Heritage Day 2010 comes to Hattiesburg

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Not even a little rain could dampen the spirits of a first of it's kind festival in the state, which happened right in downtown Hattiesburg Saturday.

It was the first ever heritage day at the train depot where the purpose was to showcase a return to the simple life by letting folks reconnect with all things homegrown and made. Craftsman, artisans and farmers were on hand explaining the importance of become self- sustainable especially in today's economy.

"Here in South Mississippi, we're not that far removed from the farm and our grandparents, our parents grew up on a farm looking after themselves, taking care of themselves, taking care of their neighbors and that's what this is about as well, growing your own food, enjoying that quality. The fact that food typically nowadays travels 1,500 miles to get to your table, we think it ought to be a little closer than that," said Visit Hattiesburg Director Rick Taylor.

The plan is to make Heritage Day an annual event

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