Three separate coordinated events will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 19 on the Noblesville Square in downtown Noblesville. The events are the Nickel Plate Arts Maker Faire, St. Michael’s Strawberry Festival and a Juneteenth celebration.
St. Michael’s Strawberry Festival:
The annual event sells strawberry shortcakes while supplies last. Shortcakes are baked by church members served with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and fresh strawberries. The shortcakes sell out every year. Tickets are $7.
“We are aware some fans of our strawberry shortcake might not want to be in a crowded area, so we’re also offering a drive-thru and pick-up option off 8th Street,” stated Gail Geisler, Strawberry Festival chairperson.
The event is St Michael’s Episcopal Church’s largest annual fundraiser. All proceeds are donated to Family Promise of Hamilton County.
The Nickel Plate Arts Maker Faire will feature more than 30 makers and artisans displaying handmade goods. An emphasis will be placed on first-time exhibitors. Arts demonstrations will be conducted throughout the day.
“The last time we organized our Maker Faire, we had a record number of artists and artisans sign up for the event, but the event was rained out. And, of course, in 2020, we had to cancel due to COVID-19, so we are really looking forward to bringing this event back,” Nickel Plate Arts Executive Director Ailithir McGill stated. “It’s rare to find an art show which specifically reaches out to new and emerging artists and makers, but Nickel Plate Arts is a home for many budding artists who are cultivating their talent.”
The faire is an outdoor exhibit. Goods will include woodcrafts, children’s books, pottery, quilts, clothing, bath and body items, jewelry and home décor, among other items.
Juneteenth, or June 19, the celebration of Emancipation of enslaved people in the United States will take place throughout the day. The celebration will be on the northeast corner of the Square and will include activities, entertainment and education suitable for all ages.
“We are honored the Noblesville Diversity Coalition, Be the Change Indy and Serve Noblesville will join us with activities for all ages,” McGill stated. “The Gal’s Guide Library will be holding a Juneteenth Read-in on our campus, and we’re hosting a Juneteenth flag activity on the Square. We are also excited to host music and drumming from Indy Music and Wellness, so it will be a full, celebratory event.”
All three events will happen, rain or shine.
For more, visit nickelplatearts.org/makerfaire.