86 Exhibitors

Spring Powers' Festival today and Sunday

by Sarah Fay Campbell

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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.”



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