Wednesday, September 29, 1999
The annual Main Street Fayetteville will be held this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2 and 3 at Heriatge Park in Stonewall Village. This year's festival will have arts and crafts, antiques, festival food, and a huge lineup of entertainment.
Over 100 exhibitors will be showing their wares in the fine arts category, showing jewelry, oil painitngs, sketches, pottery, weaving, and photography. Craft vendors will be selling quilting, woodwork, needlework, and ceramics. It is the first time in the history of the festival that the exhibits have been juried. Photographs were required of all exhibitors and the top 100 were selected.
Barbara Frazier, president of SCAVA (Southern Crescent Alliance of Visual Artists), will serve as judge for the festival. The top three winners in the fine arts and crafts categories will win cash prizes in the amount of $300, $200, $100. The cash prizes have been donated by Southtrust, Wachovia, and First Citizens.
There will also be two full days of great entertainment planned on the Heritage Park stage with bands playiong a full spectrum of music for all tastes: oldies, country, rock, and jazz.
Saturday will feature the Peachtree City Twirlers at 11 a.m., and the 530th Air Force jazz and Concert Band at 12 p.m. Sweetwater will take the stage at 2:30, followed an hour later by the Atlanta Swing Kids Dance Group. The final act of the day on Saturday will be the Wild Herts Show Band at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday's enetertainment lineup begins at 1 p.m. with the Acapellas, followed by the Turning Pointe of Dance at 1:30. The Fayette County High School Select Chorus takes the stage at 2 p.m., to be followed by the Country Jamboree Cloggers at 2:30 p.m. Southpaw, featuring Alan Goodman, will close out the festivities with a performance at 3:30 p.m. Goodman is a student and pianst from Starr's Mill High School.
In addition to the arts and crafts and entertainment this weekend, there will also be a children's corner with rides and activities for youngsters, including the ever popular Dixieland Express train. there will be a food court, featuring specialties from local restaurants such as Wings and Things and Pizza Hut, plus traditional fair cuisine such as boiled peanuts, coptton candy, caramel apples, lemonade, and snow cones.
Admission and parking are free for this fantastic fall event. For more information, call Sherri Anderson or Sallie McGregor at 770-461-6029.