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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 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
  • Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy Used Book Sale
  • Society for Creative anachronism (middle ages demonstrations, September 30)
  • 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 30)
  • 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

Jobs Fair for 2017

Any Douglas County or regional industry/business that has jobs available is invited to be part of the Jobs Fair! Those already signed up include:

  • Gordon Food Service (23rd) * Caraustar (23rd, 30th) * Water & Sewer Authority (23rd) * Silver Line by Andersen Windows (23rd, 30th) * Social Security Administration (23rd) * Hilton Garden Inn (30th) * Douglas County School System Transportation (23rd, 30th) * Douglas County School System (23rd) * Atlanta Regional Commission Mobile Workforce Van (23rd, 30th) * Heritage Bag Company (23rd)
Call Wes Tallon at 770.920.7593 to register for the Jobs Fair!

Community Marketplace Vendor Registration for 2017 (non-food)

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: $75 per booth per Saturday



September 23rd Community Marketplace Vendor Registration List (SOLD OUT! Thank You!)

  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)
  27. Bead Creations Georgia (Handmade Jewelry and Accessories)
  28. ARGR Services, Inc. (Professional Services: teach conversational Spanish/English, computer classes)
  29. Beyond the Front Porch (Monthly Educational Field Trips)
  30. Georgia Highlands College - Douglasville (Education Information)
  31. OrthoAtlanta (Professional Services - Orthopedic and Sports Medicine)
  32. Shop A Round (apparel and art)
  33. Tastefully Simple (gourmet pre-packaged foods)
  34. Daughters of the American Revolution, Sweetwater Chapter (Information)
  35. King of Crops Farm and Nursery (Potted Nursery Plants, Farm Fresh Cut Flowers, Farm Information)
  36. Tallatoona CAP, Inc. (Agency Programs & Services)
  37. Let Georgia Vote HR36 (political, cannabis legalization)
  38. Murphy Law Firm, LLC (Professional Services - law)
  39. Georgia Cyber Academy (school information)
  40. Your Healthy Home Products (environmentally safe home products)
  41. Worlds to Discover (books, puzzles, t-shirts, blankets)
  42. Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park (Professional Services - funeral and cemetery arrangements (pre-need)
  43. ThunderZone Entertainment (business promotion - birthday & corporate packages, facility information)
  44. It Works! Global (health and wellness products)
  45. Hightower's Memorial Chapel (Professional Services - funeral home)
  46. Jazzercise Douglasville (information)
  47. Harvester Christian Academy (school information)
  48. Expedient Drug Test Consultants, LLC (ancestry/DNA testing)
  49. Thrivent Financial (not-for-profit Christian financial services)
  50. Rare Pearls Mentoring & Leadership Program (information + flip-flops, sunglasses, t-shirts, cap sales)
  51. G&H Electrical (Professional Services - electrical)
  52. CityReach Church North Douglasville (information - distribution of Bibles and Church pamphlets)
  53. Bosco Inspirations (woodworking, turning)
  54. Christine Bowen, Author (books, stuffed animals)
  55. Daniel T. Adams, Author (books)
  56. Nunnally's Creation Station (homemade crafts)
  57. Ms. Hound (Professional Services - pet care)
  58. Fashion on Purpose (women's clothing & accessories)
  59. Vulcan Materials (information - granite mine)
  60. Prem Carector Tupperware (sales)
  61. MouthPeace Dental (professional services - dental)
  62. Crossroads Church (community programs & activities)
  63. Committee to Elect Kimberly Alexander (campaign information)
  64. The Crafts Bar (string art, wooden signs)
  65. Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church (information)
  66. Sunrise Memorial Gardens (flowers, insurance, Amway, charmed pearls)
  67. Look Twyce Services Barber & Beauty (women's clothing, hair weaves, waist trainers)
  68. Galloping Toward Hope Foundation (raffle basket, promoting benefit ride/silent auction)
  69. Infused Bath & Body, LLC (handmade gifts, stuffed animals, soaps, candles, etc.)
  70. Christian Brothers Mechanical (professional services)
  71. LuLaRoe Jennifer Pomerinke (women's clothing)
  72. Senegence/Lipsense (Lipsense and honduras Jewelry)
  73. Usborne Books and More (children's books and learning tools)
  74. Genius Summer Camp (program information)
  75. Lithia Springs United Methodist Church ('let's go fishing' booth, church information)
  76. Healing Hands Massage Therapy (professional services & bath salt sales)
  77. I Am: Team Natural (brand apparel, jewelry, cups, etc.)
  78. Avon (Avon beauty products)
  79. True-Liif, Inc. (community and after school program)
  80. My Houston Design Studio (children's apparel and body products)
  81. Swift Change Real Estate (professional services)
  82. Betty Africa Jewelry (sales)
  83. Mercer University (degree programs)
  84. do Terra Essential Oils (sales)
  85. Bows and Such (children's games, balloon animals, sand art, etc.)Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, DCP Counties Alumnae Chapter (voter registration)
  86. Fairy Gardens (fairy gardens and succulents)


