Georgia Jug Festival
                     “for the love of mud”

Check out the Chamber Facebook for updates and Facebook Ads! For the love of mud! Come Festival with us May 21, 2022! at the 16th Georgia Jug Festival. Visit www.GeorgiaJugFestival.org

More of your favorites like Lunch and Learn and Pottery Auction are back!

Covid placed restrictions on everybody but we are full steam ahead with the Georgia Jug Festival and Old Knoxville Days May 21, 2022 a day filled with  fun for the whole family.

Business on the field advertising special, Its going to give our business people time to advertise by setting up a booth and showing what their business will do for you.

Also this year another section will be for set aside for traveling shops offering a variety of items for sale. These set ups will not interfere with the back in full swing  Pottery, hand-crafted Crafters on the field. This year there will be more food vendors for tummy choices to munch on. If thats not enough we have  a great youth set up that you will just be suppressed and ready have fun if you are a little one but the adults just might to try it too?

How about entertainment: Well we have coming for your listening and toe tapping maybe even a little shuffle on the field -live music to set the mood of fun and feasting at a variety of food trucks. At this family affair there is something for everyone Pottery to Public Safety

Now the greats are back…Lunch and Learn, Pottery Auction; Pottery Exhibit; 5-K; Potter ID; and great time to be had by all. Lunch and Learn witll feature the Pottery Inductee: Charlie West. A man who learned to love the pottery wheeel from his son Shelby West. West has hopes of fireing the kiln so the Kiln Sale will be back

Back is Georgia Jug Fest 2nd Annual Pageant for boys and girls 4-17 and $15 fee per child. Dress and show-off your favorite cowgirl or cowboy outfit to the favorite dress and bow ties. Best in three divisions will reign as Ms. and Mr. Georgia Jug Fest King and Queen. Mrs. Ciera Smith of Comfort Zone will take charge of the stage. A  form to enter this event will be ready s00n. We involve the kids and invite all children and young adults ages 4-17 girls and boys to come in their best western ware or the best Cow Boy and their best Cow Girl as contestants on the field. Their talent will be part of the fun and grading of each student is 30 seconds of  sining or dancing. Or they can read a story written by the contestant. Any of the talents, can win the position of Miss and Mister Roberta Jug Fest 2022. $15 a contestant fee to cover expenses and prizes. Of course there is entertainment and Jug Fest along this the young gentlemen and young ladies strutting across the stage modeling their favorite  denim  wear. A band on stage to tap your toes and entertainers until 5 pm. So Yes! Of course there is entertainment.

Historical exhibits set up and age old hand crafts of long ago explained and preformed at Knoxville “Old” Courthouse May 21, Come see history live with our demonstrators. Dulcimers Ladies to provide a special antique sound all afternoon carrying on a tradition of the past. Boy Scouts will be on the field to help and to provide best skills.
Story boards and the history is artfully displayed throughout the courthouse and created by Kathleen Cook. Enjoy the history lesson. As you know our county is months away from being 200 years old. Kathleen’s story boards will provide the history and the many displays in the Old Courthouse are yours to read and enjoy.

Lunching is available on the field by Crawford Historical Society and our food vendors and food trucks. The field full of Crafters and Pottery mud slingers with all your favorite trinkets in pottery, wood working or the unique items. Pottery vendors are offering those treasured decorative, functional and collectors items. Also on the field…business opportunity available to advertise your business or “My business of the field” or other sales offered by these vedors. Or you may want information on insurance, home improvement, air conditioning and so much more!

For the love of Mud!

“for the love of mud!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt Show in the Recycle Center will not be in the Recycling center but will have a great look in The Old Courthouse as a collection of quilts displayed. These quilts will be made by grandmothers or great aunts for a number of people. They will be old and displayed in a fashionable way showing off the stitching and design

The West Memorial Birdhouse Contest will be on display at the Harris Arena with our CCHS Art Show. Winners will be announced in the morning. We have many very talented young people so come see and appreciate your youths creations. Each of the bird house creations is built from clay and fired in the kiln. Décor of the birdhouse is done with paint and glaze and replicates on of our old majestic buildings. Courthouse to Community Center and even the Caboose have projects from many of the kids. The West Family has been promoting the contest and it was named for Charlie West as a memorial of his love of Pottery. Shelby West, Crawford County High School graduate began his love of pottery and creations under his art teacher, Mrs. Pam Perry and now has earned a name for himself in Georgia.

Best of all…It is Free Admission, Free Parking and Free enjoyment for the family unless you choose to purchase from our many pottery and craft vendors. Children’s Little Brown Jug area will be filled with old time events, pottery and craft making and so much more!  For all the information on this Event visit www.gajugfestival.com and come have fun for the love of mud! on May 16, 2020.

Crawford County Historical Society, Jug Fest 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

8th Annual GA JugFest 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

May 15, 2021 Knoxville, Georgia

5K starts @ 7:30 am
1 Mile Fun Run starts @ ~ 7:40 am
Start at the Old Courthouse and finish at the Old Courthouse

Runners, Walkers, Baby Strollers (non-motorized of course), and Well Behaved Pets on a Leash, are welcome.   Pet Owners are Required to Clean-Up after Their Pets.

This year’s race/walk will be part of the 16th Annual Ga JugFest and Old Knoxville Days Festival! Please bring the family and join us for a healthy morning of exercise and conversation. Enjoy the 5K or the 1 Mile Fun Run, then spend the rest of the day at the GA JugFest!

May 19 (Thrusday)- Lunch and Learn  held at Musella Baptist Church, Musella, Georgia 2022

In May of 2022 we will begin to celebrate the Birthday of Crawford County with a Bicentennial Celebration– Visit the Crawford County at the 200th Birthday Booth and see what you may want to see  and plans celebrating the counties 200 Anniversary in December.

List of Potters, Arts and Crafts for your shopping needs! 

Pottery –  Potters and Crafters will be listed as they come in some have already let us know they will be coming.

Arts, Crafts and more! Here is the List! Shelby West, Hay’s Clay (Stephen Johnson) and the list will be updated everyday.

EVAC LifeTeam to land the Helicopter if all goes as planned. Come for the pottery and arts and you will get so much more on The Festival Field dedicated to our artist of pottery making, to arts and crafts.

Entertainment on the Field  The River Miles  And   Local  musicians

 

Visit this site again and watch the great day event evolve.

Come Enjoy a beautiful day! Check out the Chamber Facebook for updates and Facebook Ads!

Georgia Jug Festival and Old Knoxville Days  is Co-sponsored by Crawford County Historical Society and the Roberta-Crawford County Chamber of Commerce 

more are as follows:
I will be updating this information very soon! For the love of mud! look at our Sponsors! Support them and THANK YOU SPONSORS!

Sponsor Recognition/Our List Grows by Our Community Involvement 

Bibb Home Improvement – Ken Smith        Heath Holly         Roberta Mayor and Council       

Crawford County Government /Honorable Commissioners             

Flint Energies        AirMedCare Network         Atlanta Sand and Supply         

Georgia Power Champion’s Restaurant         The Council on Alcohol and Drugs       Southern Rivers Energy

Community Ambulance                           Roberta Drug Store               

Public Service Telephone  Crawford Co. Middle School             

Crawford County Farm Bureau    Roberta Hardware 

                                      Special Thanks to Media Friends 

Guide to Georgia -where you want to be anytime of the year!  Visit Guide to Georgia Facebook    

 

 

Thank you Sponsors! We Can’t Do it Without YOU!