The second annual Olde Effingham Days will be coming to downtown Springfield this weekend, giving people a chance to take a look at how life used to be like in Effingham.
But it’s more than that, and organizers are hoping that each year gets a little bigger and better. It’s already off to a good start, with more than 2,000 people attending last year. This year’s activities begin with a street dance Friday night on the steps of the sparkling new justice complex. You’re also welcome to come sit and listen if you don’t feel like getting up and cutting a rug.
On Saturday, there will be displays of hand-powered and horse-powered tools from the Georgia Salzburger Society, and the Effingham Museum and Living History Site will open its door for tours beginning at 10 a.m.
Colonial-era and Civil War re-enactors will be setting up camp and there will be a lineup of vintage cars and other machines.
The little ones aren’t being left out. If they’re not as interested in the peek back in history or the muscle power of the vehicles, there will be inflatable slides and skills challenges for them to take part in.
There is also entertainment, all locally-based, scheduled throughout the day, running from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
There’s also a half-rubber tournament slated for Ulmer Park. There also will be food booths for those who work up an appetite or just happened to bring one along.
Olde Effingham Days provides the community a chance to get out and enjoy the weather and enjoy some fun yet safe activities for a weekend. It would be a shame if you missed out.