Douglas County Georgia

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September Saturdays Celebration - It's all about community!

September Saturdays Festival
September Saturdays Festival 

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

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 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 2017 will be our 15th year - and it will be bigger and better than ever!

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

  • 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
  • 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 23)
  • Vision Testing by the Douglas County Lions Club (Citizen's Hall, 2nd floor, September 30)
  • and a lot more!

September 23rd Family Day + School Expo + 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 area industries and businesses that have jobs available!

September 30th Heroes Day + Touch-a-Truck Experience + Jobs Fair will feature equipment and vehicles from military, law enforcement, public safety, and community service agencies.

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.

Food Court for 2017

September Saturdays offers a non-competitive food court, and all spaces are sold out for 2017.

  • JAM Sisters Food Truck
  • Sydcam Italian Ice
  • Johnny's NY Style Pizza
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Shane's Rib Shack
  • Buckner Family Funnel Cakes & Boiled Peanuts
  • R&D Frozen Lemonade and Dippin' Dots
  • Carrabba's Italian Grille
  • Jose's Roasted Corn
  • Farmer's Table

Non-Food Vendor Registration for 2017
Now Open! Click on the link below for on-line registration or download the application form to the right of this narrative and mail it in!

Click here for on-line non-food vendor registration.

September 23rd Community Marketplace Vendor Registration List (as of June 26)
Approximately 100 vendor booths are available each Saturday. This list is updated weekly.

  1. Douglas County Genealogical Society (genealogy family research)
  2. Le-Vel/Thrive Experience (health & wellness products)
  3. Pink Zebra (sprinkles)
  4. iKandi and more...Paparazzi & Pink Zebra (jewelry and sprinkles)
  5. Thirty-One Gifts (totes, thermals and organization solutions)
  6. Origami Owl (jewelry, lockets, charms)
  7. Douglas County Democratic Party (web site information)
  8. Family Orthodontics & Dentistry for Children (professional services)
  9. Cornerstone Chiropractic of Lithia Springs (professional services)
  10. Douglasville First United Methodist Church (prayer tent, ministry information)
  11. Belletti Photography (professional photography services)
  12. Mary Kay Cosmetics (beauty products)
  13. doTerra Essential Oils
  14. Vital Life Chiropractic (professional services, health screenings)
  15. Exquisite Gems ($5 jewelry)
  16. Theresa Buchanan Ceramics (handmade pottery)
  17. Boy Scouts of America (microwave popcorn sales)
  18. NJS Fashion Handbags (handbags, wallets, ponchos)
  19. The Wright Stuff Chics (educator graphic tees & Lipsense)
  20. Tracilynn Jewelry and Body Care
  21. Jayda Breiding (head dresses & face painting)
  22. Anchor Heating & Air Conditioning (Professional HVAC Services)
  23. Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers (Professional Services)
  24. Good Samaritan Center (food pantry/emergency aid non-profit)
  25. Stallings Insurance Agency (Professional Services)
  26. Lularoe Beth Martinez (LuLaRoe Clothing)

September 30th Community Marketplace Vendor Registration List (as of June 26)
Approximately 100 vendor booths are available each Saturday. This list is updated weekly.
  1. Mary Kay Cosmetics (skincare)
  2. Le-Vel/Thrive Experience (health and wellness products)
  3. i Kandi and more...Paparazzi & Pink Zebra (jewelry and sprinkles)
  4. Thirty-One gifts (totes, thermals, and organization solutions)
  5. Origami Owl (jewelry, lockets, charms)
  6. Douglas County Democratic Party (web site information)
  7. Family Orthodontics & Dentistry for Children (professional services)
  8. Cornerstone Chiropractic of Lithia Springs (professional services)
  9. Candle Obsession - Pink Zebra (candle sprinkle bar & reed diffusers)
  10. Honesti Owens (life insurance)
  11. Vital Life Chiropractic (professional services, health screenings)
  12. LuLaRoe Little Southern Mamas (clothing)
  13. Lazy K Leather (handcrafted & tooled leather items)
  14. Good Samaritan Center (food pantry/emergency aid non-profit)
  15. Stallings Insurance Agency (Professional Services)

September 23, 2017
September Saturdays Festival - Family Day (Details...)

September 30, 2017
September Saturdays Festival - Heroes Day + Touch-a-Truck Experience (Details...)

Directions to the Douglas County Courthouse - 26.1KB

Non-Food Vendor Registration Form (.pdf format - complete & mail in with check payable to Communities in Schools) - 43.1KB


*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

On-line Non-Food Vendor Registration
Click here to register as a non-food vendor in the Community Marketplace!

Silver Sponsor: BioLife Plasma Services
an industry leader in the collection of high-quality plasma that is processed into life-saving therapies - located on Chapel Hill Road adjacent to LA Fitness.

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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