Masterclasses & Tour


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Please check the Astra website and Facebook pages for announcements regarding events at the 2018 Astra Arts Festival--July 6-8, 2018, in Independence, Kansas.


Masterclasses--2016 Astra Arts Festival in Review

Masterclass with David Lee takes place Saturday, July 2, from 2:00-4:00p.m. at Independence Community College, Academic Building, Conference room 200.  Cost for the class is $25.00 and should be paid online or by mail to ASTRA Arts Festival, P.O.Box 374, Independence, KS 67301.  Your ticket is your registration for this class.

In another exhilarating workshop with Micah Martin, chef and expert on hard apple cider production, and Sean Waters, regional agricultural advocate, you will learn the necessary techniques to make craft hard cider in your own home.  You will also have the very unique opportunity to taste a number of ciders from around the world expertly paired with international cheeses.  After completing the workshop, each participant will receive a cider carafe with juice and the tools necessary to make their first batch.  Cost for the class is $25.00 paid online or by mail to ASTRA Arts Festival, P.O. Box 374, Independence, KS  67301. Your ticket is your registration.  Landon House; Sunday, July 3, 1:00-2:30p.m. and again at 3:00-4:30p.m. 15 participants per class.


The Haunted Indy Tour

Take a guided tour at night to haunted sites in Independence.  The trip comes complete with “mostly” true scary stories and road-trip snacks! Tickets:  $10.00 online.  Room for 30. Saturday, July 2, 9-11p.m.; Pick up at Booth Hotel.