On Saturday, April 25, Wyebrook Farm owner Dean Carlson will host his second annual Wyebrook Music Festival at Wyebrook Farm (150 Wyebrook Road, Honey Brook), an all-day celebration of music. Doors will open at 10 a.m., with music starting one hour later, and throughout the day, guests can enjoy performances and farm-fresh food from Chef Andrew Wood.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the gate, space permitting, and include seven bands and all-day admission to the festival grounds, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Children under 12 will be admitted for free.
“After the incredible success of our first Music Festival last spring, we can’t wait to welcome an even bigger crowd of music lovers to the farm for this seasonal kick-off event,” said Carlson, a hands-on farmer who opened the 355-acre oasis of sustainable agriculture in 2012 after months of restoration. “This year, we’ve expanded our musical line-up to include nearly twice as many performers, and all day long, our guests will enjoy the exceptional farm-to-table cooking of Chef Andrew at food stations throughout the festival grounds.”
Over the course of the festival, artists as Marah; Frog Holler; Mason Porter; Birdie Busch; The Youngers; Manatawny Creek Ramblers; and Chris Rattie will perform. Music lovers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating, and a pasture will be made available for on-site parking, with handicap parking available to those with a valid permit. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome.
Wood, who partnered with Carlson to debut the first permanent restaurant at Wyebrook Farm after a successful series of pop-ups and guest dinners, will direct the various food stations, including a whole pig roast, barbecued beef and freshly ground burgers. All dishes will feature Wyebrook-raised proteins, and will be served with a choice of sides. In addition, the entire concert will be BYOB, allowing guests to enjoy their favorite local wine or craft beer along with the food; non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase throughout the day.
Wyebrook’s expansive, bucolic pastures will be open to guests throughout the day, allowing them to explore the stunning grounds on foot to visit with the heritage-breed cows, pigs and chickens while they enjoy the fresh air and live tunes.
Since Carlson purchased Wyebrook Farm in March 2010, he has worked on extensive renovations and eco-conscious improvements to the property’s stone houses and barns. Today, the formerly foreclosed land, once slated for a 100+ house residential development, is a vibrant example of how grassroots agriculture can re-energize a community and lead the way for residents and visitors alike to make healthier choices in their diets.
For more information about the 2015 Wyebrook Music Festival or Wyebrook Farm, call 610-942-7481 or visit www.wyebrookfarm.com.
– Digital First Media