It’s a busy weekend in Springville, and for those looking for something different to do, there are two big events to enjoy.

On Saturday, April 22, Granny’s Boot Antiques in Springville will be kicking off their season of country gatherings, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. At each of the country gatherings, the antique store allows a unique non-profit organization to set up a booth and sell their items and promote themselves at no cost. Each gathering has a special theme, and April’s event will focus on Earth Day, with 15 confirmed vendors offering products ranging from alpaca wool to butter churning, or plantable paper to homemade soaps and sugar scrubs.

There will also be food on site, with food truck Shish Kabob Heaven offering their signature shish kabobs and BBQ cuisine, topped with their signature homemade BBQ sauce.

Granny’s Boot Antiques is located at 1076 Miller Road (Old 219) . For more info, visit their Facebook page at Granny’s Boots Antiques Home of Grevpode Gallery.

The following day, on Sunday, April 23, the Taste of the Southtowns returns to Springville.

Serving up 37 different foods from six local restaurants, the 13th Annual Taste of the Southtowns will be held at St. Aloysius Hall in Springville from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Offering guests a unique opportunity to try a variety of gourmet entrees, the event will feature everything from seafood chowder and maple salmon, to chicken pot pie and bacon wrapped tenderloin.

Serving up dishes at the event are a few Southtowns favorites including Chanderson’s (Yorkshire), Colden Market & Café (Colden), Colden Mill Restaurant (Colden), Fiesta Bamba (Springville & Chaffee), Mary’s Fireside Inn (East Concord) and Springville Country Club.

Pricing for the gourmet entrees will be split into different mouth-watering tiers, starting at $2.

Guests can also take part in a Chinese Auction and a silent auction , where 50 baskets will be raffled off, with prizes including hotel stays, bird photographs, and more.

Live entertainment will be provided by Wagner & Winston and The Rustic Ramblers, featuring Gene Hilts on steel guitar.

The Taste of the Southtowns is hosted by Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary in Delevan, a privately-owned, non-profit bird sanctuary boasting the two largest covered aviaries in the world and more than 78 species of birds. The sanctuary has more than 700 endangered and protected ducks, geese and swans, koi fish and a gift shop. Proceeds from the event will be used by the sanctuary to support upkeep of the facility as well as help it grow and add new species.

For more information on the Taste of the Southtowns or the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, visit their website: