Musicians — jazz, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, Americana — joined more than 100 artists, crafters and photographers to bring out their best Saturday at Freeport’s 12th annual Fall in the Village Art & Music Festival, held at L.L. Bean’s Discovery Park. Kelly Edwards, event coordinator for the Freeport Merchants Association, said the festival was expanded this year to accommodate demand, especially in regard to crafts.

“We felt every year there were increasing numbers of people who wanted to participate, but we had to turn them away (because they didn’t fit in one of the festival’s categories). But this year we wanted to display more local Maine crafters and make it a more unique festival, so we added a craft element.”

Children got a chance to summon their creative spirit at a project area designed by Smudge, a local art studio for kids, and refreshments were provided with the support of the Maine Food Producers Alliance.

Driving it all on a brilliant late-summer day — although the air clearly said “fall” — was live music provided by the Matt Fogg Project, the Sam Anderson Band, Rattleboxx, Gunther Brown and Sara Cox.