FORT GORDON, GA (WFXG) - Fort Gordon’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is hosting their 2019 Fall Festival and Flea Market on Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28.
The festival started at 4 p.m. on Friday on Barton Field. It included a kiddie carnival, food and beverage vendors, along with a Vendor Village. There was also an Oktoberfest theme with a keg tapping ceremony at 6:45 p.m., followed by German food and a Bier Garten. Terry Cavanagh and the Alpine Express played live German music for the festival goers.
“So to have your family here is already great, as far as supporting the soldiers and their family members, and the civilians that live and work on post as well. They do an excellent job at all of their events," said event attendee Brooks Hamilton.
“Working with the Fort Gordon staff has been really easy. They had this all set up, the tents, the tables and they’ve just been real helpful, telling us what to do, where to go, how to do it, real specific in the instruction," said Nancy Lowery with Beauty and Bling.
Lowery says this business has been attending the event for many years to showcase their fancy jewelry and for a good price. “They can’t believe it’s five dollars and one lady asked me how do they make it for five dollars, and I’m like well I don’t know how they do it but they do it and they have some really pretty pieces and the little girls stuff is for a dollar.”
Saturday’s flea market will be hosted by DFMWR in partnership with the Fort Gordon Spouses’ and Civilians’ Club from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The events and activities will end at 11 p.m.
The Fall Festival and Flea Market is open to the public and admission is free. Those who have a Department of Defense (DOD) ID card must enter Gate 1 on Gordon Hwy., and visitors 18 years old and older must have a photo ID. Drivers must also have their vehicle registration and proof of vehicle insurance.
For more information, call (706)-791-8878.