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  • Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival 2017 Plans Announced

April 13, 2017

Dates set for May 20 & 21, 2017

Midway, Ky.-Midway Renaissance and Midway University announced today that the 2017 Francisco’s Farm Art Festival will be held on Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Festival website at has all of the updated information for this year’s festival including the artists, food vendors and musical acts playing throughout the event. Entrance to the Festival is free and just $5 per vehicle to parking on campus.

The Festival organizers are excited about this year’s festival and have been working hard on plans to provide visitors with another great experience of shopping for unique art, enjoying great food and relaxing on Midway’s beautiful university campus while listening to local musicians.

“There are many wonderful artists attending this year’s Festival, said Helen Rentch, Artist Liaison. We have acrylic and water color artists, photography, mixed media, pottery, woodworking, broom makers, paper and other textiles as well as jewelry. This year’s Festival will include artists from 15 states and Canada and many new artists.”

In addition to the more than 80 artists and food vendors, this year’s festival will include some demonstrating artists and a folk art display. Those confirmed include:

  • Popular Folk Artist Jo Ann Butts will have a display of her folk art and demonstrate wood carving
  • Artist Lou Hii will demonstrate the art of Chinese paper cutting
  • Berea artist Justin Burton will demonstrate the art of broom making.

“We invited everyone to come spend the day or the weekend with us. We will have music throughout the Festival, some delicious food and activities for children sponsored by the Woodford County Library, in addition to the wonderful art for customers to purchase,” said Debra Shockley, Festival Co-Chair.

Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival is a fully volunteer-driven event. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to complete the volunteer form on the website at