Reuse, Respect, Remix: The Funkyard Festival

A day to celebrate:

practical + creative reuse, 

repairs + repurposing, 

old homes + local history!

Come to our free festival on October 6th to meet historic preservation experts and tradespeople, get antique appraisal advice, and check out demos on upcycling and old home repair.  We’ll have funk musicians, artists who work with salvaged materials, local food and beer, face-painting and activities for all ages – plus, a ton of locally salvaged items for your shopping pleasure!

Live Funk Music

11am-1pm:  Ron Hicks Project with music spiced in the south, cooked in Chicago, and served in the DMV

3pm-5pm: 3-time Independent Music Award nominee Lil’ Maceo hailed as “Mr. Funky Sax,”

Pickers’ Paradise

Parts & pieces for all of your upcycling needs!

Antiques Advice

Bring in your vintage items (or a picture) to learn more about them! Presented by Chris Melendez of Community Forklift, and appraiser Jackie Gray.

Secondhand Clothing Pop-up

Stop by Texiles‘ pop-up to shop an array of secondhand clothing. All products will be in good, wearable condition. Texiles is dedicated to eliminating clothing waste in American landfills through creative use and recycling. 

Restoration & Salvage Demonstrations

BNV Remodeling Company
GL Barnhart Construction
Mozer Works, Inc. 

Artists Dedicated to Green Materials

Caitlin Adams
BNV Remodeling Company
Reclaimed By You – Stop by their booth to make your own upcycled sign from salvaged wood ($25).
The Little Blue Table
Thistle & Thyme Studio

Historic Preservation Experts & Resources

BNV Remodeling Company
GL Barnhart Construction
L’Enfant Trust
Mozer Works, Inc. 

Local Barbecue

Smoke Stack’s House of BBQ has been smoking the competition in the DC food truck arena, offering the greatest BBQ to sink your teeth into. For the past 8 years, these pit masters have been perfecting that tried & true BBQ form, cooking all meats low & slow over a variety of woods to bring out unique, smoky tenderness in every bite.

Kids’ Activities

Including FREE face painting by Signs, Wonders, & Gifts.

Upcycling Raffles

Enter for the chance to win an upcycled home decor sign made from salvaged wood bought at Forklift, or a pair of salvaged ceiling tin end tables!

Craft Beer + Wine

Town Center Market returns to the ‘Lift, showcasing local breweries.

…and much, much more!

So round up your friends, family, and (friendly, leashed) pets, and bring them all to the party on October 6th!