By Pam Dudding
The Craig County Historical Society wants the community to know that the 38th Annual Craig County Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main and Court Streets in New Castle. Many county citizens have already expressed their elation.
For a space, if you register prior to September 1, you get the early bird rate of $45. After that, the cost will be $50.
Booth spaces are 10 feet x 10 feet of sidewalk/street. If more than ten feet is needed, additional space may be rented.
Electricity is limited. Therefore, indicate that need on your application, including the size of your tent and what items you will be selling or showing.
To reserve a space, contact Foster for an application at (540) 977-8395. The check or money order can be made to the Craig County Historical Society and payment to Robyn Foster, 193 Walnut Street New Castle, Va. 24127. Reservations will be accepted until September 30.
The Fall Festival will be held regardless of the weather therefore no refunds will be granted.
This year, David Givens has lined up an entire day of great entertainment. “Taylore Price will be opening the stage music at 9:30 a.m. and Mike Carter and his Virginia Magic Band will bring the finale at 3:30 p.m.,” he shared. The complete music entertainment will be confirmed and posted after September 1.
Dr. Jackie Scruggs Taylor is sponsoring the Annual Reynolds Memorial Car Show for everyone to display their antique cars, trucks, motorcycles, mud boggers, tractors and unique vehicles. Plaques will be given out to the first 50 entries, and you do not have to be present to receive them. Taylor also shared they give a nice goodie bag to every entry.
Pre-registration is appreciated so they can get an idea of how many will be entering. To have one mailed to you or pick one up at the Hotel or Food Country, contact 540-520-5555. Mail back to Jackie Scruggs Taylor at 340 Cumberland Ave., New Castle Va. 24127. Festival organizer Robyn Foster has announced that there will be a fun flat-footing contest this year. There will be an adult contest and a kids contest, so everyone get their dancing feet ready.
For setup, a Society member will be on Main Street by 6 a.m. festival morning to direct everyone to their space. Exhibitors must furnish all materials needed. Organizers ask that table fronts be draped to the sidewalk.
The Fall Demolition Derby has also been scheduled for that evening, along with the little tikes Power Wheels Derby and the younger teens and tweens Lawnmower Derby.
Everyone is invited for an entire day of fun-filled entertainment, vendors and food in New Castle and invite a friend.