Great Day Greets Buggy Festival, Cameron Antiques Fair
Carthage Buggy Festival
Scenes from the Carthage Buggy Festival. Photos by Glenn M. Sides
Cameron Antiques Fair
Scenes from Cameron Antiques Fair.
Sunny skies and beautiful spring weather greeted festival-goers Saturday to the Carthage Buggy Festival and Cameron Antiques Day.
Begun in 1989, the Carthage Buggy Festival is a celebration of the town's rich history. The Buggy Festival is held each year and commemorates the famous Tyson and Jones Buggy Factory that - from the mid-1800s to the 1920s - -produced horse-drawn carriages that were essential to rural life in days gone by.
With an annual attendance of 20,000, the Buggy Festival has grown into one of the biggest and best-known festivals in the region.
On Saturday, more than 100 food and craft vendors surrounded the historic Carthage courthouse and streets on every side from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. There was food aplenty of many kinds, from funnel cakes to barbecue.
Amusements included tubs of fun, fire house adventure, Titanic slide, purple gator slide 'n' hide, musical chairs swing, train ride, four--station bungee trampoline and much more.
The Sandhills Classic Street Rod Association was back with their 23rd annual Benefit Car and Truck Show. More than 150 cars and trucks will be on display.
Over in Cameron, crowds of people flocked down the main street, gazing and buying antiques and other what-not throughout the day.
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