The 19th annual Art in the Park festival will be held at Hurricane Shoals Park Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine.
Booths will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Entertainment, concessions and youth activities will also be offered both days. Children’s activities will include puppets, a petting zoo, ponies, a moonwalk, giant slide and obstacle course.
At the gristmill, visitors will be able to see the water wheel turn corn into fresh ground cornmeal, which will be sold. Entertainment will be on the mill porch with Pee-Wee Garrison and Family and The Blue Billy Grit Bluegrass Band. Cornbread, beans and sausage will be sold in the Pethel Cabin.
Heritage Village will be open and visitors will be able to tour the chapel and log cabins that date back to the 1800s. The Georgia Infantry Civil War Re-enactors will be camped out and will re-enact battles. The country store will be open. Civil War church services will be performed at 1 p.m. Sunday in the chapel. There will be an arrowhead display and demonstrations of blacksmithing and basket weaving.
The 5K Mill Race will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. A one-mile fun run or walk will take place at 2:30 p.m. For more information on either, call Keith Ariail at 706-335-5519.
An antique vehicle cruise-in will be held during the two-day festival. Antique cars will be on display.
The finale will be the Duck Dash planned for 5 p.m. Sept. 20. Ducks can be “adopted” for $5 each for five for $20. Prizes will be awarded.
Admission and parking are both free.
Hurricane Shoals is located on the Hwy. 82 Spur between Jefferson and Maysville.
The Tumbling Waters Society organizes the annual event. All proceeds from the event are used to maintain and improve the park.
For more information, go to www.hurricaneshoalspark.org.