Yatesville is going to be the place to be this fall with the opening of Market Day in Yatesville, the second Saturday of each month beginning in September on Sept, 8, and the 30th Annual Chitlin’ Hoedown on October 27, which this year will be a one day event.
Ripe Georgia tomatoes are reason enough to make visiting the Sept. 8 Market Day in Yatesville a priority, but the event is much more than a traditional farmers market.
Visitors are invited to stroll through the vendor booths displaying and selling plants, art, yard sale items, crafts and sample some of Yatesville’s famous barbecued chicken, Maw Maw’s Fried Apple Pies and other tasty offerings. Then sit a spell in the tented space and listen to the sounds of the Parking Lot Pickers, a gathering of local musicians invited to bring their instruments and jam. For those who want to do more than tap your feet to the music, bring your instrument and join the fun, or watch the autoharp demonstration offered by a Yatesville Garden Club member and sign up for lessons.
“We envision a monthly Market Day that’s really a community event, one that showcases our city, brings our citizens together and invites visitors to enjoy a day of music, food, shopping and fun,” says Yatesville Mayor Cecil Moncrief. “Yatesville is a little town with a big personality, as seen in our annual Chitlin’ Hoedown, which draws thousands of visitors each October, but we also host other community events on a smaller scale including our annual Christmas event and Independence Day Celebration. The people of Yatesville like to get together and enjoy each other’s company and we love to welcome visitors, and Market Day is a great opportunity for both.”
Sponsored by the City of Yatesville, the event will be held in downtown Yatesville behind Mulling Grocery. In addition to the Sept. 8 event, another Market Day event is planned for the second Saturday in October. Then, in 2013, Market Day will open in April and run through October.
Vendors are wanted for Market Day. Sell your fresh vegetables, art, yard sale items and arts and crafts, — even your homemade artisan breads or hand-ground cornmeal during the monthly Yatesville Market Day. Reserve your booth by contacting Market committee members, Phyl M. Gatlin at 706-975-0755 or Denita Hall at 706-472-3782. The price is $10 for a 10x10 space. This is a great opportunity to showcase your talents and earn a little extra cash at a fun community event.
The 30th Annula Chitlin’ Hoedown will be a one day event on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Yatesville. There will be arts & crafts, BBQ chicken, home cooking, a parade, entertainment provided by Sylvia Winters, The Watkins Family, Due South, and The Junkshun, and of course, plenty of chitlins!
There is no admission charge. The arts & crafts booths open at 10 a.m., and food serving starts at 11 a.m. The parade will begin at 1 p.m., and entertainment will be provided throughout the day. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this big one day event filled with arts & crafts, entertainment, good food, and good folks.