Douglas County Georgia

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September Saturdays Celebration

September Saturdays Festival
September Saturdays Festival 

Rick Martin
Director of Communications and Community Relations
Third Floor, Douglas County Courthouse
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770.920.7303
Fax: 770.920.7445

Festival T-shirt Logo
Festival T-shirt Logo 

September Saturdays is the largest annual festival and community event in Douglas County. Its sole purpose is to foster community by creating an event where any resident, regardless of the situation, can come and enjoy fun, fellowship, camaraderie, and inclusion. A community only gets stronger when it communicates!

September Saturdays is unique in that it is held on two consecutive Saturdays in September so that people have two chances to attend. There is no cost to attend - charging for any festival feature might preclude someone from coming, and this festival is for everyone. Festival expenses are paid by Douglas County and the generosity of community-minded businesses, so that the festival, parking, and all features can have free admission.

September Saturdays is held inside and on the grounds of the Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, Georgia 30134. Parking is available on the Courthouse grounds and on surrounding properties. A free van shuttle service is provided from adjacent parking areas.

September Saturdays 2019 will be our 17th year - and it will be bigger and better than ever!

Festival Features Each Saturday

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Festival

  • Community Marketplace with over 100 vendors
  • Choral Concerts on the Courthouse Steps every 30 minutes beginning at 11a
  • Food Court
  • Children's Play Area with inflatable games and Animal Shelter pet adoptions
  • Family Amusement Rides
  • Society for Creative anachronism (middle ages demonstrations, September 29)
  • Water and Sewer Authority Water Wagon
  • Computerized Child ID Program (inside the Courthouse Atrium, 1st floor)
  • Free and Confidential HIV Testing by Cobb & Douglas Public Health (cheek swab, no needles, no blood) with results in 20 minutes (inside the Courthouse Atrium, 3rd floor, September 29)
  • Vision Testing by the Douglas County Lions Club (Citizen's Hall, 2nd floor, September 29)
  • and a lot more!

September 21st Heroes Day + Touch-a-Truck Experience will feature equipment and vehicles from military, law enforcement, public safety, and community service agencies in addition to featuring booths from schools of the Douglas County School System in which the schools will promote and explain their programs, and possibly raise funds for the school.

September 28th Family Day + Fun & Games Festival will feature booths from schools of the Douglas County School System in which the schools will promote and explain their programs, and possibly raise funds for the school. The festival will feature representatives from area industries and businesses that could have jobs available!

The proceeds from vendor space rentals in the Community Marketplace go to benefit Communities in Schools of Douglas County, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides after-school programs and mentoring for Douglas County School System students. The Mission of Communities in Schools is to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for life. No tax dollars can be used for this program, so it is dependent on grants and donations to help at-risk students become a success. For more information, please call Mitzi Teal, CISDC Executive Director, at 770.651.2039.

September Saturdays offers a food court, and spaces for applications are now available for 2019 until August 21. For further information please contact Rick Martin, Director of Communications & Community Relations at 770-920-7303.

Food Court for September 21st:

  • Italian Ice of Atlanta
  • Shane’s Rib Shack (Barbecue Ribs)
  • S&J’s Turkey Legs (large size turkey legs)
  • Buckner Family Funnel Cakes, Hot Dogs,
  • AKA Kona Ice
  • Jam Sisters, Philly Cheese steaks, fried pickles, curly fries, hotdogs, hamburgers,
  • Chick-fil-A

Food Court for September 28th:

  • ATL Blu Seafood
  • S&J’s Turkey Legs (large size turkey legs)
  • Buckner Family Funnel Cakes, Hot Dogs,
  • AKA Kona Ice
  • Jam Sisters, Philly Cheese steaks, fried pickles, curly fries, hotdogs, hamburgers,
  • Chick-fil-A

September Saturdays offers a food court, and spaces are now available for 2019. For applications please contact Mitzi Teal at 770-651-2039.

Community Marketplace Vendor Registration for 2019 (non-food)

Now Open! Click on this link to download the non-food vendor registration form: Non-food Vendor Registration Form (PDF document)

Click this link for on-line non-food vendor registration: Online Payment for Non-food Vendors ($75 per booth per Saturday)

Non-food Vendors for 2019:

  • A Little Taste of Heaven
  • Anchor Heating + Air Sponsoring for Douglas County CASA
  • Atlanta West Pentecostal Church
  • Baza-Fainn Productions LLC
  • Beyond the Front Porch
  • Braincare Thereapy
  • Brainy Bytes West Atlanta
  • Candles by Jazzy
  • Christian Brothers Mechanical LLC
  • Delta Sigma
  • Douglas County Genealogical
  • Escape USA LLC
  • Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Future One Chiropractic
  • Hightower's Memorial Chapel
  • Holly Leasure Le-Vel
  • Keller Williams
  • Mercer University
  • Mercer University
  • NJS Fashion Handbags
  • Paparazzi Accessories
  • Park Orthodontics
  • Pickard
  • Pink Zebra
  • Power Home Remodeling
  • Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta
  • Sanctuary Girl LLC
  • Trendy African
  • Vital Life Chiropractic
  • WellCare Health Plans

2019 Non-Food Vendor Application Form - 51.1KB

Directions to the Douglas County Courthouse - 26.1KB

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*Presenting Sponsor: Google
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Platinum - Stage Sponsor: Georgia's Own Credit Union
Founded on the philosophy of people helping people, Georgia's Own Credit Union, a not-for-profit community credit union, offers a wide variety of financial products and services. Any Douglas County resident may become a member of Georgia's Own!
5895 Stewart Parkway, 404.874.1166

Gold Sponsor: Coca-Cola
At Coca-Cola, we strive to refresh the world, inspire moments of optimism and happiness, create value, and make a difference!

Gold Sponsor: John Thornton Chevrolet
John Thornton Chevrolet located at 1971 Thornton Rd. Lithia Springs, GA. 30122. "So big they named the road after us!" Sales: 678-303-4071 or service: 678-444-4796 or visit

Gold Sponsor: GreyStone Power
A member-owned electric cooperative dedicated to providing our members with the best electric service at the lowest possible rates. Because we are locally owned and operated, customers receive responsive and focused service.

Gold Sponsor: SunTrust Bank
One of the strongest banks in the Nation but with down home service!
5641 Fairburn Road, Douglasville - 770.920.3333

Gold Sponsor: West Georgia Technical College
We can help you be what you want to be! Financial Aid packages available!
4600 Timber Ridge Drive, Douglasville - 770.947.7200

Silver Sponsor: T-Mobile
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Silver Sponsor: Troy University
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Silver Sponsor: Jones-Wynn Funeral Homes
a family serving families since 1950
2189 Midway Road, Douglasville - 770.942.2311

Silver Sponsor: Resurgens Orthopaedics
Leaders in sports medicine, joint replacement, neck/back/shoulder/elbow/hand/arthroscopic surgery, non-operative spine care and trauma care
6001 Professional Parkway, Suite 1040 - 770.949.7400

In Kind Sponsor: Atlanta Dumpster Rental
Bin There Dump That: This dumpster rental service's unique roll-off dumpster system allows them to place dumpster where no one else can!

Media Sponsor: Chapel Hill News and Views

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