Thursday, August 26, 2010

2010 Duluth Fall Festival Sept 25, 26

Carnival begins Wednesday thru Sunday, September 22-26
“Rupert’s Orchestra” Concert: Saturday, September 11
Saturday, September 25
Sunday, September 26

More than 350 arts and crafts booths and food vendors highlight the 28th annual Duluth Fall Festival. This family-friendly event includes a parade, music, dancers, a full size carnival and a 5K road race. The two-day celebration is held in historic downtown Duluth, Georgia on the last Saturday and Sunday in September and is consistently voted one of the best Festivals in the region.

NEW THIS YEAR: The festival will feature a full carnival that begins on Wednesday and runs through the end of the festival. Kids will have fun in the games area, which has activities for all ages, from face painting and sand art to carnival rides.

The annual Concert will be held on Saturday, September 11, at 6:30 on the Towne Green. This year will feature Rupert’s Orchestra, the top party band in the Southeast, who plays everything from current Top 40 hits to Motown and Classic Rock to the 1940’s Big Band Sound. Opening act will feature Kozmic Mama. Admission is FREE.

Kicking off the Festival on Saturday morning is the parade, which includes school bands and orchestras, antique automobiles, local school cheerleaders and sports teams. Immediately following the parade is an opening ceremony honoring local dignitaries. The day is filled with a wide variety of continuous entertainment showcased on three stages. The arts and craft booths offer an amazing variety of hand-crafted merchandise. Food vendors offer kettle corn, BBQ, roasted corn, gyros, and, of course, funnel cakes.

Sunday morning at 8 a.m. starts with a 5K road race / walk through downtown Duluth. Afterwards, a local church holds a non-denominational community worship service. The remainder of Sunday is full of more entertainment, arts and crafts, and great food.

Parking in downtown Duluth is limited; free shuttle service is available from four offsite parking locations. For more information about the Duluth Fall Festival, see the following web site: .

The Duluth Fall Festival started in 1983 and has been an annual event ever since. More than 400 volunteers work throughout the year planning the Festival. All proceeds from the Festival go towards improving and beautifying historic downtown Duluth. Some examples of the improvements made possible by the Festival Committee include Taylor Park and the Festival Center amphitheatre.
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