August 16-18, 2019 • Wellston, MI

Nestled in 150 acres of farmland surrounded by the Manistee National Forest, Hoxeyville Music Festival is a testament to pure north country peace and celebration.

Kids' Tent activities


Hosted by Amalia, Jennifer and Deep Fried Pickle Project Jug Band!

Friday 12-8PM Nature Explorers with Amalia Fernand

12-1pm: Flower crowns and Grassheads

12:30-3pm: Face Painting

1-2pm: Make your own puppet and Snakeskin reptile clips

2-3pm: Nature mobiles and Dreamcatchers

3-4pm: Recycled binoculars and shakers and Recycled mosaic & collage

4-5pm: Upcycled fabric crafts and Beaded jewelry

5-5:30pm: Kids’ Concert with May Erlewine

5:30-6:30: Michigan wildlife tracks and scat and Native tree leaf rubbings

6-7pm: Create Fairy Wings

6:30-7:30pm: Leathercraft Workshop: bracelets and key chains

7:30-8pm: Story time - “The Lorax” 

Saturday 10AM-6PM Arts & Crafts with Jenny Burton

10-noon: Painting time! 4x6 canvases, bubble prints, hand print art and let’s fly away!

12-3pm: Craft Time!

12-1pm: Seed Bombs, Stress Balls, and Pine Cone Bird Feeders

1-2pm: Tie Dye Bandanas (or bring your own item) and Sun Catchers

2-3pm: Ocean in a bottle and DIY Butterfly Magnets

3-6pm: Music Time!

3-4pm: Paper Plate Tambourines and Bottle Cap Clickers

4-5pm: Instrument building workshop with the Deep Fried Pickle Project 

5-6pm: Kids Karaoke and free choice craft time

8pm: Lindsay Lou Lullaby Time

Sunday 10AM-6PM

10-11am: Painting and collage

11-11:45am: Kids’ Concert with the Deep Fried Pickle Project

11:45-12pm: Coloring Table

12-12:30pm: Instrument Building Workshop with the Deep Fried Pickle Project

12:30-12:45pm: Instrument Petting Zoo

12:45-2pm: Face Painting and make your own puppet

2pm-2:45 pm: Kids concert with the Deep Fried Pickle Project

3pm-3:45: Instrument building workshop

3:45-4:00pm: Instrument Petting Zoo

4 pm-4:15 pm: Parade Practice

4:30 PM: Parade! Bring your instruments and get ready to sing!

5-6pm: Leathercraft Workshop: water bottle holders and headbands


Amalia grew up attending festivals as the daughter of a handmade shoe vendor and has worked with kids' tents around the world since 2003. She has a Master of Science in ecological leadership and education, and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies with minors in marine science and anthropology.

Amalia has facilitated programming with children in 22 countries on five continents, enjoys wildlife and event photography, and recently published her first book: Michigan Wildlife, A Coloring Field Guide. Copies will be available onsite! She founded Nature Explorers International (NEI) with the mission to inspire excitement and curiosity for the environment through art, science, and outdoor experiences. Amalia currently runs summer day camp programs in Benzonia, Michigan, creates jewelry out of repurposed leather scraps, and teaches leathercraft workshops.

Nature Explorers International with Amalia














The entrance is 1/2 mile west of the intersection of M-37 and W 48 1/2 (Hoxeyville) Rd. We recommend that you do not use maps on Apple.