A national award winning festival features the year old Gay Family farmstead, artisans and antique dealers, delicious southern foods, and excellent regional entertainment. Be the first to add a review to the Cotton Pickin' Fair. Is there a problem with this listing?
One day inan old cotton mill on the Gay family farm completed its last job and was retired for good. The glory days of Gay as an agricultural crossroads for the production of cotton, corn and peaches had come and gone from the little spot 53 miles south of Atlanta. The twice-a-year festival held in spring and fall on the grounds of the farm is a throwback to a bygone era, designed to give visitors a sense of what family farming was like when cotton was king.
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Gay, anchor the eight 8 acres venue. Over artisans and antique specialists from across the United States are nestled in and around interesting farm buildings. Musicians, puppeteers, folk dancers, and a magician entertain on a variety of rustic stages across a tree-lined farmstead reminiscent of rural life a hundred years ago.
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Meriwether County civic clubs, schools, churches and a wide range of non-profit organizations have exclusive access to food concession operations raising funds for many worthwhile community projects. There are no better southern foods, anywhere! Later it was used to store a few thousand bales of newly ginned cotton.
The population was 89 at the census. An early variant name was "Sasserville". Gay, an early postmaster.
Return to where the Farmhouse, the Cotton Gin, and the Cotton Warehouse form a unique backdrop for a great day of 21st century fun. Amidst skilled artisans and antique specialists, the Fair shares remnants of farm life in days gone by. New talent keeps the festival fresh and interesting while returning artists welcome loyal customers seeking to add to individual collections.