2018 FAQs and Directions

Directions to the Festival are at BOTTOM of this page.

Where is this festival located?   Plug this into your GPS……
845 Yellow Mills Road Palmyra NY 14522

The festival takes place at the home of The Purple Painted Lady® which is on 60 beautiful farming acres in the Finger Lake Region of New York.  (yes- that is polite and fancy way to say,….. you will be parking in a hay field!)  

IMPROVED ENTRANCE TO PARKING in 2018!!! We now have TWO entrances into the MAIN parking lot to expedite getting you off the road quicker! One entrance for people coming from RT 31 heading south on Yellow Mills and another entrance for people coming from RT 21 heading north on Yellow Mills Road / Hackett Road. 

The parking will be located at 856 Yellow Mills Road, Palmyra NY 14522. Look for the boom of the South Macedon Firetruck 60 feet up in the air with the huge American flag hanging from it on Yellow Mills Road……that will indicate you are almost to the show! Both the fine officers from the Town of Macedon and the Wayne County Sheriffs will be directing traffic. Please respect that only people with handicap passes will be permitted on the festival side parking lot in 2018.

PARKING: Parking is free. Again…there will be TWO entrances in 2018 to split the amount of traffic we had in 2017!

What is the parking situation?

We have over 30 farming acres of parking.  Keep in mind though – this show is HUGE and it is held outside! And so is the parking – and we use 30 acres of our farmed hay fields for the parking. What does that mean? Maybe save the white carpeted Porsche Cayenne for the mall and drive your other vehicle.  And, please don’t wear high heels- or your brand new white Converse because you will be walking in a field.   Is it horrible?  NO!  But we want people to be realistic.  Parking is managed by the Wayne County Sheriffs, the Wayne County Explorers, the Town of Macedon Police, South Macedon Fire Department and also the PalMac Rotary. We all do our best to get you in that parking space as quickly as possible.    If you have a question about the restriction on the parking- just call the Wayne County Sheriffs, or Macedon Town Police.

HANDICAP PARKING by permit only: Remember – this festival takes place on grass!  Parking is in a field.  (just like if you went to the Sterling Renaissance Festival.   

To access Handicap Parking- you must be coming from RT 31 and head SOUTH on Yellow Mills Road. 

Handicap parking is available on the WEST side of Yellow Mills Road by permit only. 

Please note that this is an outside festival located on a farm – the terrain will not be perfectly smooth. Look for the 18 ft tall BLUE ROAD FLAG indicating Handicap Parking.

DATES & TIMES OF FESTIVAL:

Saturday, September 22, 2018 – from 9 AM until 5 PM. (people start lining up around 8am…it is crazy)  

Sundat, September 23, 2018 – from 10 AM until 4 PM.

CAN I BRING MY KIDS AND PETS?

Yes to kids.  NO to pets!    This is Family Friendly event, but we kindly and considerately request that there is No Smoking and please leave your pets at home.  With this many people- they are not having fun any way…so to clearly state that …..  NO Pets permitted at this event.  And know that The Purple Painted Lady® loves animals.  She has two Rottweilers of her own…but she does not bring them to the festival.

COST TO ENTER:

ADMISSION: Admission is $5 per person at the entrance of the festival.  Children under 16 are free.   There is no parking fee.   100% of this money goes to  the following:

  • 2018 charity of choice which is The Green Angels
  • PalMac Rotary in appreciation of their work to assist with parking
  • South Macedon Volunteer Fire Department in appreciation of their work to assist with road management
  • Laurel House (Hospice Home)

What kind of artists are at the festival?

We will have over 300 artisans and food trucks – all are handpicked by Trish- The Purple Painted Lady®. You won’t find people selling solar panels or gas inserts at this show. Trish is very passionate on having a well balanced festival, with diversified artists ……and all are from NY.   

FOOD TRUCKS:  Is there food?

LOL- that is a funny question. Trish is Italian… So…….Yes!    We will have plenty of food trucks, see the list directly below! Also, to support the whole “benefit” theme……the Pal-Mac Robotics Team is sponsoring the Chicken Dinner Barbecue and a portion of the sales goes to them! So……just planting this thought in your brain now.  Yum…..can’t you smell the grilled chicken!!!!!

The Meatball Truck Co.
B&B Kettle Corn

Brian’s Kitchen

Bright Side Sweets

Brittany’s Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Cheesed & Confused Food Truck

Chicken BBQ Dinners benefiting the PalMac Robotics Team 

 Chef’s Catering 

Country Patch Canning–  Salsa, Texas Caviar

Cosimano E. Ferrari Olive Oil Company

Cumming’s Maple

Dandy Sandy Sweets

Dar’s Delights HomeMade Ice Cream

Dave & Rita’s Farm Markets

Dragonfly Jams & Jellies

Hopp’d & Brew’d Sauce Co

Imprint Coffee Roasting

Island Wraps

JD Wine Cellars & Long Acre Farms

JonJohn’s Bakery
Le Petit Poutine

Lori’s Delectable Edibles

Ludwig’s Center Stage Cafe– Pickles.  Like, Amazing Pickles!

Meat The Press Food Truck

Moll Farms

Navs Popcorn 

O-Neh-Da & Eagle Crest Vineyards

Raymor Estate Cellars INC

Smoothies Plus    Look for their special “Purple Painted Lady” smoothie!!!

Summertime Bliss – Lobster on a stick

Sweet Sammie Jane’s Pastry Shop

The Chai Guy 

Tuscan Wood Fired Pizza

Twisted Rail Brewing Macedon

Wraps on Wheels

Wurst Haus The Best German Food Around!

Lions Club
Wicked Good SUGAR LLC

Twisted Rail Brewing Macedon

Little Red Wagon
Zimmer’s Bakes
Pop’s House of Country Collectibles Get your fresh baked pies!

RESTROOMS?

There will be a minimum of 20 port-a-potties located in all corners of the festival …for those who just cannot “hold it” any longer and have to break down and use a public port-a-pottie.   They are not glamorous, but when mother nature calls- they will do!

MUSIC at the festival:

Besides Trish and her crew doing paint demos through out the day – we have an amazing line up of musicians and awesome bands.  On our main stage in front of the white and purple house- we will have The Dean’s List from 9am til 1pm and then  Me & the Boyz on Saturdau and then only The Dean’s List on Sunday.   We do have Tuned Ink and Free Agent also playing on the west side of our festival. Macedon Hometown girl, Baylee Morrison will be singing the National anthem at noon and accompanying Me & The Boyz.

MAP / DIRECTIONS TO THE SHOW:

Mapquest to 845 Yellow Mills Road Palmyra NY 14522

Expedited entrance into Parking for 2018- we will have TWO separate entrances for people coming down Yellow Mills from BOTH sides.  NO DETOURs in 2018 to funnel everyone in one entrance.  Also- 

 

FROM ROCHESTER:

Take 490 East

Exit Exit #26 (Pittsford/Palmyra)

Make a RIGHT onto RT-31

Drive 12 Miles

Make a RIGHT onto Yellow Mills Road

Drive 1.4 miles

(You arrived!)

FROM I-90 (the Thruway): There is a bridge closed- so 

Take Exit #43  (Manchester/Shortsville)

Make a RIGHT onto RT-21

At first intersectcion, Make a RIGHT onto RT-96

Turn RIGHT onto Kyte Rd.

Turn RIGHT onto Alderman Rd.

Turn RIGHT onto Fox Rd.

Turn LEFT on to Yellow Mills Road

(you will see a police car!)

(You arrived!)