Brundidge hosts Springfest Saturday

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, May 8, 2019

When buttercups are blowing in the breeze, that’s a sign that it’s Springfest time in Brundidge.

In recent years, Springfest has been held on Mother’s Day weekend and that makes for a great time for mother/daughter outings and also for sons to spend time with their moms, said Dixie Shehane, a member of the sponsoring Brundidge Business Association.

Springfest will get off to an early 8 a.m. start Saturday on the grounds of the historic Bass House and close at 4 p.m.

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“Springfest is more than a great arts and crafts show,” Shehane said. “We also have great entertainment, great food and great fun and fellowship.

“Springfest 2019 will feature a large variety of arts and crafts vendors and we’ll also have several commercial booths.”

There will be woodworking, door hangers, bird houses, frames, plants, clothing items, kids’ toys, decorative items for the house and lawn, jewelry, jellies and jams, just a lot of great items for personal use and for gifts, Shehane said.

Alex Lopez, a Brundidge artist, will be featured at Springfest 2019. His original artwork is highly regarded.

“There will also be all kinds of baked goods, including cakes, that will be great additions to any Mother’s Day dinner table or if company drops by,” Shehane said.

Springfest will have a kids’ corner that features inflatables that are loads of fun.

The featured entertainment will be Johnny Barron and Waterfall, the MoJo Band. Lauren Chandler’s Baton Company will also take center stage.

“Randy Ross will be our emcee and he will keep things going,” Shehane said. “And, of course Baby will be on hand to award a lucky winner with $500 in cash in the Cow Chip Contest.”

A grid will be drawn on the back lawn and each $10 donation will purchase a square on the grid. The winner of the prize will depend on where the chip falls.

“The owner of that square does not have to be present to win,” Shehane said. “We’ll gladly get in touch.”

All in all, Springfest will be a fun and memorable day in downtown Brundidge.

“Come, bring your mom and make memories with her,” Shehane said.

Admission and fun are free.