Each year Soperton’s Iva Park becomes host to the Million Pines Arts and Crafts Festival. Beginning in 1972 as a project to help local civic clubs and community needs, it has grown to be one of Southeast Georgia’s finest events. Where sometimes 10,000 folks move through this small town in two days. As you browse under the shady pines, you can find crafts of days gone by as well as today’s newer techniques.
Treat yourself to a handwoven basket or rug woven on an antique loom. Maybe you’re more interested in the skill of the iron worker or potter as they work their craft before your eyes. Leather crafters will be tooling custom belts and other leather goods. Artists paint your caricatures while you wait. There are pony rides for the kids and rock walls to climb. All while constant live music is performed onsite. Bring your Christmas list, do your Christmas shopping, choose something very special, a one-of-a-kind gift.
Of course the food is always delightful – reminiscent of fall cookouts and fairs. Everything from hotdogs, hamburgers, bar-b-que and turkey legs, to chicken and dumplings, boiled peanuts, pork rinds, funnel cakes and homemade ice cream can be found in the park.
The entertainment schedule has a variety of well known and very talented groups of individuals. There is something for everyone, so don’t miss this annual event.