City of Bowman Getting Ready for Big Iron Crank Up

April 1, 2013

The city of Bowman is gearing up for its annual Big Iron Crank-Up spring festival.

This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, April 20th and will take place on Bowman’s downtown square and at the Bowman City Park.

According to Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons, applications for food, arts and crafts, and yard sale spots are still being accepted.

Gibbons also talks about a few minor things that may be different at this year’s crank up.

“There wont be any major changes because I think the Big Iron Crank Up has been working pretty good so far, so we figure we aren’t going to fix anything that is not broken”, said Gibbons. “We are pretty much going with the same format this year, and we may add some more kid stuff at the park to make sure there is plenty of fun for the whole family.”

He says that he is also looking forward to having a similar turnout to year’s past.

“Its pretty hard to estimate attendance when you have a festival that takes place a two different locations, but we do average a few thousand each year, so hopefully we can match that or do better this year”, said Gibbons. “As long as we can get some good weather this year as well.”

Entertainment for this year’s big iron crank up includes Elberton’s own Erica Sunshine Lee and Clay Paige; as well as Reggie Starrett.

For more information about the Big Iron Crank Up or to inquire about a vendor space, please contact (706) 567-0975 or visit the Bowman Special Events Facebook page.

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