Cullman, AL St. Bernard Preparatory School is set to host the 31st Annual Bloomin’ Festival Arts and Crafts Fair on April 18-19, 2015. The festival has received the honor of again being recognized this year by the Southeastern Tourism Society as being one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast. The Southeastern Tourism Society is dedicated to marketing and promoting travel within the Southeastern United States.
“The festival is off to an incredible start this year,” said Joyce Nix, Festival Director. “Almost all booths were filled before the end of 2014. Not only do we have a wide variety of exhibitors, the quality of their work is exceptional.”
“We have several new and incredibly talented artist participating in the weekend show,” Nix said. “It truly is a must-see event.”
Pottery, apparel, paintings, portrait artist, jewelry, glass blowers, blacksmith, leatherworks, furniture, wooden toys, birdhouses and metal art work are just a few of the handmade items that will be featured during the show.
The monks are busy making bread and rosaries, while organizers are lining up volunteers, completing the rentals of tents, and attending to the many details of the 2015 marketing campaign.
A 2015 Jeep Patriot will be given away at the end of the show along with a GoPro Hero 3 Camera, Nextbook 8” Tablet and an iPod shuffle.
Ave Maria Grotto will be open for a reduced admission price of only $3 per person.
A donation of $5 per person is requested upon entering the gates to the festival.
“We encourage everyone to come early and spend the day at St. Bernard. There will be plenty of food to include BBQ Chicken, polish dogs, hamburgers, hotdogs, strawberry waffles, funnel cakes, roasted almonds, topped off with Pepsi products or a glass of freshly squeezed lemonade,” continued Nix.
All proceeds benefit St. Bernard Prep School. For more information visit the festival website at www.bloominfestival.com or call 256-739-6682.
The festival is held rain or shine.