Visitors and vendors came to Micanopy for its 42nd annual Fall Festival this past weekend.
Cholokka Boulevard was closed off to accommodate hundreds of visitors, artists, organizations, crafters and vendors.
Libby Morgan came in from Ocala to enjoy the Fall Festival with her friend. They have been coming together to the Festival for four or five years. “We like to come here every year and just browse around and look at the creations and the neat things and the good food,” she said.
Vendors sold flower bouquets, wood crafts, art, along with Greek and Thai food.
Mike and Lisa Pitts came from Alachua to sell stuffed alligators called Gator Babies. They come with a soft body clothed in Gator gear. “We did have one person who thought it was the clothes we were selling rather than the whole deal,” Mike Pitts said. This was their first year selling items at the festival.
Leslie Tharp, a 33-year-old Gainesville resident, spends her time transforming scraps of metal into works of art. When Tharp isn’t working on commissioned projects for businesses, the city of Gainesville and individuals, she’s teaching classes and leading workshops on blacksmithing.