The ONLY ITEMS LEFT are the steel wheels. As of January 2020, all other items have been sold.
We still would like to find a home for some items the Historical Society can no longer use. Here is the list, along with pictures, prices and contact information.
For more information please contact Carl Buckner at 417-839-1748 or Mike Rookstool at 417-833-0657 or Leon Beatty at 417-839-2914 with the Fair Grove Historical & Preservation Society.
Large Wheels $200 for pair
Small Wheels $200 for pair
Manure Spreader $500
Wheels with Axles $300
All the following items make offer:
Windmill, approx. width 8 ft
Flat Iron Grill
Cast Iron Legs
Two Shelving Units
Large and Small Metal Wheels
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Rent the Mill
Apply to rent the Mill as a venue for weddings, birthday parties or other events. This is a very popular event site,
with rustic surroundings, lots of trees and scenery in a quiet environment. Rental prices are on the application form.
Apply for a Heritage Reunion Booth
If you want to apply for a craft booth during the 2020 Fair Grove Heritage Reunion,
We want to make sure you get the SAME BOOTH this year if you had one last year. You can help us achieve this goal by contacting us now.
We may no longer have your contact information, so providing it as soon as possible is an excellent idea.
Click this blog link to understand why.
Apply to Perform as a Musical Act at the Heritage Reunion
The current plan is to generally schedule secular acts on Saturday, and gospel or religious oriented acts on Sunday.
All musical act slots for the 2019 Heritage Reunion have been filled.
If you have questions in the mean time, please email Jo Long at here address, mailto:
Join the Historical Society!
We always welcome new members to help in our efforts to preserve and promote our historical area.
Download the application to fill it out on your computer, then print it to save time.
Our monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., every month at the new fire station.
The Heritage Reunion
The Fair Grove Historical and Preservation Society organizes and hosts an annual craft fair every year, on the last full weekend in September. This is by far our biggest annual event, with tens of thousands of people attending and enjoying the sights, sounds and food each day. Attendance is free. Parking is usually not free but it's just a few dollars to park all day. There is a shuttle to transport you from most parking lots to the main event. There are many booths to buy food and drink and continuous free music performances in two locations.
Please be reminded, this event is only on Saturday and Sunday. You will not be allowed on the grounds to shop before Saturday at 8 a.m. for safety reasons. There are no pre-sales or early bird specials.
There are several hundred craft booths, and we are picky about whom we allow. You won't find anything in our booths except quality original and home-made craft items, and all will be family friendly. There is plenty to look at, and many people do all of their Christmas shopping all in one day. There is something for men, women and children of all ages.
If you want to have a booth, you must apply and comply with all of the rules in the application packet, which you can get on the Application menu at the top of this page.
You will not find politicians in the parade, or political booths. Flea market booths are also prohibited, and vendors are not allowed to sell commercial items in booths.
What you will find are high quality hand made items, homemade crafts, antiques and goods of all kinds.
The Historical Society publishes a guidebook to the event with a map, and politicians are free to purchase an ad if they wish. The book contains a map and a directory of all events for both days.
The parade starts at Fair Grove High School on Saturday at 10 a.m. and follows Orchard Street, Highway 125 and Main Street.
If you have an old car, truck or tractor you are encouraged to come to the High School at 8:30 a.m. to join in the parade. There is no entry fee.
If you wish you may have walkers next to your entry handing out candy and treats to the kids who will line the parade route. Please don't throw items, which may cause injury. We want to have a safe event for everybody.
After the parade finishes on Saturday the music starts at two locations. The front porch of the Mill is popular, and the Gazebo is a very shady spot to enjoy the performances. All musicians are unpaid, but you can support them by purchasing CDs and tapes if they're available.
A Sunday morning non-denominational church service is held, followed by religious music performances for the remainder of the Sunday event.
Wommack Mill is a grist mill that has been fully restored, and will be operating during the Heritage Reunion.
There will also be a threshing machine and other demonstrations of farm and family operations from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
There is a threshing machine working at times, a working sawmill and a blacksmith shop.
You can watch the authentic operation of these crafts and more throughout both days. Check the program for times and places.
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