Craft Village to entertain

By: Megan Lux ~Staff Writer~

Midpoint Indie Craft Village will take place this weekend in Washington Park. Midpoint Indie Craft Village, sponsored by P&G, is part of the annual Midpoint music festival. According to its website, Midpoint has become the place to discover contemporary music and is filled with young creative talent. While the concerts on the main stage require the purchase of a ticket, the Indie Midpoint Craft Village is free. The festival will begin in the craft village with a performance from the band JR JR (formally known as Dale Earnhardt Jr.Jr.).

Along with some free performances, Midpoint Indie Craft Village will feature vendors, craft beer sellers and handmade arts and crafts. Whether you like homemade gifts and décor, jewelry, photography or other art forms, Midpoint Indie Craft Village is sure to have something for everyone. One group that will be at the Midpoint Indie Craft village is Candle With a Cause. According to its website, the candles are local, sustainable and meaningful. With scents like strawberry and lilac, roasted pumpkin chestnut and lavender honeysuckle, you will definitely want to check out the products. Twenty-five percent of proceeds from each candle sold goes directly to a non profit organization. For more information about beneficiaries, go to candlewithacause. com.

If looking at arts and crafts (and smelling candles) makes you hungry and thirsty, there will be plenty of vendors and craft beer sellers to satisfy your needs. Vinnie’s Gourmet Pretzels as well as Hungry Bro’s Food Truck are just a couple examples of local vendors who will be present at the village. Accompanying these vendors will be local breweries such as Taft’s Ale House and Madtree Brewing.

Christian Moerlein is the official beer sponsor of this event. Founded in Over-the-Rhine, Moerlein Lager House is known for brewing excellent beers with only using four ingredients: malted barley, hops, water and yeast. The Midpoint Indie Craft Village will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 25., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the south end of Washington Park .

For more information regarding the Indie Midpoint Craft Village visit their website at mpfm.com/ indie-craft-village.