Take a bite out of the 49th annual Art & Apples Festival

Local cider mills are open and there’s a slight chill creeping into the air, which means one thing: it’s time for the 49th annual Art & Apples Festival!

Presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts and recently voted 14 out of 2,000 fine art festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, this year the Art & Apples welcomes over 290 artists (One third of the are new!) from 33 states and two countries and features stunning fine arts, family activities, live entertainment, and three food courts. Some of the festival highlights include:

  • A showcase of fine art in a variety of mediums, such as textiles, watercolor, woodworking, glass, pottery, jewelry, and more.
  • Kids and families can enjoy a variety of FREE activities in the Meijer sponsored Kids Art Zone including “make and take” art projects from Paint Creek Center for the Arts and the Detroit Institute of Arts, a life-size art maze, crafts and activities provided by Metro Parent Magazine and a rock climbing wall and inflatables provided by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.
  • 8th Annual Pie & Dessert Contest – Finalists will be asked to bake an apple pie or specialty apple dessert for Saturday, September 6 at 11 a.m. Guest judges include: Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett; Rochester Mayor Jeff Cuthbertson; Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson; FOX2 Personalities Taryn Asher and Jason Carr; and Miss Oakland County Teen 2014, Kristin Penrose.
  • Three food courts will feed hungry festival-goers. New fare this year includes polish cuisine and barbeque goodies along with all of the familiar favorites and of course, apple pies.
  • Entertainment will feature both local and national acts including Rochester-area high school bands. The event also features the Oakland University Acoustic Stage.

The Art & Apples Festival runs Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7 at the Rochester Municipal Park in Rochester, Michigan (West of Main Street, north of University) during the times listed below:

Friday, September 5 from 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 6 from 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 7 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information, visit www.ArtandApples.com

The Art & Apples Festival is generously sponsored by: Atlas Home Improvement, Bloomingdale Construction, Boyne Mountain Rentals, C&L Ward, Canine Academy, Ever Dry, Golling Alfa Romeo Fiat, Lolë Rochester, Main Street Chiropractic Wellness Center, Majic Window Co., Massage Envy Spa, Michigan Credit Union Network, Renewal by Andersen, Shelton Buick GMC, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, The New York Times, WindowPro, WOW!, and Xfinity.

About Sarah Hovis

Word manipulator, arts appreciator, sports spectator, and world traveler, Sarah charts her own course as the owner of saliho creative. She uses her creative mind and engaging dialogue to fearlessly bring the written word to life in print and online… all while keeping a watchful eye out for the next literary adventure. You can reach her at sarah@rochestermedia.com.

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