Turpentine Festival 2008 ~ Portal, GA†† October 4 – 5

The events kick off on with a Saturday parade through the town at 10 a.m.

Enjoy educational exhibits, musical entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, kiddie rides and games for all ages, including horseshoes, bingo, and a cake walk. A log-cabin style playhouse will be open for children to enjoy during story-time, and the kids will have loads of fun at the woodworking booth sponsored by Lowe¬Ęs. Food will be available from a variety of vendors and will include barbecue sandwiches, chicken dinners, funnel cakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, Italian ice, and the festival-famous rosin-cooked potatoes. There will be live entertainment throughout the day.

DIRECTIONS: Take HWY 80 West out of Statesboro (6 miles) follow signs where 80 turns left off 25 (go 6 more miles) as you enter Portal the festival will be down on the right. You’ll be directed where to park. Give yourself a good half hour for drive time and time to park to make it to the parade at 10 am.

Carter Turpentine still

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