Lynchburg’s Spring in the Hollow happens this weekend

Spring plants, birdhouses, and the Finest Spring Hats will fill the historic Lynchburg Square on Saturday for Spring in the Hollow. (File Photo)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — 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 The Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce sponsors 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.

Local artists and crafters will also be onsite selling spring-themed items like birdhouses, hummingbird feeders, local honey, as well as jewelry, handmade soaps, pottery, homemade dog treats, herbal remedies, local beef, and other items. For a complete list of vendors, visit the Lynchburg Chamber’s Facebook page.

Local historians and authors of Jack Daniel’s Historical Memorabilia and Rarities Don Cauwels and Mike Northcutt and will also host a book signing during the event. The duo boast a combined 85 years of combined collecting knowledge. If you have an artifact you are curious about, they might be able to give you some insight.

As always, the Chamber will host the Birdhouse Auction with all proceeds benefiting the Chamber of Commerce. Locals hand-decorate themed birdhouses, which are then sold in a live auction at the Lynchburg Gazebo.

Returning this year will also be the Finest Spring Hats Contest. It’s quickly becoming one of Lynchburg’s favorite traditions. Channel your inner Kentucky Derby lover and head on over on April 29 in your best big spring hat. Judges will discretely walk around the square throughout the event and then award prizes to first, second, and third place at the Lynchburg Gazebo around 1 p.m.

The Lynchburg Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will also host Vibin’ in the Hollow that day – a 5K Color Run and Fun Run. Runners will meet in Wiseman Park in Lynchburg around 7 a.m. to check in. Participants will check in at Moorehead Pavilion. At 8 a.m., LES fourth grade teacher, Dusty Dickey aka. DJ Dusty will count the crowd down to race time. Runners should wear white or light colored clothing and be prepared to get playfully doused in safe, nontoxic color powder along the way. Early bird registration has passed but runners and walkers can still sign up. To learn more, click here.

The Moore County Resource Center’s Lucky Duck Race will also take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Sponsor a duck for just $20 and win up to $350 if your ducky crosses the finish line first. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Mulberry Creek along Main Street if you want to watch but you do not need to be present to win.

You can also visit the Metro Lynchburg Moore County Chamber of Commerce page for more information or visit •

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