August 27, 2009

Antique Fair to Feature Golden Oldies from the 50s and 60s

People who fondly remember the 1950s and 1960s may not consider themselves old-fashioned, but with more than 50 years passed since the historic eras they seemed like a perfect choice for the theme of the 2009 Scotland County Antique Fair.

Vendors and display stands wonít be limited to poodle skirts and golden oldies on the jukebox as a wide variety of antiques, crafts and much more will go on display starting Thursday, August 27th. Quilt show entries will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Wiggins Museum building as the official kick-off of the four-day festival.

Thursday evening will feature the crowning of the Antique Fair King and Queen and also the corination of the Prince and Princess at the culmination of the baby show, which starts at 6:00 p.m. The Rotary Bingo tent is scheduled to be open Thursday night and pony rides will be offered on the northeast corner of the square.

The Antique Fair stage will feature music by Classic Country starting at 8:00 p.m.

Food stands, vendors and all of the small engine and tractor displays will be available all day Friday for viewing and patronage. The quilt show will be open at 9:00 a.m. at the Wiggins museum building.

The Antique Fair window display contest results will be announced Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Bingo and pony rides will be available again on Friday evening and the Canine Capers group will give a performance at 6:00 p.m. to be followed by the back seat driverís contest.

The tractor and small engine judging will be done at 7:00 p.m. while poker enthusiasts will have a chance to compete in the Farm Bureau Texas Holdíem Tourney at the fire station.

Friday nightís stage act is Back Roads. The music will conclude with the nightly $100 raffle drawing.

Saturdayís agenda kicks off early with the firemenís breakfast starting at 6:00 a.m. The 3rd Annual Antique Fair 5K Fun Walk/Run will hit the streets at 8:00 a.m. with the start and finish line on the east side of the city square.

The Antique Fair parade is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. with the packed crowd being treated to a plethora of good food following the event, including the famous Rotary barbecue and all of the church and community group food stands.

The car show gets underway right after lunch as do the kids games and the tractor poker run. The Downing House Lawn Party will be held from noon to 3:00 p.m. with studentís raising money for a trip to Costa Rico. Guests will get a chance at two quilt raffles and music by the Heritage Band. The road rally starts at 4:00 p.m. along with additional tractor games. Saturday nightís musical guest is the Mystery Train Band.

Sunday wraps up the Antique Fair moving off the city square for the draft horse pull at the fairgrounds at 9:30 a.m. and the free fly-in dinner at Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport. The antique tractor pull starts at 11:00 a.m. at the fairgrounds.

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