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In Photos: Micanopy Fall Festival Hosts More Than 200 Vendors In 2017

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The 2017 Micanopy Fall Festival, held this past weekend, hosted more than 200 vendors this year. Fairgoers browsed through a selection of items including hand-made jewelry, organic soaps, hot sauce, knives, wind chimes and boiled peanuts.

Andre Shepard, entertainment coordinator, said that it really takes a great team to keep the festival running smoothly and efficiently. The staff is split into 14 committees that meet once a month throughout the year to plan activities, discuss possible changes and vote on new ideas.

Janice Slea was part of the booths and applications committee. She made sure that all new and returning vendors are qualified to sell at the festival and that all items are original products not sold in big stores. “The vendors are so nice,” she said.

Quinn and Joe Maiocco sell organic, GMO-free, kettle corn at the Micanopy Fall festival. They have been selling at the festival for 20 years. (Ashley Leong /WUFT News)
Fairgoers attend the many jewelry booths at the Festival. (Ashley Leong /WUFT News)
Three violinists play classic country tunes. Fairgoers tip them as they walk by. (Ashley Leong /WUFT News)
Skylar the Marmoset monkey curiously peeks out of her stroller to look at the fair booths. (Ashley Leong /WUFT News)
Annabelle Mac Auley performs a hula dance with her dance group Gainesville Hula Ohana. (Ashley Leong /WUFT News)
Shady Helen & the Boys perform live for the audience at the fall festival. (Ashley Leong /WUFT News)
The Information stand, set up close to the middle of the fair, serves as a headquarter for committee staff to regroup. Fairgoers can come here for event brochures, T-shirts, and lost and found. (Ashley Leong /WUFT News)
Members of the Micanopy Christian Fellowship twirl flags in worship as church music is played on stage. (Ashley Leong /WUFT News)

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