Flowers, Arts, Music On Tap For 22nd Annual LilyFest

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The 22nd annual LilyFest is scheduled to kick off Friday, July 12 at Bishop Educational Gardens in Rockbridge, Ohio.

In addition to gardens full of daylilies, hostas, perennials and annuals, more than 60 artists and craftspeople will be selling their works, with many demonstrating their techniques.

Visitors will see garden art, such as steel, stone, clay, iron, copper and wood sculptures, bird baths, fountains, stepping stones and wood furniture.

Other items for sale include pottery, watercolors, jewelry, soaps, birdhouses, photographs, stained glass, baskets, woodcarving and more.

The weekend will feature guest speakers and workshops, as well as a native butterfly house, food vendors, the Lost Viking Hoard and a variety of music (see schedule below).

Admission is free, with children and strollers welcomed (no pets, please). Parking will be available in two fields, with donations accepted for educational funds.

The event, which is sponsored by the Logan-Holl Foundation and the Hocking Hills Tourism Association, will be held rain or shine. No indoor shelter will be provided.

Dates/hours are: Friday, July 12 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.); Saturday, July 13 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.); and Sunday, July 14 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Visit www.lilyfest.com, www.1800hocking.com or Facebook for more information.


Upper Gardens Stage

11 a.m. The Sodbusters (Appalachian-style music)
3:30 p.m. Lancaster Saxophone Quartet

Lower Gardens Stage

11 a.m. Mark ’Thunderwalker’ Camden (Indian flute)
1:30 p.m. 7th House Moon Aquarian (new age music)
3 p.m. Sunny Side Up (oldies)


Upper Gardens Stage

10 a.m. Mark ’Thunderwalker’ Camden (Indian flute)
11:30 a.m. Sunny Side Up (oldies)

Lower Gardens Stage

10 a.m. Hannah Schrader (singing favorites)
11 a.m. Micah Freeman (guitar)
2:30 p.m. Second Wind (bluegrass)
3:30 p.m. Standing Stones Strings and Things (dulcimers)


Upper Gardens Stage

12 p.m. 7th House Moon Aquarian (new age music)
1 p.m. Avalon Nine (acoustic folk)

Lower Gardens Stage

10 a.m. Ellen Ford and Priscilla Hewetson (music, storytelling)
12 p.m. Lower Lights (dulcimer, singing)

Note: Standing Stone Strings and Things will play dulcimers throughout each day