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The 68th Cotton Pickin' Fair set for May 3-4

The 68th edition of the Cotton Pickin’ Fair is sponsored by The 1911 Society, Ltd., a Georgia Non-Profit Corporation supporting Sustainable Rural Development through AgriTourism. The fair is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3-4 in downtown Gay, Ga.

The fair is on a 1910-era farm venue where 300 skilled artisans from the United States and Canada feature art, antiques and crafts.

Fine pottery, weaving, sculpture, woodcarving, painting, jewelry and wearable art are samples of what to expect from this outstanding group of exhibitors. Many artists will demonstrate their art.

Artist James Moore of Columbus invites his audience “to step out of the hectic world and into the tranquility of nature” through his oil paintings.

Cotton Pickin’ Fair exhibitor, Ted Vogelsburg of Columbia, Ky., is dedicated to advancing the fine art of metal forging. Vogelsburg turns raw metals into exquisite chairs and fireplace tools at the Blacksmith Shop. The Blacksmith Shop was originally the Delco Battery Plant and provided 24 volt electricity to the town of Gay during the early part of the 20th century before Georgia Power came to town.

Dancers, musicians and puppets will perform on six different rustic stages. Music at the Cotton Pickin’ Fair covers everything from blue grass to classical. Keith Phillips of Atlanta returns to the Fair bringing his interpretation of New Age Music.

More than 20 churches, schools, civic organizations bake, fry, broil, boil, steam and stew food for sale.

Tickets are $5 and $3 for children ages 4 to 12.

Additional information and directions to the Cotton Pickin’ Fair are available by going to www.cpfair.org

Call 706-538-6814.

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