First Posted: 8/25/2008 7:44:25 PM | Last Updated: 8/25/2008 7:44:25 PM
Submitted by Stone Mountain Park
STONE MOUNTAIN — Stone Mountain Park celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Yellow Daisy Festival Sept. 4-7 featuring 500 crafters from all over the United States and their works of art.
The Yellow Daisy Festival is a former winner of the “Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events” and was named “The Nation’s No. 1 Arts & Crafts Show” five years in a row by Sunshine Artist Magazine. The four-day festival is free with $10 vehicle entry into the park.
The Yellow Daisy Festival hosts a number of unique artists including 18-year-old Dylan Scott Pierce, a watercolorist from Douglasville, Ga., and the youngest artist participating in the festival. Other artists include Hurricane Katrina survivors Jeanine Nahra, a scratch artist from Gretna, La. and Dan Fineman, a woodworker from Diberville, Miss.
“Over the past forty years, the Yellow Daisy Festival has featured an extraordinary collection of artists from all types of backgrounds, “ said Jeanine Battle, special events manager for Stone Mountain Park. “These artists have influenced the hearts and minds of an estimated eight million shoppers which includes multiple generations of grandmothers, mothers and daughters.”
Additionally, the festival offers entertainment, an assortment of festival foods, a Men’s Den and a Children’s Corner. New this year, the festival is promoting environmental awareness by providing free reusable shopping bags made of biodegradable materials. Plus, recycling bins will be strategically placed throughout the festival grounds.
Shoppers can stop by the Burt’s Bee’s tent, a festival sponsor, to learn about their organic products and receive free massages and samples. Other sponsor displays include 104.7 The FISH, GMC, National Pork Council, Kroger and Comcast.
Dates & Times: Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Special Events Meadow
Price: Free; vehicle entry into the park is $10 cash for one-day permit