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Looking for something to do in Warren County Saturday? Search no further than the Southern Standard’s fifth annual Marketville.
Being held at Warren County Fairgrounds, the gates open at 8 a.m. with activities continuing until 3 p.m. The price is definitely right as admission is free.
There will be 74 yard sale and craft vendors, as well as 13 food vendors, for a total of 87 sellers offering a little of everything. Food being sold will include cotton candy, BBQ, gourmet sandwiches, specialty desserts, shaved ice, baked goods and canned goods, just to name a few. Items being sold include craft items, jewelry, homemade soaps, lotions, origami owl, tools, repurposed furniture, wood crafts, It Works, purses, sunglasses and lots more.
If shopping doesn’t do it for you, maybe the car show and swap meet is more up your alley. The car show begins at 9 a.m. Along with a $100 prize for Best Ford from Kidd Ford and a $100 prize for the Best Chevy from Bill Holt, dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entries. Metal license plates will be awarded to the top 50. Awards for Best of Show, Best Car, Best Truck, Best Bike, Best Engine, Best Interior and Best Paint will be given.
Marketville has also been packed with activities, games, door prizes and unique contests going on throughout the day to keep people entertained. A tattoo contest, hot wings eating contest and chocolate milk drinking contest are among the events. The schedule for participation in these respective competitions is:
11 a.m. – A chocolate milk drinking contest begins. The person who can chug a half gallon the fastest will be the winner.
12 p.m. – A hot wings eating contest sponsored by Mud Bums begins. Participants will try to successfully consume 10 of Charlie Turner’s hottest, spiciest wings in order to win.
1 p.m. – A best tattoo contest begins. Entries will not be judged on tattoo volume, but on a single best tattoo. Tattoos in private areas will not be judged.
For more information about Marketville and its activities, call the Standard at 473-2191 or visit marketvillestandard on Facebook.