Praters' Mill, Mikey Sims
member since: 01/05/2005
Festival biz experience: 20+ years
USA: Varnell, Georgia (GA)
Show Director Phone: (706) 694-6455
Exhibit Director Phone: (706) 694-6455
Food Director Phone: (706) 694-6455
Entertainment Dir. Phone: (706) 694-6455
Begun by volunteers in 1971 to raise funds to restore the 1855 mill & surrounding buildings, Prater's Mill Country Fair is an invitation-only festival. All crafts must be original, hand-made from only natural materials by the exhibitor. We boast the best Southern food this side of Heaven.
The Prater's Mill Country Fair is a legendary Southern festival of quality artists, craftsmen, music & food held near Dalton, Georgia at Prater's Mill Historic Site.
Always held on the second full weekend in October. Application Deadline: June 25 RSVP Deadline: August 25
Prater's Mill Historic Site is now owned by the people of Whitfield County but continues to be operated and maintained by the Prater's Mill Foundation. As a non-profit 501C3 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 Purpose of the Foundation is to protect, preserve and present the heritage go the Prater's Mill Site for future generations.