Four more weeks!
This photo was taken by one of our photographers shortly before the aerial candy drop. The Lord has blessed us so often with beautiful weather on the day of Country Fest.
Our auctioneers have done a bang-up job for us for many years. It takes skill and self-sacrifice to do the job well.
Energy & enthusiasm are needed.
Auctioneers eat very little before and during the auction so their voices are well-conditioned for auctioning. When the auction is finally over, you may find them at the ice cream booth getting their much-deserved dish of ice cream that they refrained from eating earlier in the day.
Rudie Bender and Jesse Maust have been a great team at Country Fest auction for about 15 years. Hopefully, this year a new auctioneer will join the team.
Country Fest Auction will begin at 10:00 a.m. on August 27, 2016 in the auction building at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. Selected antiques will be sold at 11:00 a.m. and the quilts will be sold at 1:30 p.m.
Lynn Atkins has been a supporter of Country Fest for years. He has made numerous wooden items for the auction in the past and this year he is doing the same.
Mr. Atkins used a slab of wood from his property to make this beautiful bench.
Another item carved by Mr. Atkins.
The following items are works-in-progress.
These unique pens (not crafted by Mr. Atkins) will also be sold at Country Fest this year.