READSBORO - The 2013 Readsboro Arts Festival - an annual gathering of local artists, musicians and lovers of both art and music - will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Readsboro Central School. Admission is free.

The festival will feature the creative work of artists and craftspeople from the southern Vermont area, performances by local musicians and family fun for all ages.

Artists and craftspeople will offer a wide variety of fine art and craft for sale, including painting, prints, pressed flower art, photography, blown glass, jewelry, baskets, wood, fiber arts, and pottery.

Enjoy some of the best music in southern Vermont with performances throughout the day by Blueberry Buckle, Atom Planet, Flootissimo, The Dusty Pilgrims, and the Jeanine Marie Quartet.

There will be plenty of family fun for children and adults of all ages at the festival as well as free ice cream all day. Try hula hooping with 'Hoopiverse", have your face painted, make some "Music with Mandy Comai" at 2:30 p.m., create a sculpture out of recycled materials at the Art Tent and be amazed by magician Ben Pratt with magic shows at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Lunch will be provided by Always Emma's with desserts, snacks and beverages available at the festival cafe.

The Readsboro Arts Festival is sponsored by Catamount Carpet Cleaning Inc. and Readsboro Arts. Readsboro Arts is a 501(C)(3)not-for-profit corporation supporting the arts in Readsboro and surrounding communities.

Readsboro Central School is located at 301 Phelps Lane. For information call (802) 423-7706 or email info.readsboroarts@gmail.com.