Three separate coordinated events will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 19 at Noblesville Square in downtown Noblesville. The events are the Nickel Plate Arts Maker Faire, St. Michael’s Strawberry Festival and a Juneteenth celebration.
Saint-Michel’s Strawberry Festival:
The annual event sells strawberry shortbread while supplies last. The shortcakes are made by church members and served with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Shortcakes sell out every year. Tickets cost $ 7.
“We are aware that some fans of our strawberry shortcake might not want to be in a crowded area, so we also offer a drive-thru and pickup option off 8th Street,” said Gail Geisler, president of the Strawberry Festival.
The event is St Michael’s Episcopal Church’s largest annual fundraiser. All proceeds go to Family Promise of Hamilton County.
The Nickel Plate Arts Maker Faire will feature over 30 manufacturers and artisans showcasing handmade products. The focus will be on first-time exhibitors. Artistic demonstrations will be organized throughout the day.
“The last time we hosted our Maker Faire we had a record number of artists and craftspeople registered for the event, but the event was popular. And, of course, in 2020 we had to cancel due to COVID-19, so we’re really looking forward to bringing this event back, ”said Ailithir McGill, executive director of Nickel Plate Arts. “It’s rare to find an art exhibit that caters specifically to new and emerging artists and designers, but Nickel Plate Arts is home to many budding artists who are cultivating their talent.”
Do it is an outdoor exhibition. Merchandise will include wooden objects, children’s books, pottery, quilts, clothing, bath and body items, jewelry, and home decor, among others.
Celebration of June 17:
On June 19, the celebration of the emancipation of slaves in the United States will run throughout the day. The celebration will take place in the northeast corner of the plaza and will include activities, entertainment and education suitable for all ages.
“We are honored that the Noblesville Diversity Coalition, Be the Change Indy and Serve Noblesville are joining us with activities for all ages,” said McGill. “The Gal Guide Library will be hosting a Juneteenth reading on our campus, and we are having a Juneteenth flag activity in the plaza. We’re also excited to host music and percussion from Indy Music and Wellness, so it will be a full party event. “
All three events will occur rain or shine.
To learn more, visit nickelplatearts.org/makerfaire.