86 Exhibitors

Spring Powers' Festival today and Sunday

by Sarah Fay Campbell

alt

Sarah Fay Campbell

Karen Willingham of Addictive Creations hangs one of her glass bottle wind chimes in her booth Friday, preparing for the spring edition of Powers’ Festival today and Sunday.

The spring edition of the venerable Powers’ Festival has its inaugural run this weekend at the Powers’ Pavilion property in western Coweta and eastern Heard County. 

The juried arts and crafts festival will feature 86 arts and crafts exhibitors, as well as a variety of food and live musical entertainment both days, and activities and rides for the kids. 

Gates are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Admission is $5; children 6 and under are free. 

Powers’ Pavilion is located off Hwy. 34 West/Franklin Highway at the Coweta/Heard line. 

Several first-time Powers’ Festival exhibitors were busy setting up on Friday at the grounds where the festival has been held on Labor Day weekend some four decades.

“We’d always heard about it, but we never did it,” said Karen Willingham of Addictive Creations. She and her husband, Steve, make a variety of items, including wind chimes and lanterns from glass bottles. The Willinghams traveled from Armuchee for Powers’. 

Glass artist Patty Anderson came from Dublin for the show. She’s been looking for new shows where she can exhibit her creations. She’d been to the Powers’ Festival on Labor Day weekend to shop, and when she heard about the spring version she decided to sign up. “I’m hoping it will be a good one,” she said. 

Kassie Savich Scott of Newnan makes “Statement Jewelry.” A friend of hers works for Powers’ and encouraged her to apply. “I’ve always liked Powers’ Crossroads,” Scott said. “I think it’s going to be a good fit.”



More Local

Fatal wreck on Hwy. 29

A man lost his life Monday after his vehicle traveled off the road, overturned several times and collided with a number of trees. Around 10: ... Read More


Homeless man found guilty of robbery

William Therrell Otero, 31, the homeless man accused of robbing a massage parlor with a knife in April 2013, was found guilty on all charges ... Read More


Sheriff’s office on lookout for four robbery suspects

Coweta County authorities are on the lookout for four suspects who robbed a gas station convenience store by intimidation early Sunday. Arou ... Read More


Coweta behind state average in mental health resources

Editor’s note: This is part of a special focus this week on depression and suicide in Coweta County, in the wake of the death of actor ... Read More


State school superintendent candidates debate

The new Georgia Milestones Assessment, Common Core, and charter schools were topics at Tuesday’s debate between the Democratic and Rep ... Read More

Coweta steel wire plant being acquired by Insteel

Insteel Industries Inc. has announced the acquisition of one of their primary competitors with facilities in Coweta County. Insteel Wire Pro ... Read More