At this Nationally acclaimed festival, artisans are nestled in and around interesting farm buildings dating from Festival patrons enjoy fine art, pottery, weaving, basket making, blacksmithing, sculpture, woodworking, folk art, jewelry, furniture, and gourmet food. Musicians, puppeteers, folk dancers, and magicians entertain on a variety of rustic stages, at a tree-lined farmstead reminiscent of rural life a few generations ago. Festival guests also enjoy a complimentary shuttle from the Fair to the Historic circa Red Oak Covered Bridge built by renowned engineer Horace King. Saturday and Sunday for a unique family outing and historic farm country experience. The fair is open from 8 a.
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During the s, 30s, and 40s, FDR came to Warm Springs in hopes the therapeutic warm springs would help improve the condition of his legs, damaged by polio. Over the years, Franklin Delano Roosevelt invested financially and personally in the Meriwether County community. He built a home in Warm Springs now operated as a state historic site and spent many leisurely hours traveling throughout the county, picnicking and fishing at Flat Shoals, visiting the Cove supposedly for its infamous bootleg whiskey , and merely driving through the countryside of the southeastern corner of the county.
Held on the second Saturday in June, the festival features live entertainment; delicious food; home grown produce and special activities for the kids. Special music and entertainment, Santa parade, shops open late on Friday and Saturday evenings. For more information, contact Carla Stephens at or manchesterrailroaddays gmail. Some exhibits provide an exciting range of art, antiques and crafts nestled in and around interesting farm buildings dating from A Circle of Heroes for rescues brings both tears and smiles.