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Vendors still sought for Celtic Country Faire

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By JENNIFER HORTONThe Wilson PostA number of vendors have signed up for the second annual Celtic Country Faire benefiting Southern STARRS, but more are still welcome to set up booths.The event is to be held from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday, May 22 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. The event is a fund raiser for Southern STARRS, a program located on Cairo Bend Road that provides therapeutic horse rides for special needs children and adults at no charge.The Celtic Country Faire will feature Celtic music from Albannach from Scotland and Coyote Run which performed at the first event in 2009.Among the vendors who have signed up for the Faire are Suzy’s Animal Sanctuary, Henna Body Artistry, Harris Wooden Things (wood bowls and crafts), Little Critters Inflatables, Livingston Chiropractic, Dixie Homecrafters/Gutter Guardian, The Cut Above (wood scrollers featuring a wide variety of statues, signs and more), (specialty gifts), Zierra Myst (incense and candles), Designs by Deanna and Lone Willow Farm (garden plants). Other vendors include psychic readings and Pony Rides/Petting Zoo by Daryl and Gretchen Simmons.There will be vendors there with a Celtic flair including RoseCrag historical names and Scottish foods, Highland Photography which will have original prints of Scottish landscapes.Regarding food, you will not go hungry or thirsty. In addition to Scottish foods from RoseCrag, there will be hotdogs, nachos and popcorn, Papa John’s Pizza and Southern STARRS will have a booth selling drinks and pastries. There will also be a frappé coffee booth (cold coffee drinks).“These vendors,” said Saranne Winfield, executive director of Southern STARRS, “are coming from throughout Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and North Carolina.”If you would like to be a vendor at the Celtic Country Faire, you have until May 18 to submit your application, noted Kaysie Young, assistant director.There a number of sponsors and contributors whose efforts are helping to make this second annual Faire possible. They are O’Charley’s restaurant, Amy Rich Photography, Emdeon, Inc.; HTK Wealth Management, Nashville Shores, Walmart, Nashville Parent Magazine, Wright Printing, Wiggins Jewelry, Cracker Barrel, The Jewelers (formerly Signature Jewelers), Willie Nillie Kids Store, Wilson Bank & Trust, Volunteer State Community College, radio stations WJXA 92.9 FM and WANT 98.9 FM, Anytime Fitness, Nashville Pet Products, Tubb Printing, Tennessee Titans, Danny Parsons and the Fiddler’s Grove Blacksmiths Association, ESC (Environmental Science Corporation), Identity Salon, Intrigue Athletics, Body Shop Fitness and The Wilson Post. The bands Albannach and Coyote Run will perform three times throughout the day beginning at approximately 1:30, 3:30 and 6 p.m. The Alabama Pipe and Drum Corp will also perform periodically throughout the afternoon. Other events to be held at the Faire include a 5K Run, a Chili Cook-off, Fairest Baby Contest – there are still some slots open for your baby to participate, a Silent Auction and more.Tickets for the Celtic Country Faire are $15 for adults, $10 for students with an ID and free for children 12 and under.If you would like to be a vendor or enter any of the competitions, or if you would like more information, call 453-2592 or visit For advance tickets, mail your check to Southern STARRS, 4050 Cairo Bend Road, Lebanon, TN 37087. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate.Editor Jennifer Horton may be contacted at
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