The 32nd annual Old Fashion Day in Goldston is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with more than 100 vendors lined up to participate in an event offering a mix of art, antiques, crafts, food, jewelry and fashion accessories, mums, candles, wreaths, pottery, home décor and clothing.
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GOLDSTON — The 32nd annual Old Fashion Day in Goldston is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with more than 100 vendors lined up to participate in an event offering a mix of art, antiques, crafts, food, jewelry and fashion accessories, mums, candles, wreaths, pottery, home décor and clothing.
There will also be many county agencies providing information on services available to families in and around Chatham County.
While strolling the street, participants will have a wide variety of specialty foods from which to choose, including BBQ ribs, fish sandwiches, turkey legs, hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, sausage dogs, funnel cakes, kettle corn, fried apple pies and Lions Club Ice Cream.
There will be musical entertainment on stage from a variety of gospel, country and bluegrass groups. The musical line-up features local talent Mack Luther at 10 a.m., Siler City Hang Out Band “Live Out” at 10:30 a.m., Centennial AME Zion Church at 11:15 a.m., Deep River Ramblers from the Gulf area at noon, Spirit of Grace from Broadway 1 p.m. and the “Navy Family” friends from Union Grove AME Zion Church, Pittsboro at 2 p.m. Limited seating is provided, so festival organizers encourage attendees bring lawn chairs.
F & W Inflatables from Sanford will set up again this year in the kids’ Fun Zone from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($5 per child with unlimited play wristbands). Also, Ubi the Clown will be displaying his talent making balloon animals, hats, swords and flowers. A returning attraction will test the climbing skills of big folks and little tykes as “The Climbing Place” will furnish a challenging rock wall and mini wall for youngsters.
A portion of Main Street will be closed to traffic again this year, allowing only foot traffic. This area will feature the “Touch a Trucks” area with Goldston Fire Dept., Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Campbell Wrecker Service, Gaines Oil Company and the UNC Pediatric Ambulance service available with equipment to see and representatives to chat with. This area will also host the Food Court with a variety of food and seating. Across Main Street, there will be a wide assortment of equipment including tractors, hit and miss engines, corn shellers and hand water pumps from C-Cape (Central Carolina Antique Power Equipment) in Sanford.
The family-friendly event is free.
Handicap parking is available at Goldston Automotive, directly across from the festival street. Chatham Transit is providing shuttle service from two local sites and drop-off at Miller Heating & Air and the railroad crossing at the main festival area. Parking locations are at J.S. Waters School (55 J.S. Waters School Rd.) and Goldston Baptist Church (190 N. Church St.). Local Boy Scouts and BETA Club members will be manning these loading and unloading stations. Wristbands will be $1 for roundtrip rides. All proceeds go to the youth volunteers.
The festival is located at exit 159 on U.S. Highway 421 between Sanford and Siler City. This event is sponsored by the Goldston Lions Club and all proceeds go back to community projects and provide aid to the blind and visually impaired. The Lions will be collecting eyeglasses and hearing aids to be recycled. These items may be dropped off at the Lions Club’s ice cream tent.
For more information, contact Lisa Denkins at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 919-721-1403.