Sawdust Festival* opened this morning. Arts Festival will open Sunday, July 1, 2012.
Don't ask about their schedule. With July 4th in the middle of the week the schedule gets complicated.
On a lessor note I purchased one Passport to the Arts ticket. Gets you into all three festivals all summer long and one-time free parking. The $20** dollar ticket cost $21.50 plus $3.00 service charge at the Festival of Arts. Don't know if their all charging the extra $3.00 but there it is. $24.50.
* Real name is Sawdust Art & Craft Festival.
** Was $20.00 but this Summer the price went up to $21.50.