Here It Comes: Art & Apples Fest is This Weekend in Rochester
Here's what you need to know now about the town's biggest fall event.
This weekend, artwork and crafts — and oh, the pies — will transform Rochester Municipal Park into one of the biggest fall events in Oakland County.
It's the 47th annual Art & Apples Festival, and it opens Friday afternoon.
All week long, we'll bring you previews of artwork and exhibits and tell you what you need to know. For now, the basics:
- When/where: This year's festival is planned from Friday to Sunday at Rochester Municipal Park. Festival hours are 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, 9 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
- Why go? It's Michigan's second-largest fine arts fair and it's in its 47th year in Rochester. Nationally the festival is ranked no. 29 out of 2,000 art festivals. It's the main fundraiser for the Paint Creek Center for the Arts.
- What you'll see: More than 290 artists will be on site with everything from jewelry to photography to glass. You can find a complete list here.
- What you'll hear: Two stages will feature musical performances throughout the festival. Find a complete list of musical acts here.
- Leave the dog at home: There are no dogs allowed in Rochester Municipal Park during the event.
- No need to park there: A shuttle will operate from the festival to and from Rochester High School during festival hours on Saturday and Sunday. The shuttle is $3.
- Admission: There is a suggested $5 donation at the festival entrance to support the Paint Creek Center for the Arts.