We are proud to announce that we are the official alcohol sponsor of the Ormwood Park Makers Festival!
“We believe that to “make” is to create, through craftsmanship, artistic ingenuity and sheer homegrown talent. The Ormewood Park Makers Festival seeks to showcase our local makers, as well as provide an opportunity for community participation and learning.”
WHAT IS A MAKERS FESTIVAL?
Many friends and neighbors have heard the buzz: Ormewood Park is ramping up for this spring’s Makers Festival. For some, the first question is, “What is a Maker?”
To “make” is to create, through cleverness and skilled hands, everything from handmade fashion and jewelry, to woodworking and blacksmithing, photography and fine art, to food and music.
Every person who can make something is a Maker.
Whether you’re someone who can make something as simple as a Christmas tree ornament or someone who can blow glass or do blacksmithing, you’re considered a Maker. As football player Chris Williamson, a Maker himself, says:
“A maker is anyone that uses their abilities to create, whether it be mechanical, electrical, musical, visual or anything else. This world is full of things that were created by Makers. Without Makers, there would be no innovation and creation. That want of those things, and teaching myself how to make things in order to have them is the engine of everything I have achieved in my whole life up till now… It doesn’t matter what you make, and it doesn’t matter why. The importance is that you are making something.”
So, back to the original question: What is a Makers Festival?
A Makers Festival is an event that provides an opportunity for people to gather, connect as a community, and explore the processes of making. Makers can show off what they make and how they make it through displays, demonstrations, workshops and hands-on activities. Our festival will celebrate innovators, creators and designers, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers and artists. The Makers Festival will be part arts festival, part crafts fair, and part something entirely new!
The Tasting Room will be open from 12-10pm today as well! No matter your location, you an get your hands on an Eventide Brew.