This year the festival features country music and gospel groups. Seven or eight local bands will play throughout.
“They are donating all of their time,” Kitchens said. “All the entertainers are coming to help the festival.”
Expect 50 arts and crafts vendors and more than 10 food vendors. The farthest hail from Alabama and North Carolina.
“We are trying to stay as local as possible,” Kitchens said.
The collard green cook-off will have the place smelling right.
Children and adults can also bungee jump.
For a new addition, the Dixie Aeromasters will fly in the parking lots.
The Kitchens family partnered with the Lions Club International of Milledgeville once again. The club's primary charity focus is eye and vision health.
Kids 12 years old and younger are admitted free. Parking costs nothing and general admission tickets are $5.
The prices are affordable.
“We are out in the country. You don't have to walk on asphalt or dodge cars. We've got a good, clean parking lot,” Kitchens said. “If someone is handicapped and wants to bring scooters or electric carts come on.”
The hard work won't stop until the opening day.
“It's an all year thing to get to that Saturday morning,” Kitchens said.
The festival truly lives out its slogan, “Where Everything Old Is New Again.”
“We want the family to come out and enjoy themselves out in the country,” Albrycht said. “It's something good for them to do.”
Kitchens Road is located off Highway 49 around 14 miles from Milledgeville and 20 miles from Macon. Call 478-251-4993 or visit www.kitchensroadoldtimefamilyfestival.com for info about the weekend.
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