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.
Country Fest & Auction will be Saturday, August 27 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mark your calendars!
At Country Fest this year you will find a variety of home décor, indoor and outdoor furniture, antiques, quilts and more.
This playhouse comes from Tri-State Gazebo.
Even a few tools are featured at the auction.
The Antique Auction begins at 11:00.
Our signature “Hens-in-a-nest”
This Saturday will be our 21st annual Country Fest. We hope to see you there!
Gospel Music will be provided by the Higher Ground Male Quartet. They will begin singing in the auction building at 9:30 a.m. They will also sing at various times throughout the rest of the day at the Chicken BBQ.
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.
The ladies are busy preparing quilts for this years Country Fest.
Lucy has pieced many quilts over the years.
Alice marks the quilts so the quilter has a pattern to follow.
Esther is quilting a quilt that was designed and pieced by her sister Lucy.
Even though we had some rain on Saturday, it did not put a “damper” on the day.
“Stars Over Georgetown” (on left) was the highest selling quilt of the day.
We were thankful to be able to have the Ariel Candy Drop in spite of the weather forecast.