about the ANNUAL PURPLE PAINTED LADY FESTIVAL
Hey Everyone! We hope you had a great time at the September 17 & 18, 2022!
This event is run by volunteers who donate their time to raise money for various chairities and organizations.
The Purple Painted Lady Festival features close to 400 artists/vendors every year. This is the only festival of this magnitude that is also a huge benefit for many local charities and organizations! In 2016 $23,000 was raised and donated and in 2017 $25,000 was raised and given back to the community and in
2018 – we hit the $35,000 mark! How cool is it to be able to have a good time, and know that some of the money is helping others!
Did you know that The Purple Painted Lady Festival has more artists than any other event in western NY? Yep, it sure does!
WHAT'S THE PLAN FOR FUTURE FESTIVALS???
You may have heard that 2022 was the last year for this magical festival? I will definitely say that we are taking 2023 off. So, no festival in 2023. We started this when our daughter was 5 years old and now, she is a senior in high school. Before the dynamics of our home with her in it, changes forever, I (Trish) want to savor every last minute as being a mom since our time together will vaporizes before my eyes. (how many of you are parents and can relate?)
So, again, no festival in 2023.
As for 2024 - wow! So many of you fabulous festival attendees have reached out to us expressing your wish for the festival to continue. At this moment- we would like to hold off till 2023 to make that formal decision. Besides running a couple of businesses, our time is consumed with the planning of this festival. Personally, I feel if you are going to do something, that you either do it all the way and make it spectacular- ...or there is no point.
This website was created by The Purple Painted Lady©
Come visit us at our shop- 2620 State Route 31 Palmyra NY 14522
$5 ENTRANCE FEE
Our festival benefits local charities and organizations. Our 2022 charity is still being worked out but know there is a $5 per person entrance fee collected at the Festival gate. Children 12 and under are free.
Handicap Parking by permit only and ONLY accessible when entering from Route 31, heading SOUTH on Yellow Mills Rd. If you need assistance reach out to one of our volunteers on the grounds.
NO SMOKING or Vaping please
This is a NO smoking event. I apologize if you smoke. It just helps keep my home’s lawn clean since we have pets and kids. Please leave those items at home - thank you!
HUNGRY? WE GOT YOUR FOOD TRUCKS!
We have some amazing local food truck vendors this year so come hungry and expecting a great time! Are you vegan or have other dietary restrictions? No problem see below some vegan friendly options!
NO PETS PERMITTED
Please leave your pets at home. I love dogs…heck I have two Rottweilers. But even I bring them somewhere else for the day. Also, it is too big of a liability.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY!
Hi ….thanks for stopping by this website. I am so very grateful to the many amazing artists who come together to create this magical event for you. On the day of the festival, I will stand in my driveway and look around and soak it all in - in astonishment that so many of you drove out to Macedon to come to my house- LOL. A lot of thought and time goes into planning this event for you. Most events of this size- have committees of 40 people, but this is totally homegrown and between Steve and me and a bunch of amazing local folk who volunteer for the fun of it- we pull this off! Steve and I always try to learn from the previous year and improve the experience you will have. With that said- we hope you have an amazing time and we are always open to hearing from you.
WHAT'S THE PLAN FOR FUTURE FESTIVALS???
You may have heard that 2022 was the last year for this magical festival? I will definitely say that we are taking 2023 off. So, no festival in 2023. Steve and I started this event when our daughter was 5 years old and now, she is a senior in high school and before the dynamics of our home with her in it, changes forever, I (Trish) want to savor every last minute as being a mom since our time together is vaporizing before my eyes. (how many of you are parents and can relate?)
So, again, no festival in 2023.
As for 2024 - wow! So many of you fabulous festival attendees have reached out to us expressing your wish for the festival to continue. At this moment- we would like to hold off till 2023 to make that formal decision. Besides running a couple of businesses, which are full time jobs in themselves, the amount of planning time that goes into producing a festival like this, is quite a bit! And personally, I feel if you are going to do something, that you either do it all the way and make it spectacular- ...or, why bother.
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 fabulous local charities.
WHAT KIND OF ARTIST 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!!!!!
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?
Yes! Check our homepage to see who is on the main stage!
FIG HOLLOW BARN
The Purple Painted Lady opened a wedding barn called Fig Hollow. It once was a working horse farm in Macedon NY on 40 acres! We will be growing fig trees, flowers and hopefully cultivating a space for happy events to happen at. We are booking 2023 dates now. Take a tour during the festival on Saturday and Sunday .. Fig Hollow is the large barn in the guest parking lot!
To learn more text: 585-750-6056
SAVE THESE FUTURE THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY FESTIVAL DATES!
2023 - September 16 & 17
2024 - September 21 & 22
2025 - September 20 & 21