90th edition of Cotton Pickin’ Fair to take place May 4-5

Published 8:00 pm Friday, April 19, 2019

On May 4 and 5, the Cotton Pickin’ Fair will celebrate the 90th edition of the fair and welcome 350 artisans from across the United States to the Gay Family Farmstead in Gay, Georgia.

 At this nationally acclaimed festival, artisans are nestled in and around interesting farm buildings dating from 1891.  

Festival patrons enjoy fine art, pottery, weaving, basket making, blacksmithing, sculpture, wood working, 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. A variety of southern foods featuring sausage biscuits, fried chicken, catfish, BBQ and  international food with a Southern twist at the Creperie are prepared on site and benefit local nonprofit organizations and charities, so festival goers are encouraged to bring their appetite and join the fair for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Festival guests also enjoy a complimentary shuttle from the fair to the historic circa 1840 Red Oak Covered Bridge built by renowned engineer Horace King. 

Visit the Cotton Pickin’ Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for a unique family outing and historic farm country experience. 

For a festival preview or directions visit Cpfair.org or Facebook.com/thecottonpickinfair. Admission costs $10 for adults, 49 for seniors (65 and older) and $5 for children (7-12). There is no charge for children 6 and under. The Cotton Pickin’ Fair takes place at 18830 Georgia Highway 85 in Gay, Georgia. For more information, call (706) 538-6814 or email info@cpfair.org.