Exhibitor Program

Artists

059  All Twisted Up Designs
Tree of Life wire art & semiprecious stones

150  Caricature
serious and comic

164  RECArtworks
oil paints on wood, & acrylic on rocks

128  Still Moments Art Studio
prints and original paintings – mugs, Christmas image note cards & ornaments 

111  Studio Maraz 
mixed media acrylic and latex paintings; small sculptures; playing guitar

031  Tamara Garvey Illustration 
pen-and-ink and watercolor made into into prints and cards

146  The Rainbow Dragon 
hand-drawn and designed coloring books

034  Will Linn 
plywood and canvas covered in a multitude of dots

075  Wonder & Whimsy 
acrylic on canvas & reversed glass, mixed media art & decoupage, dolls

150  Caricature
serious & comic

Authors

215  Betty Blackwell

165 Janie Dempsey Watts
‘Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge’; ‘Pap Pap goes to Paris’; ‘Mothers Sons Beloveds and other Strangers’; ‘Okra Pendant’

001 Jodi McDaniel Lowery
‘Eula’; ‘Jan’

151  Bart Ponders
‘Good Things to Say’

 165 Mike Ragland
‘Bertha’; ‘Legend of Courage Wolf ‘; ‘A Time to Gather Stones’; ‘Living with Lucy’

Baskets

055 The African Hut
straw baskets & fans

Beauty • Self Care

091  Angel Skin Salt Scrub
salt scrub bath bombs, shower soaps

094  Hill City Honey
skin care, lotions and lip balm

077  Lemon-Aid Organics
organic face & body products

117  Sandy Woodard Essentially Green
shea butter skin care

135  Sleepy Hollow Herb Farm
herbal products, extracts, oils, dried herbs, skin care & pet care

031  Suds Bucket Crafts
soaps & crocheted dolls & apparel, amigurumi

150  Udder Joy Farms
goat milk soaps, creams, felted soap, honey/beeswax lipcare

Crafters

088  Amy’s Accents
holiday ornaments, burlap wreaths, bottle openers, yard art

098  Carolyn Samples & Kim Bishop
wood crafts, yard ornaments & jewelry

038  Country Creek Relics
wooden home and garden decor

148  Handful of Memories
miniature santa ornaments/figurines

167  Marilee Shackleford
stick horses, horseshoe art, acorn wreaths, barn-wood art, acorn christmas trees, christmas ornaments, tile coasters, doorstops, wedges

036  Kelsey Schneller
candles & bookmarks

054  Marvin  & Maureen Wallace
barn wood plaques, picture frames, fabric items

028  N&G Corn Hole
corn hole bags and boards

027  Santaland Workshop
personalized polymer clay & wood ornaments

129  Tree House Art
wind chimes, mosaic, magnets

Dolls

030  Suds Bucket Crafts
soaps & crocheted dolls & apparel, amigurumi

127  Three Nails Production
stuffed animals, sock dolls, autistic blankets, bean bags, pet & Alzheimer therapy items 

075  Wonder & Whimsy
acrylic on canvas & reversed glass, mixed media art & decoupage, dolls

061  Yvonne Long
corn husk dolls, native beadwork, dreamcatchers

Fabric Crafts

040  Angels’ Designs by Sharon
dresses, skirts for children 6 mos. to adult xs, hair bows & scarfs

070  Aprons N Things
reversible aprons, bags, team pillows, reversible wraps and scarves

081  Betty J. Franklin
hand bags, cloth hats & scarfs

003  Busy Bee Club
handmade quilts +

105  Craftee Bird Designs
hooded bath towels and novelty pillow cases

005  Denise Newton 
chenille bedspreads-history- info requests 

042  DOH Designs
burlap items, painted door hangers, soy candles, wreaths

102  Drifting  Feathers Designs
quilts, blankets, dresses, hats, bibs

092  Heather & Duane Roy
dog clothing & crochet

109  Elizabeth Faye Creations
embroidered hand towels. quilted table runners, quilts, children’s toys, embroidered pillow cases, items for seamstresses and quilters, luggage tags

