Arts and Apples Festival at Municipal Park in Rochester
Paint Creek Center for the Arts hosts this annual family fun event in Oakland County Sept. 7-9, 2012, featuring music, art, food and more
Before the air turns crisp and red-orange leaves debut, celebrate fall with a perfect pairing. Arts and Apples, a combination art fair and fall festival, arrives in Rochester Municipal Park Sept. 7-9, 2012.
Ranked number 29 on Sunshine Artist Magazine's list of art festivals, Arts and Apples' array of over 285 artists draws crowds near 125,000. This free festival is situated on 30 acres of parkland, allowing plenty of room for three days packed with entertainment, vendors and activities. Note: No dogs are allowed in the park.
For young visitors, a Kids Art Zone and Activity Zone provides plenty of entertainment, in addition to two stages of live performances. The Main Stage features a continuous lineup of contests, orchestras, high school marching bands, jazz, choirs and award presentations. For a lighter sound, the Acoustic Stage boasts a variety of artists such as Cindy Young and The Marvins.
Three food courts satisfy appetites with yellow and white-striped tents serving ticketed options galore.
And of course, apple treats are available throughout the festival, co-mingling with art and music – what a perfect transition to fall!
The 47th annual event is sponsored by Paint Creek Center for Arts, a Rochester-based nonprofit art center. It runs 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
For more information on the 2012 Arts and Apples Festival at Municipal Park in Rochester, check out the Metro Parent listing.