Festival on Green brings live music, picnic contest

The Daily News

Local artists and families will be flocking to campus this weekend for the annual arts fair, “Festival on the Green.” 

The event, hosted by the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, is a tradition that offers live musical entertainment and art from more than 20 local artists. The festivities will begin Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the Ball State Arts Terrace, with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra performing at 7 p.m.

Along with the evening’s entertainment, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra will offer a new contest for guests.

The “Around the World” picnic contest is free to all guests, and participants will be judged on menu creativity, use of the “Around the World” theme and people’s choice. Registration for the picnic contest will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Last year the event saw an estimated 1,500 attendees. Alena McKenzie, Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s executive director, said they’re hoping for more this year.

“People of all walks of life and all ages will like the program because it’s so versatile,” McKenzie said. “There’s bound to be something for everyone at the event.” 

McKenzie said she thinks people will most enjoy socializing with everyone there. 


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