Thursday, April 28, 2011

Summertime Arts & Craft Show is May 21 in Antioch Park

The Summertime Arts and Craft Show is one highlight of a fun-filled day which annually attracts people from all over the Kansas City metropolitan area to Antioch Park in mid-May. This event, which is conducted by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District, will take place on May 21 in conjunction with the City of Merriam's Turkey Creek Festival. Both the festival and the craft show will take place Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam.
Other Festival activities will include: a pancake feed from 7 to 11 a.m., the Turkey Creek Festival 5K Run, a parade at 11 a.m., free concerts, a petting zoo, pedal boat rides, specialty food vendors, and giant air structures and inflatables.
The Summertime Arts & Craft Show is set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Invited are fine artists and crafts persons of original works including, but not limited to,: pottery and ceramics, floral arrangements, home decor, photography, textiles, woodworking, paintings, wearable art, and more. New this year is a juried show for the fine arts booths in which first, second, and third prizes will be given. Some space is still available and registrations will be accepted until May 2. For more information, download an entry form at or contact Fine Arts Coordinator Marilyn Lyons at or by calling (913) 826-3163.
For information on other festival events, go to or call Merriam Parks and Recreation at (913) 322-5550. Because this is an outdoor event, the Turkey Creek Festival Committee reserves the right to alter or cancel the event in case of inclement weather

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