A Fundraiser to Benefit the Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund Building Community through the Arts www.turtleshellfund.com
photo: B Zeleznik
SOUPSTOCK VIII June 10 - 11, 2017 VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK, SHELTON CT
SOUPSTOCK will once again be celebrating art, music, food and craft on the spacious green at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Shelton, Connecticut. WIth two music stages, a high-activity Kids' Zone, lots of artisan craft shopping and exhibits and most importantly the Annual SOUPSTOCK Soup and Chili cook-offs, we're raising funds to support community programs in the arts through the MAS Turtle Shell fund.
Festival hours: Saturday June 10 from 11am-10pm Sunday June 11 From 11am-8pm. Cook off hours: 12-5pm - Soup on Saturday, Chili Cook-off on Sunday! Don't miss out, get there early!
Two days. Two stages. Two cook-offs. TOO MUCH FUN! Only $15 per day! Kids 12 and under free!
$15/day price includes soup/chili tasting (subject to availability), Kids Zone activities and General admission
Net proceeds from Soupstock will benefit the Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund, a 501(c3) non-profit charity which provides creative education grants and scholarship programs for our community! More info about the fund at www.turtleshellfund.com
WHAT IS SOUPSTOCK?
SOUPSTOCK Music and Arts Festival 2017 is the 8th annual fundraising event for the Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund. This family oriented event features many fun-filled sights, sounds and tastes to entertain the whole family. We've got two days of fun planned - there's so much SOUPSTOCK to enjoy!
ANNUAL SOUPSTOCK PRO/AMATEUR SOUP/CHILI COOK-OFF - BE A SCHMECKER! Participants from all over Southern Connecticut compete for the coveted SOUPSTOCK title! Our Soup cook-off will take place on Saturday June 10th, and the Chili cook-off on Sunday the 11th. Each cook will have a huge kettle of deliciousness ready for your inspection. Your admission for the day makes you a 'Schmecker' (That's literally German for 'taster') and gets you a pass to taste all afternoon (until it's gone!) Once you've tried them all, vote for your favorites and go back for seconds. If you are interested in becoming a soup or chili competitor, check out our COOK-OFF page for more information.
SOUPSTOCK - THE CONCERT Featuring two days of live music on two stages with acts known to both the local and national scene, there is no shortage of musical genius at SOUPSTOCK. With past performances by Big Sam's Funky Nation, The London Souls, Kung Fu, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, The Alternate Routes, Ryan Montbleau, Particle, The Main Squeeze and many other noted artists, the 'Schmeckers' have come to expect a great musical experience with their soup. ...and chili. Check out this year's lineup on the MUSIC page!
ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOPPING We have a robust craft 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 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 or to fill out our vendor application.
SOMETHING FOR THE FOODIES We have selected the coolest food trucks and hottest restaurants from our local area and beyond to provide you with eclectic tastes and comfort food from east and west. Fresh New England seafood, 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 chock full of stuff for kids to do! With Arts & Crafts activities, Bounce houses, the Hoop Zone and kids' Yoga, we've got a super fun day planned for all the kids!
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the Mary A Schmecker Turtle Shell fund to help us reach our goals of bringing creative education to our community .