The Salem Art Associations annual fundraiser, accepts the top 200 artists and craftspeople from across the U.S. and Canada. The art fair is ranked #20 out of 1,400 festivals nation wide. the fair attracts over 50,000 visitors from all over the nation to Bush Pasture Park. We use almost the entire park!
Over the course of three days, the art fair features:
- Two entertainment stages
- Two craft beer and wine gardens
- Two food courts
The entrance fee is $5 but there is no charge for the on going music at the stages. The headliners music is located in the beer garden. If you have never been to the art fair allow at least 2 hours to walk around the exhibits. The beer garden has food and the stage is at the bottom of the hill. Bring blankets for the hillside as beer garden seating seem to be always full. Dancing is encouraged and it's a grass area, so wear appropriate shoes.
Music starts at 1:30 and changes hourly. The headliner is from 7:30 to 9:00. Friday nights headliner is Rosie Ledet from Louisiana. She plays ZYDECO!
I am a fair coordinator and will be working, so not able to join the group until almost 7:00.