The inaugural festival, which was held in the month of October, featured an arts and craft fair,
timber industry related informational booths, a beauty pageant, team timber contests, and a street
dance, as well as a variety of local delicacies and mouth watering treats. Eventually the crowd size
and number of vendors began to grow and in 2005 the festival was moved from the area around the
Homerville Municipal Complex to a new location on the campus of Clinch County High School. The
new grounds centered around a lake offered more accessible power and water facilities, larger booth
spaces, and ample parking. After 2007's Jubilee, organizers once again decided to improve the festival
by moving it to the spring to avoid conflicts with other area community festivals.
The 18th incarnation of the Timberland Jubilee, which was held on March 8, 2009, turned out to be
a great success despite the less than ideal weather. The festival offered arts and crafts; antiques and
collectibles; delicious food; entertainment for kids including pony rides, a petting zoo, and Thomas
the Train; a timber sawing and cutting competition with cash prizes in several different categories;
the Miss Timberland Jubilee pageant; an art contest for local students; the Timberland Idol talent
contest; and the annual street dance featuring Woodard Johnson Band and The Tams.
The Timberland Jubilee attracts at least 8,000 people with around 100 - 150 vendors for visitors to
enjoy. There is always room for unique handmade craft items, folk and fine art and antiques and
collectibles. Anyone with something to display or sell of this nature is welcome to come on down and
enjoy the day with all of the good folks in Homerville. Information regarding the 2010 festival
schedule of events is listed below. Vendor applications, and contest details, will be forthcoming.