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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
*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


Festival T-shirt Logo
Festival T-shirt Logo 
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.

September Saturdays 2016 will be our 14th year - and it will be bigger and better than ever! Mark your calendars for Saturdays, September 17th and 24th, 2016!

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

  • Community Marketplace with over 100 vendors
  • Choral Concerts on the Courthouse Steps every 30 minutes beginning at 12 noon
  • Food Court
  • Children's Play Area with inflatable games and Animal Shelter pet adoptions
  • Family Amusement Rides
  • Children's Junior Firefighter Challenge on Family Day; Fire Safety House on Heroes Day
  • 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)
  • Live Health Douglas Physical Activity & Nutrition Exhibit
  • Breathe Easy Exhibit
  • Flu Shots on Heroes Day from Cobb & Douglas Public Health
  • 8 p.m. Outdoor Family Movie (bring your own seating) on Family Day
  • and a lot more!

September 17th Family Day + School Expo + Industry/Manufacturing Jobs Info Fair 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 Jobs Info Fair will feature representatives from are industries that have jobs available!

September 24th Heroes Day + Touch-a-Truck Experience will feature equipment and vehicles from military, law enforcement, public safety, and community service agencies.

Community Marketplace Vendor Registration
Non-food vendor registration is now open! Non-food vendor booths are $75 per Saturday, and vendors may register for one or both Saturdays. Vendor registration is available on-line through EventBrite using a credit card (convenience fee applies), or a registration form may be downloaded from the right-hand side of this page and mailed in with a check.

On-line Non-food Vendor Registration: Click Here .

September Saturdays features a non-competitive Food Court, and the Food Court for 2016 is sold out! Thank you!

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.


Registered Vendors (to date - registration open): September 17th Community Marketplace

  1. Waddell Leather: handmade leather belts, wallets, cuffs, key rings
  2. Junior League of Douglas County: membership opportunities
  3. Madaris Siding and Windows: business promotion - siding & windows
  4. It Works! Health and Wellness: body & facial wraps, health & wellness products
  5. Douglas County Genealogical Society: genealogy research, books, certificates, census records
  6. Avon: Avon products
  7. Braincore Therapy: professional services information
  8. Posh blu Boutique: handmade candles, body scrubs, jewelry, face painting, henna tattoos
  9. Rainbow Omega: fall plants
  10. Power Home Remodeling: business promotion - energy efficient products
  11. Sunset Hills Baptist Church: Church promotion
  12. Origami Owl: jewelry sales
  13. Carolina Peach Boutique: handmade clothing and accessories, jewelry, hair accessories
  14. Charming Expressions: jewelry, purses, hats
  15. Water Walkers Georgia (2): inflatable pool with water rollers
  16. Cornerstone Chiropractic: business promotion - chiropractic services, selling Biofreeze
  17. CityReach Church - North Douglasville (2): Church promotion - kids carnival games, gospel tracts
  18. Murphy Law Firm, LLC: business promotion - legal information, t-shirt giveaway, 5K run promotion
  19. Kangaroo & Koala Krafts - soaps, lotions, candles, vinyl art
  20. The Amazing Race/The Pantry - registration for fund-raiser
  21. Usborne Books & More - Carol Kleywegt, Team Leader - distinctive children's books, activity sets & educational materials
  22. SolCasa Skiin Care - soaps, scrubs, solid lotions
  23. DLNC Lexcessories - purses, dresses, scarfs, watches, jewelry
  24. Tastefully Simple - gourmet foods, bread, spices, seasonings, salsas, desserts


Registered Vendors (to date - registration open): September 24th Community Marketplace
  1. Assured Comfort Heating, Air and Plumbing: business promotion - HVAC
  2. Madaris Siding and Windows: business promotion - siding & windows
  3. It Works! Health and Wellness: body & facial wraps, health & wellness products
  4. Braincore Therapy: professional services information
  5. Posh blu Boutique: handmade candles, body scrubs, jewelry, face painting, henna tattoos
  6. Rainbow Omega: fall plants
  7. Power Home Remodeling: business promotion - energy efficient products
  8. Origami Owl: jewelry sales
  9. Water Walkers Georgia (2): inflatable pool with water rollers
  10. Cornerstone Chiropractic: business promotion - chiropractic services, selling Biofreeze
  11. Murphy Law Firm, LLC: business promotion - legal information, t-shirt giveaway, 5K run promotion
  12. Kangaroo & Koala Krafts - soaps, lotions, candles, vinyl art
  13. DLNC Lexcessories - purses, dresses, scarfs, watches, jewelry
  14. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers - community real estate information


Site Sponsors (to date - registration open)
  • Train Ride: Committee to Elect Tom Worthan Chairman
  • Carnival Ride: Committee to Elect Michael Barnhill Sheriff
  • Children's Play Area: Committee to Elect Tim Pounds Sheriff


LATEST NEWS
14th ANNUAL SEPTEMBER SATURDAYS FESTIVAL TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 17th AND 24th
Non-Food Vendor/Exhibitor Registration Now Open (Read more...)

DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS
September Saturdays Non-food Vendor Registration Form - 43.1KB

Directions to the Douglas County Courthouse - 26.1KB

IMPORTANT LINKS
- *On-line Vendor Registration
On-line vendor registration via EventBrite (convenience fee applies)


- *Presenting Sponsor: Georgia's Own Credit Union
Presenting 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. Any Douglas County resident may become a member of Georgia's Own!
5895 Stewart Parkway, 404.874.1166




- Silver Sponsor: GreyStone Power
Silver Sponsor of September Saturdays- 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: Google
Gold Sponsor of September Saturdays - "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful"



- 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: 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: Thornton Chevrolet
Gold Sponsor of September Saturdays - Offering a wide selection of quality, competitively priced, new & used Chevrolet vehicles on the street named after us!
1971 Thornton Road, Lithia Springs - 678.303.4071




- Gold Sponsor: West Georgia Technical College
Gold Sponsor of September Saturdays - We can help 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



- Silver Sponsor: BioLife Plasma Services
an industry leader in the collection of high-quality plasma that is processed into life-saving therapies - opening on Chapel Hill Road this Fall!


- 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: 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.



- 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



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