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Annual Arts and Crafts Festival October 6 at Giles House

The 2007 annual Files Arts and Crafts Festival on October features arts and Crafts vendors as well as a story teller for young people, book and small antique appraisals for collectors, demonstrations of specific crafts, and music for everyone.

The festival offers the opportunity for artists and crafts people to display and sell their creations and for the public to know, appreciate, and buy items.


The festival begins at 9:00am and ends at 4pmCT/10-5:00ET Food items and drinks may be purchased beginning at 8:30am CT.

Drawings for a handmade basket, a chair, and a country ham well be at 3:00pm CT. The silent auction for homemade cakes (Italian Cream, jam, German chocolate) will close at 3:00pm CT.

Giles House has a parking lot for visitors.

Directions to Giles House are:

From Campbellsville: Take hwy 70 S to the intersection of Hwy 76, turn right, continue through Knifley on 76 until you reach Spout Springs Road (see Giles historical marker), turn left, go .01 mile.

From Columbia: Take Hwy 55 N to Hwy 551, turn right, continue 6.7 miles until intersection with Hwy 76. Turn right and continue 4.1 miles to Spout Springs Road (see Giles historical marker), turn left, go .01 mile.

From Russell Springs:Take Hwy 127 N about 3 miles to Hwy 76, turn left. Go 5.9 miles to Hwy 206, turn right, follow 206 (76 is running with 206 at this point) 2.8 miles to where 206 crosses Hwy 76 again. Turn left on 76, continue 1.6 miles to Spout Springs Road (see Giles historical marker), turn left, go .01 mile.

The Giles Society is a nonprofit organization whose goals are to protect the rural landscape of the Giles House and its surrounding acres, to preserve the architectural and literary heritage of Janice Holt and Henry Giles, and to offer educational opportunities for all people of all ages.

In case of rain the Arts and Crafts Festival will be held at the Knifley Fire Department.

All proceeds from the Festival go to support The Giles Society. The Giles Society is a nonprofit organization; its mission is to protect the rural landscape of Giles House and the surrounding acres, to preserve the architectural and literary heritage of Janice Holt and Henry Giles, and to offer educational opportunities for all people of all ages.

For more information visit www.gilessociety.org or Click Here or email claram@kyol.net.


This story was posted on 2007-08-28 14:58:14
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