Long-running foliage festival returns to Apopka

April 26, 2013 by  

Anyone in the area who is fond of crafts is bound to enjoy this weekend’s 52nd annual Apopka Art and Foliage Festival.

This yearly show, which is presented by the Apopka Women’s Club, features information and tips from gardening and foliage experts, musical entertainment, juried fine arts and creative handicrafts, as well as an array of kids’ activities like face printing, sand art, and butterfly feeding. It promises to be a great way to start off the growing season and for the public to be introduced to some talented artisans from the community. With Mother’s Day coming up this might be a great opportunity to find a unique, handmade item, such as jewelry, potter or a watercolor painting.

Awards will be given out for both Fine Arts and Creative Handicrafts. The former set of prizes has two divisions: two dimensional and three dimensional, as well as the overall awards of Best in Show and Award of Excellence, and not forgetting the Awards of Distinction, Merit, and Honor given for winners in each division. Creative Handicrafts awards, meanwhile, include the Judge’s Choice and an Award of Honor. All awards come with a cash prize.

The festival will no doubt attract visitors areas like nearby Ocoee. Organizers are likely working with their local printing companies to provide marketing materials like flyers and posters for distribution throughout the community.

The festival is free to attend and will take place at Kit Land Nelson Park in Apopoka over April 27 – 28. For more information, contact Linda at 407-880-4158 or Lori at 513-600-9904.