Lakeland Mayfaire by the Lake May 11 and 12, 2019

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By Jared Weggeland
Focus Group Florida
Keller Williams Realty
Lakeland, FL

If you don't already know, this coming weekend is Mayfaire by the Lake in Lakeland Florida. For several years now I have had the privilege to volunteer with the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce at the annual event. We arrive early in the morning to deliver breakfast to the artists that come from all around the region - making sure they are fueled ready for day if you will. 

I have found that there is a little bit of art for every taste on display and for sale during Mayfaire. I have seen sculptures, fine art paintings, jewelry, wind chimes, photography and more. There is also a children's creativity tent where you and your little ones can let out your inner artistic juices with various projects that have already been prepared if you wish to participate - my friend Ellen Chastain from the Polk Museum of Art is usually on the scene under the tent. You will often find a number of food and drink vendors scattered around the event for your convenience, as well as the brick and mortar restaurants that are littered throughout the downtown area.  

From the online event page, "Began as a crafts fair on the lawn of the Lakeland Public Library, Mayfaire by-the-Lake has grown into one of Florida’s premier outdoor art festivals. Held on Mother’s Day weekend each year, Mayfaire is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland, Florida. Mayfaire is one of the largest and oldest outdoor art festivals in Central Florida and is on Sunshine Artist magazine’s prestigious “Best 200 Art Shows” list as number 20 in 2016."

For more details, please see the Facebook event here. Enjoy!

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