Midway College to Host 12th Annual Francisco's Farm Arts Festival
Festival planners are pleased to announce the details of the 12th annual Francisco's Farm Arts Festival at Midway College in Historic Midway, Kentucky on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17. The event will run from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. While admission to the festival is free, the fee to park will be $5 per vehicle.
Presented by Midway Renaissance, the Francisco's Farm Arts Festival has become one of Woodford County's signature events. This year's festival will feature 85 artists, including potters, painters, jewelry makers, woodworkers and photographers. All of the participating artists were juried by a panel and selected from an application process.
"Midway Renaissance and Midway College are excited to welcome visitors to this year's festival. The variety of artists will please all of our visitors and provide something for everyone's artistic tastes," said Ellen Gregory, festival committee marketing chair and college spokesperson.
Woodford County Public Library will sponsor a Children's Art Activities booth, where kids can create beautiful art of their own with magical patterns like tie dye. The activity is fun and safe for all ages and uses diffusing paper, brilliant water-soluble markers and water for beautiful, colorful effects. Food vendors and local musicians are also going to be on hand to feed and entertain festival goers. A complete lineup for both is expected to be announced later this week.
Francisco's Farm Arts Festival is a large event and organizers are looking for volunteers to help with the show's set up and tear down, parking, children's activities, information booth attendants, greeters and more. Volunteer applications are available at www.franciscosfarm.org.
About Francisco's Farm Arts Festival
The festival is named for Colonel John Francisco, the original owner of the property on which Midway now stands. In 1835, Francisco sold his farm to the Lexington and Ohio Railroad. The L&O planned and built Midway, Kentucky's first railroad town, so named because it is halfway between Lexington and Frankfort, the state capital. The festival began at Midway College in 2004 and is organized by a committee of Midway Renaissance.
More information visit www.franciscosfarm.org.