Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Francisco's Farm arts festival is this weekend

The annual Francisco's Farm arts festival will be held at Equus Run Vineyards from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The festival is juried, meaning that the 100-plus exhibitors have been approved by a committee of artists, and that has helped it win regional and national recognition. For examples of the art, click here.

Musical entertainment begins at noon Saturday with the Seth Murphy Band, a folk group. Bluegrass, jazz and flamenco fusion groups will also perform. For the entertainment schedule of entertainment and activities for children, click here.

The festival is named for Col. John Francisco, who owned the farm where Midway was founded with the building of Kentucky's first railroad in the mid-1830s. Francisco's Farm is being produced this year by the Lexington Art League, Equus Run and Midway Renaissance. For those groups' contact information, and inquiries about the festival, click here. Sponsors of the event include Midway College, where it was held until last year, and the Midway Business Association. To help with the festival, click here.

Admission to the festival is $10 per vehicle. For more information, go to www.franciscosfarm.org.

UPDATE: Here is the Lexington Herald-Leader's story on the festival.

1 comment:

Dan Roller, said...

Another wonderful Francisco's Farm Art Festival with beautiful weather at a beautiful site. Woodford County EMS kept everyone safe from the heat. Gone now are the Artists, the white tents from the vineyard, and much of the grass from the lanes in the new 11 eleven parking field. Remaining is the cool drive along Moores Mill Road, the vines and the wine. I suggest bring a picnic lunch, a couple of comfortable chairs and enough time to set in the shade by the old mill dam.