Crowds gather in downtown Rochester for annual Arts & Apples family fun fest

Posted at 4:46 AM, Sep 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-10 08:27:03-04

Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) is hosting its 51st Art & Apples Festival, Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 11. The largest annual fundraiser for PCCA, the signature event will be held in downtown Rochester at the Rochester Municipal Park (400 Sixth St.).
Recognized as one of the largest juried fine art fairs, Art & Apples Festival will feature nearly 300 artists from across the nation and two countries. In addition to spectacular art, live entertainment, children's activities, food vendors, interactive exhibits and an abundance of fresh apple treats await the more than 200,000 festivalgoers and art enthusiasts expected to be in attendance.
Highlights will include "On The Go"  and the  The Meijer Kids Art Zone. A new high-energy line-up of stage performers, including musicians and dancers, is planned for the festival's Main Stage.

A suggested $5 tax-deductible donation per person at each entrance to the festival provides funding for PCCA, which works year-round to promote the arts and artistic excellence through art education, exhibitions, an art market, outreach programs and more.
For more information about Paint Creek Center for the Arts or the Art & Apples Festival, visit