Soupstock was established in 2010, a mixture of music, crafts and cuisine to raise funds for a worthy cause. This year proceeds will go to the Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund which encourages art, craft and music education for children, and the bands playing include Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Kung Fu (pictured), Hannah Fair, The String Fingers Band, the Main Squeeze, Back From Earth, Will Evans and Jeff Howard, the Alpaca Gnomes, Hubinger Street, Old School, Bobby Paltauf Band, Newton Crosby, Teri Lynn, Wandering Roots and the Nameless Trio. Admission is totally free, but a donation is requested to enter the soup tent to taste and judge the winning soups.
Veteran's Memorial Park, 38 Canal St. E, Shelton. Sat., June 8, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. soupstockfestival.org.