BBA will host ‘Cow Chip Contest’ to raise Spring Fest funds

Published 9:36 pm Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Baby’s back in town and she will make a contribution in support of the Brundidge Business Association’s 8th Annual Spring Fest Arts and Crafts Show Saturday on the grounds of the historic Bass House.

Baby belongs to Robert Hughes and he generously allows Baby the Cow to be the center of attention at the BBA’s annual Cow Chip Contest that will be held around 4 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets for the contest are $10 and the winner will go home with the prize money

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Tickets may be purchased from any member of the BBA or on site Saturday.

Dixie Shehane, BBA president, said the Cow Chip Contest is a fundraiser for the festival, however, the premier Spring Fest events will kickoff at 8:30 a.m. and the curtain will come down around 4 p.m.

“We have about 40 arts and crafts booth reserved and still have space for others,” Shehane said. “The reservation fee for arts and crafts booths is $30 and $50 for commercial vendors.

Spring Fest is held annually on Mother’s Day weekend so the festival is a great place to shop for that special Mother’s Day gift, Shehane said.

“We’ll have a large variety of arts and crafts, including woodcrafts, leather crafts and jewelry. Alex Lopez, a local artist, will be with us this year and his artwork is amazing. Johnny the Plant Man will be back with plants for the yard and the home.”

Several booths will feature homemade items including layer cakes, pound cakes, cookies and pies.

“Just think how much mom would enjoy being served cake and sweet tea on Mother’s Day afternoon,” Shehane said.

There will be fun things for the kids to do at Spring Fest, including the Faith Farms Petting Zoo.

“We have an outstanding lineup of entertainment planned throughout the day. Randy Ross will be our emcee and we’ll kick things off at 8:30 Saturday morning with bluegrass music by the Arnold Sheppard Family,” Shehane said. “The Line Dancers to Dine For will perform at 9:30 followed by country music singer Otha Allen at 10 a.m.”

Also at 10 a.m. award-winning children’s author Nancy Tillman will be featured at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library that is on the festival grounds. Everyone is invited to hear Tillman talk about the inspiration for her books. She will be available to autograph her books that are personally owned.

Jazz musician John Weaver will take center stage at11a.m. followed by Loren Candler and the Baton Girls at 12:30.

Johnny Barron and his band will open at 1 p.m. and close out the entertainment with a mixture of Motown, oldies and country music.

“We have food vendors who will be with us throughout the day,” Shehane said. “They will have all of the favorite festival foods – burgers, barbecue, blooming onions and funnel cakes. Of course, cold drinks and snow cones are always popular items on warm, sunny days and no rain is predicted.”

There is no admission charge to Spring Fest. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the day with friends and neighbors in downtown Brundidge Saturday.