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Grovetown festival reset for Saturday

Posted: May 9, 2013 - 3:20pm

Grovetown’s annual spring festival that was rained out last month is rescheduled for Saturday.

The 11th annual Grovetown Heritage Festival, originally scheduled for April 24, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Liberty Park Community Center at Newmantown Road. Admission is free.

It will be the second year the festival is held at the community center instead of spread out at several locations along Robinson Avenue, city Community Events Coordinator Jennifer Evans said.

“It’s better to have it all together,” Evans said. “We’re trying to promote a sense of community and it is easier to do that if you don’t have to walk four or five places to do things.”

The festival will include live entertainment from the Firehouse Band and the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band. Evans expects 30 to 40 arts, crafts and food vendors and businesses to be selling their wares including candles, jewelry, beauty products and children’s clothing.

“We’ve got a bunch of different stuff,” Evans said.

There also will be children’s activities including inflatables and games. A bicycle rodeo will feature an obstacle course, races for youths and demonstrations on bicycle safety.

In a raffle that has become a festival tradition, someone will win a free golf car. The giveaway is at 2 p.m. and anyone interested can pick up a free wristband to enter. The winner must be present to claim the golf car.

The festival also includes an antique car show. Admission is free and prizes will be awarded. Registration runs 8-9 a.m. for cars and trucks at least 25 years old.

Hot-air balloon rides, originally planned for event, couldn’t be rescheduled, she said.

For more information, contact Evans at (706) 860-7691 or jevans@grovetownga.us.

IF YOU GO

What: Grovetown Heritage Festival

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Liberty Park Community Center, 1040 Newmantown Road, Grovetown

Cost: Free

More: (706) 860-7691

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