Foothills Art Festival set for weekend in Jackson

Published 10:26 am Wednesday, October 10, 2012

JACKSON — Approximately 500 works of art in seven different categories will be on display this weekend at the 31st Annual Foothills Art Festival at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp, 5 miles north of Jackson, off Route 35.

The public is invited to attend the Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and noon 5 p.m. Sunday. There is no admission charge and parking is free. The lodge is handicapped accessible.

With leaves hitting their fall finest, it’s a great weekend to hop in the car and take a drive.

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Canter’s Cave is nestled back into a hollow and offers great hiking trails and breathtaking scenery.

Visitors can extend their day in the countryside by visiting the Sons of Liberty’s pre-Revolutionary War encampment in the lower meadow at Canter’s Cave. Visitors can stroll amongst the tents, see how people dressed and lived during those times, and take plenty of pictures.

Foothills Art Festival offers arts activities for youngsters from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and live classical music both days from 2 to 4 p.m. Concessions by

Canter’s Cave are available, including pumpkin pie.

Foothills is organized by Southern Hills Arts Council and sponsored by Holzer Medical

Center-Jackson; Sands Hill Mining, LLC; OSCO Industries Employees Charity Fund;

Cotner, Cooley, Clark & Sharp, of McArthur and Jackson; Dr. Jill Ann Neff of Hometown Pediatrics; Lockard Insurance, Peggy Shumate, agent; State Farm Insurance, Dan Dailey, agent; and Waugh Insurance, Dan Waugh, agent.

For more information, call Southern Hills at 740-286-6355 or email at