Two exceptional events are happening this weekend in Cedar Rapids, and fortunately, you won’t have to choose between them.
The annual Brucemore Garden & Art Show returns from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, followed by Market After Dark, the nighttime version of the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market, from 6:30 to 11 p.m.
Market After Dark debuted last year to mark the 10th anniversary of the Downtown Farmers Market, with an overwhelming response. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is bringing it back, with more vendors – 90 this year – entertainment and a few tweaks.
One of those tweaks is expanding the footprint to lessen congestion; another is a change in the alcohol rules. Customers of participating downtown bars will be allowed to carry beer or wine from those establishments throughout the market venue. See more about the new rules and find a map of the market at the Economic Alliance website.
The annual Brucemore Garden & Art Show will return Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. amidst the historic charm of the Brucemore gardens and landscape.
More than 45 artists and garden vendors from across the Midwest will share their expertise by showcasing unique products, vivid presentations, and pertinent information, including ceramics, plantings, jewelry, sculpture, glass, textiles, and more.
Main Stage (Located in the Brucemore Visitor Center)
10:00 – 10:45 AM: Essential Oils, Jacqueline Kamin
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 AM: Brucemore’s Grant Wood Sleeping Porch: More than a Porch, More than a Painter, Jessica Peel-Austin and Brett Lobello, Brucemore
12:00 – 12:45 PM: Growing Community with Local Producers, Genie Maybanks, New Pioneer Co-Op
1:00 – 1:45 PM: Pleasing the Bees and Butterflies: Planting for Pollinators, Becky Lynch, Linn County Master Gardeners
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Beyond the Mansion: A Walking Tour of Brucemore’s Historic Estate by David Morton, Brucemore
Event and Ticket Information:
Admission is FREE!
No pets, coolers, or outside food allowed during the event. Food and beverage vendors will be available on-site.
Parking is off-site.
Shuttle buses to and from Brucemore will be available from Washington High School, 2205 Forest Dr. SE. Shuttles run approximately every thirty minutes.
Handicap parking is available on-site by entering the First Avenue entrance only.
Presenting Sponsor: New Pioneer Food Co-Op
Supporting Sponsors: Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency and Ingredion Inc.