September 30th Community Marketplace Vendor Registration List (to date, openings still available)
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)
  16. Bead Creations Georgia (Handmade Jewelry and Accessories)
  17. ARGR Services, Inc. (Professional Services: teach conversational Spanish/English, computer classes)
  18. Beyond the Front Porch (Monthly Educational Field Trips)
  19. Hannita Designs (Handmade Home Decor)
  20. Georgia Highlands College - Douglasville (Education Information)
  21. The Rustic Gypsy Company (handcrafted decor, canvas art and jewelry)
  22. Shop A Round (apparel and art)
  23. Tastefully Simple (gourmet pre-packaged foods)
  24. Let Georgia Vote HR36 (political, cannabis legalization)
  25. Murphy Law Firm, LLC (Professional Services - law)
  26. Your Healthy Home Products (environmentally safe home products)
  27. Worlds to Discover (books, puzzles, t-shirts, blankets)
  28. It Works! Global (health and wellness products)
  29. Hightower's Memorial Chapel (Professional Services - funeral home
  30. Theresa Buchanan Ceramics (handmade pottery)
  31. Dr. Clifford Ostrow - Braincore Therapy (Professional Services - therapy)
  32. Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park (Professional Services - funeral and cemetery arrangements (pre-need)
  33. Harvester Christian Academy (school information)
  34. Basketcase (mesh wreaths and paper flower art)
  35. Revamping (antiques)
  36. Bosco Inspirations (woodworking, turning)
  37. Christine Bowen, Author (books, stuffed animals)
  38. Daniel T. Adams, Author (books)
  39. Nunnally's Creation Station (homemade crafts)
  40. Ms. Hound (Professional Services - pet care)
  41. Fashion on Purpose (women's clothing & accessories)
  42. Brushstrokes with Britt (canvas paintings/home painting parties)
  43. MouthPeace Dental (professional services - dental)
  44. Sunrise Memorial Gardens (flowers, insurance, Amway, charmed pearls
  45. Look Twyce Services Barber & Beauty (women's clothing, hair weaves, waist trainers)
  46. Infused Bath & Body, LLC (handmade gifts, stuffed animals, soaps, candles, etc.)
  47. Vulcan Materials (information - granite mine)
  48. LuLaRoe Jennifer Pomerinke (women's clothing)
  49. Sheila's Signature Selections (jewelry and novelties)
  50. KC Southern Creations (handmade jewelry)
  51. Genius Summer Camp (program information)
  52. Eight Seconds by Ang (custom photo boards, fall/Christmas boards)
  53. True-Liif, Inc. (community and after school program)
  54. My Houston Design Studio (children's apparel and body products)
  55. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Phi Pi Zeta Chapter (information)
  56. Swift Change Real Estate (professional services)
  57. do Terra Essential Oils (sales)
  58. Douglasville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (professional services - nursing, pulmonary & rehab care)
  59. Trinity Anglican Church (Church information - water, giveaways, children's games)


Festival Stage Performances
Family Day, September 23
  • 12 noon: Presentation of Colors by US Navy Sea Cadets - National Anthem & Concert by Mason Creek Middle School Chorus
  • 12:30 p.m.: Annette Winn Elementary School Chorus
  • 1:00 p.m.: Beulah Elementary School Chorus
  • 1:30 p.m.: Alexander High School Chorus
  • 2:00 p.m.: Teachers of the Year Recognition, Douglas County School System
  • 2:30 p.m.: New Manchester High School Chorus
  • 3:00 p.m.: Sweetwater Elementary School ENCORE Chorus
  • 3:30 p.m.: Central Baptist Church Celebration Choir
  • 4:00 p.m.: Factory Shoals Middle School Chorus
  • 4:30 p.m.: Winston Elementary School Chorus
  • 5:00 p.m.: Chestnut Log Middle School Chorus

Heroes Day, September 30

  • 12 noon: Presentation of Colors by US Navy Sea Cadets and Alexander High School Army JROTC - National Anthem & Concert by Dorsett Shoals Elementary School Chorus
  • 12:30 p.m.: Salute to Heroes
  • 1:00 p.m.: Lithia Springs High School Chorus
  • 1:30 p.m.: Douglas County High School Fa-Side a cappella Chorus
  • 2:00 p.m.: Bright Star Elementary School Chorus
  • 2:30 p.m.: Mason Creek Elementary School Chorus
  • 3:00 p.m.: Arbor Station Elementary School Chorus
  • 3:30 p.m.: South Douglas Elementary School Chorus
  • 4:00 p.m.: Eastside Elementary School Chorus and Spirit Dancers
  • 4:30 p.m.: Mirror Lake Elementary School Chorus
  • 5:00 p.m.: Brighten Academy Pop Choir
  • 5:30 p.m.: Douglas County Sheriff's Department K9 Unit Demo


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


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


LATEST NEWS
15th ANNUAL SEPTEMBER SATURDAYS FESTIVAL TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 23rd AND 30th - Non-Food Vendor/Exhibitor Registration Now Open (Read more...)
September Saturdays Festival - Click Here for Festival Information & On-line Vendor Registration (Read more...)
DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS
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

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*MARKETPLACE VENDOR REGISTRATION
Click here to register as a non-food vendor in the Community Marketplace!

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