Join us for a celebration of authors, books, art, beer and brats on from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Booktoberfest presented by Thomson-Shore, will host industry experts and artists from across the country, offering advice and insight for authors, as well as fun and educational activities for the whole family. Enjoy a day of music, food, and fun, while discovering and learning about the ever-changing world of publishing and bookmaking. Check back often for event updates and special announcements!
Fun for the Whole Family!
Booktoberfest includes activities for booklovers of all ages. Take a tour of Thomson-Shore to see how books are made. "Color-In" jumbo-sized community coloring books. Watch local artist/author, David Zinn, make a custom chalk art installation. Enjoy homemade brats, tasty elephant ears, beer and other refreshments under the big tent, while getting books signed by local authors. Kids can write and illustrate their own one-page stories that Thomson-Shore will print, bind, and deliver as keepsakes to each young author who participates. Authors will be given the opportunity to "pitch your book" to a panel of experts for a chance to win a publishing package from Thomson-Shore! Register in advance to receive a free Booktoberfest journal, manufactured by Thomson-Shore.