The 15th annual September Saturdays Festival will be held Saturday, September 23 and 30 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 30,000 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 23, is Family Day + School Expo + Jobs 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. Local businesses, industries and manufacturers will host job information booths at the festival so that visitors can learn of employment opportunities.
Saturday, September 30, is Heroes Day + the Touch-a-Truck Experience + Jobs Fair. Heroes Day honors our everyday heroes – Sheriff’s deputies, firemen, 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 enjoy 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. On-line registration is available or registration forms can be downloaded 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 benefiting 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 ride; free rock climbing wall; and a lot more. Free Concerts and programs are presented on the Courthouse steps every 30 minutes. The Festival Food Court features 10 food vendors, all of which have different offerings to tantalize taste buds. The Food Court is already sold out for 2017.
Admission to the festival and all of its 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.