15th Annual Georgia Jug Festival May 16, 2020/Sorry we have to Cancel

Georgia Jug Festival
                     “for the love of mud”

All the information below is now waiting until 2021. Unfortunately because of Covid-19 our Festival is cancelled. We will miss all of you as vendors, demonstrators and the entire committee that brings this event to you. We will miss all of you who attend and have attend the festival for years. 

For the love of mud! Be safe and next year will be GREAT!

May 16 is Festival day opening with Star Spangle Banner and the Historical Society Jug Fest 5-K and 1 Mile Fun Run. Race begins at 7:30 am. Sign-in and ceremony to precede  race. All proceeds to be used by the Crawford County              Historical Society for preservation projects.
Demonstrations 9 am-4 pm in our Old Courthouse; Pottery Exhibit; History Exhibit; and much more! On the grounds and inside the over 100 year Knoxville Courthouse!

At this family affair there is something for everyone Pottery to Public Safety Area…For children to enjoy seeing and touching fire trucks, and public safety equipment or Red Cross information as well as an all time favorite the Fire Prevention Clowns will be in place behind the Fire Station along with the Little Brown Jug Children’s Area. Kids zone is ready to play and offers several areas for children to enjoy, Bounce house to slide, airplane ride to face painting, carnival type games with family in mind. Arts and crafts will also be part of the fun. Deana Hortman painting faces and organizing the area.

Historical exhibits set up and age old hand crafts of long ago explained and preformed at Knoxville “Old” Courthouse May-16. Dulcimers music will fill the afternoon air to carry on a tradition of the past. Jay Fulcher will be ready to display a collection and sing a song or two.
Story boards and the history is artfully displayed throughout the courthouse. Enjoy the history lesson they will provide.
Entertainment: Our entertainment is always free and so is our parking for this full day of fun and excitement bringing history to life and enjoying an old fashioned day of family fun.

Children’s Little Brown Jug to include fun and crafts with only youngster in mind. They will have fun! And they will take home a home made piece of pottery…if they would like. Come let them play.  Bounce house, slides and carnival games, all in family fun for the little one.

Kiln Fired Pottery Sale…Registration at 8:30 am and sale begins at 9 am. Pottery is purchased and on its way to a new home. Shelby West fires up the kiln on Friday before the the May 16th festival. Shelby gathers and hauls in all the green pine need for the appropriate temperature in firing. On Saturday Morning at 9 be at the Knoxville Bottom to bid and chance to buy a one of kind piece of art. Shelby, Ronnie Payne and John Brinley will unload the under ground kiln and you have to be there early to get a chance for a piece of pottery to treasure .

Car Show…Register your “Pride and Joy” for the JugFest Car Show. Call or stop by the chamber for registration form or visit www.georgiajugfestival.com for registration form. $20 early registration and Dash Plaque for first 30; May 16th Entry Fee $25…have time left for those plaques. Registration 9-12 noon. Award Presentation of 12 Best of Show Awards Cars and Trucks at 3 PM and custom cars or trucks Award for: 12 Categories for Best and Over All Best of Show. Shine up that baby and

Pottery ID and Auction: Pottery ID begins at 1 PM for Auction viewing begins at 1 PM Small fee for ID of pottery. Trade up or turn your past chosen artistry in clay to funds. Event funds will be applied to the historic projects.

On the festival field or at the “Old Courthouse”, Lunch by the Crawford Historical Society,however, food trucks on the vendor field. Vendors are displaying the hand crafting of all your favorite trinkets and wood working or the unique items. Pottery vendors are offering those treasured decorative,functional and collectors items.For the love of Mud!

“for the love of muc!”








Quilt Show in the Recycle Center is collection of Quilts on display number up to as many as 50 quilts designed to tantalize the eyes imagination with color and design. So will be of patterns of ancient to the modern quilt designs. One family has presented the Quilt Show for some years…Dianne Dye and her family are instrumental in it’s presentation. All quilts are crafted by individual quilters. You as the spectators, vote for the favorites. Friday afternoon at 1 pm will begin the showing of over 40 quilts.  From 1 pm -5 on Friday and on May 16 until 5enjoy the show and vote for your favorite quilt. All day Saturday, from 9 am until 5 pm. in Roberta at the Recycling Center on Mathews Street take it the creations and vote for your favorite quilt. Come in free and enjoy this show.

Dianne Dye quilting by hand

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 or “pay to play” for children’s areas. For all the information on this Event visit www.gajugfestival.com and come have fun for the love of mud! on May 16, 2020.

Pre-Events May 14 and May 15!!!Come festival with us!

May 14 , celebrate the arts with the Annual Art Show by High School and Mr. Stephen Johnson who works and brings the best to the show done by local artists. Included in the evening function, also free, includes West Memorial Birdhouse Contest and Awards of the show for both Birdhouse and Art Show participants. This leads to the Potters Hall of Fame. 2020 Potter to be honored is Charlie West.  His pottery can be seen at the Pottery Exhibit at the New Courthouse. Shelby West and Marcia West may drop in to let you have a personal look at the pottery of Charlie West.

May 15- Lunch and Learn  held at Musella Baptist Church, Musella, Georgia

Lunch and Learn is being sponsored by Champion’s Restaurant and a dining experience where you will be leaning and filling up on a beautifully served lunch by Champion’s Catering. Jerome Chapman will be the Guest Speaker, published author sure to stir interest. This is one event that will cost. Door Prizes will be awarded and plan to have a great afternoon and then head over to the Beautiful Quilt Show at the Recycle Center in Roberta

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Come Enjoy a beautiful day!

