Over 300 local artisans, farmers, antique dealers and food trucks will gather on 60 acres for the seventh annual Purple Painted Lady Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 at 845 Yellow Mills Road, Palmyra.
The event serves as one of the largest fundraising events in Wayne County. The Purple Painted Lady annually partners with local organizations to pay it forward. The 2016 event raised over $23,000 for local organizations and charities.
The $5 parking fee will be donated to Pal-Mac Rotary Club, which allows it to provide community service in Macedon and Palmyra. The money from 2016 was used to purchase dictionaries and thesauruses for fourth- and fifth-graders at Palmyra-Macedon Intermediate School. Funds also supported the local food pantry and Dollars for Scholars.
The $1 entry fee will benefit Camp Onseyawa, a two-week camp for children with disabilities.
The chicken barbecue will raise funds to buy two kits for Pal-Mac Robotics Club.
Boy Scout Venture Crew 313 will manage the show’s raffles for 300 items. Proceeds from the tickets will benefit the troop.
Me and The Boyz will play music from the front porch, and The Purple Painted Lady will provide chalk paint demonstrations throughout the day. Local resident Baylee Morrison will sing the national anthem at noon, accompanied by Pete Campbell, of Palmyra, on bagpipe.
Off-street parking will be available as well as port-a-potties. The Venture Crew will offer free baby-sitting for purchases and assist in carrying heavy items to cars.
For information, visit thepurplepaintedlady.com or bit.ly/2vjAQlg.