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Harvest Moon Festival reaches 45 years

Harvest Moon caters to the whole family

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Stacey Watkins-Martin and Cora Werley are local artists and members with several others of the Granbury Cultural Arts Commission. Both work diligently with many other people and organiza­tions to promote Granbury as the exciting arts destination it has become.

Harvest Moon Festival reaches 45 years

As the culmination of years of work by leaders in the art com­mu­nity, your Granbury Cultural Arts Commission has prepared and filed an Application to the Texas Commission on the Arts to be designated a TCA Cultural District. Thirteen Texas cities applied this year, and only two were accepted - including Granbury! We are very excited about this desig­na­tion as the Granbury Cultural District, which is an honor in and of itself and will also open up avenues for grants and other support for our cultural community from the TCA. Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, at 5 p.m., at the main stage during the Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts to celebrate this unique honor for our community.

Speaking of Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts, this is its 45th year. It’s an extraordinary two-day event to be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7p.m. to 10 p.m., then again Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You’re promised an enchanting experience immersed in the world of fine art and music, showcasing the incredible talents of over 100 artists from various mediums, including painting, photography, mixed media, wood, jewelry, and much more. Prepare to be amazed by the artistic imagination and skill of renowned artists such as Elise Techentine, Fred Tate, and Dennis Howard. In addi­tion, the festival boasts a phenomenal music lineup (be sure to look at the web­site below for the line-up).          

The Celebrity Moon Auction on Saturday, presented by the Granbury Art Alliance, will pair famous personalities with local artists, including Jim Jarratt with James Spurlock, Ron Massingill with Mike Tabor, and others. And the Lake Granbury Art Association will host a booth full of affordable original art which benefits local artists.

Then as the sun sets, the festival takes on a whole new rhythm with a Dancing in the Moonlight Concert that simply cannot be missed. Let the music of Presley Haile & Nick Brumley, along with the band The Vintage Yell, sway you into the night.

In an exciting addition to this year's festival, Granbury Wine Society is offering tastings from six wineries that will elevate your experience, adding an ­extra layer of sophistication and pleasure to the festivi­ties. Limited tickets (1,500) are required; available on site and in advance (see website).

On Sunday, enjoy a Bluegrass Gospel Brunch by purchasing a special boxed meal from some of our excellent Granbury restaurants.

Harvest Moon caters to the whole family, nurturing the creative gifts of children, which is why we have a special area both days called Children's Creations. This spectacular artistic playground provides a safe and engaging space for children to explore art in multiple forms, allowing them to connect with their inner creativity and discover their unique abilities.

Look for the QR code on the website (granburysquare.com/harvestmoonfestivalofthearts) for detailed schedules, times, maps, and additional information. Get ready for an adventure that will leave you with cherished memories. Sponsored by the Historic Granbury Merchants Association, Visit Granbury, Granbury Art Alliance and the Granbury Wine Society. See you there!

Harvest Moon Festival