The Art & Apples Festival is in it's 51st year and has evolved into Michigan's 2nd largest juried fine art festival, with over 290 art exhibitors.  It is being held at Rochecter Park in Rochester September 8-10.  The festival attracts an estimatted attendance of over 125,000 and approximately 300 artists from accross the country.  It is a program of Paint Creek Center for the Arts, a regional, nonprofit art center located in downtown Rochester.  Festivities include local entertainment, food and childrens art activities.