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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 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 . 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 
  • 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.

Stay updated: All of the details are posted at www.artandapples.com.

Peter Griffin September 05, 2012 at 12:32 PM
•Admission: There is a suggested $5 donation at the festival entrance to support the Paint Creek Center for the Arts. "suggested donation" ----- if the donation is "suggested", then why do they look at you funny when you say, "no thanks"? Why should we be guilted to pay $5 per person to use the same park we always use for free (or what we pay property taxes for). Why should we even be asked? Kind of rude.

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