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14th Annual September Saturdays Festival to be Held September 17th & 24th

(Last Updated On: December 21, 2017)

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The 14th annual September Saturdays Festival will be held Saturdays, September 17th and 24th on the grounds of the Douglas County Courthouse. Non-food vendor/exhibitor registration is now open. Over 100 vendors and exhibitors are anticipated for the largest annual festival in Douglas County. An estimated 40,000 people are anticipated to attend the Festival over the two Saturdays. The sole purpose of the Festival is to bring our community closer together.

Saturday, September 17th, is Family Day + School Expo + Industry/Manufacturer Job Info Fair. Family Day recognizes everyone who makes up the Douglas County Family, and presents an opportunity to meet and greet old friends and make new ones. Family Day will also include booths from every school of the Douglas County School System that wishes to participate, so that they can show off their school programs. Industries and manufacturers will host job information booths at the festival, so that visitors can learn of employment opportunities. There will be an outdoor movie on Family Day at 8 p.m.

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Saturday, September 24th, is Heroes Day + the Touch-a-Truck Experience. Heroes Day honors our everyday heroes – Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, 911 operators, military, veterans, reserves, and teachers. The Touch-a-Truck Experience presents an opportunity for the young and the young at heart to see and climb on fire trucks and equipment, law enforcement vehicles and equipment, and military equipment.

The festival is open from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each Saturday. Admission and parking is free.

Both days feature the Community Marketplace where individuals, churches, community organizations and businesses can host booths. Non-Food Vendor/Exhibitor registration is available through the event web site, www.SeptemberSaturdays.com. Registration is available on-line using Eventbrite, or by downloading registration forms for completion and mailing. Vendor information/registration packets may also be requested by calling 770.920.7593. Each space is $75 per week with proceeds benefitting Communities in Schools of Douglas County which provides after-school programs at every public school in Douglas County.

The Festival will feature a Children’s Play Area with free inflatable games and slides, a free train ride; a free carnival September Saturday ride, free rock climbing wall, and a free rock ‘n roller. Free Concerts and programs are presented on the Courthouse steps every 30 minutes.

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Admission to all festival features is free due to the support of community-minded businesses who sponsor the event. The September Saturdays Festival is organized by the Douglas County Department of Communications and Community Relations. The presenting sponsors are Douglas County and Georgia’s Own Credit Union.

Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan said, “We invite all Douglas County residents to come have fun and fellowship at September Saturdays. It’s all about community!”

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