Announcing the 43rd Annual Historical Fair
Syrup Sopping Saturday
October 18, 2014
7 am - 4 pm
Our 43rd Annual Fair on October 18, 2014 will feature: weaving and cloth-making demonstrations, musical entertainment featuring hammered and mountain dulcimers, banjos and guitars, a doctor’s beautiful herb garden and crops garden, bread making, soap making, period pottery, fireplace and outdoor cooking, and other old time crafts. Of course, our famous sweet potato biscuits are made on site for your enjoyment as well as camp stew, beans, collards, and BBQ. Tour the two-story 140 year old Trade Center museum, watch the blacksmiths at work, visit the Log Cabin, and the Taylor Whatley agricultural implement collection.
Admission: $3 adults, children 12 and under free with adult.
If you are interested in volunteering to help at the Historical Fair please contact Charles H. Mitchell at (334) 887-2255 or Mary Lynn Porter (256) 825-6288.
DEMONSTRATOR & VENDOR INFORMATION AND APPLICATION
You are invited to demonstrate, exhibit and sell homemade arts and crafts that played a part in the historic culture of our region. However, space on the grounds of the Lee County Historical Society is limited. Because this is the only fund-raising event for the Lee County Historical Society, there is a fee due at the time of mail-in registration for vendor space.
There is no fee for demonstrators who are not selling anything. Demonstrators and Lee Co. Historical Society members who will also be selling their hand-made items will pay a discounted vendor space fee. Vendors selling their homemade breads, jellies, and jams are considered an arts and crafts vendor and not a food vendor.
Food vendors are not allowed to sell items that the Lee County Historical Society will be offering for sale including water or drink products.
DEMONSTRATOR/VENDOR SET UP
Vendors may set up on Friday from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm or on Saturday, the day of the Fair, between 5:00 am and 7:00 am. Vehicles and trailers are allowed on the grounds for purposes of setting up during this time. All vehicles and trailers (if not used as a prop) must be parked in our designated parking area by 6:30 am. Free parking for LCHS demonstrators and vendors is provided on site.
Please fill out and return the VENDOR/DEMONSTRATOR REGISTRATION FORM
(address on form) with your check to reserve your space. Application deadline is October 11, 2014. For vendor information, please call 334-887-3007.