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Maker’s Market to celebrate Crenshaw County

Crenshaw County is filled with skilled crafts makers and musicians and small businesses offering unique wares.

On Saturday, October 12, many of them will come together in downtown Luverne for the Maker’s Market festival to celebrate the county and the unique gifts of its citizens.

Scheduled to go from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., the festival will mark the end of the Crenshaw County Bicentennial Commission’s efforts to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial.

Bicentennial Committee member Kathy Smyth said she the Maker’s Market will include food and craft vendors, storytellers, booths, music and more.

Crenshaw County native musicians will play throughout the day, and a “farm-to-table” dinner, courtesy of local restaurants, will be served from 6-7:30 p.m. in front of the Crenshaw County Courthouse.

The Maker’s Market itself is free to enter, but tickets for the dinner are $10 and can be purchased through the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce (334-335-4468) or by contacting Bicentennial Committee members Kathy Smyth (334-496-6464) or Gary Mitchell (334-301-3337).

Other attractions at the festival will include “Touch a Tractor” for kids, a quilt exhibit and more.

Other children’s activities will be held on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, and a farmer’s market will be set up on the lawn of the First Methodist Church.

There will also be a children’s movie shown in the courtyard beside the Chamber of Commerce.

“This is our last effort for the Bicentennial, and the focus will be on all things Crenshaw County, from our roots to the present into the future,” Smyth said.

The musicians scheduled to perform include: (this list subject to change):

10-11 a.m.- Matt Holmes

11:15-12:15 p.m.- Ryan Waters

12:30-2:30 p.m.- Patsalagi

3-4:20 p.m.- Benjie Sanders and Friends

4:45- 6:45 p.m.- Stanford Barnes Band

7-8 p.m.- J.B. Roberts

8:15- 10 p.m.- 10-6 Upstairs