Artist & Artisans
Come visit 60+ artist booths for a diverse selection of beautiful artwork including paintings, textiles, sculpture, pottery and ceramics, herbal products, fine woodworking, jewelry, and much more! Enjoy the fun-filled day while strolling through rows of artisan booths near the exciting gallery exhibits at the Mary Anderson Center Gallery.
Butterfly Experience & Release
This one-of-a-kind attraction allows both children and adults an opportunity to learn about, view, and interact with Monarch Butterflies in a way most people have never had the chance to before.
Monarch butterflies are iconic, the most recognized, and most friendly butterflies. They need assistance with repopulation and the butterfly release allows these butterflies to repopulate the areas they are released in.
They are majestic and friendly spirit animals. Many people have related stories of how the Monarchs they released hovered and stayed close to them as if to say I’m with you before they fluttered off.
Booths & Games
The festival atmosphere returns with our Booths and Games! Take a chance or spin a wheel at the plant booth, cake booth, sports booth, and kids booth. Win big with pull tabs, the big six wheel and show down poker. With all proceeds going to Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality and the Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana even when you lose it is a win!
Come to Monarch Festival at MountFest and hear great music all day! On stage, we’re bringing versatile sounds that everyone will enjoy. If you love the oldies, Wayward Feet will have you covered. Cull Hollow will bring their fresh perspective to bluegrass music. Lost Tribe will play a dazzling assortment of traditional Klezmer music with influences of jazz, classical, progressive rock and more. Keltricity, a Celtic World band features, traditional, eclectic and contemporary Celtic music from around the world.
This year marks the return of the famous Mount Saint Francis Chicken Dinner. Dinner will include 2 Pieces of Chicken and your choice of two sides (Green Beans, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw). Limited Dinners Available. Get yours while they last. All proceeds go to Mount Saint Francis and the Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana.
With all the amazing things going on it is easy to work up an appetite. Food trucks will be on hand that the kids and adults will love.
Beer & Wine Garden
Who doesn’t love a cool beer to go with a day of enjoying art, butterflies, live music, and more? If beer isn’t your thing? Local favorite Old 502 Winery will be serving their reds and whites for all to enjoy.
Kid’s Zone with Inflatables
The Kid’s Zone is a great place to bounce, jump, and play for our younger attendees. From inflatables to drum circles there are a variety of activities to keep the kids entertained after visiting with the Butterflies!