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Annual Antiques, History, and Arts Festival,May 17-18

IMG_2360The Seventh Annual Walterboro Antiques, History, and Arts Festival will be held Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 in the Downtown Walterboro area.

Next weekend kicks off with a “Jeans and Jewels” Barbecue and silent auction fundraiser at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market Friday evening. This fundraiser benefits the Colleton County Arts Council; the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society; the Colleton County Museum/Farmers Market; and the South Carolina Artisans Center.

On both days there is an outdoor antiques sale. Vendors from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia will line up along the north side of East Washington Street, selling their wares.

The traditional Antique Tractor Show and Parade will also be held. The parade, which will run along East Washington Street, begins at 11 a.m., and a second parade will occur at 2 p.m.

Other events will include an antiques show; antique appraisals; a juried art show; garden tours in historic Hickory Valley; a quilt show; and vegetables, fruits, and crafts sales in the Colleton County Farmers Market.

The Walterboro Antiques, History, and Arts Festival’s “Art in the Garden” Show will take place on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and is sponsored by the Colleton Museum & Farmers Market as part of the festival.

Tickets are $15 each and are available at the Colleton Museum & Farmers Market, the SC Artisans Center or the Colleton County Historical Society’s booth downtown on Washington St. on the day of the event, Saturday, May 18. Featured will be the following gardens and artists.

CONTAINER GARDEN : Kris and Barry Moore, 915 Wichman Street (Artist: Robert Washington); BONSAI GARDEN: Debi and Doug Gilliam, 104 Valley Street (Artist: Toni Jackson); FORMAL GARDEN: Fran and Leonard Hultquist, 201 Webb Street (Artist: Dee Walters); COTTAGE GARDEN: Genia and Edward Floyd, 204 Valley Street (Artist: Jamie Avant); and NATIVES MEET TRADITONAL GARDEN: Thomas Angell, 1105 Wichman Street (Artist: Jery B. Taylor)

Also, don’t miss the free Antiques and Quilts Show next to Zola’s Quilt Shop downtown at 246 Washington Street on May 17 & 18 and the SC Watermedia Society winners on display at the Colleton Museum & Farmers Market during the month of May. The Farmers Market will be open on Sat., May 18 and each Tuesday and Saturday through the season.

For more information, contact Gary Brightwell, Colleton Museum & Farmers Market, 843-549-2303 or 843-908-1481 (cell).