Homemade crafts at Green Creek Heritage Festival September 11

Published 4:25 pm Friday, August 20, 2010

Some of the best crafters in the area are sure to be found at the 12th annual Green Creek Heritage Festival this year, held Saturday, September 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Green Creek Community Center.

As in the past there will be a large variety of crafts and some crafters will demonstrate how their crafts are made throughout the day. All crafts for sale must be handcrafted. Susi Kimbrell, crafters chairperson, can be reached at 828-863-4896 for information concerning crafts available this year and how to be a participant in the craft fair. Room is still available if you would like to show and sell your handmade craft.

The Joe Rinehart Country Store, representing a general mercantile, will be located in the gym and offers a selection of needed items. Homemade jams, jellies and other canned goods will be available. Baked good will also be sold in the store. Each crafter is asked to donate one item to the country store which insures a wide variety of inventory. In the past antique items have also been stocked.

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At the farmers market you will be able to purchase apples and other fresh, locally grown produce.

The Polk County Historical Society will be onsite to share information about Polk Countys past. A large amount of information about Green Creek history and memorabilia will be displayed in the historical room. Along with historical facts, the society will be sharing information passed from one generation to the next by stories and family history. Stop by and visit with these historians, and learn more about the olden times of the community and county.

For information and/or driving directions contact Krista Haynes, festival chairman at 828-863-4367. There is free admission and free parking. Handicap parking is available and all areas are handicapped accessible. No pets, outside solicitation or food vendors are allowed at the festival.