I don't know if it's just me, but somehow the Norcross Arts Festival just seems to be getting bigger and better with each passing year. Indeed it's hard to believe that the event has been held for the past decade, but it's the quality and quantity of vendors that is impressive. From jewelry, clay and folk art to paintings, photography, glass art and much more, there was an endless stream of incredible talent on display throughout the weekend. Just some of the artists featured throughout the weekend included paintings by Linda Pirkle, Barabara Rush and Joan Curtis. There was photography by Hazel Berger, Celia Durand and Jerry Deeds and even folk art by Janae Easton, Jeanne Stern and Jim Weaver.
With great art comes great music with acts including the multi-talented Julie Gribble to The Daniels Brothers, there was a bit of something for everyone. I had a great time watching Deuces Wild. This guitar duo hams it up on a variety of cover songs including George Michael's "Faith." One has to see it to believe it! Other acts included Soul Tribe, Guilty Pleasure, Jeannie Caryn, Neil Cribbs, Yoeshi Roberts and Project Detour.
Food is always plentiful in downtown Norcross, but a bevy of traveling food vans were on hand to fill hungry festival-goers' bellies. There's always a variety of foods at this festival including Americana, Greek and Mexican.
One of my favorite parts of the festival is the option to use a shuttle. The one I took dropped me off near The Kidz Zone. The Kidz Zone is another attraction that makes visiting the festival a nice family outing. From inflatable rides to face painting, nothing disappoints in this area.
While weather was a major concern with the impending remnants of Tropical Storm Karen ready to pound the area, the entire festival thankfully missed that deluge. For early October, it was still a bit warmer than I would have liked at the festival in the afternoon. Still, the Norcross Arts Festival 2013 was a major success. The Sunday night/early Monday morning rains cooled things off quite a bit well after the event.