Hosted by St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School, The Bloomin' Festival kicks off at 7:15am on April 22nd with a 5K and 10K Cross Country Race.  Participants may register online at  During the 2-day event (April 22-23), approx. 170 artists will showcase their finest work including recycled glass art, giclee prints, handmade wooden items, metal art and more.  There will be plenty of food, prize drawings, demonstrations, family friendly entertainment and more.  Festival hours are 9am to 5pm with admission of a $5 donation suggested per adult, children 5 and under admitted free.  Admission to Ava Maria Grotto is $3 the entire weekend.  Pets are not allowed.  Proceeds benefit St. Bernard's Prep School.  For more info, visit or call 800-722-0999.