Friendship Flower and Folk Festival

Rain or shine, join us this Saturday, May 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Baum Grove (intersection of Harriet, Fairmount and Roup) for this laid-back, family-friendly event! The event this year promises to be full of fun with folk music, fresh flowers, raffles, demonstrations and good times!

F4 is organized by Friendship residents and sponsored by the Friendship Preservation Group and Friendship Development Associates; you’ll find locally grown flowers, vegetables, herbs and perennials for sale – the proceeds of which support the maintenance of Baum Grove, Friendship’s own greenspace.

In addition, there are food, raffle ticket and book sales and an artist market with over 15 artists and vendors. Mildred’s Daughters will once again be at the festival. These proceeds support Friendship Preservation Group’s efforts to enhance the quality of life for all Friendship residents.

At this year’s festival guests will enjoy Celtic, folk, and bluegrass music from many of the best local performers Callan, Nik & the Central Plains, The Four Roses and Bain & Crouth. There will also be ongoing demonstrations by the Pittsburgh Glass Center, Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest, Replay My Play, David Edward’s Power Flower, Nine Mile Run Watershed, Octopus Organic Gardening, ZipCar, worm composting demonstrations and Duquesne Light will be educating on refrigerator recycling and rebate programs. Visitors will also learn more about the Friendship community and get a chance to meet and mingle with Friendship neighbors! Kids will enjoy puppet making with puppeteer Flora Shepherd, magic with Sam Wise, craft tables, moonwalk, street space for bikes and skates as well as a special kids raffle.

In a special effort to help those in need during this difficult economic time, The Friendship Flower & Folk Festival is working with First Charities, Inc. and First United Methodist Church to raise funds for “First Food and Friends.” We will be collecting donations at the event. “First Food and Friends,” is a ministry of hospitality who provides hot meals to needy persons in the East End of Pittsburgh.

See you Saturday!