New Salem Moun­tain Fes­ti­val – Oct.14 & 15

Walker County Messenger - - Sports -

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: or www. newsalem­moun­tain fes­ti­


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