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Euharlee hosts Covered Bridge Fall Festival and 5K
by Monica Burge
October 23, 2012 03:36 PM | 2083 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
From left, Euharlee City Manager Trish Sullivan along with festival coordinator Samantha Berry will be participating in this year’s Covered Bridge Festival that will be held in Frankie Harris Park in Euharlee.
From left, Euharlee City Manager Trish Sullivan along with festival coordinator Samantha Berry will be participating in this year’s Covered Bridge Festival that will be held in Frankie Harris Park in Euharlee.
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A full weekend of family-friendly activities is set for the sixth annual Euharlee Covered Bridge Fall Festival and 5K.

Held in historic downtown Euharlee at Frankie Harris Park, this year’s festival has been expanded to a three-day event.

“The city extended the festival to a three-day event so the public has more options in attending the festival,” festival coordinator Samantha Berry said. “A multi-day festival also gives vendors who work so hard preparing for the event greater opportunity to market and sell their products.”

The festival kicks-off Friday with the Old Mill Road Band and Iambic Underground playing in the pavilion.

Concession vendors also will be open Friday.

The inaugural She Laughs As She Runs 5K road race, sponsored by Georgia Power, Plant Bowen is slated for Saturday.

Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. The race course begins and ends at Osborne Park.

Berry said the 5K adds another facet to the festival.

“It’s a great event to help promote healthy living,” Berry said.

The weekend’s festivities also include the Historic Ghost Walk, sponsored by the Euharlee Historical Society and Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse. The Historic Ghost Walk is from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5 for adults, kids under 12 are free with a paid adult and are available at Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse or at the Euharlee Museum. The walk begins at the commissary building in downtown Euharlee.

Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, festival goers will enjoy performances, demonstrations and live entertainment from area schools and the community at large.

The festival also will include children’s activities, food and beverage concessions and arts and crafts vendors.

A car cruise-in sponsored by Karma Consignment is planned for Saturday at 4 p.m. in Frankie Harris Park.

Festival hours Friday are from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“The city’s goal in sponsoring the fall festival is to support, showcase and unite our community and Euharlee is happy to achieve this goal this weekend,” Berry said. “The number of vendors, performers and local talent interested in the festival this year was amazing.”

Euharlee City Manager Trish Sullivan said hosting the festival is something the city takes pride in.

Information: www.euharlee.com
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