LARGO Ė It may be the middle of August but at Heritage Village thoughts are already turning to October, when the 35th annual Country Jubilee brings a celebration of autumn to Pinellas County with artisans, musicians, demonstrations and much more.
A big draw to the event each year is the huge flea market and book sale, conducted by the Pinellas County Historical Society. Proceeds from this fund-raising activity go directly to the operations at Heritage Village and its success depends on the generosity of residents to donate their treasures for the sale.
Donations to the flea market and book sale are now being collected at Heritage Village during normal operating hours. The Historical Society is accepting books, tools, dishes, silverware, sports equipment, craft items, toys, jewelry, antique or small furniture, seasonal decorations and all types of antiques and housewares. Clothing, shoes, computers or televisions will not be accepted.
For more information on making a donation or to make an appointment to drop off more than a few boxes, call 582-2233. Smaller donations may be brought to the front desk.
The 35th annual Country Jubilee is scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature craft and artisan vendors, musical entertainment, tours of historical homes, a food court, traditional craft demonstrations and living history activities, as well as the flea market and book sale which occupies four buildings.
Vendors are still being accepted. Interested vendors can call 582-2233.
Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. This living history museum brings more than 150 years of local history to life. Tour 28 authentic buildings and structures, and experience historic Pinellas County through hands-on exploration. Paths wind through 21 acres and connect with the Florida Botanical Gardens and the Pinewood Cultural Park campus.
Heritage Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and all Pinellas County holidays. For more information on Heritage Village, visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage or call 582-2123.