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Have any of you Floridians done the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival before? I notice they are making a call for artists even though the show is in a few weeks. Should I make the leap?

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Comment by Jacki Bilsborrow on April 21, 2013 at 5:04pm

LOL Alan. 

I used to call them "Big rings."   It always seemed to me the shoppers had the biggest diamonds that I have ever seen. 

Comment by Alan Anderson on April 19, 2013 at 9:54am

Another analogy - if you read this forum, you know about "Shoes".  Everyone here is barefoot or in flip flops!!!

Comment by Kevan Breitinger on April 19, 2013 at 9:51am

Run. Be afraid, be very afraid. Or in a word, no.

Comment by Alan Anderson on April 18, 2013 at 9:25pm

We did the Apopka Fair a couple of years ago.  Horrible.  If you are selling art, and your average price is over $10, forget about it.  We live about 30 miles away.  You would not believe the difference in the crowd only about 15 miles from Mount Dora.  Save your money, they are calling for artists for a reason.  Where do you live?  Have you ever tried Riverside Arts Market in Jacksonville?  Buyers and well run, every Saturday.  Great surprise!

 

Comment by Alison Thomas on April 18, 2013 at 3:17pm

NO.  The main draw is the flowers.  On the stage is every local Girl Scout Troop, choir, dance class, etc.  The main people who are coming to the show are the parents of the kids on the stage.  This was several years ago but also before the recession.  One of the judges was drunk on her a$$.  There are apparently some good awards but sales were non-existent.

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