Spring events abound at Fort Yargo State Park

WINDER -- Spring events will be in no short supply at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder in coming weeks.

History buffs are encouraged to attend the "Fort Yargo Colonial Market Faire" the last weekend of this month. Enjoy novelty nosh like frontier frybread and kettlecorn.

"During this 18th century living-history event, tradesmen and artisans will demonstrate crafts and knowledge of the time," Yargo officials state on the park's website.

The Market Faire will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 30 and April 1. Parking is $5.

For a more kid-focused experience, bring the family to Fort Yargo's Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 7.

Kids will search for bountiful Easter eggs on the park's new beginner bike trail, which starts at the park's multi-purpose courts. Expect a rowdy "bounce house" as well. For more information, call 678-963-8891.

The 1,800-acre Fort Yargo, located a stone's throw from downtown Winder at 210 S. Broad St., offers a 260-acre lake, cottages and other amenities like a disc golf course.

Other events planned for 2012 include Dirty Spokes-organized six-hour and nine-hour mountain bike races on May 5.

For more information, call Fort Yargo State Park at 770-867-3489.