Annual Fall Festival begins in Westville Oct. 25

The 1850 village of Westville begins its annual Fall Festival Oct. 25. It will run through Nov. 8.

The first day opens with a Dutch Oven Cooking Contest. On Nov. 1, Auburn University students will be building a slave cabin and on Nov. 8, Columbus State University will put on a play in the Damascus Church.

Syrup making and cotton ginning will be daily activities in the village as well as woodworking, quilting, open-hearth cooking and, of course, Westville’s famous gingerbread.

The Kiser House restaurant will have its regular menu during the week and be serving specials every Saturday.

Westville is just outside Lumpkin, about 35 miles south of Columbus, off U.S. 27.

It's open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Tickets are $10; $8 for seniors, military and college students with proper ID, $4 for children in kindergarten-12th grade.

Call 1-888-733-1850.