Bethel to host BAM Fest May 8

Preparations are underway in the Village of Bethel for the first Bethel Art and Music Festival, scheduled for Saturday, May 8.

“We chose that Saturday because there will be so many people who come to East Fork Lake on that weekend for the Midwest Regional Championship Rowing Regatta,” said organizer Judi Adams. “They often have a lot of time in between competitions and thought this would give them some place to go and have a good time close to the lake.”

Adams said that organizers are making plans to run shuttle buses from East Fork Lake to Bethel to make it easier for those attending the rowing regatta.