Cedar­town Fall Fes­ti­val com­ing up Oct. 7

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - From staff re­ports

Cedar­town’s an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of all things au­tumn is com­ing up on the 40th an­niver­sary of the Fall Fes­ti­val com­ing up on Main Street next week­end.

On Sat­ur­day, Oct. 7, down­town Cedar­town will shut down and fill up with folks from all around the re­gion with an arts and crafts fair, food, the an­nual Shriner’s pa­rade and more.

Fes­tiv­i­ties start at 9: 30 a. m. with the Sec­ond Steps Dance Stu­dio per­form­ing in the park in front of Polk County Court­house No. 2, fol­lowed by the 10 a.m. Shriner’s Pa­rade.

At 11 a.m., the Cedar­town- Polk County Hu­mane So­ci­ety’s an­nual dog show will be held at the park in front of Court­house No. 2, and then from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jasper-based Blue­grass band The 8th of Jan­uary will be pro­vid­ing mu­sic through the af­ter­noon.

Ven­dor ap­pli­ca­tions are still be­ing ac­cepted, but a num­ber of food and arts and crafts ven­dors will be on hand for the day.

This year’s fall fes­ti­val will also in­clude a pet­ting zoo, pony rides and face paint­ing for youth at the Fall Fes­ti­val will be avail­able as well.

“Our down­town busi­nesses will be hav­ing side walk sales and many spe­cials will be of­fered,” Down­town Cedar­town As­so­ci­a­tion di­rec­tor Ra­mona Ruark added.

A por­tion of Main Street, from South of Sy­camore Street to north of East Ware Street will be closed to traf­fic from 8 a.m. un­til 4 p.m. for the Fall Fes­ti­val, and no cars will be al­lowed to park on the street dur­ing that time.

Find out more in­for­ma­tion about the fes­ti­val or get a ven­dor ap­pli­ca­tion by call­ing 770-748-2090, or visit down­towncedar­town.com.

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