The 31st Annual Georgia Marble Festival will be held October 1-2, 2011 in Jasper, Georgia. The Festival will kick-off at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning as the annual Marble Festival Parade fills Main Street for about an hour. The parade promises to be filled with excitement and fun for all. The festival theme, "Marble Mania", is featured in the parade through downtown Jasper. The festival will be held at Lee Newton Park Saturday from 10:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. There will be a juried arts and crafts area, a fine arts exhibit, children's area, Business Expo, entertainment, and a variety of foods. Parking and shuttles will be free. Festival entrance will be $5/adults and $3/students age 6 and up.
Saturday night head up town for an old fashioned street dance. The fun begins at 7:00 p.m. in front of the marble courthouse. The dance will feature a very popular local group, 53 West. This event is free, so bring your lawn chairs and get ready to dance.
During the day on Saturday and Sunday there are Tours of the Marble Mines. This is the only time of the year that you are able to visit the quarry. Join our colorful local guides as they show you a rich slice of our county history. Quarry Tour tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so reservations should be made early. Tickets for the tours are $10 (includes festival admission) for adults, children $7, under age 5 free.
Mark the dates on your calendar NOW and begin inviting friends to attend. Hotel accommodations go quickly, so visit the Chamber web-site for information on where to stay during your visit. For information on any or all the activities listed above, please visit the Chamber of Commerce office at 500 Stegall Drive in Jasper, call (706) 692-5600, email email@example.com or log onto the Chamber website at www.pickenschamber.com.