Monday, May 24, 2010

May 22, 2010 Event Images and Review

Hello! I hope you were one of the lucky ones who got to attend or vend at the May 2010 DAWF. We had a LOT of attendees, many to sample wine, and many to view art and visit with friends. The music was really great the whole time too. The Giant City Slickers put on a great show, and I think everyone really enjoyed them! Big Larry put on a lively show, too. He really got the crowd dancing!
The event was fun and safe for people of all ages, so if you didn't bring your children this time, you are more than welcome to in the future!!

We hope to see you for our second event on October 2, 2010 - Same place!
Thanks for making the event so great!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tasting Brochures

This year, our tasting brochure. We will give each person who buys a tasting ticket one of these. Then, you can mark your faves and non-faves. This brochure was designed by the lovely Courtney Smith, and she has done quite an amazing job, if you ask me!
The brochure should give you an idea of what types of wines we will be featuring. New this year - we have Big Muddy Brewery and Blue Martin joining us! We are excited to be expanding our festival to have beer and also appetizers/desserts this time around.
I think this is going to be fun!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thanks for Sharing!

I want to specially thank Autumn, the creator of Strange Folk Festival. She graciously posted a bit about our event on her site. Strange Folk Fest is well-worth going to. It is a huge Art/Music event in O'Fallon, IL near St. Louis. It happens the last weekend in September.

See her post about us HERE!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

DAWF 2010 Application

Here is the 2010 Application!
Feel free to print the entry form image and email, fax, or snail mail it to us. Our contact info is on the front page. To view these images in full scale, please click on them to view larger. We hope to see you there!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Year and 2 New Dates for 2010

We have decided to hold the Downtown Art & Wine Festival on Saturday, May 22nd and also Saturday, October 2nd. Rather than 3 dates, there will be 2, so the board and the artists and vineyards can have a bit more time to prepare their work!

We have changed a few things this year, and I am sure you will be pleased.

First, we have changed the days to Saturday instead of Fridays. This way, maybe people can make a day out of their visits, and people will probably be more able to vend that way. We want to make it as easy as possible for vendors and attendees!

Also, we are revising the artists' application, which will be sent out and available this week. It will include a map of the grounds. Artists will be able to choose their favorite spot this year, and it is a first come - first serve basis. So, get your applications in as soon as possible, so someone else does not get your spot!! We are also going to mingle the vineyards' tents with the artists' tents, to get as much traffic to everyone as possible.

Many things will stay the same, like the great appearance of 2 bands, and a nice selection of Southern Illinois Vineyards. Come and sample many many local wines, and feast on some local foods. We can't wait to show you what we have to offer!!

If you want to participate, feel free to contact me at KatEyez62707 (at) or contact Courtney at courtney (at)

I will update you with a bit more of the final details soon, and I will also post the application here for you to print off.

Take Care!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Today's Event

We had really nice weather this time around. There were over 500 people there tonight, and the music, art, and wine were great!! I enjoyed the Von Jakob wine, nice and sweet!! The Black Fortys rocked it too. I hope to see even more people there next year. It is important to keep Carbondale alive with fun events like this one, so I hope that the DAWF continues well into many years to come!!

I will be posting a few images very soon.

That wraps it up for this year, but the DAWF will be back in full swing next year!! Let's hope for better weather next May!!!

The very first event in 2008

The very first event in 2008