Farmstead Art & Music Festival Planned Near Meshoppen

A “down on the farm,” family-friendly celebration of local art, music, and everything country will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17. The Kitson Arts Alliance’s inaugural Art & Music Festival will take place on the grounds of the Carlin Farm (above), a sustainable century family farm (est. 1903) located in the beautiful Endless Mountains at 3064 SR 3005 (Auburn Township) and home to 4 Seasons Farm Market, just north of Meshoppen.

Highlights will include: Art & Auction Tent (featuring local artists and a live auction by Shamrock Auction Services), The Music Barn (offering a full schedule of local musicians), Food Court (including the sensational Triple S Gourmet and Traver Family Chicken BBQ), The Kids Zone (fun & games for kids of all ages), A Variety of Vendors (Art & Artists; Handcrafted Items; Specialty Foods; and More),

Free Admission with a $5 Parking Fee (per vehicle, in exchange for five raffle tickets). No Pets Allowed Festival Held Rain or Shine. No Alcoholic Beverages. No Outside Food or Beverages Allowed.

Like Kitson Arts Alliance on Facebook and visit the Farmstead event page regularly for updates and a complete list of vendors, sponsors, and participants.

Those interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor may send an email to

Those needing a place to stay while in the area for Farmstead should consider the following options:

Comfort Inn & Suites – Tunkhannock (16 miles east) 5 North Eaton Road, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 570-836-4100 (ask for special “Farmstead” rate).

Hampton Inn – Tunkhannock (16 miles east) 209 East Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 – 570-996-5866

Shadowbrook Inn & Golf Resort (17 miles east) 201 Resort Lane, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 – 570-836-2151

Mark’s Valley View Restaurant & Motel (8 miles west) 152 Diner Road, Laceyville, PA 18623 – 570-869-2910

Wyalusing Hotel (13 miles west) 54 Main Street, Wyalusing, PA 18853 – 570-746-1204 Fairfield Inn and Suites – Towanda (26 miles west) 1248 Golden Mile Road, Towanda, PA 18848 – 570-265-5553

Comfort Inn – Towanda (26 miles west) 898 Golden Mile Road, Towanda, PA 18848 – 570-265-5691

Riverstone Inn & Wildfire Grille (27 miles west) 47 Leisure Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 – 570-265-8882

Rodeway Inn – Towanda (29 miles west) 383 York Avenue, Towanda, PA 18848 – 570-265-2178

Best Western Plus Towanda Inn (30 miles west) 44 Peace Lane, Towanda, PA 18848 – 570-268-7000 (ask for special “Farmstead” rate)

Crystal Springs Inn & Suites (32 miles west) 20485 Route 220, Towanda, PA 18848 – 570-265-2726

Comfort Inn and Suites – Sayre (45 miles west) 2160 Elmira Street, Sayre, PA 18840 – 570-888-1100

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