2013-07-11 / Community News

Fayetteville Steams up the Summertime Fun

Summer returns to Fayetteville with family-oriented traditions of sales and pickin’ at its best with the annual Fayetteville’s City-Wide Garage Sale and Texas Pickin’ Park both scheduled for Saturday, July 13. Bargains and treasures for the seekers may be right around the corner as 70+ vendors in Fayetteville open their doors to sell their goodies. Last year, vendors numbered over thirty, so this event is growing in leaps and bounds, and although the day may warm up, the sales heat up as a full day can be devoted to finding that treasure. If you decide a little more shopping is needed, the local businesses around the square will be open that day, as well.

Sign up sheets for those who wish to sell something may be found at Jerry’s General Store, Joe’s Place, Orsak’s Cafe, or the Fayetteville Bank. Maps showing the locations of all participants may be found at each location and at the Chamber booth on the square at 8:00 am on Saturday, July 13. Everyone is encouraged to bring their comfortable walking shoes and get ready for a fun time digging up those treasures, while making new friends in the historical community of Fayetteville. Spaces are still available on the square by contacting info@fayettevilletxchamber.org, or going to www.fayettevilletxchamber.org. Additionally, Market Day on the Square will be held on the Square (always the second Saturday of each month March through November).

The fun doesn’t stop there. When everyone is ready for a little break, they can return to the square, sit back, and enjoy some live Texas Pickin’ Park fun. Also held Saturday, July 13, this month there will be a FREE Workshop at 11 am and the theme will be “Playing Songs from the Bluegrass Songbook”. Mel Bay’s book “Parking Lot Pickers Songbook” will be used and several other books, DVDs, and online tools will be discussed.

“The workshop is designed for all instruments or just people that want to sing. All levels of musicians will have fun as we play familiar and perhaps not-so-familiar tunes,” states Tom Duplissey with Texas Pickin’ Park. Duplissey continues, “And if you get thirsty or need a break, stores and restaurants are just a few paces away, as well as lodging to spend the night and enjoy that hometown atmosphere that Fayetteville shares with visitors. This is a family-friendly event with scores of individuals and groups performing throughout the day.” Information on Texas Pickin’ Park may be found at www.texaspickinpark.com or by calling 512-415-3177. It is a non-profit activity through the City of Fayetteville Community Project Fund where contributions are tax deductible.

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