Presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts, a nonprofit art center, the Art & Apples Festival is Michigan's second largest juried fine art festival with an average attendance of over 125,000 festival-goers and 290 artists from across the country. The festival showcases artists from across the country, local entertainment acts, a free Kids Art Zone, Activity Zone, 3 food courts and more.
The Art & Apples Festival ranks the #27 art festival in the nation as determined by Sunshine Artist Magazine.
Make sure to plan on visiting the 30-acre Rochester Park this year on September 6-8, 2013 where fine art, performances and homemade apple pies can be enjoyed by all.
Get a healthy start to the this years’ Art & Apples Festival at the First Annual Healthy Kids Fun Run sponsored by HealthPlus of Michigan. The fun starts at 8:30am in Rochester Park on Saturday, September 7, where kids ages 12 and under will gather to run the north loop of the festival.
Parents are encouraged to participate with their child. All participants will get a healthy prize at the finish line. Pre-registration is available by downloading the registration form and mailing it to 407 Pine Street, Rochester, MI 48307, or you can register on-site the morning of the event.
7th Annual Apple Pie and Dessert Contest
Saturday, September 7, 2013
10:30am in Rochester Park
We're looking for the best apple pie or apple dessert in town! Join us at the 7th Annual Art & Apples Festival Apple Pie & Dessert Contest. First place winners will have their receipe and story featured on the official Art & Apples website and will receive a one-of-a-kind artist made dessert/pie dish.
Interested applicants must submit an application and $5 nonrefundable application fee by September 3, 2013. Applications are available here. Contact Paint Creek Center for the Arts (248) 651-4110 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Art & Apples Festival has been ranked in the TOP 30 of fine art festivals across the nation by artists in Sunshine Artist Magazine. Paint Creek Center for the Arts is pleased to bring one of the country's top festivals to southeast Michigan each fall and look forward to another great year at the 48th Annual Art & Apples Festival September 6-8, 2013.
In the event of an emergency, the Rochester Fire Department is on-site throughout the weekend and has a mobile unit located at Entrance 4 near the North Check-In.
The Rochester Police Department partners with the Festival to assist in making the weekend safe and successful.
LOST & FOUND
Lost and found is located at the Rochester Police Department located just south of Entrance 1.
In the case of a weather emergency, please refer to the event map for the nearest shelter location.
SUPPORT THE ARTS
A suggested $5 donation (tax-deductible) at the entrances to the festival provides funding for Paint Creek Center for the Arts and other local nonprofit organizations. We thank you for your patronage.
No dogs or pets are allowed in Rochester Park during special events per city ordinance. We thank you for your cooperation.
With three food courts, there is no shortage of delicious food at the festival. To purchase food, please visit one of the 3 food ticket tents. These tents are distinguishable by their yellow and white stripes and are conveniently located adjacent to each food court. Accepted forms of payment are: Cash, Check, Credit (VISA, MasterCard or Discover).
Need help finding a specific artist? Unsure of where the Kids Art Zone is? Stop by one of the two Information Booths in the park and you will find the answers to all festival-related questions. Look for the "?" on the map!
The Art & Apples Festival is a program of Paint Creek Center for the Arts, a regional, nonprofit art center located in downtown Rochester. PCCA enhances life in the region by promoting, encouraging and creating opportunities to participate in and appreciate the arts. This is accomplished through a full range of cultural programs including exhibitions, studio art classes, outreach programs and the Art & Apples Festival. For more information, please visit www.pccart.org.