For Immediate Release
September 19, 2013
Midway, KY- Midway Renaissance and Midway College made a much anticipated announcement today revealing that the Francisco's Farm Art Festival will return to the campus of Midway College in 2014. The Festival was started in 2003 and was held on the Midway College campus grounds until 2010. For the past three years the Festival has been hosted by Equus Run at its vineyard off Moores Mill Road.
“Midway Renaissance is excited about working with Dr. Marsden and the staff at Midway College. Our committee has already begun discussing the ‘new improved’ Festival and how we will infuse new ideas to unveil at the 2014 Festival,” said Sara Hicks, with Midway Renaissance.
"The College is enthusiastic about welcoming the Festival back to our campus," said Dr. John Marsden, President of Midway College. "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."
Organizers say the Festival dates will move to mid-May from its most recent schedule of mid-June. This will hopefully help with some of the extreme heat that has been a factor the last few years in late 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 Hicks.
Marsden noted that the idea of the Festival returning to Midway College is something he has been interested in since he learned of its history and connection to the College upon his arrival in February of this year and he is pleased to have moved this process along quickly to welcome the Festival back this coming year. “This was one of our short term goals for this academic year and we are pleased to be moving forward with Midway Renaissance on this effort,” said Marsden.
The Midway Christian Church has invited the Festival organizers and any interested volunteers to gather following the Midway Community Dinner at the church on Monday, September 30 at 6 p.m. to find out more about the upcoming Festival and get involved with the planning efforts. The dinner is free and open to the public.
More information about the previous Festival can be found at: http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/franciscos-farm-arts-festival.html