Antique Days is growing into one of Yazoo’s most popular festivals, and this year organizers want to give something back to the community.
Phyllis Haynes, the festival’s founder, is collecting items for a silent auction to benefit the Friends of the Triangle a group that supports Yazoo’s historic Triangle Cultural Center.
“The Triangle has been the perfect venue for this festival, and everyone has been great to us and so supportive,” Haynes said. “We decided that this would be an appropriate way to show our appreciation.”
Antique Days will be held on Oct. 22 on the Triangle grounds. The silent auction will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Haynes is currently collecting items for the auction.
“So far the response has been great,” she said. “This building has a lot of history in our community, and it means a lot to many of us.”
Anyone interested in contributing may contact Haynes at 662-590-5415.
Antique Days will have a number of attractions ranging from antique tractors to arts and craft and old fashioned food. There will be blacksmith and gristmill demonstrations, homemade ice cream and free buttermilk biscuits with local honey or fresh cane syrup.
One of the highlights is the Kibbee cooking contest. This year local master craftsman Bobby Rico has donated on of his hand forged knives as the prize for the winner.
Admission to Antique Days is free.
More details about the festival will be forthcoming.