By Tiffany Nabors, The BayonetApril 22, 2010
If spitting sunflower seeds, eating barbecue and clogging spark your fancy, you'll want to hurry on down to Uchee Creek Campground Saturday between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.
The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host the second Salute to the South Festival, an all-day event featuring family fun and entertainment with a country twist.
Last year's event was very successful with nearly 3,000 people participating, said Noelle Phillips, DFMWR recreation center branch manager.
"The overwhelming feedback we got was people liked that it felt like a small-town festival," she said. "So, that's what we're going for again this year."
A vintage car show will accompany woodworking and quilting demonstrations. Kids can enjoy inflatables and face painting. And when you're taking a break from your deep-fried candy bars, funnel cakes and fresh-squeezed lemonade, you'll also find pontoon boats, hayrides and archery shooting.
Donna Hyatt, DFMWR marketing publicist, said you can expect to experience the warmth and friendliness that are characteristic of these parts.
"Salute to the South is celebration of everything Southern," she said. "It's fun for people of all ages."
The free event is open to the public. For more information, visit benningmwr.com.