A local church in my town had their annual Fall Festival last week-end. Residents donate items which are either sold for a set price or auctioned. The proceeds go to help our most needy residents with necessities. We love to attend and support this Festival!
One building sold clothes, shoes & purses, toys and linens. Another building sold bric-a-brac, Christmas craft items, home made soups, and also had a large table filled with treasures for a Silent Auction.
Outside there was a large trailer filled with plants for sale. They sold so quickly there were only a few left by the time I got back for a photo.
What Fall Festival doesn't have a food tent? There were tables of yummy looking baked goods, and they were actually frying cinnamon donuts early in the morning. I ran away from that tent!
They are known for making and selling Brunswick Stew, their speciality. They start cooking a few weeks before the Festival because they sell a huge amount. It's very popular and always sells out.
Two tents were filled with items being auctioned. I ran around shopping while Harry stayed at the auction to bid on a Heywood Wakefield dining room table we found in the furniture tent. We were amazed to find Wakefield, it completes our dining room! Har did great, and won it for a low bid.
Oops~can't see much of the table, just had to do a quick fall tablesetting!
Later Saturday afternoon I got a phone call to tell me I had a winning bid in the silent auction!
It's the depression bowl holding the gourds on my table.
The sweet pair of pineapple candleholders on the table came from the bric-a-brac table.
I found some vintage linen bargains too. No printed tablecloths this time.
It was a great day for treasure hunting and a successful fund raiser for our town!