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Olde Town Fall Festival to light up Conyers, Oct. 25
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Sprite and Rags enter the 2013 Pet Costume Contest at last year's Olde Town Fall Festival. - photo by File Photo

Fall brings Conyers' longest-running festival, the Olde Town Fall Festival, back for its 34th edition on Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Coordinated by the city of Conyers, 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 crocheted items, there is a fantastic variety of vendors lined up for this year's festival," said Harriet Gattis, tourism manager for the Conyers Convention and Visitors Bureau 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, a variety of food and children's activities and a number of local non-profit organizations eager to share their individual missions to serve Conyers and Rockdale County.

The Olde Town Fall Festival takes place on Center, Commercial and Railroad Streets and those streets will be closed to traffic beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, October 25 until approximately 6 p.m. that evening.

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. Children's activities like train rides, face painting and a mini soccer clinic sponsored by Rockdale Youth Soccer Association will be part of the festivities. More than 70 vendors selling wares such as jewelry, baked goods, artwork, food, knitting/crocheted pieces, woodworking and floral arrangements will be on hand.

A costume contest for kids and a pet costume contest sponsored by The Rockdale News will take place on the Conyers Depot stage at 11:40 a.m.

Entertainment scheduled to make appearances include the Dominy School of the Performing Arts, Sole Momentum Cloggers, Pine Street Elementary Singers/Drum Group, the Big, Shiny Brass Tuba Ensemble and even an appearance by Elvis.

Admission and parking are free for the festival. For more information, visit, visit the Facebook page at http://tinyurl.comOTCFB or call the Conyers Welcome Center at 770-602-2606.