Good People Festival to Launch in Covington
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:55 RCN Newsdesk
She has already made a big impact on the community by moving her popular Grateful Grahams product to town, and then launching the NKY Incubator Kitchen, Rachel DesRochers has yet another idea:
The Good People Festival.
The first-time event will be held on October 12 at Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center (620 Greenup Street, Covington) from noon to 6 p.m.
The Good People Festival is a one-day event featuring local food, live music, and Cincinnati-area artisans and is a family-friendly gathering.
DesRochers said that the idea for the festival came while she and local musician Ian Mathieu, of Buffalo Wabs and The Price Hill Hustle, were at another festival and decided that they should create a similar event in Northern Kentucky.
“We wanted to have an event that would be a signature event for Grateful Grahams, and to create a day full of music and gratitude and community,” said DesRochers, who founded Grateful Grahams four years ago where a variety of vegan baked goods are produced. The company operates from the kitchen incubator in the basement of Senior Services of Northern Kentucky's Madison Avenue offices.
Baker Hunt will be using both indoor and outdoor spaces for the festival, with two stages for the bands. The seven bands performing are in the bluegrass – folk – Americana genre.
DesRochers emphasized that the festival is aimed at families, and will have a special area for children. Kid events will include: building musical instruments from cans, a story time by the Kenton Public Library and performances by Circus Mojo.
Vendors will offer food and crafts. Whole Foods Market and Green B.E.A.N. Delivery are helping sponsor the event. DesRochers hopes this will become an annual event at Baker Hunt.
For more information, contact Rachel DesRochers, 513-227-6537, or visit the event’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thegoodpeoplefestival.
Photo: Ian Mathieu (The Price Hill Hustle), Amy Tuttle (Baker Hunt), and Rachel DesRochers. (Photo by Jim Nolan, WVXU - Provided)