Flowery Branch Fall Festival
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5, rain or shine
Where: Old Town Flowery Branch
For more than a dozen years, youth from Flowery Branch Boy Scout Troop 228 have entertained thousands during the annual fall festival on Oct. 5 in Old Town Flowery Branch.
“This gives the boys a chance to get out of their uniforms and just remind peopled what the Boy Scouts of America is really all about,” said Michelle Harkins, chair for this year’s festival. “This fundraiser is very important to the troop, so we can provide a great solid program for the boys.”
In previous years, the festival has drawn more than 4,000 to the rain-or-shine event set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s festival will feature more than 80 vendors offering concessions to arts, crafts and unique gift items.
“We have a lot of new vendors,” said Harkins, including a model train display, “so the kids can walk around and see it.”
The ever-popular bungee cord experience, bounce houses and cake walk will return. But pony rides will arrive anew along with Cherry-O the Clown, who will do face painting and creative balloon sculpture. A Flowery Branch police officer will showcase his painted gourds, and a flute maker will offer handmade instruments. Downtown merchants are also expected to remain open for the afternoon.
Parking for the free event will be at the open lot on the corner of Snelling and Railroad Avenues.