With soaring gas prices and dry pumps all over the Atlanta metro area, many families and residents of Newton County are looking for weekend activities that keep them close to home. This weekend offers a bounty of local family- friendly events that won’t put a major dent in your gas tank.
The downtown Covington Harvest Weekend on Friday and Saturday presents two full days of activity on the square. The event features a dog show open to any animal owner in the county with dogs judged in categories of prettiest female, handsomest male, best dressed, animal- owner look- a- like and, of course, best in show.
Harvest Weekend also will see an antiques appraisal fair where residents can bring their favorite family heirlooms such as furniture, jewelry and toys for value appraisal by experts. A Cars of the Past display and launch of the Newton County History Center’s Oral History Project will round out the festival.
Also, this weekend residents and former workers of the Porterdale Mill will gather in the Porterdale Mill Village for a city reunion Saturday. Not only will photographs and memorabilia be on display, but also arts, crafts and street market complete with food vendors will be on site for the reunion.
Completing a list of local events is the 14th annual Friendship Festival in downtown Social Circle Saturday. The day begins with a parade at 10 a. m. Arts and crafts vendors will sell a variety of items such as hand- made jewelry and purses. A kids’ zone will include face painting, a magician and games. A special electronic zone will have big screen TVs equipped with video game consoles and some playing college football. Food vendors will offer treats ranging from roasted corn on the cob to cotton candy.
With everything going on this weekend, there’s really no reason to head inside the perimeter to have a good time. We hope to see you out and about the area on what should be a beautiful autumn weekend.