Spring into Change

Spring has sprung and another successful Spring Fiesta in the Park has come and gone. We were honored to have presenting sponsor Southern Ford Dealers and co-sponsor Bright House Networks back for a 9th consecutive year! Spring Fiesta welcomed a few new sponsors, too – Strayer University and Solar Ray, who had so much positive feedback from attendees they are both planning on participating in Fall Fiesta in November.
Also new to Fiesta in the Park was Pet Fiesta. Local radio station, 98.9 WMMO brought the music and the people brought their pets! Guests were able to bring their furry family members to a designated area just for them! While the entire event is pet friendly, Pet Fiesta offered up services like pet blessings, afterlife pet care, and pet adoption and rescue. We’re excited to make it bigger and better in November for Fall Fiesta!
In its 26-year history, Spring Fiesta in the Park has seen many changes, but this year brought on a significant change for our artists and crafters. The Fiesta in the Park Committee felt that it was time to transition into a flat fee for participation in place of the old booth fee + percentage of sales. Although the flat fee was met with resistance from some long-time participants, our judges saw great improvement all the way around. This seemingly minor modification had a huge impact making things run much smoother on the backend, leaving little room for accounting errors. This year’s Spring Fiesta even attracted new artists while keeping the same “Fiesta flavor,” one judge said. Fiesta in the Park is the only arts and crafts show that hosts a variety of fine arts as well as unique items like homemade candles and spices.
The Fiesta in the Park Committee is constantly working to bring innovation and improvement to Fiesta, and promises to always keep that “Fiesta flavor.” Thank you to our participants, sponsors and volunteers who make it possible for us to produce this wonderful Orlando event. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the 45th anniversary of Fall Fiesta in the Park November 7th and 8th!