Elderberry Festival Wrap Up for 2014

Elderberry Festival Wrap Up for 2014

Norm's Farms Elderberry Festival 2014

After months of planning and anticipation, the Norm's Farms Elderberry Festival 2014 finally happened on August 23. We can't believe that it is over already...wish we could bottle the great community spirit that makes an amazing event like this happen!  By all accounts it was a smashing success.  This annual festival of ours is our way of giving back to our local community which continues to help us so much with Norm's Farms.   I'm happy to report that this Party with a Purpose was a whole lot of fun!

We owe a huge thank you to DJ Aurora at 103.5 WCOM in Carrboro, North Carolina for the many great radio shows she did publicizing our little festival prior to and on the day of the event.   DJ Dawn invited Elderberry Festival musicians and volunteers onto her radio show for some live music and fun elderberry talk.  Thank you DJ Aurora!

Elderberry Festival Entertainment

The 31 Bands that played this year on 5 different stages were all SPECTACULAR!  We are so blessed to live in a community full of so much local talent!  Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talents with all of us; we had the best time and enjoyed your music so much!

 Great Food at the Elderberry Festival

We had some great vendors this year in our Vendor Village!  Little Dippers created 3 amazing Italian Ices featuring Norm's Farms Elderberry.  My favorite was the "Ruby Red"  featuring Cranberry, Cherry and Elderberry...totally yummy! Bear Creek Brews had an incredible Elderberry Beer, and Full Steam Brewery made and donated Elderflower Beer to the event, too.

 Nothing beats an Elderberry Festival Volunteer

And that brings me to the great volunteers that helped in big and small ways to make this festival the special event that it was.  We are forever thankful for each and every one of you.  We owe a lifetime of gratitude to Cindy Jones, Jeff Lindsey, Terri McClernon, Meg Hackett and Dick Dunn for the scores of hours you each put in to pull the whole event together.  It was so much fun creating this event with you.  Your talents, positive attitude, and great work ethic humble me!

There are many more pictures of Norm's Farms Elderberry Festival 2014 on the festival website.  We are already planning for next year's festival, and we hope to see you there!
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