What to do while the leaves fall
10 Newton County fall events to attend
As Newton County residents begin to feel autumn’s cool breezes, the county’s fall calendar heats up with a bevy of events sure to keep the family busy during the season.
From trick or treating to a Mutt Show to festivals on the Covington square, check out the list below for what’s happening in Newton County this fall.
Oct. 6 – Social Circle Friendship Festival: The town of Social Circle will celebration its 180th birthday during its annual Friendship Festival. The event will begin at 9 a.m. in Social Circle’s downtown business district at the intersection of Hightower Trial and Cherokee Road and end at 4 p.m. A parade that invites pet owners to participate by dressing their pets in “happy birthday” costumes will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a welcome from Mayor Hal Dally at 11 a.m. Luke Pilgrim is expected to perform at 2 p.m. and the festival will also have children’s activities, 100 booths and food. The city also plans to give away 12 helicopter rides and offer 10-minute rides for $35 per person or $100 per group. The festival is sponsored by Social Circle’s Better Hometown Program. For more information, visit socialcirclegabht.com or call (770) 464-1866.
Oct. 6 – Mutt Show: Newton County pups will be strutting their stuff Oct.6 at the annual Mutt Show on the downtown Covington square. But don’t let the name fool you. Just because it’s called a Mutt Show doesn’t mean purebred dogs aren’t welcome as well. As long as they are friendly, leashed, at least 6 months old and have had their rabies vaccination, they are welcome to come. Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m. with the show beginning at 10 a.m. Although participation in the event is free, donations are encouraged and will be used to help with the spay and neuter