Almost 20 vendors added their unique treasures to the Old Fashioned Fall Festival and Open House at the Grayson Arts & History Center. Barbara Hinkle, Director of the Arts & History Center, and her cadre of volunteers were excited to bring these local crafts, arts and unique gifts to the festival for the day. "We're very pleased with our vendors and everyone seems to be having a great day," said Hinkle.
Grayson's Historian, Steve Starling, was on hand with baked good and down-home cooking from recipes found in Grayson's historical cookbook "From Trip to Grayson". Loganville/Grayson Patch Editor Sharon Swanepoel stopped in for a bite of homemade cornbread made from one of the recipes and proclaimed it "good ... really good!" My family enjoyed the coconut cake made from a recipe that is more than 100 years old. Hard to not enjoy something that has successfully fed happy bellies for more than 100 years!
Along with the baked goods, there was jewelry, antiques, handmade bird houses, beautiful woodwork, wind chimes made from repurposed kitchen ware, and lots of unique decorative items and clothing.
Canned goods were collected for the city's "Can-Do for Hunger" initiative.
What's next? Christmas at the Arts & History Center, of course! The rooms were already decked out with beautiful wreaths and Christmas decorations which you can purchase during their regular hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday from 10-2. There is usually an Open House and sale held the 2nd Saturday of every month.