Hattiesburg prepares for Heritage Day

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - A return to the simple life is the theme of Heritage Day in downtown Hattiesburg.

This first ever Hub City event is taking place at the Train Depot on Saturday. However on Friday, Seven on Your Side had a sneak peak at some of the crafts, food, and other wares that'll be available for sale. Heritage Day will also feature several classes on how to make hand made goods.

Visit Hattiesburg and the Historic Downtown Association are two of the organizations teaming up to present this festival. A group from Texas called Homestead Heritage is also helping out. They'll educate the public about a variety of hand crafted items.

Rick Taylor with Visit Hattiesburg said he hopes in the years to come, Heritage Day will inspire more Hub City residents to participate in the event with their own made from scratch goods.

Taylor said, "What we've got here is an opportunity for people to come in and see high quality goods that are produced in a local environment, or produced without the big manufacturing processes. And really realize that is where quality is found."

Heritage Day will also feature southern roots music like bluegrass and gospel. The event kicks off at nine am Saturday and will last until four pm.

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