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Olde Effingham Day coming Saturday
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The Living History Site will come to life Saturday with the annual Olde Effingham Day festival. - photo by Photo provided

Come join Historic Effingham Society at Effingham Museum and Living History Site on Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for our 10th annual Olde Effingham Day Festival. There will be live entertainment, activities for children, live demonstrations of old time crafts tools and chores, Confederate re-enactor drills with cannon fire, antique cars, and food and craft vendors.

A doll and art Show sponsored by the Springfield Garden Club will be held in the Ford-Derrick House. The live entertainment includes Robert Quarterman, the Pace Brothers and lots of other local talent. Demonstrations include bee keeping and honey production, corn-shuck doll-making and furniture caning.

Children can see live goats and chickens, shell corn, try stilts, see a fire truck from Springfield Fire Department and climb on the Fulcher Train Engine among the many activities planned.

Historic Effingham will have all buildings on the Living History Site open, including Effingham Museum. Our signature hash and rice, barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs and sweet tea will be sold at The Old Boy Scout Hut. Lots of goodies will be available at the HES bake sale, including raisin bread, cakes and cookies.

Fresh homemade biscuits along with homemade butter made on site will be available to sample. Farm Bureau will be giving away free lemonade and Georgia peanuts.

Several golf carts will be available to transport the handicapped up and down the hill. Parking is available at the courthouse complex and there is no admission fee. There will be lots to see and do. We hope to see you on Saturday as you step back in time and experience farm life from days gone by.

This was written by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos or historical information to share contact her at 754-6681 or email