Yardfest 2006—For many people, it's the social event of the year. It's a chance to slip into your finest pair of overalls, chaw off a good healthy plug o' tabacky and hang out in some guy's yard with a bunch of the finest folksy artists in town—and a few guest artists thrown in for good measure.
This year's Yardfest is at Kenny Chavez' house at 4312 Ridgeley NE. There'll be a mess of live tunes from local musicians. Leo Neufeld will be doing sketches and drawings on-site. Aunt B will be selling baked goods. Steve White will be doing his infamous PEZ Theater shtick throughout the day. (For reference, see thefolkfarm.com, click on “new work,” scroll to the bottom and click on “Steve White's PEZ Theater.” Your life will be changed forever.) Finally, best of all, the International Hillbilly Biathlon (seed-spitting and pie-eating) will be held at some random time during the afternoon.
Bring the family. Bring the dog. Bring some extra cash so you can make an investment in some of the best down-home art this side of the Rio Grande. For more information, call 232-7707.