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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
*September Saturdays Celebration - It's all about community!
September Saturdays Festival
September Saturdays Festival 


Contact:
Wes Tallon
Director of Communications and Community Relations
Third Floor, Douglas County Courthouse
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770.920.7593
Fax: 770.920.7445
wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us


Overview:
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 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.

It's our 12th year - and it's bigger and better than ever! Come join us!

Festival Features Each Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Festival with 8:00 p.m. Movie

  • Community Marketplace with over 100 vendors
  • Choral Concerts on the Courthouse Steps every 30 minutes beginning at 12 noon
  • Food Court (non-competitive) featuring:
    • ColdStone Creamery (ice cream, toppings)
    • Johnny's NY Style Pizza (pizza slices)
    • Chick-fil-A (chicken nuggets and sandwiches, chargrilled salad, chicken salad sandwiches)
    • Sydcam (Italian ice, snow cones, cookies)
    • Buckner Family (funnel cakes, boiled peanuts)
    • Kettle Corn (kettle corn)
    • Shane's Rib Shack (ribs, pork, chicken, cobbler)
    • Burke's Grille (mac and meat)
    • JAM Sisters (hot dogs, corn dogs, burgers, Philly Cheese steak, curly fries, fried pickels, smoothies, nachos)
    • R and D (frozen lemonade, ice cream bars)
  • Children's Play Area with inflatable games and Animal Shelter pet adoptions
  • Family Amusement Rides
  • Water Wonders
  • Fire Safety House
  • Computerized Child ID Program
  • 8 p.m. Outdoor Family Movie (bring your own seating)
  • and a lot more!


Saturday, September 20th: Family Day + Special Olympics Car, Truck and Bike Show
Family Day celebrates everyone who makes up the Douglas County family, and presents an opportunity to meet and greet old friends, and to make new ones!

Family Day will include all of the Festival Features, but will also include a Car, Bike and Truck Show to benefit Douglas County Special Olympics! The Car, Bike and Truck Show will be located in the Festival's feature area and vehicles in the Show will have an entry fee. Space will be limited to about 60 entries, so register your vehicular beauty ahead of time by contacting Christie Mills at 770.920.7129 or by e-mailing to cmills@co.douglas.ga.us. The vehicles will be judged by our Special Olympians!

Cobb and Douglas Public Health will offer flu shots on Family Day at a nominal cost, so beat the upcoming flu bug and get your shot!

Saturday, September 27th: Heroes Day + Touch-a-Truck Experience
Heroes Day salutes our everyday heroes - the men and women who serve us, protect us, and teach us: firefighters/EMTs/paramedics, law enforcement, 911 operators, active military, reserves, veterans and teachers.

Heroes Day features the Touch-a-Truck Experience where the young - and the young at heart - can climb in, under, over and enjoy fire engines, military vehicles, law enforcement equipment and vehicles, and much more! Bring your camera! Meet and thank your everyday heroes! The Touch-a-Truck Experience will be located in the Festival's feature area.

Cobb and Douglas Public Health will offer confidential HIV testing on Heroes Day so be a hero and get tested.

The Douglas County Lions Club will offer free vision testing on Heroes Day inside the Douglas County Courthouse, and give you information on assistance you may need for prescription glasses and other vision services.

Be a Vendor in the Community Marketplace!
Reach 20,000+ festival-goers each Saturday!

  • Booths are $75 per space per week for an approximate 12' x 12' area in the Courthouse parking lot.
  • Vendors provide their own tent, tables, chairs, signage, etc.
  • Grassy areas are not available to vendors; all tents will be atop asphalt and must be stabilized with weights.
  • Electrical power is not available to vendors.
  • Only non-food vendors accepted. The Food Court is already set and sold out for the Festival.
  • There are Rules and Regulations for Vendors that must be agreed to for participation. These Rules and Regulations are viewable/downloadable from the right-hand side of this web page.

On-line vendor registration is now open at SeptemberSaturdays2014.eventbrite.com. Vendor registration by downloadable/mailable form is now open as well (registration form is downloadable form the right-hand side of this web page, below the sponsor listings).

Communities in Schools of Douglas County
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.


SUB PROGRAMS/MORE INFO
Sponsors - We Couldn't Do It Without You!
Community Marketplace Participants
LATEST NEWS
12th ANNUAL SEPTEMBER SATURDAYS FESTIVAL TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 20th AND 27th
Vendor/Exhibitor Registration Now Open (Read more...)

IMPORTANT LINKS
- Gold Sponsor - AT&T
AT&T is bringing it all together for customers, from revolutionary smartphones and next-generation TV services for consumers and and sophisticated solutions for multi-national businesses.


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


- Gold Sponsor - Douglas County Farm Bureau
Gold Sponsor of September Saturdays - promoting and supporting agriculture, and providing insurance services
9907 Georgia Highway 5, Douglasville - 770.942.9906


- Gold Sponsor - John Thornton Chevrolet
Gold Sponsor of September Saturdays - For all your Chevrolet needs!
1971 Thornton Road, Lithia Springs - on the road named after us! - 678.303.4071


- Gold Sponsor - SunTrust Bank
Gold Sponsor of September Saturdays - 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
Gold Sponsor of September Saturdays - We can hlep you be what you want to be! Financial Aid packages available!
4600 Timber Ridge Drive, Douglasville - 770.947.7200


- Media Sponsor - Chapel Hill News and Views
In-Kind Sponsor of September Saturdays - Discover Douglas County from a positive point of view!


- Silver Sponsor - Georgia Power
Georgia Power is a proud sponsor of September Saturdays.


- Silver Sponsor - Georgia's Own Credit Union
Silver Sponsor of September Saturdays - 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.


- Silver Sponsor - Google
Silver Sponsor of September Saturdays - "to organize the world's information an dmake it universally accessible and useful"


- Silver Sponsor - GreyStone Power Corp.
Silver Sponsor of September Saturdays- Powering Douglas County and September Saturdays!


- Silver Sponsor - Jones-Wynn Funeral Homes
Silver Sponsor of September Saturdays - a family serving families since 1950
2189 Midway Road, Douglasville - 770.942.2311


- Silver Sponsor - Resurgens Orthopaedics
Silver Sponsor of September Saturdays - 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


- Silver Sponsor: Kaiser Permanente

Silver Sponsor of September Saturdays - More than a health plan, KP offers excellent seamless care for your wellbeing with your choice of doctors and advanced technology to help you conveniently manage your health.


- Stage Sponsor - Douglas County Sentinel
Stage Sponsor - The Douglas County Sentinel traces its roots back to 1904 and is the only daily newspaper in Douglas County. Serving as the Legal Organ of Douglas County, the Sentinel is published in print Tuesday - Sunday. The on-line version, www.DouglasCountySentinel.com, is published continuously as content is reported..
8501 Bowden Street, Douglasville, GA 30134 - 770.942.6571


DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS
Rules and Regulations for Vendors - 60.6KB

September Saturdays 2014 Non-food Vendor Registration Form - 265.6KB

Directions to the Douglas County Courthouse - 26.1KB

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