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CONTACT: Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381
A Bloomin’ Good Time Set for April 23-24 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 23-24, 2022, the outdoor event features the works of talented artists and craftsmen, music and festival food and is expected to draw thousands of visitors in search of fresh air, unique arts and crafts, demonstrations and family-friendly entertainment in a picturesque setting.
During Bloomin’ Festival, over 100 artists from across the southeastern United States and as far away as Louisiana, New Mexico and Virginia will make their way to North Alabama to showcase their finest work. Festivalgoers can expect to find cypress outdoor furniture, artisan pet treats, chainsaw carvings, hand-carved Bethlehem olivewood, etched glassware, driftwood art, acrylic artwork 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 automobile and other valuable prizes.
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.
Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily rain or shine. Admission is a suggested donation of $7 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.
For more information, visit www.bloominfestival.com or call (256) 739-6682.
About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)
AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting www.NorthAlabama.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @VisitNorthAL and like us at www.facebook.com/VisitNorthAL.