Written by Nathan Wertheimer
Mt Dora, FL – The downtown streets come alive with crafters and artists displaying their works for show and sale. It’s a fun, two-day, open-air event celebrating the arrival of Springtime with historic, downtown Mount Dora as a backdrop. Bring the family, wear comfortable shoes, and get ready to shop ’til you drop! This Show is held at the beginning of Spring on the streets of historic, downtown Mount Dora. Event held on Saturday and Sunday, March 18th & 19th for a fabulous weekend of shopping.
Formerly the Mount Dora Spring Collectibles, Crafts and Antiques Show, the all-new Mount Dora Spring Fest in it’s 20th year draws thousands of visitors and 250+ exhibitors. Due to the decline in participation from “antique” and “collectible” vendors at the Mount Dora Spring Collectibles and Crafts Show and the desire to bring in more high quality, hand craft exhibitors, we will be revising the 2017 footprint for the event and re-branding it as the Mount Dora Spring Fest. The number of “Antique, Collectible and Buy Sell” exhibitors will be limited and assigned in an area separated from the now juried hand craft exhibitors at this 2017 event.
Driving to Downtown Mt. Dora from Orlando is only a short 30-minute drive. Take Highway 441 North from Orlando and one will hit the Mt. Dora City limits. Look for the Downtown signs to point you in the right direction. It is recommitted to make it a day trip. There is much to see and do in Mt. Dora. Parking may be an issue, but please don’t let it stop you from visiting this arts festival. There is some free parking in the residential side of town. Also, there are some business and homeowners who are charging a fee to park on their property. Another alternative is to use the satellite parking lot that uses buses to bring people to and from this event.
This year’s festival will take on a whole new experience. Most people might compare this festival to the Mount Dora Arts Festival. However, it does have the same feel, but smaller in smaller venue. The layout of this festival stretches from Macdonald Street to Tremain Street. There is a Food Court which is located on South Donnelly Street and variety of foods to choose from. If beer and wine is your thing, then check out the beer-wine area located on Alexander Street and Fourth Avenue.
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