Thousands pack annual Mount Dora Arts Festival

Thousands pack annual Mount Dora Arts Festival

Thousands of people packed Mount Dora on Saturday for the 42nd annual arts festival.

Nearly 300 artists will take part in the event throughout the weekend.

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Organizers said the city is using shuttles to make it easier for people to get downtown.

Saturday afternoon is expected to be the busiest time.

An artist from Polk County said to expect a lot of variety in styles and prices.

“I'm seeing prices, you know, up to $8,000, and then there are probably things that are $25 there, too,” said Blair Updike. “You just don't know.

More than 200,000 people are expected throughout weekend.

The festival runs from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday