Gowensville holds fall festival tomorrow

Published 5:21 pm Friday, November 12, 2010

Everyone is invited to celebrate autumn’s crisp temperatures and brilliant foliage tomorrow at the Gowensville Fall Festival.

The festival, which will take place from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the community building on Hwy. 11 near the intersection with Hwy. 14, features an artisans market, John Deere carousel, antique tractors, attic treasures and drawings for a quilt and gas grill.

Breakfast biscuits and coffee, a bake sale and a hot dog lunch are also planned.

The artisans market, featuring local residents, offers Christmas shoppers a variety of handmade items including quilts, jewelry, wooden bowls, dolls, honey, wreaths, ornaments, candles, hand-knitted items and more.

A special Dark Corner area will offer the new Dark Corner documentary on DVD along with the books Dark Corner Heritage and Eyes To the Hills, a photographic odyssey of the Dark Corner of South Carolina. Gowensville license plates will also be available.

Planned and carried out by residents of Gowensville, the festival is a time for neighbors to visit and to support financially the community center, built in 1922 as the Gowensville school. It closed in the mid-fifties and now serves as a place for birthday parties, family reunions, weddings and meetings of the Landrum Quilters, under the auspices of the Greater Gowensville Association.

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