054  Marvin  & Maureen Wallace
barn wood plaques, picture frames

093  Nanette Tucker
crocheted items

080  Nina’s Share-A-Bear
stuffed bears

114  Ruth Newell
pocket books and luggage & pound cake

056  Pillow Talk
magnets, embroidered pillows, wood, wreaths & fabric snowmen

127  Three Nails Production
stuffed animals, sock dolls, autistic blankets, bean bags, pet & Alzheimer therapy items 

147  Thursday Night Clothing & Jewelry Company
3 ways vests, shawls, patchwork dresses, kimonos, headbands bracelets, necklaces/chokers, earrings

120  Xee Yang
needlework, handbags, pillowcases, tote bags, sand filled creatures

Folk Art

022  Jenny Dill
gourd art, rustic cabin signs, breads  

125  Sherry Norton
wood and paper mache folk art

034  Will Linn
plywood & canvas covered in a multitude of dots

149  Joy Beards, Wire and Nature 
scented candles (gel & forever); decorated kitchenware

075  Wonder & Whimsy
acrylic on canvas & reversed glass, mixed media art & decoupage, dolls

Glass

049  Connie’s Bottle Works
up-cycled wine bottles, painted rocks

074  Ginger’s Gems &  More
yard signs, bird feeders & baths 

129  Tree House Art
wind chimes, mosaic, magnets

045  Leaded Rose
stained glass, sun catchers, panels, fused glass jewelry

116  Spyglass Treasures
up-cycled wine bottle lanterns, sandblasted glassware and encapsulated seascapes

Jewelry

037  Carl Pendergarss & Jessie Plott

098  Carolyn Samples & Kim Bishop

181  Charm & Riddle
silversmith filigree, piercing, cutworm 

026  Debbie Quarles & Magan Outlaws
stamped

086  Claude’s Rosarier & Wire Jewelry
wire jewelry & rosaries, name writing with wire necklace, earrings

042  DOH Designs

066  Dooley’s Rock, Gem and Mineral Prospectors

074  Ginger’s Gems and More

021  Jennifer Skiles
handmade beads

045  Leaded Rose

104  Mystic Mountain

053  Shotgun Shell BLING

083  The Venerable Beaders
copper & silver 

090  The Mineral Store

147   Thursday Night Clothing and Jewelry Company 

061   Yvonne Long

Leather

017  Britt’s Leather
belts, wallets 

053  Shotgun Shell BLING
shotgun shells jewelry, leather works & head bands

065  Lightning Leather
purses, belts, key fobs, hip, belt & shoulder holsters,  ammo cases, knife sheaves, coin purses, checkbook covers, watches, doctor’s bag/briefcase, satchels, leather cuffs, hair keeper/clasp

Metal Work

131   Blacksmith Association
blacksmiths

037  Carl Pendergarss & Jessie Plott
copper water fountains, rain chains, jewelry

009  Custom Copperworks & Blacksmithing
botanically themed indoor & garden metal work

119  Lucky Shoe Crafts
horse shoe crafts

Miscellaneous

160  Friends of Red Clay / Georgia Trail of Tears
info on Red Clay – Georgia trail of tears

149  Joy Beards, Wire and Nature 
scented candles; decorated kitchenware

036  Kelsey Schneller
candles & bookmark

Musical Instruments

007 Pat Bryant
dulcimer playing

007  Steve Wixson
rhythm bones player

068  George Tortorelli
bamboo flutes

Photography

084  Gary Keeble Sr.
traditional

Plants

122   Randy Beavers
herbal products

Pottery • Claywork

041  3 Generations Art Studio
functional pottery 

060  Fragrant Mushroom
dinnerware pieces, themed mugs

079  J T Pottery
red stoneware & hand-sculpted

072  Malsnee Pottery
wheel-turned, hand-painted stoneware pottery

046  Something Southern Pottery
functional stoneware pottery

087  The Clay Vessel

Stonework

090 The Mineral Store
tumbled stones jewelry items

Weaving • Crochet

026  Debbie Quarles & Magan Outlaws
silk flower arrangements & stamped jewelry

102  Drifting  Feathers Designs
quilts, blankets, dresses, hats, bibs

107  Glenda Giles & Debbie Sapp
hand-spun yarn, felted, knitted and crocheted items, upcycled clothing,hand woven items, shawl pins

