Tallman House Festival

The Rock County Historical Society and M&I Bank will present the 53rd Annual Tallman Arts Festival, Sunday August 8, 2010 on the grounds of the historic Lincoln-Tallman House at 440 N. Jackson St. Janesville, Wisconsin.

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. Admissio: $3.00 for adults & children under 12 are free.

Tours of the Lincoln-Tallman House will also be available: $5.00 for adults & $3.00 for students in addition to the general festival admission.

Over 90 artists and vendors are participating this year, including a number of local Janesville artists who are new to the festival. The festival is juried and draws artists from throughout the Midwest to display fine arts and studio crafts in a variety of media and styles

The Society will also hold their traditional Ice Cream Social, featuring homemade pies and cakes. 

A variety of foods will be served this year including hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats cooked by our own chefs.  Elmer’s Kettle Corn, Mocha Moments, Edible Arrangements, The Speakeasy, The Pit Stop, and Cakes by Sheila are some of our local food vendors.  Soda and water will be sold and beer will be sold courtesy of Grays Brewing.  New this year will be a wine tasting featuring wines from Northleaf, Staller, and Stone’s Throw wineries. 

This year’s entertainment on the main stage will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Mike Boyd who will be our M.C. for the day followed by Winkler and Hatfield from 10:30 to 11:30, Richard Wiegel from Noon to 1:45, Enroute from 1:45 to 3:00, and Old Tin Can String Band from 3:30 to 5:00.

This year’s “Young at Art” project will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Kids are welcome to paint flowers, moons, suns, butterflies, handprints, and what else strikes their fancy on several of our picnic tables.  The ‘picnic table art’ will enhance the grounds throughout the year.

Silent Auctions will run throughout the day featuring works by participating artists and donations from the community.  The Tallman Arts Festival is the largest fundraiser for the Rock County Historical Society, funding our programs, activities, and exhibits. www.tallmanfestival.org

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