The 37th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival will be held November 2nd and 3rd in downtown Toccoa. Though the event is more than two months away Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby says it is time for vendors to sign up now. “Usually we send out applications to everyone, but this year we sent out postcards letting them know that our application is online.” Says Crosby; “ Anybody that is interested in being a vendor can go online to mainstreettoccoa.com, download the application, and send it in. Those that don’t have a computer can call us at 706-282-3309.”
The event typically boasts some 200 plus vendors. The fee for craft vendors is $40 per space and $50 after October 1st. Crosby says this year’s Toccoa Harvest Festival will again emphasize “homemade”. “One of the things that have made our festival different from others is that everything has to be homemade, home grown, or home baked.” Crosby adds; “When people come they know that we are not just getting something made in another country and re-selling it here, but that we are trying very hard to stay with the homemade.”
Many local residents have already been accepted into the festival, as well as crafters from nearby communities in Northeast, Middle and South Georgia, and South Carolina, and as far away as Florida, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Types of crafts being sold at the event include handmade quilts, soaps, fountains, jewelry, wooden furniture, wooden accessories and toys, baskets, pottery, crocheted items, Christmas decorations, wreaths, jellies, pickles, candles, bottle wind chimes, birdhouses, painted gourds, and a variety of baked goods.
Again, for information or to receive an application, contact the Toccoa Main Street office at 706-282-3309, or go to mainstreettoccoa.com.