An All-American celebration of Union County’s historical covered bridges is coming in just a few weeks. The festival committee members are in full preparation mode. The Pottersburg Bridge is the festival’s featured bridge and will be hosting the event September 21, 22, and 23.
The venue, selected for its charm and no drive-thru traffic, will feature bluegrass music, wine tasting, old-fashion games, quilt displays, heritage artistry, a pie baking contest and much more. Juried artists wishing to display or sell their wares, modern or heritage, are encouraged to request a vendor application.
The festival will start Friday evening with dinner at sunset on Pottersburg. Pre-sale tickets must be purchased to attend this dinner which will include music and wagon rides with special guest, “Reuben Partridge”. A full day of events will take place on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. Festivities will come to a close on Sunday morning with a community church service and potluck.
Partnerships have been formed with the Historical Society to feature tours of the museum and heritage demonstrations. Community leaders in Milford Center are always working with committee members to plan coordinating activities for the weekend.
This will mark the fifth year for the festival. There are many changes being made to refresh the event which requires a lot of manpower. “Putting together an event this size takes the work of many volunteers and creative people who are willing to push the envelope and try something new,” says Tina Knotts, Chamber and Tourism Director for the Union County Chamber of Commerce. “Without the gracious support” of volunteers and sponsors the festival would not be possible noted Knotts.
For more information or if you would like to help sponsor this year’s event or get involved in any way, call the Chamber office at 937-642-6279 or send an email to email@example.com .