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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Crossroads at Crabapple Festival coming Oct. 6.

Courtesy City of Milton

It’s that time of year again to stroll through beautiful, historic Crabapple on a cool fall day, taking in the wares of more than 100 antique dealers and artists from six states.

We’re talking, of course, about the venerable Crossroads at Crabapple Antiques and Art Festival, held Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in historic downtown Crabapple (for directions, click here).

A tradition since 1969, this one day only, rain or shine, outdoor festival features thousands of antiques, accessories, and unique pieces of art in all mediums.

New this year is the “Literary Pumpkin Contest,” a partnership with Crabapple Crossing Elementary in which students’ decorated pumpkins – inspired by their favorite books – are placed along Birmingham Highway. A team of judges, including Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood, will choose the winner.

As always, rounding out the festival are the always popular roaming musicians, fantastic eats from Atlanta’s hottest food trucks, plenty of children’s art activities and an easy walk to the free parking areas. Handicap parking is available.

“We get quite a crowd, so shoppers need to come early for the best buys,” said festival co-organizer Amanda Quintana of the Crabapple Community Association.

Her fellow organizer, Lisa Renko, agreed.

“We have thousands of antiques -- from vintage to American Country -- pottery, quilts, plus, as always, the perfect find for someone searching out that unique piece of art or jewelry,” she said.

The City of Milton is a presenting sponsor of this community event coordinated by the Crabapple Community Association.

For more information for this event, please visit www.crabapplefestival.com or contact Quintana at 770-241-1125 or by e-mail at crossroadsatcrabapple@gmail.com.

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