Fall Riverwalk Festival loads of fun
Rockmart’s Riverwalk Festival saw another successful year of arts and crafts, live music, and food that brought dozens together to celebrate the season. While dark clouds may have scared away a few participants, approximately 25 vendors were present, vintage cars lined the Euharlee, and the health walk went off without a hitch.
“The actual number of visitors was on par with years past,” organizer Jeff Holstein said. “The weather really played a factor this year, but once it cleared up, people started to show up.”
At its core, the event gave citizens an opportunity to connect with local arts and crafts makers. Bracelets, home décor, wreaths, water bottles, art, clothing, decorative arrangements, and much more lined the park as customers picked up items during the Oct. 20 festival. Other vendors offered food such as hot dogs, hamburgers, and barbecue, and non-profit groups such as the FERST Foundation set up booths with details over their respective causes.
“I’m just seeing what they have this year,” attendee Myra Williams said. “I let the kids run around some while I shop and talk to friends.”
The Slate City Shrine Club brought their collection of classic, vintage cars as an additional bit of free entertainment, and local musicians such as Isaac Streetman filled the park with the sounds of classic country, rock, and gospel.
The morning health walk served as a convenient way to burn a few extra calories, and while the original Rotary Club 5k was ultimately canceled, details on future events can be found at https://sites. google.com/site/rockmart polkcountyrotary/.
Those who missed the event can always look towards next year’s Riverwalk Festival that is soon to be planned.
“We will be meeting in the next few weeks to see what changes, if any, will be coming,” Holstein said.
Vendors provided all kinds of handmade goods for sale during Rockmart’s Riverwalk Festival on Oct. 20.
Members of the Georgia Cancer Support Polk County Chapter were on hand at the Rockmart Riverwalk Festival on Oct. 20 selling goodies and educating the public about their mission to help cancer patients with their cost of getting to and from appointments.