Saturday, February 25, 2012

Spring Obsession 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012 • 9 am – 4 pm

Saturday, March 10, 2012 • 9 am – 4 pm
Munn Park in Historic Downtown Lakeland, FL  •  Located halfway between Tampa & Orlando
A celebration of garden, art and music featuring local and regional nurseries, garden vendors and art for and about the garden.

If your yard is brown, get Downtown!!

Come to Munn Park on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for the 10th Annual Spring Obsession, Garden and Art Festival.  Enjoy a Free family day of activities while exploring the many flowers and plants for sale, attend garden presentations, purchase art for the patio and listen to live music from the jazz band Free Time.
It is time to stock up on all your spring plant needs including: flowering plants for house and garden, outdoor plants for your landscaping, and garden art and accessories to spice up your lawn or patio.  Learn about jazzing up your yard from landscaping professionals as part of the garden presentations.  There will also be a presentation on rain barrels and water conservation with decorative rain barrels available for purchase.
Delight in hard to find exotics, orchids, Florida native plants, roses, herbs, gingers, and more as you stroll through Munn Park to the sounds of Free Time.  Free Time will play an eclectic and entertaining blend of musical styles ranging from Al Jarreau and Stevie Wonder to Bob Marley, Miles Davis, Grover Washington, Duke Ellington and BB King.  Spring Obsession is a non-profit event with this year’s proceeds contributing to the funding of bicycle racks for Downtown Lakeland.

In Cooperation with
The Parks & Recreation Dept, City of Lakeland (
& Southwest Florida Water Management District

Download an application

Spring Obsession…
• March 10, 2012, 9 am to 4 pm.
• An annual Spring event to provide funding for beautification and cultural development in Lakeland.
• This well attended family-oriented one-day event will offer garden-related activities and presentations.
• All products by artists and vendors must be garden/nature/wildlife related work.
• This event attracts visitors from throughout Central Florida.
• Spring Obsession is green – emphasizing recycling & energy saving products & projects.
~ Guidelines ~
Deadline for inclusion in the printed program is February 10, 2012. Late applications may be accepted on a space available basis.
Set-up begins at 6:00 am on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Motorized vehicles are not permitted in Munn Park (sidewalks or grass). Spring Obsession volunteers will be able to help unload on a limited basis. Exhibitors’ vehicles must be moved to the designated ALL-DAY, FREE parking areas after unloading no later than 8:30 am. Exhibitors should use weights, buckets, sandbags or other hold-down methods. Stakes are not permitted. Additional rules and City of Lakeland requirements will be included with the information packet which will be sent 2 weeks prior to the event to pre-paid vendors.
Exhibitors may begin removing their displays after 4 pm and must be completed by 6:00 pm.
All exhibitors and vendors are responsible for collecting Polk County and Florida sales tax (7% total) during the show and must fulfill reporting requirements for the Florida Dept. of Revenue.
Please Note…
All exhibitors and vendors are responsible for securing any required permits, licenses and relevant insurance. Additional information, including accommodations and designated parking areas, will be included with the information packet.
~ Fees ~
Vendor Fees Standard Size Booth
Plant / Garden $ 80.00 *
Artist $ 80.00 *
Non Profit $ 35.00
Electric $ 10.00 additional
* $10.00 discount if application & payment are received before January 13, 2012.
~For additional information~
Gloria Brooke (863) 670-1314
Margaret Stephens (863) 899-2195
from past vendors…
Great booth location – I don’t think there’s a bad spot in the park!
Excellent attendance.
Crowd larger than expected, excellent booth location, wagons really helped with my set up.
Registration was smooth, as always it was a pleasure and thank you for lunch and the water.
Perfect booth placement.
Wonderful booth placement under the shade tree… and the water wagons were very helpful.
Great event.
Crowd was very good, plenty of people, nice booth location, I want the same place next yr.
Beautiful day – good crowd.
My sales were better than I expected.
Great turn out, perfect booth placement, very helpful volunteers, lunch was perfect.
Excellent crowd, excellent booth placement.
Wonderful crowd, very helpful volunteers.
Set up was easily managed.
Steady crowd, easy set up, good booth space, I’ll be back.
I would like to be in the same spot next year – my sales were better than expected.
Great crowd, nice setting in the park.
~In Cooperation with~
The Parks & Recreation Dept, City of Lakeland (
& Southwest Florida Water Management District

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