Submitted by fair organizers
Prater’s Mill Country Fair
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Entertainment at Prater’s Mill Country Fair features stage performers, as well as dulcimer players and rhythm bones players on the grounds.
“We welcome each and every one to join the friendly volunteers, 37 civic clubs, churches and schools at the annual Prater’s Mill Country Fair to enjoy the fun as well as educational exhibits,” said Teresa Cochran, a volunteer.
Begun by volunteers in 1971 to raise funds to restore the 1855 mill and surrounding buildings, the rural festival offers continuous entertainment, canoe rides on Coahulla Creek, pony rides for children, southern cooking, living history exhibits, handmade crafts and original art of 200 talented artists and artisans. Visitors can take self-guided tours including the water-powered grist mill, Shugart Cotton Gin, the country store and the Westbrook Barn complete with live animals and a petting zoo.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7; children 12 and under are free. Visitors are urged to dress casually and wear comfortable shoes. Parking is free as well as shuttle rides to the Mill entrance.
Prater’s Mill is at 5845 Georgia Highway 2, 10 miles northeast of Dalton, about 30 miles south of Chattanooga. Interstate travelers should take I-75 to the Tunnel Hill-Varnell exit (341); drive north 4.5 miles to the intersection with Highway 2 at Varnell; turn right and continue 2.6 miles to the mill, a total distance of seven miles from I-75.
For more information, call (706) 694-MILL (6455), email pratersmill@PratersMill.org or visit www.PratersMill.org.
9 to 9:30 a.m. Nick Stuard
9:30 to 10 a.m. Alva Crow
10 to 10:30 a.m. Happy Feet Cloggers
10:30 to 11 a.m. Lindsay Lewis
11 to 11:30 a.m. Choo-Choo Cloggers
11:30 to noon Raven Braud
Noon to 12:20 p.m. Nick Stuard
12:30 to 1 p.m. Taylor McLain
1 to 1:30 p.m. Dixie Style Cloggers
1:30 to 2 p.m. Alaina Wiley
2 to 2:30 p.m. Play Music
2:30 to 3 p.m. Taylor McLain
3 to 3:30 p.m. Dixie Style Cloggers
3:30 to 4 p.m. Josh Neyman
4 to 4:30 p.m. Carpet Capital Cloggers
4:30 to 5 p.m. Terry Manis (snake man)
5 to 5:30 p.m. Red Carpet Express Cloggers
5:30 to 6 p.m. Morgan Taylor
9 to 10 a.m. Festival music
10 to 10:30 a.m. Terry Manis (snake man)
10:30 to 10:50 a.m. Greg Finch
11 to 11:30 a.m. Danny Pilkey
11:30 to noon Renewed
Noon to 12:20 p.m. Alisa Asbury
12:30 to 12:45 p.m. Greg Finch
1 to 2 p.m. Power of 4
2 to 2:30 p.m. Chickamauga Rock & Kuntry Cloggers
2:40 to 3 p.m. Josh Neyman
3 to 3:20 p.m. Judy Quinn
3:20 to 3:40 p.m. Renewed
3:40 to 4 p.m. Brenda Bradshaw
4 to 4:30 p.m. East Ridge Cloggers
4:30 to 5 p.m. Chickamauga Rock & Kuntry Cloggers