FESTIVAL OF THE LITTLE HILLS
Festival of the Little Hills, originally produced by The South Main Preservation Society, began in 1969. The Festival of that time featured antiques and craftspeople using period tools. Merchants and residents joined the spirit of the event in 19th century dress. Volunteers cut willow branches from the river's edge; these were lashed with leather thongs to construct 'booths' for the demonstrators selling their wares. Careful jurying guaranteed that the event complemented the historic setting. Products sold were handmade using only materials available in the 19th century.
The Festival of today is a city-sponsored street fair held
on the third weekend of August.