Mayfaire by-the-Lake launched in 1971 as a small crafts fair on the lawn of the Lakeland Public Library, but, in the decades since, it has grown into one of Florida’s largest and most celebrated annual outdoor art festivals. Indeed, attending Mayfaire is now as much a Spring tradition as Mother’s Day itself. Presented on Mother’s Day weekend each year, Mayfaire features more than 140 artist booths and is held on the shores of beautiful Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland. One of the oldest arts festivals in Central Florida, Mayfaire has been ranked 36th among Sunshine Artist Magazine’s “200 Best Art Shows” in 2019. Need more convincing? Come see for yourself why Mayfaire has such a great reputation!


Chris Carr was born in North Carolina, but has lived in Orlando, FL for more than 20 years. He’s always felt a drive to create, and has done so via many outlets and mediums, but it was photography that captured and held his attention.

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