Archive for March, 2010

Hillbilly Mall, Tuskegee, Ala.

31 Mar

We’re excited about being demonstrators for the 1st Annual Hillbilly Mall “Hound Dog Wagimony”.  Our friend who is Tuskegee’s answer to their own Jeff Foxworthy, is the proud owner of the Hillbilly Mall and also of Duke the hound dog.  It seems that Duke expressed an interest to his owner, John Richardson, that he’d like to “take a wife”. John has succeeded in arranging a marriage for Duke with the less than beautiful, Bella. John has also found a velcro tuxedo  for Duke and an appropriate velcro wedding dress for Bella. The ceremony will be at 2:00 on May 8th the Sat. before Mother’s Day. Tons of entertainment and food vendors will be on hand for the festivities including an Elvis impersonator singing [you guessed it] “You ain’t nothing but a hound dog” and “Love me tender”.  Should be the ultimate experience for you dog lovers.


Shady Days in Gay, Ga.

31 Mar

One of the most popular Festivals in West Central Georgia, Shady Days in Gay is always very well attended.

We’re excited about being demonstrators for this Fair on May 1st and 2nd this year.

Marvin will again be entertaining spectators with his blacksmithing skills as he allows young people to become his apprentices for approximately 10 minutes as they produce a miniature horseshoe key chain together. We have plans to also make small leaf  key chains as well as hearts and feathers with the assistance of young fair goers.

We will also have other hand wrought items for sale…some made from old farm implements!

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April 29th and 30th Westville, Ga.

31 Mar

Westville is an 1850’s village near Lumpkin, Ga. just South of Columbus and Ft. Benning, Ga.

Marvin will be the resident Blacksmith there for a festival on April 29th and 30th. The setting is an authentic Blacksmith Shop and he is able to create small handwrought items as he demonstrates blacksmithing. He also enjoys entertaining spectators by telling them about the role of the Blacksmith in the shaping of  [Pre Industrial Revolution] America.

With his background in Drama and Education, he definitely captivates the audience.