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Flower Fair this weekend in downtown Lake Orion



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May 08, 2013 - The 13th Annual Lake Orion Flower Fair has a lot more to offer than just flowers.

The event, to be held on Friday and Saturday, in downtown Lake Orion features ten well-known green houses and boutique nurseries but also brings artists, crafters, specialty food vendors, home improvement stores and so much more to the streets of downtown.

And, in case you didn't notice, the event coincides with Mothers Day on Sunday.

"We are really proud of the work that has been put into overhauling the DDA's Flower Fair," said Suzanne Perrault, director of the Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority. "Our goal was to make this event a Mother's Day tradition along with providing great exhibitors and vendors plus a good selection."

Here's a rundown of what to expect:

Flower Alley is home to ten well known green houses and boutique nurseries such as Wojo's and Hens and 2 Chicks. Flower Alley is located on West Flint St. between Lapeer and Broadway streets.

Arts & Crafts Blvd, new to the Flower Fair, consists of more than twenty five artists, crafters and specialty food vendors selling quality handmade goods, gifts and food. Expect to see everything from garden décor to painted slate tiles to botanicals soaps to the tastiest fudge. Those vendors will be on South Broadway between Flint and Front streets.

Home Improvement Way is where you'll find plenty of idea starters and the companies who can transform your dreams into reality. It will feature everything from irrigation to brick pavers to windows to landscaping and much more. If you're in the market for summer home improvement, visit this area of the show located on North Broadway between Flint and Shadbolt streets.

Bizness Showcase, as the name suggests, houses both local and regional businesses and organizations. They include the Orion Township Public Library, Sprint - Lake Orion, Lake Orion United Methodist Church, who will be handing out carnations to the first 50 Moms, and many others. The Bizness Showcase is located across from the Green Thumb Café on East Flint Street between Broadway and Anderson streets.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission and parking are free. For more information visit www.LoFlowerFair.com.

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