FAIRBANKS - For the past 32 years, the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival has been growing in Fairbanks. Now, it’s time for its annual harvest celebration and fundraiser.

The festival has formed a partnership with Silver Gulch Brewery and Restaurant in Fox for its “Homegrown Happening” fundraiser from 7-10 p.m. Saturday. The event features locally prepared food provided by Silver Gulch, as well as its signature beer and local musicians such as Pat Fitzgerald and Robin Dale Ford.

Other musicians, many of whom participate in the summer arts festival, will also be featured, said FSAF’s Emilie Strom Wright. They include the Red Hackle Pipe Band, Anam Cara, Tundra Flutes and Pantheon’s steel drums.

“We’re very excited,” Wright said. “The event will be outside; there will be a bonfire. It’s a great time of year.”

A silent auction, with items such as 1,000 gallons of water from Water Wagon, fresh eggs, jewelry, framed artwork, gift certificates and a rafting trip, will be held during the event.

Admission is $50 per person, which includes drinks and food. Tickets are available online (www.fsaf.org) or at the door. 

Proceeds go to the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, a community driven non-profit organization that helps the arts in Fairbanks by offering more than 150 classes and 60 performances.

For more information, visit www.fsaf.org, call the FSAF office at 474-8869, or email festival@alaska.net.

Contact staff writer Julie Stricker at 459-7532.

IF YOU GO

What: Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival “Homegrown Happening” fundraiser

When: 7-10 p.m. Sept. 10

Where: Silver Gulch

Brewery and Restaurant,

2195 Old Steese Highway

North (in Fox)

Cost: $50 per person