Fayette Festival of the Arts

July 30, 2022

The Fayette Festival of the Arts, Bigger and Better than Ever after Two Year Hiatus!

performers at 2023 festivalAlways a much-anticipated gathering, the Fayette Festival of the Arts, sponsored by the Fayette Area Heritage Association (FAHA) and other organizations, was a tremendous success in 2022.  The Festival has come to be regarded as the culminating summer celebration for the Fayette area, with activities taking place in and around the historic town square.  The festival lineup, as in past years, included performances from the Howard County Memorial Bandstand and from the courthouse lawn. There were various kinds of music, craft demonstrations vendors and a variety of food and beverages.  About 50 different vendors were set up around the square.  The Vendor Raffle proved to be a popular addition to the festival. A magician, pony rides, face painting and a bounce house were fun for the kids.

The Fayette Festival of the Arts is enhanced by its location. Fayette is the county seat of Howard County, and the courthouse square provides a picturesque location for most of the festival. Central Methodist University, site of the Ashby-Hodge Gallery and Paul H. Linn Memorial United Methodist Church is just a short walk from the square.

There were two Art Shows as part of the festival - one for adults in the Ashby-Hodge Gallery and one for young artists in the Courthouse.  A list of winners is available on the Arts page.

The Peacemakers Quilting Group once again transformed the sanctuary of Linn Memorial United Methodist Church into a quilt lover's paradise.  Over 150 quilted items decorated the chairs, the stage and even hung from the balcony.