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August 29, 2013

Great American Festival to showcase Madison County history

RICHMOND — The city of Richmond’s Great American Festival, happening Sept. 7 and 8 at Irvine-McDowell Park, will offer a glimpse of what life in 18th century Madison County was like.

The festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

This year those attending the festival will have the opportunity to forge horseshoes, dress in period costumes and watch leather and weaving exhibits among other activities. Representatives from the Battle of Richmond Association and White Hall also will be present sharing stories about historic events that happened in the area.

According to the event's web page, more than 50 arts and crafts vendors will attend the festival over the weekend.

Saturday also will feature the annual Kids' Fest with activities for children throughout the day.

Originally known as the Great American Pottery Festival, the event was expanded in 2012 to cover Madison County’s history in addition to teaching people about the craft. This year’s event will mark the festival’s 10th anniversary.

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