September lurks right around the corner. Soon the weather will begin its slow trudge down the thermometer and the shadows will stretch out sooner in the afternoon. In Midland, TX, on the first weekend after Labor Day, something just as wonderful arrives at the Museum of the Southwest. As it has for the previous 44 years, SeptemberFest returns to inject a much needed breath of artistic fresh air in the midst of the dreary summer heat.
Dubbed “Star-Spangled Spectacular,” the 45th year of SeptemberFest has been underwritten Chevron and will include almost 100 vendors spread out over the Museum of the Southwest property for three days. September 5th will have an $85 per person advanced viewing of the artwork as well as dinner and drinks inspired by moments from the nation’s historic moments. September 6th and 7th will be open to the general public at $5 per person 12 years and older and $3 for those aged 3-11. Painters will showcase their work alongside jewelers, metalsmiths, and glassblowers.
While the main attractions may be tailored toward the adult audience, there are special events for the kids as well. Peg + Cat from Basin PBS will be present all weekend during the Kinderfest activities, activities geared toward the young of age and heart. Bouncy houses, rock climbing walls, music and a live petting zoo with pony rides will entertain children of all ages long into the afternoon hours. The planetarium on the premises will also feature free dome shows featuring science presentations throughout the days.
If you are looking to get out and see different kinds of arts and crafts come through Midland, TX on a regular basis, be sure to head out to SeptemberFest this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Museum of the Southwest. For more information visit the SeptemberFest website. Be sure to stay hydrated and have a good time!