Stroll the streets of historic downtown Greensboro at the 16th Annual Southland Jubilee this Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Since its beginning in 1998, Southland Jubilee has been downtown Greensboro's premier event, developing a reputation across the region as a quality heritage arts festival. Visitors from near and far will parade the streets of downtown Greensboro to participate in an array of family-friendly festivities, packed with arts and crafts, food, a classic car show, agriculture exhibits, children’s activities and live entertainment.
Southland Jubilee is excited to welcome many new and returning vendors to this year’s festival.
Southland Jubilee prides itself on delivering the most exclusive and unique vendors which will line the Main Streets with handmade arts and crafts and favorite-festival foods. Over 8,000 festival attendees shop for one-of-a-kind treasures that can only be found at Southland Jubilee. At this year’s festival, visitors can expect to find handmade jewelry, woodcrafts, authentic English toffee, dog treats, handcrafted pottery, children’s clothing, traditional festival food as well as red velvet funnel cake and authentic tacos.
Not only will vendors will line the Main Streets, Festival Hall will also house several vendors. Also, Festival Hall will have a Native American performance at 11am and 3pm. The Greensboro Art Alliance will show Abandoned Rural America Video, A Short Story of the American Small Family-Farm in Transition. And back by popular demand, Southland Jubillee’s Signature dish competition by the Greene County High School Culinary Arts students. Festival Hall is sponsored by Novelis.
Festival-goers can also enjoy live entertainment throughout the day at the Reynolds Plantation and The Ritz-Carlton Lodge Main Stage. John Dunn and The Jazzmen will kick off the festival by taking the stage, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. The Greene County Fire Department will have a drills competition from 12-12:30. The Lake Oconee Academy Concert Band will be performing at 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. and be sure to catch Blind Driver, a classic rock band, starting at 2 – 4 p.m.
In addition to the handmade arts and craft vendors, the younger attendees will be delighted with the Children’s Area. This area will include a rock-climbing wall, spider jump, bounce houses and crafts of sand art and face painting, sponsored by Greene County Family Connections.
Agricultural exhibits will allow guests to hold small baby chicks, visit the petting zoo and other farm animals including calves, sheep and ducks from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by Farm Bureau and 4-H. 4-H students will show off their skills of how to show goats from 10-11:30am and how to show calves from 12:40-2pm. If you like horticulture, be sure to stop by the agriculture tent to plant your own sunflower, from seeds provided by The Garden Club and Greensboro Tree Board, and take it home to watch it grow.
Stroll down South Main Street to view an array of vintage cars at the Georgia Classic Cruisers car show. The car show will feature as many as 150 antique, classic, muscle, hot rod and other special interest cars and trucks, stretching over four blocks long. Registered cars will also have the opportunity to win awards.
Antique tractors will also make an appearance at the festival and will line Greene Street, sponsored by Liberty Truck and Tractor Pull.
Southland Jubilee Headquarters will be located in front of the Greene County Chamber of Commerce office on North Main Street. Stop by to purchase your very own 2014 Southland Jubilee official T-shirt and to pick up the festival map and brochure. Jubilee Headquarters is sponsored by Angela Taylor Creative and Blue Sky Custom Apparel, Inc.
DOCK 103.9FM will broadcast a live remote radio broadcast and for all of your first aid needs, please visit the St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital tent.
Whether it is the live performances, arts and crafts, classic cars, heritage demonstrations, children's activities, your favorite festival foods or agricultural and antique tractor exhibits, attendees will find old favorites and should expect to find a few new surprises at this award winning festival.
With 8,000 people anticipated and Southland Jubilee continuing to grow each year, it has developed the reputation across the region as a quality heritage arts and family festival.
“Southland Jubilee is the ‘Everything Festival’,” said Kendrick Harris, Southland Jubilee Chair. “Our festival has something for every age and is fun for the whole family.”
This festival is unlike any of its kind. Along with exposing visitors to the charm of Greensboro and providing attendees with a day full of fun, it is also a day that brings the community together.
This festival is possible because of the generous financial support from the local businesses listed below.
Reynolds Plantation, The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Lake Oconee Tourism, Angela Taylor Creative, Easley Yard Care, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, Farmers Bank, Blue Sky Custom Apparel, Inc., Novelis, Advanced Disposal, Georgia Power, TenderCare Clinic, Peachtree Pest Control, BankSouth, Dock 103.9FM, Lake Country 94.7FM, NIBCO, Inc., Athens Technical College, C.W. Smith Insurance Agency, Standridge Color Corporation, and Goodwin Manor.
For more information regarding the festival, please visit www.SouthlandJubilee.com
About Southland Jubilee
Southland Jubilee is the Everything Festival. A day-long heritage arts festival that takes place in the heart of historic downtown Greensboro. Southland Jubilee is produced by the Greensboro Better Hometown Program and the Greensboro Downtown Development Authority with support from the City of Greensboro. Since its beginning in 1998, this annual spring festival has been downtown Greensboro’s main community event and has developed the reputation across the region as a quality heritage arts and family festival. The festival’s goal is to attract people to the town with the hope that they will return to the community and future events.
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