JulyFest Art And Music Festival July 19-20

Thursday, July 03, 2014

JulyFest Art and Music Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, July 19 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST) on Sunday, July 20 at Mason Park in Mentone, Al.  Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and picnic blankets.

In the event of inclement weather, the festival will be held the following weekend, July 26-27. For more information, contact Festival Chair Cynthia Stinson at mentoneinn@gmail.com. Questions from exhibitors should be directed to Beverly Bates at bjbates@bellsouth.net or 205-520-1556.


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