48th Annual Art & Apples Festival September 6-8, 2013

ROCHESTER, Mich., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —


The Art & Apples Festival is the second largest juried fine arts festival in Michigan with over 285 artists, family activities, live entertainment, and great food. The festival was recently voted #13 out of 2,000 festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine!


Friday, September 6:  4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 7: 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 8: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Rochester Park, Rochester, Michigan

(West of Main Street, north of University)


  • Artists – Over 285 artists will showcase their fine art in a variety of mediums – textiles, watercolor, woodworking, glass, pottery, jewelry and more. This year, 25% of the artists are new to the Art & Apples Festival.
  • Annual Pie & Dessert Contest – Finalists will be asked to bake an apple pie or specialty apple dessert for Saturday, September 7th at 10:30am. Guest judges include: Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett; Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson; FOX2 Personality Taryn Asher; FOX2 Personality Jason Carr; Mark Slessor, Royal Park Hotel Pastry Chef; and Miss Michigan 2009, Lindsey Tycholiz.
  • Food – Three food courts will feed hungry festival-goers. New fare this year includes polish cuisine and barbeque goodies along with all of the familiar favorites and of course, apple pies.
  • Entertainment– Entertainment will feature both local and national acts including Rochester-area high school bands. The event also features the Oakland University Acoustic Stage.
  • Kids Stuff – Kids and families can enjoy a variety of FREE activities in the Kids Art Zone including “make and take” art projects from Paint Creek Center for the Arts and the Detroit Institute of Arts, a life-size Art Maze, and a rock climbing wall and inflatables sponsored by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.
  • Sponsors – Atlas Home Improvement, Blue Care Network of Michigan, Canine Academy, Chobani Cho Mobile, Cornerstone Community Financial, Dillman & Upton, Fieldstone Winery, Goofy Faces, HealthPlus of Michigan, International Academy of Design and Technology, Mainstreet Chiropractic Wellness Center, Massage Envy Spa, Oakland University, PayAnywhere, Performance Therapy, Renewal by Andersen, Rochester Mills Beer Co., Talmer Bank and Trust, The New York Times, The Athena Group, Whims Insurance Agency, Whole Foods, WOW! Internet Cable Phone, WindowPro and Xfinity


 Visit www.ArtandApples.com