Local artists Anita and Floyd Franklin of Eureka Springs will be exhibiting at the 50th Annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival in Nappanee, Ind., Aug. 2-5.
Sunshine Artists Magazine has rated Amish Acres Arts & Crafts the third Top Traditional Craft Show. In addition, Leisure Group Travel Magazine lists it as one of the Top 50 Outstanding Festivals and Events, and the American Bus Association has selected this premiere art event as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for the fourth time.
The festival is celebrating its Golden Jubilee 50th Anniversary. It began as a clothes line art show in downtown Nappanee in 1962 and moved to Amish Acres in 1970. It is still produced by three generations of the Pletcher family.
Over 300 artists and artisans from across the nation converge on the grounds of this historic farm, homesteaded in 1839 by the first Amish pioneers in Indiana and now listed in The National Register of Historic Places. This nationally-recognized, juried arts and crafts event also features continuous live entertainment on four stages, children's activities, craft demonstrations, festival food, beer garden, and more. Festival hours are Thursday-Saturday (August 2-4) 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday (August 5) from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission price is $7.00 for adults; $6.00 for seniors, active military personnel, and youth ages 12-17; and free for children under 12. Parking is free.
Amish Acres is located on U.S. Highway 6, one mile west of downtown Nappanee, Indiana. More information on Amish Acres and the 50th annual Arts & Crafts Festival can be obtained online at www.amishacres.com