Harvest Festival coming in October

  • Harvest Festival is coming to Toccoa October 26-27.
    Harvest Festival is coming to Toccoa October 26-27.
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    The 43rd annual Toccoa Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27.
    The event typically boasts some 150-plus vendors with close to 10,000 attendees over the two days.
    The fee for craft vendors is $40 per space. Since it is a craft festival, all products must be "homemade, home baked or home grown."
     The Main Street Promotions Committee goes to great lengths to verify that this criterion is met. This is to give crafters a market for selling handmade products without having to sell their products competing with retail product prices.
    Many local residents have already been accepted into the festival, as well as crafters from nearby communities in northeast, middle and south Georgia, and South Carolina, and as far away as Florida, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
    Types of crafts being sold at the event include soaps, fountains, jewelry, wooden furniture, wooden accessories, and wooden toys, baskets, pottery, crocheted items, Christmas decorations, wreaths, jellies, pickles, candles, children's clothing, bottle wind chimes, aprons, birdhouses, a variety of baked goods, painted gourds, folk art, blankets, pillows, neck pillows, and painted glass.
    The Toccoa Main Street program invites anyone who has a handmade, home grown, or home baked product to participate in the 43rd annual Toccoa Harvest Festival.     
    For information or to receive an application please contact the Main Street office at 706-282-3309 or go to www.mainstreettoccoa.com to download the application form.