Saturday, Nov. 11, will mark the 41st Annual Old South Day Festival, sponsored by Ochlocknee Community Civic Club, Inc. The location for the festival will be at 5020 Spence St. (old school grounds), Ochlocknee, Ga. The times for the festival will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Old South Day is a tribute to the past and a salute to the blending of all heritages in this region. Arts, crafts, food of every description, a parade, entertainment, an antique museum, an antique house (showing how life was at the turn of the 20th century), the making of sugar cane syrup by the old-fashioned open kettle method, an old-fashioned breakfast serving homemade biscuits, fresh cane syrup, sausage, etc., and an old-fashioned country fair are only a portion of the activities.
The Old South Day Country Fair is a step into the past. Those who competed in contests brought their best handmade items such as baked and canned goods, art, quilts and more. The antique museum will feature tolls, home furnishings, newspaper clippings, old money and much more,
Come out early to take part in an old-fashioned breakfast, starting at 6 a.m. Food will include handmade biscuits, fresh cane syrup, sausage, grits and more.
The Old South Day Parade has always been a great part of the day’s activities. Antique vehicles, horses, wagons, antique fire engines, politicians, area festival representatives and much more will be a delight for all who attend the parade, beginning at 11 a.m.
This event is open to all ages and is free to the community. For any and all information, contact Libby Maddox at (229) 226-1749. If you would like to participate in the antique museum by offering your collection, please call Benny Prince at (229) 221-8802.