Jay Humphreys with the St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau reported to Historic City News that the 52nd and largest edition of one of the Southeast’s favorite art and craft extravaganzas returns to St. Augustine on Thanksgiving Weekend, November 29-30.
The Fall Art and Craft Festival will feature 160 of the finest regional artists, including jewelers, glass blowers, sculptors, woodworkers, gourd artists, potters, painters, photographers, textile batik artists and more, as well as jazz musicians and food vendors.
This juried festival is sponsored by the St. Augustine Art Association and serves as the primary fund raiser for this non-profit organization formed in 1924.
Held at Francis Field, the festival takes place on both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is only $1 and plenty of parking will be available at the adjacent Historic Downtown Parking Facility located on West Castillo Drive just off US 1. For more information, call 904.824.2310 or go to www.staaa.org.
Each evening after the festival closes, the historic district of the oldest city will be bathed in the holiday glow of more than two million tiny white lights that make up the festive Nights of Lights â€“ the perfect setting for dining, shopping or just strolling through the picturesque streets of old St. Augustine. For more information, go to www.nightsoflights.com .