It’s fall time and that means the return of Conyers’ own Olde Town Festival. The annual festival brings together Conyers residents and visitors together to enjoy a day of family-friendly fun.
Started in 1980 by the Rockdale County Historical Society, the Olde Town Fall Festival has become an annual tradition since then known for its children’s activities, local merchants and vendor offerings, delicious food and live music. Now in its 33rd year it is the city’s longest-running festival.
This year’s festival will have food, live music, a children’s area and 120 arts and crafts vendors. Live music will be played throughout the festival on two stages and families can enjoy the many free activities for kids such as games, face painting and a costume contest sponsored by the Rockdale News.
The free contest starts at 11:45 a.m. and is for kids up to age 12. Contest winners will receive tickets to the Georgia Aquarium. The News will also be hosting a pets costume contest following the kids’ contest. Pets sporting the most unique fall designs will win grooming services (to be confirmed).
This year’s festival will also include a new and used book sale hosted by Unity Church and Spiritual Center as well as an all-day, low country boil put on by the Whistle Post Tavern.
The Conyers Police Department, the Rockdale County Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Department will be on hand for safety activities.
The city of Conyers and the Conyers Main Street Program coordinated this year’s festival, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Festival activities will take place on Center, Commercial and Railroad Streets and parking will be available on Main Street. Both Admission and parking are free.
For more information visit www.oldetownfestival.com or visit the Conyers Main Street Program’s Facebook page.