Frequently Asked Questions

Spring Festival: April 1-2, 2017

Fall Festival: October 14-15, 2017

Admission: Free

Bring a group and have a good time!Bring a group and have a good time!

Hours:
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Location: Olmsted Linear Park
1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307

The Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival set in the historic park, Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr. along with over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art”. In addition to the fine arts, there will be a children’s area and local food and beverage.

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Alcohol
Per City code ordinance, no alcohol may be brought into the Festival area. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at several locations throughout the Festival. Revenue from on-site beverage sales will be benefit the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces scholarship program. As always alcoholic beverage purchased at the Festival must remain on-site. The Atlanta Police Department and volunteers of the Festival will ask you to dispose of any alcoholic beverage before you exit or enter.

Artists
A maximum of 150 of the finest local, regional and national artists, with an emphasis on metro Atlanta and Georgian artists. All artist applicants will be selected by a jury of their peers based on the merit of their work as well as booth presentation.

ATM
Of course we’ll have them!
We want to make it as easy as possible.

Beverages
Soft Drinks, lemonade, ice tea and water (all of your favorites) will be located throughout the event. Per City guidelines, no alcohol or beer may be brought into the Festival area. No glass bottles may be brought into the area.

Credit Cards/ Payment Terms
Many of the Artists are equipped to accept credit cards payments, however, keep in mind that some may or may not accept some types of cards. Many accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, but many prefer cash. Each of the beverage stations and food concessions will accept cash or credit cards. As noted earlier, we will have an ATM/Cash machine on hand for your use.

Entertainment
The Festival will have live entertainment on-site. Please see the schedule on this website.
For more information please email us at; entertainment@affps.com

First Aid
Because safety is important to us, we will have qualified trained staff available on-site and the EMS services available from 911 if needed.

Food
Our focus is going to be on Healthy lifestyle choices and we are currently reaching out to food vendors to help us reach this goal to bring you healthy refreshments. If you are interested, please email us a;: info@affps.com

Information
We will have one information booth available. It will be located at the east side of the park at the main entrance of the Artist Market. This is the area closest to the children’s playground.

Lost and Found
Lost and Found will be located at the main information booth. (See above). After the event please feel free to email us at info@affps.com.

Lost Children Inquires
During the event, all of the staff and volunteers will have identifiable uniformed shirts on and many will have walkie talkies and cell phones. Please check with one of the staff members. All staff will be directed to take lost children to the information booth.

Parking
There is parking permitted in the residential neighborhoods around the park, but ask that you utilize the parking areas that are designated. We have asked the Atlanta Police Department and Neighborhood Watch groups to help enforce this policy. Paid parking is available at the Krishna properties on South Ponce.

Dogs Welcomed! Leashes and Tags Required

Dogs Welcomed!
Leashes and Tags Required

Pets
We love your pets! As a Special Event Class D or E, the City of Atlanta allows you to bring your dog to the park. Just be sure to keep your dog on a leash and pick up their “calling cards” please!

Rain/ Weather
This is a rain or shine event. Certain events maybe canceled or rescheduled depending on rain. High winds may cause some Festival closure. Safety is always first. If the weather poses a safety risk to patrons and participants, the Festival will close and information will be announced as to the nature of the risk, exit instructions, and possible re-open times.

Restrooms
Got to have them! Portable toilets will be available throughout the Festival area. They will be located at the main entrance as well as the area closest to the food concessions. Just ask a volunteer; they can point them out for you.

Rules of Conduct
(Now for the small details that the City requires…
and so does our attorney!):
No alcohol will be allowed to be brought into the Festival Area.
Alcoholic beverages purchased on-site must remain on-site. Festival security will ask you to dispose of any alcoholic beverages before you exit.
No coolers
No glass bottles
No bicycles, skate boards, roller blades, roller skates, scooters, or motorized vehicles (except wheelchairs) are allowed into the Festival area.
No grills or grilling will be allowed in the Festival area.
No camp tents or over night camping will be permitted in the Festival area.
No tents may be staked into the ground. Weights are REQUIRED.
No weapons of any kind
No illegal substances of any kind
All bags are subject to search by Festival security
The Festival reserves the right to decline admittance to anyone who violates the reasonable policies established for public safety.
Not sure, and don’t want to get in trouble? Just ask.

Information
If there is anything that we missed and you have a question just drop us an email to; info@affps.com

*(Email is the quickest way to get a questioned replied).

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