PMSS to hold ‘Fair Day’

Published 2:33 pm Friday, September 7, 2018

The annual Pine Mountain Settlement School Fair Day and Sorghum Stir is coming ‘round again soon, with the event slated for September.

Held on the grounds of the school, the Fair Day is a chance for folks to get together and socialize while enjoying local crafts, food and live music.

Kaley Butcher, financial clerk at PMSS, explained what goes on at the event.

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“Fair Day is a day for the community to come together and some set up vendor booths,” Butcher said. “We have one family that’s been coming here for years upon years who sells barbecue. We have others who have local at-home businesses and they set up and sell.”

She said the event features a “Sorghum Stir-off.”

“The stir off teaches what sorghum is and how to process it,” Butcher said. “The best way I can describe it, sorghum ends up like syrup or honey. You can eat it or even use it for your coffee.”

This year, another feature of the event will be a yard sale atmosphere.

“We’re having pretty much a giant yard sale,” Butcher said. “Anybody that wants to come and set up for a yard sale can pay $10 and set up and sell anything you want.”

The event also features demonstrations, inflatables, children’s games, a book sale, quilt raffle, cake walk, horse and buggy rides, food and concessions, dunk tank and children’s games.

There will also be live bluegrass music to enjoy throughout the festival.

The event begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. on Sept. 8.

“We’d love to have as many people as we can here,” Butcher said. “Everybody come out and see Pine Mountain, mingle with everybody and have a good time.”