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Posted: April 10, 2014 8:55 p.m.

Spring Festival at Gaither’s Plantation

Every spring is a great time to enjoy the cooler weather, the colorful scenery of the blooming flowers and more. This spring offers a more rare experience for are residents thanks to the Gaither’s Plantation Spring Fling and Festival.

The event, sponsored by A Southern Lady’s Events, is Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., according to owner of Southern Lady’s Events, Katie Cannon. Proceeds from the event go to the local 4-H and Future Farmers of America. A raffle will also help generate funds for those organizations.

Admission to the festival is $5 with children still in car seats free, and gets you not only admission to the festival but also a tour of the house. The house is typically closed to public visitors, and the grounds only open for private events.

However, Saturday visitors will get to see the 1850’s antebellum house and its antique furnishings.

The property is also home to the Harris Springs Primitive Baptist Church, an old country store, cabins and barns. The Spring Fling and Festival also gives event goers a chance to see horses and cows on the plantation property, as well as hosting pony rides for children.

Other activities available during the festival will be inflatables, antique tractors, a fire truck from Newton County Fire Services and more.

Food will be provided from Just Dogs and Dirty Dogs, along with an Italian Ice food truck and other venders selling things such as fried pies.

“There will be some really interesting food, along with arts and crafts,” Cannon said.

Gaither’s Plantation is located at 270 Davis Ford Road in Covington.

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