Brundidge to hold Springfest arts festival Saturday

Published 3:00 am Friday, May 12, 2017

The rains should be over and done by Saturday so everything should be coming up roses for SpringFest in downtown Brundidge.

Dixie Shehane, festival coordinator, said the number of vendors for the Brundidge Business Association’s annual arts and crafts festival has increased to nearly 40.

The festival will feature a variety of woodwork items including bird, butterfly and bat houses, butcher tables, carved signs, carved walking sticks, frames, outdoor patriotic wood art and designer door hangers.

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“We’ll also have original artwork, knives, rag rugs, wreaths, kids’ toys, kitchen items, dresses and even rocks to sell,” Shehane said. “Troy Animal Rescue Project (TARP) will have dog collars and treats and T-shirts for sale.”

Food vendors will have all the traditional festival foods – burgers, ribs, roasted corn, fried pickles, polish sausage, funnel cakes and much more.

SpringFest non-stop entertainment will get underway at 8:30 a.m. with the opening of the arts and crafts show on the grounds of the historic Bass House.

Lenny Trawick and his daughter, Amanda, will get SpringFest off to a great start.

Brady Singleton will take the stage at 10 a.m. with his interpretation of Michael Jackson’s iconic dance moves.

Otha will take center stage with the best of country music, old and new, around 10:15 a.m. followed by John Weaver’s Oldies and Goodies at 11:30 a.m.

The Pike County High School Jazz Ensemble will perform at 1:15 p.m. and Officer Charles Beasley’s Choir will close out the entertainment beginning around 2:30 p.m.

“The Dancers to Dine For” will perform at intervals throughout the day.

Around noon, “Baby the Cow” will be the main attraction at the Cow Patty Drop on the grid on the backside of the festival grounds.

Tickets for the Cow Patty Drop are $10 and are available at TB&T, Piggly Wiggly and Steed Tire Service in Brundidge.

Shehane said SpringFest will be the perfect shopping opportunity for gifts for Mother’s Day.

“The BBA invites everyone to join us for SpringFest Saturday in downtown Brundidge. Admis-sion and fun are free,” she said.