The Laurel Board of Trade along with the Laurel Arts District and Laurel Museum are calling all vendors and or sponsors for the annual Riverfest taking place Sunday October 7 from 12Noon - 5pm at Riverfront park in Laurel.

Drawing on the past and coloring our future is the theme for this family day event. There will be Renaissance artisans, a hay ride, and multiple stages where everything from live new music, spoken word and theater will take place. In addition to the stages the Laurel Museum will have pie eating contests and apple carving to name a few.

The Laurel Board of Trade is seeking artisans who can demonstrate their old world crafts.  We are also seeking sponsors for varied stages of entertainment.

The Laurel Board of Trade, Inc. is a local non-profit membership organization founded in the early 1960’s by a group of Main Street small business merchants.  At that time the group was known as “The Main Street Merchants Association” representing the small business owner in the Laurel, Main Street area.  As the years went by, small businesses in Laurel, but not necessarily on Main Street expressed interest in being involved and joining the organization.  With that in mind the Directors decided to branch out and include all Laurel small businesses and the Main Street Merchants Association was now known as The Laurel Board of Trade, Inc.  Today, The Laurel Board of Trade encompasses all small businesses in the Greater Laurel Area.


The Little Patuxent Stage is overflowing with live new music from the likes of the Alan Scott Band, Cloud 9, The Merrylanders, and Divine Wind to name a few. The Main Street stage will have Jazz musician Tom Reyes. These bands will start playing at 11am.  The Scare Crow Hollow stage will be hosted by Sid Gold and Fernando Quinjano featuring spoken word artists Abby Bardi, David Ebenbach and Melanie Hatter amongst others. 

The Riverbend Stage will have a Venus Theatre production entitled, Molly Daughter (PG13) starting at 1:15.  Also on the Riverbend Stage Molotov Theatre will present, The Thing with Feathers (PG13) commencing at 2:15.

There will be hayrides along the river featuring a live banjo played by Marvin Rogers of the Laurel Mill Playhouse. In addition to hay rides Carlos Garcia of the Center for Arts & Media along with Marilyn Johnson of the Marilyn Johnson Sewing & Creative Fabrics Studio will have interactive displays for children to enjoy and record on camera.

Finally, the Laurel Historical Society will have many fun activities for children of all ages to enjoy.

For more information contact Roxana Bangura at the Laurel Board of Trade at 301 483 0838.

Event Dates: 
Sun, 10/07/2012 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm