A benefit for the Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund
Furthering Art, Craft and Music Education for Children and Young Adults
Saturday, June 8, 2013 10:00am - 8:00pm
at The Pavilion at Veterans' Park, downtown Shelton, CT
FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC!
We're almost there again! Soupstock IV will be here sooner than you think, so make sure you plan your day ahead and get in the soup tent early so you can get a taste of 'em all and see your favorite band play their set. We're posting our band schedule on our MUSIC page and on our Facebook event page.
SOUPSTOCK 2013 - Be a SCHMECKER!
SOUPSTOCK Music and Arts Festival is the annual fundraising event for the Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund. This family oriented event is free to attend! It features many fun-filled sights, sounds and tastes to entertain the whole family:
4th ANNUAL SOUPSTOCK PRO/AMATEUR SOUP COOK-OFF - BE A SCHMECKER!
Participants from all over Southern Connecticut compete for the coveted SOUPSTOCK title! Each cook will have a huge kettle of delicious soup ready for your inspection. Members of the public can make a small donation to the Turtle Shell Fund and become a 'Schmecker' (That's literally German for 'taster'). Your donation gets you a pass to taste the soup all day! Once you've tried them all, vote for your favorites and go back for seconds. If you are interested in becoming a competitor, click on our SOUP page for more information.
SOUPSTOCK IV - THE CONCERT
Featuring live music on two stages with acts known to both the local and national scene, there will be no shortage of musical genius at SOUPSTOCK. With past performances by Kung Fu, The Alternate Routes, Ryan Montbleau, Turbine, Like Violet, The Queen Killing Kings and many other noted artists, the 'Schmeckers' have come to expect a great musical experience with their soup. Watch our MUSIC page for updates on the band lineup for SOUPSTOCK IV!
4th ANNUAL SOUPSTOCK STUDENT ART COMPETITION
We have invited schools from around the Lower Naugatuck Valley area to submit student art for consideration in our annual SOUPSTOCK Student Art Competition. See the winners in each age category displayed in our Art Expo tent. Awards ceremonies will be held through the day to honor the students who have been selected as the best in their categories. Click on our ART page for more details and an application form.
ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOPPING
We'll have a robust vending section right in the middle of the action. There'll be no wandering off to the other side of the festival just to get a little craft shopping in at SOUPSTOCK. From handmade jewelry to hula hoops we're sure you'll find a unique item to remember the day. Visit our Vendors page for more info and links to our vendors.
SOMETHING FOR THE FOODIES
We have selected food vendors from our local area and beyond to provide you with eclectic tastes and comfort food from east and west. Brick oven pizza, middle eastern cuisine, and good old American backyard style grillin' are just a hint of the flavors you'll find at our event! We believe food is as much of an art as anything else at SOUPSTOCK, and we think you'll agree!
THE KIDS ZONE
The SOUPSTOCK KIDS ZONE is bigger and better than ever! From Arts & Crafts to the Bring the Hoopla Hoop Zone to Kids Yoga to our own SOUPSTOCK Drum Circle, we've got a super fun day planned for all the youngins. Be sure to get here early, the fun starts at 10 AM!
MAS TURTLE SHELL FUND DONATES TO LOCAL BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
On October 9, 2012 the officers of the Mary A Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund (The organization behind SOUPSTOCK, a 501(c3) public charity) presented a check for $3,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Lower Naugatuck Valley. The funds are earmarked for three educational programs in the 2012-2013 season. The programs will concentrate on Basic Art, Photography and Robotics disciplines and will be available to BGC members. The directors of the Turtle Shell Fund are excited to provide such a wonderful opportunity for children to explore their creative skills in the same space that Mary Schmecker called home. If you are interested in having your children become members of the local Boys and Girls Club, contact the club at (203) 924-9329 or visit their website at www.bgc-lnv.org
Net proceeds from SOUPSTOCK are donated to