More and more, people in smaller towns are realizing the advantages of going green.
Much more easily now than formerly, recycling generates income and makes cleaning up after a festival much faster.
So the good people of Micanopy are requiring food vendors to use biodegradable recyclable containers. Do your part and put your festival trash in the recycle collection containers.
So What Else Happens At The Fall Harvest Festival?
True, recycling isn’t exactly the theme of this year’s festival, but it’s become a more important component. And that’s as it should be.
Florida fall festivals celebrate the turn of seasons, the bounties of the harvest and tourist dollars, and most important, when festival season cranks back up, you know that the summer heat is gone for the year.
Now that it’s safe to spend time outside in the middle of the day, bring on the arts and crafts and the outdoor music.
Micanopy’s festival features 200 arts and crafts displays, a main stage with live, good-time music and an old-fashioned auction on Saturday.
You movie buffs will recognize Micanopy when you get there.
It’s one of the locations used in Doc Hollywood, the Michael J. Fox movie based on a novel written by a doctor who grew up in Micanopy.
The Fall Harvest Festival is Micanopy’s biggest thing all year.
Thousands of people go for the old oak trees and restored homes in the historic district, rare books and antiques and so on.
Fifteen local nonprofit groups ranging from churches to youth groups to historical organizations sponsor and help organize the festival.
All proceeds go back to these groups to help cover their annual operating costs.
All in all, it’s a nice way to spend a fall weekend.
Micanopy Fall Havest Festival
- Cholokka Boulevard
- Saturday, October 29, 2011 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Sunday, October 30, 2011 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Address:P.O Box 335, Micanopy, FL 32667
- Voicemail: 352-466-7026
- E-Mail: [email protected]
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OFFICIAL BIO: K Truitt is a second-generation, native Floridian born in Jacksonville. Truitt worked in public higher education for 25 years, most recently in Texas, is a successful grant writer, knows newspaper publishing, printing and graphic design and wants to work in the public sector. Contact: [email protected]