11th Aug, 2012

Annual Jubilee Festival puts Olde Towne Daphne AL Real Estate on Map

Mobile Bay Alabama BeachVisitors to the Annual Jubilee Festival often decide to buy real estate in Daphne Alabama. Some look to retire in the charming historic village, at least part time. Others purchase Daphne Al homes to raise a family after realizing why CNN/Money ranks the small city in its Top 100 Best Places to Live. Peaceful Daphne real estate interweaves historic buildings with desirable modern subdivisions in Baldwin County.

Eastern Shore residents of Mobile Bay homes, banded together by Southern hospitality, welcome over 30,000 people to the area for the Jubilee Festival. Over 75 exhibitors of fine arts and crafts offer unique hand-crafted wares.

The artistry on parade is enough to inspire or motivate the artist within. From beautiful jewelry such as leather strung pearls to painted lawn ornaments and ceramic bird houses to handcrafted furniture and driftwood fountains – the Jubilee Festival is one-stop gift shopping. Those who appreciate art will find beautiful displays of photography, oil paintings and watercolor of area scenery and wildlife, and fabulous dried flower Japanese-style arrangements.

All the while, the festival stage in front of Daphne City Hall is alive with music. Savory cuisine is served at the Festival Food Court. And sports fans can keep up with favorite college games on big screen TVs inside City Hall.

Scenic Daphne ALKids Art in the Park, a hands-on highlight for children at Centennial Park, is a great favorite. Children have options to make wood sculptures and jewelry, string beads, fish prints and other crafts. They also enjoy activities such as the Hamster Water Balls game.

Daphne’s Centennial Park, Main Street, and City Hall are adorned for the Jubilee Festival. The juried show offers cash awards and a special event is usually on tap. In 2010, organizers unveiled a historical marker proclaiming the city’s history beginning in the 1700s.

The Jubilee Festival combines business, tourism, and fun as it showcases the City of Daphne. It takes its name from a strange phenomenon on Mobile Bay. Jubilee occurs when certain conditions reduce the amount of oxygen in the Bay, causing the marine life at the bottom to quickly move toward the shoreline. People rush out with containers and literally fish by hand in the shallow waters.

The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual festival at the end of September. The festival began as Antiques Alley in November 1989. A sister festival is held during March in Fairhope.

The 24th Annual Jubilee Festival will be held September 29 & 30, 2012 from 10 AM to 5 PM daily. The Jubilee Race for Life 5K will be September 29. Both events are held in Olde Towne Daphne. There is no admission charge.

For more information about property on the Mobile Bay and metropolitan region, contact Lucinda Briggs of Briggs Realty, RE/MAX by the Bay, at (251) 423-7127.

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