Clarke County Democrat

Jackson’s Fall Festival this Saturday

The 27th Annual Fall Festival, sponsored by the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, will be Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. in Jackson, with something for everyone to enjoy.

Some of the newest features of the festival will include the third annual Chili Cook-off and a Market in the Street area for business owners. Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District is the exclusive sponsor of the Chili Cook-off. A grand prize will be given to the winner.

This year’s festival will feature plenty of food and craft booths in the downtown area. This will be a wonderful opportunity for getting a jump on holiday shopping.

Many items such as jewelry, Christmas items, children’s toys, purses, cookware, children and women’s clothing and much more will be available. More than 20 food vendors will offer a variety of treats including fried candy bars, funnel cakes, hotdogs, hamburgers, seafood and much more.

The Fall Festival is a family event offering entertainment for every age. Local school and church choirs, dance groups and bands will be performing all day. A special feature will be Gospel recording artists The Ma- Harrey’s, who will perform on the stage in front of the old fire station from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

The children can enjoy unlimited use of various games with the purchase of an armband. Purchase your child’s armband before Nov. 7 for $5. The day of the festival armbands will be $7.

Lumberjack Competition

Outdoor enthusiasts will be entertained by the 27th annual Lumberjack and Saw Competition, which will be conducted behind city hall. Competitors from all over the Southeastern United States come to Jackson to compete in this event, which features such activities as axe throwing, speed chopping, stock chainsaw and modified chainsaw. This annual event is sponsored by Slayton Brothers of Jackson.

Brown Bag Book Sale

Donations of books are being sought for the second annual Brown Bag Book Sale, sponsored by the Jackson Kiwanis Club, to benefit the White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson.

The sale will take place Saturday, Nov. 7 at the library in conjunction with this year’s Fall Festival.

Everyone is invited to drop by and get some great deals on books. For just $10 those taking advantage of the sale can fill up a brown bag provided by the library and Kiwanis Club.

To make a donation of books, just drop them off at the library.

Car show

The Bob Smith Memorial Antique Auto Show is the first stop for many of those attending the Annual Fall Festival in Jackson, which is conducted the first Saturday in November.

This year’s festival falls on Nov. 7 and according to the auto show’s coordinator Kenny Smith, there should be plenty of classic automobiles to please even the hardcore enthusiasts.

One unique aspect of the Bob Smith Memorial Antique Auto Show is that everyone who enters a vehicle receives some type of recognition, whether it be a first place trophy or an honorable mention certificate. Smith said the idea is to give everyone something for their effort. Trophies will be provided by Tom Shipley.

Smith went on to say this year’s event is shaping up to be a good one, with entries from the early 1900s through the 2010 model year expected. The auto show will be located on College Avenue in front of Jackson Middle School.

Those who enjoy classic automobile shows certainly do not want to miss this one.

Motorcycle show

Those who love twowheeled iron horses can get their fill during this year’s Annual Fall Festival.

The Clarke County chapter of the Southern Cruisers Motorcycle Club will be set up near the Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District Chili Cookoff, which will be located just past the Bob Smith Memorial Antique Auto Show.

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