After a two-year COVID induced hiatus, the community’s annual Arts and Musical Festival will return the weekend of July 9th and 10th. Since the first Maplewoodstock in 2004 our goal was to provide the community with the best free music and art festival possible. What you may not know is that the event is almost 100% funded through merchandise sales, advertising, sponsorships and vendor fees.
The pandemic has affected all aspects of our lives, and our little event is not immune. In 2020 and 2021 we incurred upfront costs that could not be recouped due to the required postponements of the event and, just like the rest of society, supply chain issues and inflation have significantly increased the cost of the event.
Maplewoodstock is less than one month away, and we find we are a bit behind with our fundraising goals. As is always the case you can support our event by purchasing merchandise. We will be set up in Maplewood Village every Saturday morning until the event and of course we will be selling at the event as well. We are also asking you, the community, to help by donating what you can to help defray some of these increased costs.
Thank you and see you on July 9th and 10th.