092  Heather & Duane Roy
dog clothing & crochet

030  Suds Bucket Crafts
soaps & crocheted dolls & apparel, amigurumi

093  Nanette Tucker
crocheted items

023  The Hooking Dragon
crochet items

Wood Crafts

057  Alan Cook
recycled barn wood & whiskey barrel accessories 

103  Angie Brindle
chair caning

050  Barb’s Creations and Designs
floral wreaths, burlap & wood wreaths, deco bottles, Christmas deco, seasonal deco baskets, yard angels, yard stakes, door hangers painted woodwork

173  Bracewell Swing Factory
porch swings, arbors, gliders, A-frames

098  Carolyn Samples & Kim Bishop

038  Country Creek Relics
wooden home & garden decor

044  Ella’s Enchanted Boxes
refurbished cigar & other wood boxes

161  Family Tree Wood Crafts
small hand-turned lathe items

052  Gary Earnhart
primitive wood cravings

074  Ginger’s Gems & More
yard signs, bird feeders & baths 

152  J L’s Canes by Design
carved canes, walking sticks & pipes

179  Jasper King
chain saw carving

035  Tree Wishes
pyrographic art

022  Jenny Dill
gourd art, rustic cabin signs, breads  

101  Jodi’s Just for Fun Creations
door, porch & decorative signs

071  Kelly Wall & Jody Henderson
cute farmhouse style decor for home & holidays

113   Long Scroll Saw
wooden cut scroll saw pictures, ornaments, bowls, sun catchers, vases and decorations

054  Marvin  & Maureen Wallace
barn wood plaques, picture frames fabric

104  Mystic Mountain
wind chimes, wooden signs, gemstone jewelry soaps and candles

125  Sherry Norton
wood and paper mache folk art

096 Papaw’s Wood Art
scroll saw cut out

043  Paul Mazurek
turned wood items

056  Pillow Talk
magnets, embroidered pillows, wood, wreaths & fabric snowmen

115  Smoldering Rose & Bear Wood Shop
door hangers, farmhouse signs & wall hangings, American flags, trucks, jewelry boxes, cajon drums

153  The Compleat Knight / A Children’s Armoury
children’s wooded, shields, swords, daggers,axes & pole arms

145  Southern Heartpine Creations
heartpine wood items

097  Turning Over A New Log
wood-turned bowls,vases, and art

029  Wanders in Wood
lathe turned wood bowls & bottle stoppers

078  Wood Craft Toys
wood toys, swords,  crossbows, shields, bows, arrows, slingshots, daggers, tomahawks

061  Yvonne Long
corn husk dolls, native beadwork, dreamcatchers

Wreaths

088  Amy’s Accents
holiday ornaments, burlap wreaths, bottle openers, yard art

167  Marilee Shackleford
stick horses, horseshoe art, acorn wreaths, barn-wood art, acorn christmas trees, christmas ornaments, tile coasters, doorstops, wedges

026  Debbie Quarles & Magan Outlaws
silk flower arrangements 

050  Barb’s Creations and Designs
floral wreaths, burlap and wood wreaths, deco bottles, Christmas deco, seasonal deco baskets, yard angels, yard stakes, door hangers painted woodwork”

