Pepper Jelly Festival returns Saturday

Published 2:17 pm Thursday, April 23, 2015

Join the fun and festivities at the annual Pepper Jelly Festival this Saturday, April 25 in Thomaston.

This family-friendly event will be held on the beautiful grounds of the Old Marengo County High School and home of the Alabama Rural Heritage Center.

The festival will run from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. and celebrates the success of the delicious Mama Nem’s Pepper Jelly that is produced at the Rural Heritage Center by volunteers and is sold locally as well as throughout the United States.

Visitors attending will enjoy listening to entertainers Jill Dixon Tutt, Britt Gully, GPS Trio and Ronnie Richardson with his renditions of Elvis.

Everyone’s favorite, good ole Thomaston Barbecue, will be readily available for lunch as well as the delicious Mama Nem’s Chicken Salad.

Other food items such as funnel cakes, pigskins, baked goods and polish sausage dogs will be sold on the grounds throughout the day.

As with other festivals, there will be numerous vendors displaying their unique wares and local artisans demonstrating lost- art favorites.

A newcomer this year, artist and instructor Sheila Hull will be at the festival guiding and instructing children of all ages in free painting sessions. Hull is the owner of The Studio in Livingston.

The Pepper Jelly Festival is a tradition that provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors to experience and appreciate the rich culture of West-Central Alabama. You don’t want to miss this event!