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Moses Austin Festival under way

Washington County – The big birthday celebration for the 250th anniversary of Potosi is well under way with a wide variety of events Saturday and Sunday to delight the young and old.

The Four a Pain ovens will be fired up and turning out loaves of fresh bread, and the crafters will be demonstrating the skills of yesteryear at the annual Moses Austin Festival both days.

On Saturday things started off at 8 a.m. with the FairHaven Medical 5K run for the early risers, and then at 9 a.m. opening ceremonies at the tomb of Moses and Marie Austin. The parade was set for 11 a.m. after which there is music, crafts, a quilt show and more.

Be sure not to miss the period fashion show, which is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Long-Banta House.

There’s also a beard contest on Sunday and an ice cream social. The day ends both nights of the festival with a fireworks display.

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