Rockmart’s Riverwalk festival coming Saturday
Rockmart’s Riverwalk Festival on the Euharlee is getting closer and closer, and the city isn’t pulling any punches with the Oct. 21 festival. In traditional Polk celebration style, Riverwalk will have live music, lots of food, games, and crafts of any and all kinds from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Seaborne Jones Park, 180 W. Elm St.
“We’ve got over 30 vendors,” organizer Jeff Holstein said.
Among those 30 include The Varsity, a popular restaurant from the Atlanta area.
“They will be selling plates of food for $6,” Holstein said. “The Rockmart Lions Club will be selling popular foods like burgers and hot dogs too.”
Outside of bigger organizations, local citizens will be present selling peanut brittle, popcorn brittle in cherry, toffee, Pina Colada, and watermelon, handcrafted soaps, leather and freshwater pearls, seasonal wreaths, mailbox wreaths, cemetery arrangements, furniture, yard art, shirts, bracelets, mason jars, home décor, bottle slumpings, cotton candy, boiled and fried peanuts, nachos, handmade pottery, coffee, soda, and much more. The Rockmart Arts Commission will be providing pumpkins for youth to decorate.
Also joining in on the festival are a host of non-profit vendors selling goods for their respective causes. “The Retired Teacher Foundation and the Georgia Cancer Support of Polk County will be present,” Holstein said. Purchasing items from vendors such as these will put money back into the group’s organization.
Working off any food eaten at the festival will be easy for those who participate in the Rotary Riverwalk 5k run that begins at 10 a.m. Early registration for the 5k is $25; Event registration is $35.
Those looking for the early bird discount can sign up at https:// www.active.com/rockmart-ga/running/ distance- running- races/ rotary-riverwalk-5k-run-2017?int=.
The course for the race is in and out of the Silver Comet trail from the trailhead, and water and snacks will be provided by the Rotary Club. Money gained from the 5k will be put towards local scholarships.
Riverwalk’s musical line up is bringing the sound of gospel, folk, and country to the city. “We’ve got musicians like Dalton Dover and Isaac Streetman lined up to play,” Holstein said. Artists will pass the stage to one another as time goes so as to ensure fresh music is being played throughout the entire event.
The event is still a way’s off, and any number of new vendors or artists could leave or join the festival. Those with questions about becoming a vendor can contact Holstein at 770-648-2706. The festival itself is free and everyone is encouraged to attend.