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Bakertree Fall Festival

Bakertree Fall Festival

Bakertree, a fall music and art festival, took over Covenant’s campus on November 2, 2013. Throughout the day musicians, artisans, and local vendors shared their crafts, products, and music with the Covenant community.

“Bakertree is a cool opportunity for current students, alumni, and the people of Chattanooga to come together and enjoy art and music,” said Walter Somerville ’13.

The all-day event featured booths showcasing student’s homemade jewelry, scarves, artwork, postcards, Christmas ornaments, baked goods and more. Alumnus John Michael Foreman ’10 set up a booth to display and sell his pottery.

Pauli Wear ’14 sold crafts and products from her Etsy business Rosie and Cozy.

“I was surprised at how many people came out and how successful it was for my business,” said Wear. “The atmosphere was so energetic and I loved how it celebrated fall—with campfires, s’mores, and apple cider. I loved the lively conversations and how such a simple event brought our community together!”

In the past, Bakertree has marked the end of winter and start of spring, but the student-run Campus Activities Board decided to set the 2013 festival in the midst of beautiful autumn foliage. Emily Hartshorn ’15, the campus community coordinator, hoped that the fall festival would bring members of the Lookout Mountain and Chattanooga communities up to Covenant for the event.

Concerts framed the evening activities, with an early concert featuring Maplehurst, Canadian Coldfront, and Cereus Bright. The festival concluded with a concert featuring Night Beds and The Lighthouse and the Whaler.