CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ga. — Folks in Crawford County folks got together Saturday to celebrate pottery making history at the Georgia Jugfest.
The event started with at 7:30 a.m. with a 5K. It featured arts and crafts, as well as music.
People came with the pottery they created to show off and sell. Crawford County High School's pottery class was also in attendance.
"It feels great. I've been doing pottery for four years. This is actually the first time I came out to Jug Fest. It's really exciting to see people's faces light up when they walk in the booth and they see that students made it. It feels great," said Tyler Grinstead.
The event was created because Crawford County was a major pottery center in the 1800s and into the 1930s.
In celebration of the pottery-making heritage of Crawford County, the annual Georgia JugFest and Old Knoxville Days offer a look back to a time when folks learned life skills necessary to provide comfort to their existence.
The county's clay is still prized today by studio potters. The event ended at 5 p.m.