Published Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Cotton Pickin' Fair this weekend in Gay

From Staff Reports

The Cotton Pickin’ Fair returns in Gay, Ga., Saturday and Sunday. Selected as a Southeast Tourism Top 20 Event, the fair features some of North America’s best artisans, gourmet food specialists, and antique dealers in and around the old buildings on the tree-lined grounds.

Many favorites return to their usual locations, but new artisans will bring pottery, weaving, sculpture, woodcarving, painting, jewelry, wearable art, gourmet foods, and antiques.

Reopened is The 1911 Building, a three-story red brick building built in 1911 to house J.R. Gay & Co. and which featured a general mercantile store, grocery store, farm office, and eight-room apartment. Now, 12 talented artists and antique dealers occupy the main floor and the Knights of Columbus set up shop in the basement.

The fair runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission for adults is $7, for seniors 65 and over $6, and for children (ages 7 to 12) $3. Admission is free for children 6 and under. Free parkingis available. For details visit .

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