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Saturday, August 1, 2015
*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 2015 will be our 13th year - and it will be bigger and better than ever! Mark your calendars for Saturdays, September 19th and 26th, 2015!

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
  • Children's Play Area with inflatable games and Animal Shelter pet adoptions
  • Family Amusement Rides
  • Fire Safety House
  • Computerized Child ID Program
  • 8 p.m. Outdoor Family Movie (bring your own seating)
  • and a lot more!

September 19th Family Day + School Expo 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.

September 26th 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.

On-line Registration: http://septembersaturdays2015.eventbrite.com .

September Saturdays features a non-competitive Food Court, and the Food Court for 2015 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.


Community Marketplace Vendors: September 19th, Family Day + School Expo + Monster Truck and More! (registrations to date, 100 available)

  • Sprinkle Ze Pink (sprinkles, simmer pots, candles)
  • Avon by Tammy (Avon products)
  • Scentsy (wickless scented candles)
  • Kerensa's Tupperware Showcase (Tupperware)
  • Sunset Hills Baptist Church (information)
  • Wright Sisters Jewelry (beaded jewelry)
  • Bosco Inspirations (wood creations)
  • Douglas County Genealogical Society (family records)
  • Creations by Ernestine Men's Bow Ties (custom made men's bow ties)
  • Assured Comfort Heating and Air (HVAC products and services)
  • Murphy Law Firm (professional services)
  • Tastefully Simple (breads, spices, seasonings, salsa, dessert mixes)
  • Charming Expressions (jewelry, purses, hats, shawls)
  • Evelyn Rose Soaps (goat's milk soaps, bath bombs, lip balms, lotion bars)
  • Jamberry Independent Consultant (nail wraps)
  • Carolyn's Boutique, PC (hats, handbags, jewelry, metal sculpture)
  • Rainbow Omega (live plants)
  • Healing Hands Massage Therapy (massage, bath salts and scrubs)
  • Plexus (health and weight loss products)
  • Libby Sews Embroidery & Vinyl
  • Mercer University (educational information)
  • App Douglasville (free local city search app for Douglasville)
  • Paycation Travel (travel excursions)
  • Douglas County Republican Party (information, flag etiquette brochures)
  • Park Orthodontics (health care, dental, orthodontics)
  • Thirty-One


Community Marketplace Vendors: September 26th, Heroes Day + Touch-a-Truck Experience (registrations to date, 100 available)
  • Scentsy (wickless scented candles)
  • Kerensa's Tupperware Showcase (Tupperware)
  • Wright Sisters Jewelry (beaded jewelry)
  • Bosco Inspirations (wood products)
  • Assured Comfort Heating and Air (HVAC products and services)
  • Murphy Law Firm (professional services)
  • McShwans Gem Works (hand-cut gem stones for unique jewelry)
  • Rainbow Omega (live plants)
  • Plexus (health and weight loss products)
  • Jamberry Independent Consultant (nail wraps)
  • 2 Pink Sprinkles (soy sprinkles)
  • Renewal by Anderson (replacement windows)
  • Mercer University (educational information)
  • Lose a Finger (dog treats, jerky, cookies, sweet taters)
  • App Douglasville (free local city search app for Douglasville)
  • Believers Church (Church information)
  • Douglas County Republican Party (information, flag etiquette brochures)
  • Thirty-One


Additional Festival Features
September 19th
  • Children First
  • Douglas Health Futures Foundation
  • Douglasville - Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority
  • Aeromodelers
  • Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
  • Gentiva Home Health and Hospice Care
  • Woodie Fite Senior Center Santa's Workshop
  • Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival/Old Courthouse Museum
  • Operation Christmas Toy Collection

September 26th

  • Georgia Commute Options
  • Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
  • Gentiva Home Health and Hospice Care
  • Lions Club Vision and Diabetes Testing
  • Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival/Old Courthouse Museum
  • Operation Christmas Toy Collection
  • Keep Douglasville Beautiful Veterans' Memorial (information)


SUB PROGRAMS/MORE INFO
Sponsors - We Couldn't Do It Without You!
LATEST NEWS
13th ANNUAL SEPTEMBER SATURDAYS FESTIVAL TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 19th AND 26th - Non-Food Vendor/Exhibitor Registration Now Open (Read more...)
IMPORTANT LINKS
- Gold Sponsor: GreyStone Power
Gold Sponsor of September Saturdays- Powering Douglas County and September Saturdays!


- 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 - For all your Chevrolet needs!
1971 Thornton Road, Lithia Springs - on the road named after us! - 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
In-Kind Sponsor of September Saturdays - Discover Douglas County from a positive point of view!


- Presenting Sponsor: Georgia's Own Credit Union
Gold 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.
5895 Stewart Parkway, 404.874.1166



- 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


DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS
September Saturdays 2015 Non-food Vendor Registration Form - 43.0KB

Directions to the Douglas County Courthouse - 26.1KB

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