3 Don’t Miss Things Happening at Spring in the Hollow on Saturday

Hanging baskets from local greenhouses, steak sandwiches prepared by experts, and a hand-painted birdhouse auction are just three of the fun events happening at Spring in the Hollow this Saturday in Lynchburg. (File Photos)

LYNCHBURG — It’s the unofficial kick off to Spring around Lynchburg and locals and visitors alike will head to the historic Lynchburg Square on Saturday for the annual Spring in the Hollow. It’s a Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event.

The event kicks off at 8 a.m. and will feature a spring plant sale featuring annuals, perennial, landscaping trees and bushes, container gardens, hanging baskets, as well as fruit, vegetable, and herbs. Nearly a half dozen local greenhouses usually participate and will be on hand to answer gardening questions. The plant sale kicks off at 8 a.m.

Local artists and crafters will also be onsite selling items like handmade brooms, goat milk soap, pottery, jewelry, homemade dog treats, wooden bowls, and other items.

Here’s our favorite things happening on Saturday:

1 | SCA Cookers Steak Sandwiches – Steak sandwiches are already amazing but fresh, made-to-order steak sandwiches prepared by Steak Cookoff Association chefs? Come on. Look for them near The Lynchburg Gazebo at 9:30 a.m. until they sell out – which won’t take long. While you are there, be sure to talk to them about participating in the second annual Frontier Day Steak Cookoff in June.

2 | The Bird House Auction – We’ve got some pretty creative folks here in Lynchburg and they show off a bit each spring in the Spring in the Hollow Bird House Auction. Locals hand-decorate themed birdhouses built by students from the local high school with lumber donated by Bradley Dye. They are then sold in a live auction at the Lynchburg Gazebo. All proceeds benefit the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce. Local auctioneer Jacob Massey will kick off the fun at 11 a.m. at the Gazebo.

3 | The Lucky Duck Race – Imagine you are standing on the Mulberry Creek Bridge around 9 a.m. You look up and a floating mass of yellow looks to be heading your way. Upon closer inspection, you notice that each of those specks belongs to tiny, yellow rubber duckies. Welcome to the annual Moore County Resource Center’s annual Lucky Duck Race. It’s a cool little fundraiser and a heck of a lot of fun. It happens at 9 a.m. and there’s still time to sponsor a duck for just $20 via Pay Pal @moorecountyresouce. You could win $500. All proceeds benefit the Moore County Resource Center’s Backpacks for Kids Program

There’s also the Vibin’ in the Hollow Lynchburg Color 5K and Fun Run that kicks off at 8 a.m. Same day registration is allowed and will happen in Wiseman Park. It’s great for all ages and good for the soul. All proceeds benefit the Lynchburg Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. The Art Contest winners will also be announced at noon.

For more information and up-to-the-event updates, visit the Lynchburg Chamber’s Facebook page by clicking here. •

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