Mt Laurel Spring Festival: Celebrate Springtime in the South!

After months of cabin fever, who isn’t eager to enjoy the beautiful springtime weather? On Saturday, April 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Mt Laurel Spring Festival returns, offering you the opportunity to soak up the sunlight, savor dishes from the best local food trucks, and enjoy a day strolling the idyllic streets of one of Birmingham’s best neighborhoods.

This year, in celebration of our Southern Living Inspired Community designation and the upcoming 2016 Idea House, the festival has grown to include cooking demonstrations and live music.

Southern Living’s Senior Editor, Lisa Cericola, will offer an 11:00 a.m. cooking demonstration on the Bryson Square stage. A former Features Editor at Food Network Magazine and Food Editor at (now, Cericola now works with the Time Inc. Food Studios to develop recipes and other content for the magazine and website.

Local artist Raquel Lily will take the stage at 12:00 p.m. A frequent performer at Workplay and Iron City, Lily’s infectious sound and influence from pop, rock, and jazz have made her popular with Birmingham audiences.

Chef Aimee Bishop from Mt Laurel’s own Simply Infused will present another cooking demonstration at 1:30 p.m. on the Bryson Square Stage. Bishop develops recipes and leads cooking classes for Simply Infused.

Birmingham food trucks, Off the Hook, Cantina on Wheels, and Jim ‘N Nicks Bar-B-Que, will be present, with delicious dishes you can keep in hand while strolling streets filled with goodies from craft vendors and local farmers. From jewelry, art, and handcrafted goods to home décor, clothing, soaps, and more, every “locally-made lover” will find something to take home. The season’s best produce will be available from area farmers, with baked bread and candies from mom-and-pop shops and homegrown bakeries. Southern Living will also be showcasing products from its Dillard’s home collection.

In the children’s park, kids of every age will be delighted by attractions including inflatables, hayrides, face paintings, and a petting zoo. Get ready for hours of fun (and a ready-to-nap toddler) after exploring this section of the festival.

Before leaving, stop by the Cherry Laurel model home. Beautifully decorated by designer Kay Green, the showcase home is one of many new Mt Laurel home plans.

Admission is free, and the festival will be held rain-or-shine. To learn more about upcoming events, sign up for the Mt Laurel Newsletter.