The South Charleston Heritage Commission will hold its 20th annual Gingerbread Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the DT&I Depot and Bicentennial Log House Museum, 147 Mound St., South Charleston.
New this year is an antique tractor show. Anyone is invited to display their tractor, no matter the shape, size, style or condition it is in. There is no entry fee.
“They all have a story,” said Phil Wright, show coordinator. “Anything that is interesting is what we want. We’re hoping for a nice variety.”
Already slated for display are steam engines, garden tractors and pedal tractors.
Local craft vendors will display and sell a variety of handmade and unique items. A new shipment of mouth-blown glass objects made by Kyle White, an artist working at the Historic Jamestown site in Virginia, will be available for purchase. The third Christmas ornament in the South Charleston Historic Landmark Series will debut, featuring the Heritage Commission’s log house covered in snow.
The Heritage Commission will serve up homemade gingerbread, fried bologna sandwiches, bean soup cooked over an open fire and other treats. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered courtesy of Willow Wind Carriage Service.
Tours of the log house, built around 1820, will include cooking demonstrations over the hearth fire. Loosely Strung and the Springfield Dulcimer Society will perform live music. Artist Elizabeth Altman will provide face painting.
Vendors can call (937) 462-8905 to register a booth or table. For more information about the festival, call (937) 462-7277 or visit heritagecommission.com and the commission’s Facebook page.