Moss Rock Festival smart-living, art + design November 4 & 5

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Laura Walker’s whimsical art at Moss Rock Festival. Via – Moss Rock.

The first weekend in November come and see what Moss Rock Festival is all about!

November 4 & 5, grab your family and friends and discover the eco-creative festival. It’s a hybrid experience with nature, smart-living, art + design at its core…plus there’s great food and music. The weather is supposed to be perfect…perfect for a day outside enjoying this event!

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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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Moss Rock Festival, a perfect way to spend a fall weekend. Via- Moss Rock.
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Moss Rock artisan jewelry by Jim & Carol Waldrop. Via-Moss Rock.

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. Most are made from natural materials like glass, wood, and clay. Artists and craftsmen display their creations along dappled walkways. You’ll find 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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Snapseed by Tracie Ross Noles. Via-

Meet earth creations: They use natural clay and low impact dyes combined with environmentally friendly fibers like organic cotton and hemp to create sustainable, colorful clothing for everyone.

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Visit earth creations. Via – earth creations.
The food and music?
It’s really good! The culinary offerings are abundant, from traditional to exotic cuisine. They’ll go great accompanied by music from some local favorites and maybe an emerging new artist or two. Come listen to The Dizzy:
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The Dizzy. Via –

The Dizzy is a band from Birmingham intent on displaying overt signs of aggressive dance. As a four-piece, they are portable and unleaded, and come prepared for at least an hour of hard-hitting, stilted and singable romantic pop before they heed their own message and drink to be footloose

The Beer Garden

Your connection to the variety of craft beer of burgeoning Alabama breweries and beyond. Not to mention it’s the perfect spot to meet back up with friends and family who have scattered throughout the preserve.

You could win two tickets to the Beer Garden! Simply go to the Bham Now facebook post about Mock Rock, like and share by Friday at NOON, to be in the drawing!  

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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.

The Greek Kouzina
Consider it Joy Baking
Karen’s Candy Kitchen
Ivory Leshore’s Gourmet 
Emily’s Heirloom Pound Cakes

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Moss Rock, The Sweetery, cookies, cakes, breads, and more! Via – Moss Rock.
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)

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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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