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Your Guide to This Weekend's Art & Apples Festival

It opens today inside Rochester Municipal Park. Here's everything you need to know.

This weekend, artwork and crafts — and don't forget the pies — will transform  into one of the biggest fall events in Oakland County.

It's the 47th annual Art & Apples Festival, presented by the , and it opens at 4 p.m. today. It's Michigan's second-largest fine arts fair and it's in its 47th year in Rochester. 

For complete coverage, visit our special Art & Apples section on Rochester Patch.

The basics

  • When: Festival hours are 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, 9 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
  • Where:
  • Admission: There is a suggested $5 donation at the festival entrance to support the Paint Creek Center for the Arts.
  • Parking: There is limited parking on side streets around Rochester; all downtown Rochester lots are free. Handicapped parking is allowed in the park lot off Pine Street.
  • Shuttle:A shuttle will operate from the festival to and from Rochester High School during festival hours on Saturday and Sunday. The shuttle is $3.
  • Leave the dog at home: There are no dogs allowed in the park during the event.

Art, food and music

  • The artists: More than 290 artists will be on site with everything from jewelry to photography to glass. Here's a guide to the booths. And 
  • The entertainment: Two stages will feature musical performances throughout the festival. .
  • Food and drink: You'll purchase tickets to buy food at any of more than two dozen vendors inside the park. One ticket = one dollar. .

Apple pies

  • Boy Scout Troop 125 will be selling home-baked pies Saturday and Sunday near the entrance at the duck pond off Pine Street. Pies are $15. . 
  • In addition, there will be . It will be judged from 12:30-12:45 Saturday on the festival's main stage. 
Vickie Lee Hickman September 07, 2012 at 01:10 PM
What happened to the music link? ;)
Kristin Bull (Editor) September 07, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Here is the link to the lineup of music and other entertainment: http://patch.com/A-x6Kc

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