Fall brings Conyers’ longest-running festival, the 32nd edition of the Olde Town Fall Festival, to be held on Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Coordinated by the city of Conyers and the Conyers Main Street Program, the festival draws residents and visitors to historic Olde Town for a day of browsing among artists, crafters and local merchants in Olde Town Conyers.
“From woodworking and jewelry to baked goods and art, there is a fantastic variety of vendors lined up for this year’s festival,” said Monica Coffin, Conyers Main Street Manager and one of the festival organizers. “Started by the Rockdale County Historical Society in 1980, we are proud to continue this tradition of fall fun in the streets of Olde Town.”
The Olde Town Fall Festival features two stages of entertainment (on Railroad Street at the Conyers Depot and in the Olde Town Pavilion), arts and crafts vendors, food and a children’s area. The scarecrow decorating competition returns and all proceeds from the competition benefit the Conyers Police Reserve Unit. The scarecrow competition will be held in the Lewis Vaughn Botanical Garden, or, renamed for this occasion, the Scarecrow Garden. Applications to enter the scarecrow competition are available online at www.oldetownfallfestival.com and at the Conyers Welcome Center.
The Olde Town Fall Festival takes place on Center, Commercial and Railroad Streets and those streets will be closed to traffic beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20 until approximately 6:00 p.m. that evening.
A children’s area will feature kid-friendly activities, games, and face painting. The Conyers Police Department and Rockdale County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Department will be on hand for fun safety activities and interaction with children and adults, alike. More than 90 vendors selling wares such as jewelry, baked goods, artwork, food, handmade crafts, woodworking and floral arrangements will be on hand.
Entertainment scheduled to make appearances include the Dominy School of the Performing Arts, choruses from Barksdale and C.J. Hicks Elementary Schools, the Barksdale Boys and Girls Club Dancers, the Flow Motion Band and even an appearance by Elvis. A costume contest for kids and a pet costume contest sponsored by The News will take place on the Conyers Depot stage at 11:40 a.m.
Admission and parking are free for the festival. For more information, visit www.oldetownfallfestival.com, visit the Facebook page at http://tinyurl.comOTCFB or call the Conyers Welcome Center at 770-602-2606.