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Join us for Fall on the Farm

Saturday October 14, 2023 10am-4pm

Bloom and Bark Farm & Glass Blowing Studio will be teaming up on Saturday only with the Van Buren County Scenic Drive Festival. The weekend long festival is Southeast Iowa’s Largest Arts, Crafts and Flea Market Event! This celebration of fall pulls in thousands of visitors and covers 11 different communities throughout Van Buren County.

Here on Bloom and Bark Farm, Artist Tim Blair will be demonstrating the hot art of glass blowing throughout the day.  In addition, Bread Baker Extraordinaire Felicia Aplara will be demonstrating our hand-crafted clay ovens and baking delicious artisan breads.

Our Local Artisan Market will be filled with the work of Local Artists and several other guest Artists and Crafters will set up tents and displays on the farm.  Over 23 Artist will have their work on display!

Here is the current list of all the talented Artists and Crafters whose work will be displayed on our farm.   We are still seeking a few more Artists, contact us for details.

  • Tim Blair – Blown and sculptured glass
  • Craig Wills – Stained glass panels, sun catchers
  • Ferrell Designs – Vintage nature illustration jewelry
  • Connie Cay – Adorable crocheted Amigurumi animals & doll clothing
  • Empty Nest – Repurposed metal yard sculptures
  • Max Thomas – Wood crafted buckets & walking sticks
  • Hand Spun Bits – Crochet adult & children hats, ear warmers, & home décor
  • Oil Painter Annie – Bird houses, cards, wood painted ornaments & magnets
  • Blackwolf Trading Company & Inkstone Arts – Wood crafted pens/pencils
  • Leilani McDonald – Woven rag rug, wool hats, hand spun yarn
  • Thomas Home Farm – Fiber woven bracelets
  • Virgil Cassill – Rustic metal Jack O Lanterns
  • Ginny Barchman– Fiber crafted pumpkins, purses, quilted center pieces
  • The Looking Glass – Fused glass
  • Lavender Artistry – Canvas paintings
  • Mrs. Milkweed at Home – Handmade jams & jelly, hand crafted holiday décor
  • Cindy Scearcy – Reclaimed concrete vessels
  • Kim Kanney – Handmade soaps, felted soap balls, gourd birdhouse & planters
  • Pickle Creek Herbs – Herb infused olive oil & vinegar
  • Loom Weaving by Sue – Woven place-mats, table runners, coasters and rugs
  • Backwoods Jewelry Creations – Leather & beaded jewelry
  • Cheryll Clamann – Photo Cards
  • Triple Moon Ties – Tie-dye clothing

More Artist are still joining us, check our website and Facebook page for updates

Be sure to visit our Facebook page to see photos of our Artists amazing work:

Download a complete brochure with a map here (we are listed under Lebanon)  Van Buren County Scenic Drive Festival

We are still seeking more Artists, contact us for details.   Click here for an application