The Old South Day Festival, sponsored by Ochlocknee Community Civic Club Inc., celebrates its 36th anniversary this year.
Members of the club decided in June 1977 to present a festival that would pay tribute to the area’s history and salute the many heritages of the region, according to a press release from the club. The second oldest and the second largest festival in Thomas County, Old South Day is presented on the second Saturday of November each year, which this year is Nov. 10.
Unique arts and crafts, food of every description, a parade, an old-fashioned country fair, a living museum, an antique museum, the awarding of the Old South Day Heritage Quilt, the making of cane syrup and much more will await all who attend.
A limited number of spaces are available for exhibitors. For information about booth applications, call Carolyn Bertsch, (229) 574-5375, or Sharon Herring, (229) 574-5151.
Food vendors can call Bertsch for information as well.
To join the Old South Day Parade, call Gail Roberts, (229) 977-6068.
To participate in the country fair, call Opal Ellis, (220) 574-5888.
Benny Price is chairperson of the antique museum. To display items there, call him at (229) 377-1818.
Old South Day comes the day after the Ochlocknee School reunion at the Ochlocknee Community Civic Center. The reunion is for all persons who attended or graduated from the Ochlocknee School System and for all teachers of that system. There is no charge to attend, but donations are encouraged to cover expenses. For more information, call Carolyn Bertsch, (229) 574-5375.