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‘Sprouts & Stouts Festival’ expands to two days, at Trinity Episcopal Church for six outreach agencies

Trinity Episcopal Church will bring the community together with a festival to raise funds and awareness for six Northern Kentucky outreach agencies. The fourth annual ‘Sprouts and Stouts Festival’ will return Mother’s Day weekend as a two-day event in Covington held May 11-12.

‘Sprouts and Stouts’ started as a small garden sale and has steadily grown in attendance. This year’s event will begin with a Garden Mart on Friday, May 11th. The organizers aim to make a positive impact on local businesses while fundraising.

The market will have an array of plants, flowers, and hanging baskets for sale from three local suppliers: Atwood Village Family Farm, Diefenbacher Greenhouses, and Millcreek Gardens.
New this year, thanks in part to presenting sponsors U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management and Baker Hunt, ‘Sprouts and Stouts’ will present an all-day outdoor Music Festival on Saturday, May 12th, with a main stage featuring five local acts: The Sharp Four, The School of Rock, Joe Moore, and The Turkeys, followed by headliners, The Newbees.

The event will also include lots of food and an impressive lineup of craft beer from select local brewers: Braxton, Darkness, Wooden Cask, Rhinegeist, and Platform. While attendees sip, savor, and enjoy the music, there will be art activities for children and vendors with locally crafted items for sale.

Rev. Peter D’Angio explains, “Trinity has been on the corner of 4th Street and Madison Avenue for 175 years, and for all of this time we have committed ourselves to being part of the Covington community. ‘Sprouts and Stouts’ serves as one important example of this–that we welcome all of our friends and neighbors to Trinity, not just on Sunday mornings for worship, but to community events outside of the church where we get to know people, develop relationships, and support programs that promote positive change in our neighborhoods.”

The Garden Mart will take place on Friday, May 11 from 9-5 p.m. and The Music Festival will be held Saturday, May 12 from 12-9 p.m. at the corner of Madison and E. 4th in Covington. Events will be held rain or shine and are free to attend.

Proceeds from sales at ‘Sprouts and Stouts’ will benefit these critical Northern Kentucky programs: Welcome House, NKY Pride, Children’s Home of NKY, CASA, Children, Inc. and Emergency Shelter of NKY. Trinity donates an average of $40,000 annually to organizations such as these.

For details about parking, band schedule, and more visit www.SproutsandStouts.com

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