Two North Georgia festivals start next week

Two North Georgia festivals start next week

May 13th, 2011 by Susan Pierce in Chattnow Outabout

STATE OF DADE HERITAGE FESTIVAL AND COUNTY FAIR

Schedule Highlights

Monday

* 6:30 p.m. Supper served

* 7:30 p.m. Concert by Jericho Brass Band

Tuesday

* 7 p.m. Dade secession debate re-enactment

Wednesday

* 5 p.m. Carnival midway opens

* 6:30 p.m. Youth Praise Night, featuring Chris McDaniel and Brian & April

Thursday

* 5 p.m. Carnival midway opens

* 6:30 p.m. Faith and Family Night, featuring The Perrys (gospel) and True Roots (bluegrass), with tribute to Vestal Goodman and The Happy Goodmans

When: Monday-May 21.

Where: Dade County Recreation Facility, 1.5 miles south of Trenton, Ga., on U.S. Highway 11.

Details: In its second year, this festival had already added county fair to its name and expanded from two days to six. After tornadoes of April 27 caused heavy damage to the Trenton area, festival organizers said the event will be held but with a purpose of helping in the town's recovery.

A different theme has been assigned each day to help with disaster relief. Paradise Amusements is bringing a carnival to the fairgrounds starting Wednesday, and there will be nightly entertainment.

Events the first two nights will take place inside the city limits: Monday at the new Trenton Civic Center in Trenton City Park, Tuesday at the historic Dade County Courthouse.

Wednesday through May 20, the festival will continue at the Dade County Recreational Facility and Fairgrounds on Highway 11, 1.5 miles south of Trenton. The festival will conclude May 21 with a full day of events planned.

For more information, visit www.discoverdade.com or call 706-657-4167.


DAYS OF SUMMER CARNIVAL

When: Wednesday-May 22.

Where: 1103 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga.

Admission: Free. Carnival tickets $15 for unlimited rides.

Details: Produced by Northwest Georgia Council of Realtors, the Walker County Chamber of Commerce and the Family Crisis Center of Walker, Dade and Catoosa counties, this festival offers themed nights of entertainment and a carnival.

Wednesday will be Christian Youth Night, featuring a performance by Unchained from Catlett Community Church. Thursday, area high school seniors will be honored at Grad Night. May 20 is Date Night for Parents. May 21 will be Reading for Rides, with a free concert at 2 p.m. by Corbette Jackson.

This children's literacy effort is promoting reading by offering kids free rides at the carnival as a reward for reading a specific amount of books.

The festival concludes May 22 with Midway Mile sponsored by area fitness clubs.