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Olde Effingham Festival offers whiff of history
Clyo's Clayton Waller lets Springfield's Karen Bright sniffs some potent alcohol at the moonshine still at the Living History Site during the 2018 Olde Effingham Festival. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff
Tony Ford of Loganville and Barbara Keel of Savannah portray Civil War figures during the 2018 Olde Effingham Festival at the Living History Site. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

SPRINGFIELD — The  14th annual Olde Effingham Festival is set Saturday at the Effingham Museum’s Living History Site at the corner of Pine and Early streets across from the Old Courthouse. 

Slated to start at 10 a.m., the event will feature displays from the prehistoric period up until the 1960s.

The festival, slated to end at 5 p.m., will include a cannon firing, vendors with crafts, food, vintage vehicles and tractors, animals, music and a variety of children’s activities. The children’s activities include bounce houses.

Demonstrations of chair caning, basket weaving, butter making, arrowhead flintknapping, turpentine making, blacksmithing, quilting, corn shelling and an old-fashioned cornhole game will be featured.

In addition, 12 buildings dating from 1790 until 1950 will be available for viewing, including the Blandford Depot, a replica of a one-room schoolhouse and the former Rincon Post Office.

The Springfield Garden Club will present a Flower Show and Art Show. from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

 There is in charge to attend the festival but donations will be accepted.

For more information, call 912-754-2170 or visit