On tap for Saturday, the Euharlee Covered Bridge Fall Festival will be one of many events transpiring across Bartow.
“Euharlee has held fall festivals, off and on, for several decades,” said Katie Gobbi, director of the Euharlee Welcome Center & History Museum. “Previously, community organizations held the festival near the covered bridge and did a great job bringing our residents together. We have some incredible images of Euharlee residents participating in hayrides, dancing on the bridge and more in the 1970s. The city of Euharlee has been involved for ... several years, moving the festival to Frankie Harris Park after it was built.
“This year, we decided to focus our efforts and hold the festival just on Saturday, from 10 to 6. Our staff has been working to put together a great event for young and old. ... The purpose of the fall festival is to provide our residents and neighbors with a community event that families and people of all ages can enjoy. It is a fun tradition to celebrate the changing seasons and bring people together.”
As Gobbi noted, the Euharlee Covered Bridge Fall Festival will be presented by the city of Euharlee at Frankie Harris Park, 175 Covered Bridge Road.
“We have music in the pavilion from great artists like the Etowah River Band, Reid Stevens, Donny Hammonds and more. We will have children’s activities, including free hayrides and a hay-bale maze by Ladd’s Farm Supply, a free bounce house provided by Anytime Fitness Euharlee, pumpkin painting, free tours of fire and police vehicles, and face painting. And, of course, festival food vendors — funnel cakes, hot dogs, fried Oreos, espresso, bubble tea, just to name a few.
“We [have] many local arts and crafts and direct sales vendors that our patrons will enjoy. I am particularly looking forward to seeing all of the photos that people take at the selfie station in the hay-bale maze.”
Further details about the upcoming event can be obtained by viewing the Euharlee Covered Bridge Fall Festival Facebook page.
“The autumn season has traditionally provided a great backdrop for many fun events in and around Cartersville,” said Regina Wheeler, deputy director for the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “It is certainly the busiest time of year. There is always something to do each weekend from Labor Day to mid-November. This weekend, we have one of Tellus museum’s most popular events, Heavy Metal in Motion — a fun-filled day for kids of all ages. Then, there’s classic dinner theater staged at Adairsville’s 1902 Stock Exchange with ‘Driving Miss Daisy.’
“The pumpkin patches are open at Pettit Creek Farms in Cartersville and at Pumpkin Patch Farm in Adairsville. Euharlee’s hosting its annual Covered Bridge Festival and admission is free. And new this year is a haunted house ‘School Street Asylum’ presented by TheatreExtreme. These are just some of the fun things taking place around the county. Aside from the VisitCartersvilleGA.org [homepage], our events page remains the most-visited page on our website,” she said, adding organizations wanting to promote their event are encouraged to contact the CVB at 770-387-1357.
As of Thursday afternoon, eight events are posted on the local CVB’s website for Saturday, VisitCartersvilleGA.org: Pumpkin Fest at Pettit Creek Farms, 337 Cassville Road in Cartersville, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., $15 for adults and $12 for children, http://pettitcreekfarms.com/pumpkin-fest.html or 770-386-8688; Pumpkin Patch Farm, 230 Old Dixie Highway N.W. in Adairsville, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., $7.50 plus tax per individual, www.pumpkinpatchfarm.net or 770-773-2617; Hero Hustle — a 5k benefit for the Bartow County Shop with a Hero program — at Sam Smith Park in Cartersville, 7 a.m. registration, $35, https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Cartersville/shopwithaheroherohustle; Heavy Metal in Motion at Tellus Science Museum, 100 Tellus Drive in Cartersville, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., regular museum admission, http://tellusmuseum.org or 770-606-5700; Old Cassville Cemetery Tour and Storytelling hosted by the Cassville Historical Society at Cassville Cemetery on Chunn Facin Road N.W. in Cartersville from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; “Driving Miss Daisy” at 1902 Stock Exchange and Public Square Opera House, 124 Public Square in Adairsville, 7 p.m., $50 plus tax for dinner and the show, 770-773-1902; Theatre Extreme’s “School Street Asylum” at the Olin Tatum Agricultural Building’s Stiles Auditorium, 320 W. Cherokee Ave. in Cartersville, at 8 p.m., $12, http://theatreextremecartersville.com; and Red Top Mountain State Park’s Haunted Halloween Hayrides, which are sold out.