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Creekside Festival at Princess Place This Weekend, In Its 14th Year, Stages Rich Varieties

| October 4, 2018

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It all happens at the Princess Place Preserve in northern Flagler County.

Imagine the twang of a banjo and a blissful three-part harmony, accompanied by a lively fiddle, acoustic guitar and stand-up string bass wafting throughout a pristine natural preserve with a backdrop of water and centuries old live oaks. This is the experience that brings thousands of guests, music and arts lovers, as well as families to Princess Place Preserve each fall for the annual Creekside Music and Arts Festival.

Now in its 14th year, the Creekside festival will strum into Flagler County on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 6 and 7) as a favorite community tradition brought to you by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce.

For $10 per vehicle per day, there is something for everyone to experience including great live music on two stages. The main stage will feature bluegrass and folk music from The Florida State Bluegrass Band, Aslyn and the Naysayers, Passerine, Remedy Tree, Sam Pacetti, Seminole Ridge and Headed South.

The all new second stage located with Pellicer Creek in the backdrop and closer the kids zone will feature talented singer/songwriter musicians to play on Saturday from the Gamble Rogers Music Festival, including Skye Blumenfeld, Madeline Grace, Jorden Foley, Davis and the Loose Cannons and Brittani Mueller–all playing a mix of pop folk, Honky Tonk country and folk Americana.

The Sunday stage line-up will feature local musicians Aaron Esposito, Category 5, Rob Ellis Peck and Pilotwave playing classic rock, “bluesy” rock, “folked up 80s” and Indie Americana. The complete band line-up for both stages can be found here.

Art lovers will enjoy shopping more than 100 handmade art and crafts vendors and take in the newly added Judged Art Show with winners to be announced on Sunday. Parents will appreciate the free kids’ zone featuring bounce houses, a toddler zone, and obstacle courses plus a newly added free kids fishing clinic by the Flagler Sportfishing Club. The first 200 kids will even receive free fishing poles and learn about aquatic marine life.

History buffs can explore the Princess Hunting lodge with the sounds of a Flagler Youth Orchestra ensemble playing in the main hall, and a digital photography contest displayed from talented Flagler Palm Coast High School students. All guests can observe old-time blacksmith demonstrations, clay pottery being made on-site or tour the livery stables. And you won’t go hungry or thirsty at the festival – there’s a wide selection of food trucks whether you’re looking for a snack, meal or treat plus enjoy a cold beverage in the beer garden.

The Creekside Music and Arts Festival will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit or call 386.437.0106 for more information.

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8 Responses for “Creekside Festival at Princess Place This Weekend, In Its 14th Year, Stages Rich Varieties”

  1. Hayride says:

    I know administration cost mony, but I have a hardtime paying an entrance fee, to patronize vendors. Perhap next year you could at a tiny fee to the vendors to cover this coast.

  2. Surfgod88 says:

    It is more of a flea market with live music. I haven’t been back in 10 years, I went for the venue not for the shopping.

  3. carol says:

    Totally agree with Hayride!! What a rip off. Are the organizers that money hungry?? This should be a free event. Princess Place is county property and it’s residences shouldn’t have to foot the bill of others.
    Lets see what actions the BOCC will take. Just like Hayride, the majority of residents feel the same.

  4. carol says:

    And this festival used to be free!!!!

  5. Geri says:

    We went last year and found nice handcrafted rustic furniture – I haven’t been to a flea market in decades but this festival didn’t feel like one to me. And I have no problem paying $10 per carload to enjoy music at a property that someone is going to have to clean up after the event is over.

  6. Trailer Bob says:

    The way I understand it is that the park charges a parking fee of $10, but the festival is free. But still, for $10 that is a lot of entertainment in a beautiful setting.

  7. Lori M. says:

    In reply to folks who think the vendors should absorb additional cost, um, we paid dearly to be there, and in case you’ve never been on our side of the fence, let me just tell you, it’s not easy over here on the vendors’ side. We work hard to craft our goods, and enjoy showing them publicly, but it is WORK. Please don’t refer to us as a “flea mkt”. We are artists. As for the music this year, it was GREAT! At no time was the stage empty, and I heard the best around.

  8. Rhonda Ligon says:

    Thank you Lori. As a first time vendors, four of us went in together to present our crafts. We had a great time and met a lot of great folks. This in no way was a flea market. A lot of great folks who spent their time and energy to present quality products. Loved the festival and the location.

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