The Folk Art Guild will kick off the Fall craft season by hosting its annual Open House and Apple Festival on Saturday October 14th and Sunday October 15th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This unique celebration of local art, food, and music takes place at the Rochester Folk Art Guild, 1445 Upper Hill Road in Middlesex, New York. Click here for a map.
This free event offers a variety of activities ranging from live local music, cider pressing, artist demos, a homegrown farm lunch, fresh baked artisan breads, and tours of the workshops. Organic fruit grown at the Guild will be available for tasting and for sale, and there will be fun activities for children.
A not-for-profit arts community and educational institution, the Guild began its work in crafts 60 years ago. Located for the last fifty years on a 350-acre farm in New York’s Finger Lakes Region, the Guild has grown to receive worldwide recognition for its handcrafts which have found their place in museums, private collections, shops, and galleries through the United States and abroad. The Guild also offers workshops for adults and conducts educational outreach programs for children. Apprenticeships are available for adults and young people who are searching for a practical, hands-on approach to learning and living. Working alongside experienced master craftspeople, apprentices learn proficiency in a craft and how to live alongside others in a community setting.