CasparFest 2007

Photos by Nicholas Wilson - www.nwilsonphoto.com

The annual CasparFest fills the Caspar Community Center with music, artists, crafters, and "green" enterprises all sharing traditions that connect with the sun, the planet, and the finest traditions of lasting technology from the folk of many lands over centuries. Renowned multi-instrumentalist and honorary Casparado Joe Craven leads Gertie, Caspar's reclusive Gorse Monster, on her annual procession amongst the booths, local musicians jam on the outdoor stage, and babies dance in the grass. Beautiful handmade objects are admired and change hands. Delicious locally-grown food is prepared and shared. Caspar, the friendly ghost town, is a former sawmill town on the Mendocino Coast of California midway between Mendocino and Fort Bragg. For more info follow the CasparFest link at the bottom of this page.

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The entrance to CasparFest 2007 Gertie the Gorse Monster leads a parade through CasparFest. Gertie the Gorse Monster leads a parade through CasparFest. Joe Craven and Gertie the Gorse Monster lead a parade through CasparFest. Wooden spoon craftsman at CasparFest marketplace. CasparFest 2007 crowd gathers for Flynn Creek Circus act. CasparFest 2007 crowd gathers for Flynn Creek Circus act. Flynn Creek Circus performer on a bed of nails. Flynn Creek Circus performers on a bed of nails at Casparfest 2007 Flynn Creek Circus trapeze performers at Casparfest 2007 Flynn Creek Circus trapeze performers at Casparfest 2007 Hawaiian music and dance at Casparfest 2007 Hawaiian music and dance at Casparfest 2007 Children play on a giant tire at CasparFest 2007 Face painting at CasparFest 2007 Steven Heckeroth gives kids a ride on his electric crawler mini-tractor at CasparFest 2007 Multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven performs at CasparFest 2007 Multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven performs at CasparFest 2007 Multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven performs at CasparFest 2007 Multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven performs at CasparFest 2007 Druid Sisters' Tea Party perform at CasparFest 2007 Drummer Claudia Paige and Druid Sisters' Tea Party perform at CasparFest 2007 Drummer Claudia Paige and Druid Sisters' Tea Party perform at CasparFest 2007 Singer/songwriter Alice DiMicele performs CasparFest 2007 Singer/songwriter Alice DiMicele performs CasparFest 2007 Audiece at CasparFest 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean  perform at CasparFest 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean  perform at CasparFest 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean  perform at CasparFest 2007 David Lipkind on bass Leslie Hubbert Leslie Hubbert Michael Hubbert Dan Albrecht Percussionist with Pirates of the Caribbean. Kevin and the Coconuts Kevin and the Coconuts Annie Lee A hot air balloon prepares for takeoff as Kevin and the Coconuts  play. Hot air balloon pilot Kevin Herschman of Baton Rouge, LA, prepares his craft for lift off at Caspar Fest 2007. CasparFest 2007 Dozens of kids and adults enjoyed tethered balloon rides late Sunday afternoon at CasparFest 2007 CasparFest 2007 Kevin and the Coconuts play as hot air balloon rides happen in the background. Kevin Herschman and four young passengers ready to lift off in his hot air balloon Sunday afternoon at Caspar Fest 2007. Dozens of kids and adults enjoyed tethered balloon rides late Sunday afternoon at the Caspar Community Center. Kevin Herschman and passengers lift off in his hot air balloon View of Caspar Community Center from a hot air balloon. It was late Sunday evening as the CasparFest 2007 was ending. Panoramic view of CasparFest 2007 from a hot-air balloon late Sunday evening, as many vendors were packing up their wares. Hot air Balloon lifts off as CasparFest 2007 ends.


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