The Henderson County Folk Festival will be held on Court Square on May 10 beginning at 10 am and lasting until 3:30 or 4:00. A combination of over 40 different vendors, crafters, exhibits, entertainers, and non-profits will be participating.
Crafters will include bee keeping, butter churning, canning, flint napping, quilting, spinning, weaving, and whittling.
Various food booths will sell freshly made lemonade, fried pork rinds, fried pies, fresh baked goods made from scratch, smoked meat, cornbread, white beans, and fat back. The Folk Festival booth will also sell grilled hamburgers and hotdogs to help pay for festival expenses.
Exhibits will include Civil War Dress, World War II airplane models, an old wringer type washing machine, and herbs.
A few live animals are scheduled to be on hand.
There will be a special tent where DVDs of local history can be viewed. (If anyone has one in their own collection they would like to share, contact Dinah at the library, 968-3239.)
There will be an antique car show featuring pre-1970 automobiles. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.
There will be an “Old Western Stars” trivia contest for the adults and old-time games for the children (and children at heart).
Live music will feature local and regional entertainers performing folk, bluegrass, gospel, and Negro spirituals. Singers/Musicians are Harry and David Wolf Band, Peckerwood Pickers, Joy Johnson, Robert Taylor, Ellis Truett and Sammy McAdams Band, Andy Avery, Fate Britt Band, and Earnest Wood and the Natchez Brass.
There will be door prizes drawn for throughout the day thanks to the generosity of downtown businesses. Register at the Library’s booth on the day of the Festival.
There will be a raffle of a country ham. Raffle tickets can be obtained at the library (before the Festival) or at the library’s booth (the day of the Festival).
To go along with the Folk Festival, Mr. Ellis Truett has loaned the library some of his antique harmonicas for display. The display includes (among other kinds) echo harps, a Marine Orchestra (harmonica with bells on top), and a harmonica that has four harmonicas built into one instrument. You may view these at the library anytime during library hours.