Melrose A&C Festival has an increase in attendance

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Attendance at the 43rd Melrose Arts and Crafts Show was up, however the total number of vendors was down this year, according to Melrose Facility Manager Molly Dickerson. Guests walked the grounds April 22-23 beneath giant live oak trees viewing unique jewelry, toys, pottery, clothing, photography, plants, woodworking products and more.

While the vendor number was down, Dickerson said 60 percent of them were new to the festival this year, which is exciting.

“I believe the loss of long-time vendors is a temporary loss due to the need to change the date because of Easter this year,” said Dickerson. “It will return to its normal weekend next year, falling on April 21-22, 2018. We had excellent volunteer support and everyone seemed really happy with the organization of the event. I would definitely call it a success.”