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April 2011

8th Annual Olde Towne Artisans’ Fair Takes Place in North Augusta, SC - Apr. 15 -17, 2011

The Olde Towne Preservation Association will present the eight annual Olde Towne Artisans’ Fair on Apr. 15 - 17, 2011, in Historic North Augusta, SC’s Living History Park.

Special events of the arts festival will begin with a preview gala hosted by the Olde Towne Preservation Association, the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce and Wine World. Visitors who attend this free event on Friday evening, Apr., 15, 2011, from 5-7pm will be able to meet the artists, partake of music, wine, cheese, and hors d’oeuvres, and be the first to see and purchase the fine arts and crafts.

Artisans’ Fair daily hours are Saturday, Apr. 16, from 10am until 5pm and Sunday, Apr. 17, from 11am until 4pm. All events are free to the public.

In addition to booths displaying fine arts and craft items for sale, several sites throughout the park will have craftsmen demonstrating their skills. There will also be live music all weekend.

Funds generated from the festival benefit ongoing improvements at the Living History Park, the Sensory Garden and Touch of Bartram Trail.

The Olde Towne Preservation Association, a non-profit 501-C 3 organization, came into being in 1991 to help preserve the heritage and character of a slice of North Augusta. The organization has been instrumental in doing that but it has done much more. Olde Towne has evolved into a community based association working to enhance the quality of life for the people of North Augusta, Aiken County, and the Greater Central Savannah River Area (CSRA).

From the development of the Living History Park where school children witness history firsthand through living exhibits and demonstrations of colonial life, to participating in the Christmas Parade, members of Olde Towne participate in many activities which benefit the people of the area. The Living History Park serves citizens from a two state area (South Carolina and Georgia). During the school year the park is used by area teachers as a teaching tool. This 7.5 acre park with natural springs provides for the children hands-on educational experience into the history of our area.

For further information about events, contact Lynn Thompson at 803/279-7560 or the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce at 803/279-2323. Information is also available at (


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