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Heritage Festival at Liberty Park

Annual festival celebrating Grovetown moves to park

Posted: April 25, 2012 - 12:00am  |  Updated: April 25, 2012 - 9:39am

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For the first time, Grove­town’s annual Heritage Festival will be at Liberty Park Community Center. The 10th annual festival will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the park at 1040 Newmantown Road. Admission is free.

“I think it’s going to be better since it’s all here (at Liberty park) together,” city Community Events Coordinator Jennifer Evans said. The event was previously spread out over several locations along Robinson Avenue.

Opening ceremonies start at 9 a.m.

The festival will include live entertainment, including the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band and local bands Firehouse Band and David Daughtry and the Good Ol’ Boys, Evans said.

More than 50 arts, crafts and food vendors will be selling their wares, which include children’s clothing, T-shirts, baked goods and wood works.

There also will be lots of children’s activities, including bounce houses, pony rides and a face-painter.

A bicycle rodeo will feature an obstacle course, races for youth and demonstrations on bicycle safety.

As in years past, a festival-goer 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 raffle.

“The winner must be present and have the (free) wristband on (his or her) arm to win,” Evans said.

The festival also includes a 5K run that starts at 7:30 a.m. The entry fee is $15 and participants get a free T-shirt.

A car show also will be ongoing during the festival. Admission is free and prizes will be awarded. Registration runs 8-9 a.m. for cars and trucks at least 25 years old.

For more, visit www.grovetownheritagefestival.com, or contact Evans at (706) 860-7691 or jevans@grovetownga.us.

IF YOU GO

What: Grovetown Heritage Festival

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

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

Admission: Free

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