067  Classic Custom Expressions
grapevine wreaths, bows, center pieces & garland

042  DOH Designs
burlap items, painted door hangers, soy candles, wreaths

Yard Art

088  Amy’s Accents
holiday ornaments, burlap wreaths, bottle openers, yard art

050  Barb’s Creations and Designs

100  Jack Towns
metal yard critters

038  Country Creek Relics
wooden home and garden decor

009  Custom Copperworks & Blacksmithing
botanically themed indoor & garden metal work

074  Ginger’s Gems & More
yard signs, bird feeders & baths 

129  Tree House Art
wind chimes, mosaic, magnet

For the Kids

227  Dalton Breakfast Optimist Club
wooden trains &  popcorn

076  Dalton Family Church
pumpkin painting, 

226  Dalton Optimist Railroad
kids train ride

201  Dixie Relic Club
Civl War items

215  Goodner – Smith Farm Collection

229  Jubilee Farms
carousel pony ride & petting zoo

106  Makin’ Faces
face painting

299  Murray County Humane Society
pet adoptions

236  North West  GA Antique Car Club
antique cars

237  Peach State Tractor Club
antique tractors

216  Steve Hall
antique plows

For the Pets

169  Humane Society of NW GA
natural pet treats

299  Murray County Humane Society
pet adoptions/raffle

150  Rachel Creamer Caricature
serious & comic caricatures

FYI

400  JC ATM Services
ATMs by entratnces

062  Chattanooga Times-Free Press
newspaper subscriptions. give-aways, drawing

033  Concord Baptist Church
Coke® products

201  Dixie Relic Club
Civl War items

160  Friends of Red Clay / Georgia Trail of Tears

204  Gideons Int Dalton North & South Camps
free water

203  Keep Dalton / Whitfield Beautiful
educational display about litter prevention, community greening and recycling

204  Marines’ Toys for Tots
toys for tots

299  Murray County Humane Society
pet adoptions/raffle

236  North West  GA Antique Car Club
antique cars

237  Peach State Tractor Club
antique tractors
024  tractor raffle tickets

016  Prater’s Mill 
t-shirt, tote bags, sweat shirts, etc.

025 Prater’s Mill Fair Volunteer & Information 
fair & exhibitor info, lost & found 

004  Prater’s Mill
prints, books & keepsakes

300 Whitfield County  EMT
first aid

300  Whitfield County Fire Department
fire truck – first aid

085  Whitfield-Murray Historical Society
historical society

Food for Later

082  Bru Sauce
buffalo style hot sauces and rubs

118  Cohutta Cookie Company
decorated sugar cookies

072  Ginny’s Fudge & Nuts

112  Home Sweet Home
jams, pecans, buckeye candy, cookies, dry mixes

069  Jazzy T’s
beef jerky, spice blends, hot sauces, roasted mixed nuts

110  Nectar of the Vine
wine slushy mixes

051  Pigeon Mountain Trading Company
local honey

032  Prater’s Mill Cornmeal Sales
cornmeal, grits, flour

114  Ruth Newell
handmade pocket books and luggage & pound cake

095  Sherry’s Dips
gourmet herbs & spice for dips

158  Southern Kettle Korn
kettle korn

Food Menu

136  Margeana Norris
Apple Dumplings, Coffee, Clam Chowder, Biscuits – Ham & Tenderloin, Tea 

011  John’s Barbeque
Baked Beans, Brunswick Stew, Barbecue Pork Sand/Plate, Coleslaw, Coke 

200  Church of God of the Union Assembly
Breakfast, Plated Choices, Coffee, Tea, Lemonade

141  Embry’s Concessions
Bacon Fried Green Tomatoes Sandwiches, Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried Zucchini, Fried Mushrooms, Spiral Cut Tatters Lemonade, Fried Green Tomatoes Sand, Cherry-Limeade, Tea

137  Church of God of the Union Assembly 
Barbecue Ribs, Baked Beans, Fried Cat Fish, Hush Puppies, Barbecue Ribs Sand/Plate, Coleslaw, Sweet/Iced Tea, Coffee, Coke

180  Simply Southern Snacks
Boiled Peanuts, Apples, Apple Cider , Roasted Peanuts, Fried Chicken, Lemonade

159 QB’s Vending
Brownies, Chicken Tenders, Fried Okra, Onion Rings, Fried Pork Chops, Coke Products

063  Cheesecake Heaven
Cheesecake

232  Dalton COGUA Music Ministry
Chicken & Dumplins, Cobblers, Collard Greens, Black Eyed Peas, Grits

033  Concord Baptist Church
Coke Products

138  Church of God of the Union Assembly
Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Fried Corn Fritters, Beef Stew, Barbecue Chicken Sand/Plate, Coleslaw

089  Varnell Community Club
Corn dogs, Piggy Dogs, Flavored Water, Coke, Lemonade Carmel Apple Slices

124  LaDonna Redden
Cotton Candy, Dill Pickles

135  DAT Cajun Momma
Crawfish Bread, Bread Pudding, Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice, Shrimp Creole 

126  Not Just Donuts
Donuts, Potato Chips, Lemonade, Limeade, Fried Oreos, Fried Loaded Potato Balls, Coke

134  ROCK Solid Youth COGUA
Flavored Coffee, Turkey Legs

166  Blooming Onions Rhonda Ellington & Betty Shirley
Fried Corn, Lemonade, Tea, Blooming Onion, Curly Fries, Pork Rinds,

