Art and Apples Festival in Rochester

The Paint Creek Center for the Arts has hosted this festival for more than 50 years. Join the fun again this year, Sept. 8-10, 2017.


Rochester Park, right near the main Rochester downtown strip, is home to one of the nation’s best fine art fairs, Art and Apples, returning for its 51st year Sept. 8-10, 2017 with plenty of activities for kids and adults alike.

First, kick the day off with a little culture by checking out the artwork of more than 290 artists who will be showing and selling work that ranges from beautiful paintings and clay masterpieces to unique mixed-media creations – plus jewelry, leather, photography and more.

After,  find a variety of fun activities, including live performances by all three of Rochester’s high schools, Deborah’s Stage Door, The Swing Shift Orchestra and many others, the Meijer Kids Art Zone, which is full of kid-friendly fun like inflatables, a rock-climbing wall and a bunch of make-and-take art projects and much more. Plus, you’ll find plenty of food booths set up by local businesses and, of course, tons of apple treats.

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Festival admission is free, but there is a $5 suggested donation. Hours are as follows:

  • Friday: 4-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Make sure you’ve got all the details you need before you go! Check out the Metro Parent calendar listing on the 2017 Art and Apples Festival in Rochester.

This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly.