Moss Rock Festival, an eco-creative celebration of nature, smart-living, art + design


What Is an Eco-Creative festival, you might ask?

November 4 & 5, The first full weekend in the month, grab your family and friends and discover the Moss Rock Festival, a hybrid experience with nature, smart-living, art + design at its core…plus there’s great food and music!

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Featured Artist, Tracie Noles-Ross,  Moss Rock Poster Design. Via –

Join 10,000 weekend visitors under a blanket of fall colors at this idyllic neighborhood setting right next to Hoover’s own 350 acre Moss Rock Preserve.

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Browsing at Moss Rock Festival. Photo by Charity Ponter.


Smallwoods Studio hoop dreams, at the Moss Rock Festival. Via –

As the Festival’s mission explains: “The secrets and sweetness of nature are especially abundant at Moss Rock Festival situated at The Preserve…”

The “sweetness of nature” inspires a lot of the artwork and crafts you’ll find at Moss Rock Festival, made from natural materials like glass, wood, and clay. Artists and craftsmen display their creations along dappled walkways. There is something cool for every level of collector and budget!

Meet the 2017 Featured Artist, Tracie Noles-Ross. Her art explores the precariousness of our relationship to nature. Its magical with an edge; conjuring a world that feels a little like a dark fairy tale, with people wandering through thickety brambles and hedges of mysterious wild places, with birds and animals.

Noles-Ross often uses found objects, many from the Alabama acres she lives on, to create her otherworldly paintings, textile designs and sculpture.
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Featured Artist Tracie Noles-Ross, explores our connection to nature, and the world around us. Via –
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Tracie Noles-Ross, Fox and Rabbit. Moss Rock Festival’s featured artist. Via – www.

You can also meet Josh Maddox, from Holland Road Furniture, a reclaimed woodworking studio in Newton, AL.

Josh only creates his masterpieces from trees that either fell or had to be cut for other reasons.

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Holland Road Furniture live edge porch swing, at Moss Rock Eco-Creative Festival. Via-
And the food and music?
It’s really good! The culinary offerings are abundant, from traditional to exotic cuisine. And they’ll go great accompanied by music from some of your local favorites and maybe an emerging new artist or two.
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Moss Rock music and food are always better together. Click photo for music line-up. Via –

The Beer Garden is your connection to the variety of craft beer of burgeoning Alabama breweries and beyond. Its the perfect spot to meet back up with friends and family who have scattered throughout the preserve.

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Alabama brew at the Beer Garden. Via – Moss Creek Arts Festival Facebook.

Don’t forget to stop by The Sweetery, at its new home on Yellow Row. The hookup for scrumptious confections and baked goods by local chefs, caterers and specialty bakers.

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Find tasty baked goods and treats at The Sweetery. Via –
Festival Admission Details:

$7 Adult Day
$10 Adult Weekend
$5 Seniors & Students with valid ID
Kids 15 & under are Free!

Beer Garden Tickets:
$25 Advance / $35 at Gate (Both include festival entry)

Eco-creative art.
Over 100 juried booths featuring crafts, jewelry, and fine art, and 100 more with awesome food, and great products! Via –

Plan to celebrate art + design, smart-living and nature at Moss Rock, a hybrid Eco-Creative Festival. Can you imagine a better way to breathe fresh air, enjoy the dazzling fall colors and a little bit of culture all at the same time?

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Cameron Balentine
Cameron Balentine
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