143  Amy Shields & Sam Haley
Fried Pickles, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fried Bologna Sandwiches, Potato Chips, Coke

072  Ginny’s Fudge & Nuts
Fudge, Nuts, Brittle; Caramel & Candy Apples; Fudge Cones, Marshmallow Pops, Treats on a Stick, Rice Krispy Treats; Pretzel Rods; Rock Candy; Pecan Divinity; Pecan & Peanut Log

168  The Pie Shop
Fried Pies

013  Sabrina Ferrell & Randy Carpenter
Funnel Cakes

014  North Murray Band Boosters 
Hamburgers, French Fries, Chili-cheese Fries, Coffee Hot Chocolate, Breakfast

012  Coahulla Creek DECA
Hot-dogs, Corn in a Cup, Iced Coffee, Lemonade, Coke

133  Martha Eaves
ice cream, coffee

158  Southern Kettle Korn
Kettle Corn

047  Ronnie Beard
Snow Cones, Roasted Corn, Lemonade

 

Saturday - October 13 - 2018

9:00     Carpet Capitol Cloggers
10:00   The Dead Trees 
11:00   Carpet Capitol Cloggers
12:00   Ryan Scoggins Acoustic
1:00     Dixie Style Cloggers
2:00     Michael Knight and Redeemed
3:00     Dixie Style Cloggers
4:00     Cory Hansird Acoustic 
5:00     Josh Bearden and The Walker County Line

Sunday - October 14 - 2018

9:00      Tiffany Beavers 
10:00    Ryan Scoggins Acoustic 
11:00    Carpet Capitol Cloggers
12:00    Choo Choo Cloggers
1:00      Ryan Scoggins Acoustic
2:00      Carpet Capitol Cloggers
3:00      Cory Hansird Acoustic
4:00      Josh Bearden Acoustic

Prater's Mill Country Fair Parking & Directions

Follow the signs, then our Traffic Control folks

All Parking at Prater’s Mill is free. The Prater’s Mill Traffic Control will direct you off the road and into our parking lots where the Boy Scouts will take over and get you in a space. The Boy Scouts will help navigate the lots and direct you back out to go home. You may have many questions, please do not stop to ask. We are parking you in the closest available lot in the closest space. Stopping the process only causes traffic jams.  You may not understand what we are doing. We often park vehicles nose to tail but we leave driveways so everyone can either pull or back out to leave with out obstruction.  

Our parking lots are hayfields, so this is not a trip to the mall.  You may think where you want to go is a good spot, it may be mud or sink hole or worse.  We have roped off driveways and bus stops to give the lot some structure.  Free shuttle buses run constantly from the fair grounds to designated points in each parking lot. Each bus stop has its own color. Remember the color to get back to the same stop. Buses cannot drop off or pick up outside of these designated areas for safety reasons.

Handicapped? Reserved handicap parking is next to the blue bus stop where wheel chair lift shuttles will deliver you to the fair grounds. Display permit for faster, accurate direction. 

RVs and buses park in a special lot up on the hill.

Prater's Mill Friends


Prater’s Mill Historic Site is owned by the people of Whitfield County but operated and maintained by the Prater’s Mill Foundation. As a non-profit volunteer group, the foundation relies heavily on the revenue from the annual Country Fair, donations and revenue from reservations of the grounds. The Country Fair is our primary fundraising event. All donations and proceeds from the fair go back into site maintenance and day to day operations. The mission of the foundation is to protect, preserve and present the heritage of the Prater’s Mill Historic Site for future generations. For more information on the foundation, select links under the "ABOUT"menu or call 706-694-MILL. Prater’s Mill is more than just a mill. In return for your efforts you can meet new friends, have fun and sustain the history of your community. You can help by donating not only money, but your time and expertise. We need volunteers to staff our office, help us maintain the grounds and even help produce the country fair fundraising event. This just names a few ways we could use your help!

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Hours of visiting

  • Daily

    Dawn to Dusk

  • Park open to the Public
  • Tours

    on the hour

  • By Appointment
  • Call

    Vary

  • Office Hours
  • Saturday

    9:00am - 6:00pm

  • Prater's Mill Country Fair
  • Sunday

    9:00am - 5:00pm

  • Prater's Mill Country Fair

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