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ydf2013With more than 400 artists and crafters from 38 states and two countries, you’re bound to find a one-of-a-kind piece for your home at the Yellow Daisy Festival, which runs from September 5-8, 2013, at Stone Mountain Park.

When you need a break from browsing, swing by the main stage to listen to a free concert (including Zac Hacker, Walt Aldridge, The Farm, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, & The Swon Brothers, to name a few), stop by the Children’s Corner, watch one of the crafter demonstrations, & more.

While admission to the Yellow Daisy Festival is free, parking, unfortunately, is not. For most vehicles, it’s $10, but, you can still get in on the cheap:

  • You can also walk or ride a bike to get in free. We’ve parked in Stone Mountain Village & walked in before, though if we do it again, I think we’d opt to bring the bikes.
  • If you must drive, spring for the $35 annual permit if you you live near Stone Mountain Park & plan to visit at least four times a year, whether to take advantage of free special events or check out the park’s outdoor activities and laser show.
  • If you get the Mountain Member PLUS pass, it includes parking + other benefits. Regular Mountain Members can add annual parking to the pass for $20.

I use these directions to get to the Events Meadow parking lot:

Take Exit 39B off I-285 and go east on HWY 78 to Exit 8 (Stone Mountain Park Main Entrance). After you pay the parking fee, continue straight on Jefferson Davis Drive. At the fork, turn right onto Robert E. Lee Blvd. and then turn right onto North Gate Road. At the stop sign, turn right onto Service Drive. The parking lot is on your left.

I’m heading out to shop the festival this year on Thursday. When I get back, I’ll update this posts with highlights of the Yellow Daisy Festival.

–Jennifer Maciejewski