Sunday, September 22, 2013

Francisco's Farm Art Festival will return to Midway College and also move its date, to mid-May

Sara Hicks signs contract for Midway
Renaissance as John Marsden looks on
Francisco's Farm Art Festival will return to the campus of Midway College in 2014. The festival was started in 2003 by Midway Renaissance on the Midway College campus grounds, where it was held until 2010. For the past three years the Festival has been hosted by Equus Run at its vineyard off Moores Mill Road, more than three miles from downtown Midway, displeasing some local business interests.

The festival will move to mid-May from its recent schedule of late or mid-June. Organizers hope that will help reduce heat, which has been a limiting factor the last few years in June.

“Midway Renaissance is looking forward to once again engaging the many Midway and Woodford County volunteers and supporters of the Francisco’s Farm Art Festival to stage one of the region’s recognized top arts festivals,” said Sara Hicks of Midway Renaissance, who also serves on the Midway City Council. “Our committee has already begun discussing the ‘new improved’ Festival and how we will infuse new ideas to unveil at the 2014 Festival.”

Dr. John Marsden, president of Midway College, said "The college is enthusiastic about welcoming the festival back to our campus. Our beautiful, historic campus is ideal for this type of event. I am supportive of the connection between Midway College and the City of Midway and believe the return of the festival is one way to strengthen that relationship."

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