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The Chamber wants to see your Hustle

Hustle on over to the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and sign up for a vendor spot for the 45th annual Ole Brook Fest before they’re all gone.

Booths are first-come, first -served, and are only available on Whitworth Avenue this year, said Program Director Katie Nations.

The city’s biggest festival is Oct. 5, but Nations is inviting everyone to “hustle” downtown the night before for the Good Vibes 1974 street dance with Four Way Stop and The Bridge Band. The dance is 6 to 9 p.m. at the main stage at Railroad Avenue and Cherokee Street and ‘70s garb is encouraged.

If the Hustle’s not your thing, you might memorize the moves for the Bump, the Funky Chicken or the Robot.

Festival day starts with the Pink Sisters 5K Foam Run and Walk beginning at 8 a.m. at the main stage. The Ole Brook Antique Car Show starts at 9 a.m. on Railroad Avenue and the Kidzone opens at the same time at the time in the north parking lot. Armbands for unlimited access are $10.

The food trucks will fill the south parking lot and are open all day, she said.

Live entertainment will be featured on the main stage and includes rock, blues, jazz and gospel as well as a singer-songwriter showcase.

Parking and admission into the festival, car show and street dance are free.

Nations said vendors request Whitworth Avenue every year, so this year shoppers can peruse from West Monticello to West Chickasaw without making a side trip onto West Cherokee.

“That’s where everybody has always wanted to be,” she said.

Vendor booth rental starts at $75 for a 12-foot-by-12 space. Electricity is an extra fee.

Nations expects spaces to get snatched up fast.

“They’ll go fast,” she said.

While a lot of favorite vendors are returning, there will be a few new people showing their wares.

“We’ve got some great new boutiques coming in. A game station coming in,” she said. “A stained glass artist coming. We’ve got potters, yard art. Local favorites.”

For vendor information, call 601-833-1411 or email admin@brookhavenchamber.com.