BAINBRIDGE -- The Covered Bridges of Putnam County Festival kicks off Friday morning and continues through Oct. 17.
The festival runs each day from 8:30 a.m. until dark at the Bainbridge Community Center, across from the volunteer fire department on U.S. 36. It will feature vendors including food, crafts, a flea market, woodworkers, novelty items, jewelry and homemade items. Inside is a large garage sale hosted by the Bainbridge Improvement Society.
The fundraising festival benefits the Friends of the Park of Bainbridge, Roachdale and Russellville and the organization's fall programs in the community parks. Some winter programs may be starting as funds allow.
The festival will include live music on the opening weekend. Saturday's schedule will include Anthony Mullis from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rick Miller from 1 to 3 p.m., No Criminal Record from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Jodi Buis from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. and Calico Dream from 6:30 p.m. to dark. Sunday will feature Upward Journey from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Barbara Ellen from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and the North Putnam Band at a time to be announced.
A car show will be this Sunday along the west side of the vendor area. Entry fee is $10, with a best of show prize of at least $100. The first 50 entries receive dash plaques.
There will also be top 20 awards judged by participants only. Car show registration is from 9 a.m. to noon with the show from noon to 4 p.m. and the awards to follow.
For car show information, call Russell at 435-3011 or Dianna at 435-2813 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org