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MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake 2013

MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013 — 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday, May 12, 2013 — 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  • Elves Shelves Gift Shoppe, Events, MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

May 11 & 12, 2013

9:00am – 4:00pm
FREE Admission!

Begun as a crafts fair on the lawn of the Lakeland Public Library, MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake has grown into one of Florida’s premier outdoor art festivals. Held on Mother’s Day weekend each year, Mayfaire is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland, Florida. Mayfaire is one of the largest and oldest outdoor art festivals in Central Florida and is on Sunshine Artist magazine’s prestigious “Best 200 Art Shows” list. Come see why it has such a great reputation!

  • About 165 artists: With so many to choose from, you’re sure to find one you love! From jewelers, to clay artists, to painters; landscapes and wildlife to pure abstraction, any artistic taste will be satisfied.
  • Free parking and shuttle service: Free parking at Florida Southern College on the corner of Johnson and McDonald. A free shuttle will run between the parking lot and the festival.
  • MayFerrys: Free shuttles will run around Lake Morton and up to the Museum during the festival.
  • Food and beverage vendors: A wide variety of great edibles are available for purchase including smoothies, funnel cakes, shaved ice and MORE! Vendors should contact the concessions company, Seivers Concessions at seiversconcessions@yahoo.com.
  • Live entertainment: Local musicians, dance companies, and VSA arts of Florida perform on stage on the shady front lawn of Lakeland Public Library throughout the weekend.

    Children's Art Tent

  • Hands-on Children’s Art Tent and Kids Zone: Located in the Museum’s parking lot, this part of Mayfaire will includes several FREE art activities designed for participation by children of ALL abilities, as well as bounce houses and a rock climbing wall. (There will be a small fee to play on the bounce houses and rock wall). Volunteers are always needed for this happy area. Volunteer application

ARTISTS, please complete our artists’ survey here!

Mayfaire Saturday Night/Festival of Arts & Athletes
Saturday, May 11 | 5:30-11pm
Cost: FREE to everyone!

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for a free party on the shores of Lake Mirror, just two blocks north of Lake Morton. This event includes fireworks and the Mayfaire Classic 5K Race. (For more information about the race, contact Lakeland Runners Club.) Food vendors will be available on site, or you can pack your own and have an evening picnic!

Volunteers are always needed. To volunteer for Mayfaire, call 863.688.7743, ext. 237.

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Publix Super Markets Charities

The City of Lakeland

 

 

 

Glenn W. & Hazelle Paxson Morrison Foundation

The Ledger Media Group, Ward’s Air Conditioning, WUSF, Radiology and Imaging Specialists, Dr. Christopher Baird, Texas Cattle Company, Lakeland Runners Club, Party People Celebration Company, Bartow Printing

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