Lively bluegrass bands set the tone for the splendidly sunny Buttonwood Tree music festival at Higganum's Halfinger Farms Saturday as folks enjoyed a silent auction, raffle, jewelry, food donated by area businesses and 4-H animal demonstrations.
Musicians Andy Buzzi, originally of Haddam, the Charter Oak Bluegrass band (video here), South Carolina Broadcasters, Poor Old Shine and Taylor Musicians Live accompanied family friendly events like face painting, bubble-blowing clowns, truck and tractor displays and even a homemade, natural play dough station.
Connecticut's own Charter Oak Bluegrass features Bruce Baldyga (guitar, lead vocals), David “Jake” Jacobson (mandolin, baritone vocals), Kenny Sekcenski (banjo, sound engineer) and Kenny Sekcenski (banjo, sound engineer).
Kisha Michael sells homemade play clay or dough using all-natural dyes like cabbage, beets, coffee, tumeric and spinach. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.