Moss Rock Festival (MRF) boasted another beautiful weekend in 2010, thanks to our mututally beneficial agreement with mother nature. The brisk air and cloudless, sunny skies satisfied the 13,000 attendees who came out to explore Nature, Eco-Ideas, Art + Design at the premier eco-creative festival in Alabama celebrating its 5th anniversary on November 6 & 7, 2010 at The Preserve in Hoover, Alabama.
The influx of excited visitors was constant and steady both days. Visitors hopped on the free shuttles leaving from Regions Park, and within 5 minutes were dropped on the festival’s front steps at The Preserve, a classic American neighborhood. From there, patrons splintered onto the festival site to enjoy and participate in a diverse array of fun programming activities, interactive booths and exhibits, like:
- 100 nature-inspired artist booths
- 43 eco exhibitors and experts
- 12 workshops and other fun activities for kids
- 11 local music acts
- 7 “Fantastical PlantAnimal Hybrid” show cakes & tastings
- 8 “Homes of the Future” Planet Projects created by area school kids
- 3 “Boulder-esque Field” temporary art installations
- multiple hikes and geocaching hunts into the 250 acre Moss Rock Preserve
- all day family fun bike rides
- 30 unique wreaths being re-imagined
- various craft beer and organically farmed wines to taste
- a great mix of culinary treats to enjoy on The Village Green
- super cool car exhibitions, including the latest fuel efficient and hybrid innovations
- a Smart Car road test
- other great recycling opportunities, including e-cycling and secure document destruction
All of these programs, activities and signature events were presented against the beautiful Fall foliage featured at The Preserve neighborhood thanks to MRF’s sponsors, corporate and individual supporters, artists & designers, eco exhibitors & other partners, schools, volunteers and friends. We truly appreciate their endorsement, support, creativity, talent, and vision. We thank them all for being a part of Moss Rock Festival 2010!
The festival would also like to extend a special thank you to each and every resident at The Preserve for welcoming MRF and its visitors the last 5 years. The neighborhood continues to be the perfect backdrop for this wonderful, free cultural festival. And we look forward to sharing many engaging and fun “1st weekends in November” with the neighborhood, Hoover and the Greater Birmingham community.
Mark your calendars for November 5 & 6, 2011 as we celebrate the 6th annual Moss Rock Festival.
Until then, please enjoy some of the great 2010 festival photos below taken by MRF’s event photographer Andrew Glass. Also, check out the 2010 festival video on You Tube created by Gary Brown of Real World Productions. We’ll see you next year.