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A Bloomin’ Good Time Set for April 22-23 in Cullman

Decatur, Ala. – Arts and crafts will be on display for two days in April when the St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School hosts its annual Bloomin’ Festival. Set for April 22-23, 2023, the outdoor event features the works of talented artists and craftsmen, music and festival food and is expected to draw more than 25,000 visitors in search of fresh air, unique arts and crafts, demonstrations and family-friendly entertainment in a picturesque setting.   

During Bloomin’ Festival, over 150 artists from across the southeastern United States and as far away as New York, Louisiana and Indiana will make their way to North Alabama to showcase their finest work. Festivalgoers can expect to find cypress outdoor furniture, pressed flower art, chainsaw carvings, inlay wood furniture, blacksmith copper and iron, Appalachian style straw booth, driftwood art and so much more.

Along with shopping for handcrafted items, festivalgoers are treated to great food from a variety of concession vendors. Loaves of Monk Bread will also be available for purchase, but festivalgoers will want to arrive early as the delicious treat sells out quickly. The event concludes with giveaway drawings for a new 2023 Jeep Renegade and other valuable prizes.

Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily rain or shine. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 per person with children 5 years old and under admitted free. Pets are not allowed. Proceeds benefit St. Bernard Prep School, a private co-educational boarding school for grades 9-12.

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St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School is located at 1600 St. Bernard Drive SE in Cullman, adjacent to the world-famous Ave Maria Grotto, a 4-acre park featuring 125 miniature replicas of biblical structures and world-famous buildings, all hand built by a Benedictine monk. Special reduced admission rates are offered to festival attendees all weekend to visit Ave Maria Grotto. For more information, visit