We will be offering hay wagon rides again this year but it will be more advanced then horse-drawn.
A tractor will do the pulling.
(One slightly bigger than this one.)
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.