Eco-Ideas, Art, Innovation & More: Moss Rock Festival 2013

09_Patrons_8_brightened_72dpiAlabama’s leading Eco event, the Moss Rock Festival, will take place this year November 2-3, at The Preserve in Hoover.  The 8th annual event promises to offer an exceptional arena in which festival goers can explore the latest trends inspired by nature, eco-ideas, art and design. Admission is free! Hours are 10am-5pm Saturday, and 10am-4pm Sunday.

The family-friendly Moss Rock Festival features something for everyone. At the forefront of the festival is unique artwork from 100 exhibiting artists inspired by nature. Eco and +Design booths, which are intermingled among the artists’ creations, are full of innovation, imagination, sustainability, and green living ideas. Design and function are on display at the festival’s Eco:Drive, where visitors can see and learn about the latest fuel efficient cars that save money at the pump and help lower environmental impact.

A crowd favorite, the Nature of Cakes expo and tasting, gathers visitors in The Preserve’s Town Hall for a sweet display of show cakes that will amaze on the 2013 design theme challenge of “Fleas & Antiques”. But cake is not the only tasting event at Moss Rock Festival. Beer Garden will connect visitors to the liquid crafts of burgeoning Alabama breweries (get advance tickets online here: while Café by the Woods will corral popular local food trucks and other festival favorites serving up fresh, local food and treats.


After grabbing a bite, the kids will want to explore the WonderKid Studios where engaging, educational and creative projects influenced by nature will keep all ages having fun making art and appreciating our planet at the same time. In addition, the SmartLIVING market offers wellness initiatives, gluten free products, organic food education and more. Plus, live music is staged throughout the weekend from local talent, while miles of trails within the 350 acre Moss Rock Preserve will entice visitors to hike, explore, geocache and get active in nature.

Parking, shuttle, and collections for electronics recycling will take place at the Hoover Met. Gone for Good Secure Document Destruction will be collecting confidential documents on Saturday from 10am – 3pm. Technical Knock Out will be collecting old electronics for recycling Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 3pm. For more festival programming details, please visit And follow us on social media for important announcements, special offers, eco posts, and updates! Join the eco-creative conversation here:, @MossRockFest on Twitter, mossrockfestival on Instagram.  

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