New Salem Mountain Festival – Oct.14 & 15
Autumn time, and once again the harvest of ideas and products abound on Lookout Mountain. New Salem community will welcome you on Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct.15 to the 43rd annual New Salem Mountain Festival.
Scheduled each year when fall dresses the native plants and trees will bold splashes of color, the festival is an outstanding outdoor seasonal event that attracts thousands of visitors from near and far each year. Exhibits are displayed along a unique woodland path.
Approximately 100 artists and craftsmen will be presented this year. Each participant is carefully screened to assure good quality. Exhibits will include paintings, pottery, wood turning, woodcarvings, furniture, iron works, jewelry, candles, leather, soaps and lotions, metal works, children’s accessories, wreaths, woodwork, fabric, jellies and much more.
The special exhibition indoors each year is the “Mountain Gallery”. It offers a unique collection of specially selected work from each exhibitor. For two days we will be a small museum where patrons can preview what’s to come and even be able to purchase these items. Local ladies will be demonstrating the age old art of quilting.
There will be a good variety of delicious home-cooked food served by the New Salem United Methodist Church, who is well known for their chicken stew and country pinto beans and cornbread. You will also find other goodies throughout the grounds including funnel cakes, caramel apples, nacho’s, cotton candy, pork skins, fudge, kettle corn, boiled peanuts.
Entertainment will be provided throughout each day. Ample seating gives you the opportunity to relax while listening to the variety of music. Door prizes, donated by the exhibitors, will be given away each day. Children can enjoy a mule drawn wagon ride.
Proceeds go to the New Salem Community Improvement Club, Inc. (a non-profit organization sponsoring the event) and the New Salem Fire and Rescue.
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The festival is held “rain or shine”. Admission is $5 for ages 12 and over. Parking is free.
New Salem Mountain Festival is located atop Lookout Mountain at 12477 state Highway 136 between Trenton and Lafayette. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or www. newsalemmountain festival.com
NO ALCOHOL, DRUGS OR PETS ALLOWED!!!