Third annual event brings in plenty for visitors
A fun time for all was held at Quincy Farms this past weekend, inviting guests to participate in an open house that provided a look at crafters and other vendors. The event is in its third year and gave visitors a look at cookers making their favorite goodies, molasses makers and corn meal grinders who were on hand to show people how it’s done. The event also had woodworkers, people who make hand-sewn items, jewelry makers and even a moccasin maker. In addition there was food and live music to give visitors a taste of the festivities.
The event, which was sponsored by The Herald Newspapers, grows every year. Last year 21 crafters and vendors were at the event, in 2004, the number doubled. Fun started on Friday and continued through Sunday and crowds were huge as expected. Organizers were hoping for 10,000 to 12,000 people this year. Many of the vendors come from all over including Georgia and Kentucky, but there were many local vendors also.
One of the favorite parts of the festival was the wagon ride. Joe Long brings his big covered wagon and four mules to pull visitors out and about and to hear and there, visitors really seemed to enjoy the ride.