Thousands of arts and craft lovers will descend on Stone Mountain Park for the 50th Yellow Daisy Festival taking place Sept. 6-9.

Margarita Warner

Margarita Warner

The annual four-day festival, in the Meadow at Stone Mountain Park, is the South’s largest outdoor arts and crafts show.

This year, it is featuring a record-breaking 500 crafters and artists from across the country who will showcase their distinctive handmade works in categories including pottery, fabric, painting, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, photography, fine arts and traditional arts and crafts.

This year’s featured artist is Margarita Warner of Stockbridge, Ga., a sculptor and designer known for vibrant colors, creative shape interpretations, and nature-themed art.

Organizers say more than 200,000 people will attend the festival named for the yellow daisy  – Viguiera Porteri – that grows on granite outcroppings within 60 miles of Stone Mountain,  and was first discovered in 1846.

Throughout the four days of the Yellow Daisy Festival, there will be live entertainment on three stages, food vendors and a Children’s Corner offering crafts, storytelling, face painting, henna and more. 

Admission to the festival is free. Parking is $20. Early Bird admission, between 8-10 a.m., is available for $5. A portion of Early Bird proceeds supports Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC).