Triangle News Leader

Follow Us On:

Staying on Track! Visit Mount Dora adds a Train shuttle to their 34th Annual Craft Fair

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 1:35 am

This central Florida town comes alive every year with more than 400 fine and fun hand craft exhibitors displaying their works for sale on the streets of its historic downtown district. For many small towns, parking can be a challenge so the event organizers are highlighting a new train shuttle and other options to help visitors get to and from the event.
Janet Gamache, the show’s Event coordinator, says, “The Mount Dora Fall Craft Fair draws visitors from all over the state each year shopping for unique hand crafted gifts and items. We have a mixed bag of exhibitors with highly polished art next to inexpensive, fun craft items so there is a lot of appeal for a wide audience. A record number of visitors are expected to visit the event so you’ll need to get here early to get any available parking spaces close to the festival.”
For those who don’t want to get up early or cringe at the idea of driving around looking for parking spaces, there will be shuttle options for visitors who prefer to Park and Ride straight to the event.
Gamache says, “In addition to the traditional bus and golf cart shuttle services from remote parking areas, Visit Mount Dora is partnering with the Orlando and Northwestern Railway to move guests from an ample parking area to be dropped in the center of the festival. The train is a neat addition and I think many people will take this option just to add it to their already fun day.”
Shuttle service will be offered at multiple locations:
You can Park and Ride Saturday and Sunday 9 am-5:30 pm
By TRAIN: Park at Mount Dora Shopping Center 2700 W. Old U.S. Hwy 441. Parking is Free and the round trip train ticket is $5 per person.
By BUS: Park at Mount Dora High School 701 N. Highland St. or Mount Dora Christian Academy 301 West 13th Ave. Parking is $5 per car and the shuttle is Free.
By GOLF CART: The City of Mount Dora will offer free parking and shuttle service from multiple locations. Go to www.MountDoraCraftFair.com for city shuttle locations and other public parking area.
Beer and wine will be available at the event. Kiosks will be on site so that you can walk around and have a beer or wine while you shop or you can choose to take a break and sit down in one of the fabulous downtown restaurants for full service.
This year’s festival will also feature a free Kid zone with bounce house and face painting in Donnelly Park along with live music on the stage.
The Mount Dora Fall Craft Fair is a fun two-day, open-air event, with historic downtown Mount Dora. Florida as a backdrop.
Bring the family, wear comfortable shoes, and get ready to shop ’til you drop!
Please No Pets allowed. The event runs Sat, Oct 27 and Sun, Oct 28, 2018 from 9am-5pm www.MountDoraCraftFair.com.