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

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I will be updating this information very soon!

Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Night February 27, 2020

Annual Meeting

What powers you in 2020?

This evening event at the Crawford County Conference Center  catered by Champion’s Restaurant, February 27, 2020 powered everybody up to appreciate our wonderful county. Powered up by local award winning, Crawford County Jazz Band entertaining  prior to the meeting guest speaker, Honorable Verda Colvin,  Superior Court Judge in the Macon Judicial Circuit.

Colvin,being the first African American female appointed to the Macon Judicial Circuit and was appointed by the Honorable Governor Nathan Deal. Her presentation provided entertainment and noted Crawford County and Roberta are treasures. Colvin’s delivery was an informative message of hope and inspiration.

President Brent Lowe provided the Year in Review with note to a busy year past and another busy year to come. He noted the upcoming Talent Show will be part of the 2020 year and hopes all will attend and be part of the show. “We have so much talent in our community,” he noted.

Our Crawford County High School ROTC Color guard presented the Colors and Retire the Colors to end  evening. This group  lead attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Now we have our Annual Meeting and it was one for the books! Those receiving awards were very deserving and are listed below;

Business of the Year – Crawford County Board of Education–Being the largest employer in our county, the systems has improved striving toward Excellence

Quarterly Business Awards

*Business of the Quarter 1 Big Chic;                  *BOQ 2 CC Board of Education;  *BOQ

M&W Heating and Air;         *BOQ 4 Crawford County Govenment /Commissioners

     Individual of the Year- Melissa Locket Hollis-Hollis has given of her treasures that others would be treasured. Hollis works to provide for those who may be forgotten as it is her quest to give as God has blessed her.

Youth of the Year Ta’Meshia Raines; Crawford County High School Senior extending her talents to give to less fortunate while also attending to family needs and honor roll student. Always at the front when needs of others need met. 

Group of the Year; Crawford Family Connections – Dr. Tawanna Harris-Woodmen – recognized as a family interest and community betterment organization of 17 years.

Unsung Hero of the Year-The Farm Bureau Woman’s Group-This group of selfless volunteers, avail the membership through out the community benefiting many from youth groups to elderly providing assistance to those in need. Partner of Chamber in many areas and events. 

Unsung Hero of the Year (Posthumously)- Wendy Sears; untimely death Wendy’s daughter Kiera accepted the award after being recognized in participation of Seniors, high school student’s programs, Softball team and Concessions stand operator and many other areas of Crawford County living. 

Two students and their teacher were also recognized by the Chamber as STAR Student and STAR Teacher offered by the Crawford County Kiwanis Club and are recognized for the academic achievement.

Two students receiving academic awards STAR Students– Yuki Smith and Casey Presley

Sharing the STAR Teacher for both was Jennifer Martin 

It was a great year 2019 and we are looking to 2020.





Are you ready to SHOP! Are you ready to SELL! In 2020 – March 13-14

Peaches to the Beaches 2020 on March 13 and 14…Longest yard sale in Georgia crowding the park with vendors, shoppers and up and down U.S. Hwy. 341 from Barnesville/Lamar; Roberta/ Crawford and down to Brunswick in the South! Large shopping areas with stamps and A & W Mechanical not to mention individuals in there own front yards and business on US 341 North and South. Come join us as a vendor or as a shopper! Look forward to Peaches to the Beaches hats! This years colors for tee-shirts–$10– light gray and a charming light pink. Look for the information on Explore Hwy. 341 parent company and state tourist route.

Come join us as a shopper and look at all the places open for your business to find the treasure your are looking to have. Take a minute to link to Peaches to the Beaches viewing the easy to read and follow the link to Peaches to the Beaches mapping system and see for yourself the many places to shop ’till you drop. All your favorite place are there in your home town and county!

Come to 39 Wright Avenue and have your business or off site vendor spot on a map that travels…well it will show all those traveling where you are on the “longest yard sale in Georgia!” Remember price goes up on February 1, 2019 from $30 to $50 and more the six vendor off sites locations $180 to $200. Food only is priced at $40 and late charge is $10

Become an Official Peaches to the Beaches
Vendor Today!
March 13 & 14 Vendors can officially participate three ways:
1)RENT Official Space from the Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce’s Official Site located at the official site in the David Bailey Memorial Park. $30 per 15’x15’ space. After February 1, 2020: $40 per space
2)RENT an Official Yard Sign to be placed at your choice of location. $30 per official yard sign;
After February 1, 2020: $40 per official yard sign. Note: After February 1, we cannot guarantee that your listing will be included on vendor/site maps, website, listings, etc. Official Yard Signs available while supplies last.
3)RENT an Official Site Banner to be an official site (for locations with 6 or more vendors).
$180 per official site banner. Note: After February 10, we cannot guarantee that your site will be included on vendor/site maps, websites, listings, etc. Official sites also have the option to be an Official Contest Stamp Location. Official Contest Stamp Locations agree to have someone available to stamp forms from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days of the event. Official Site Banners available while supplies last.
Again this year Roberta Crawford County has THREE STAMP LOCATIONS – The Shop at Musella , Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce and A & W Mechanical. Stop at all three and collect those stamps to be in the drawing for trips and cash cards!!! Look for the ORANGE and YELLOW WELCOME signs and get your entry forms stamped!

Come have fun, shop, or sell!!

To become an Official Vendor, contact the
Patti Temple
Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce
Mail: P.O. Box 417
Roberta Georgia 31078

Shopping fever is hard to quench and clean cupboard, carports, closets and outbuilding a treasure to have not to mention the money you can raise! peaches_to_beaches_yardsale