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Heritage festival exhibits traditional skills, arts
PICAYUNE, Miss. -- Craftsmen will showcase the skills and traditions of the Piney Woods region on Nov. 18 and 19 during the Piney Woods Heritage Festival.
Visitors to the Mississippi State University Crosby Arboretum in Picayune will enjoy educational exhibits and skills demonstrations, including blacksmithing, quilting, spinning and basket making. Local musicians will perform traditional music throughout the day on Nov. 19.
The event is open to preregistered school groups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 18. Admission is $2 for students and free to teachers and chaperones. To register a school group, contact the arboretum at 601-799-2311 by Nov. 15.
The public is invited to attend the festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 19. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children and free to arboretum members.
For more information about the arboretum or for directions, visit http://www.crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu.