This weekend will offer several fun, free ways to spend time with friends and family in Summerville, Lafayette, and Rome.
Sequoyah Quilt Show (via Summerville Main Street)
The fifth annual Sequoyah Quilt Show is scheduled for Saturday, October 13 during the hours of 9 AM – 3 PM. The show will be inside the Historic Summerville Depot, located at 119 East Washington Street in downtown Summerville. Quilts of all ages, colors, patterns, and designs will be on display, along with live demonstrations. Last year’s show grew by leaps and bounds and will include new additions to grow yet again in 2018.
The show will feature a wide variety of modern, antique, and rare quilts. Those looking to purchase quilts or quilting products may also find something at this event. Representatives of Vector Quilts, out of Cumming Georgia, will be on site with foundation/paper piecing and quilt patterns. They will also display the famous Malachite quilt.
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s passenger train is expected to arrive around 12:45 p.m. Train enthusiast will enjoy the turning of the antique steam engine on Summerville’s turntable. The Chattooga County Camp 507 Sons of Confederate Veterans will also be on hand to tempt your taste buds with some great BBQ. Persons interested in exhibiting or selling quilt products at this show may contact Summerville Main Street. Admission is free to the public. The Sequoyah Quilt Show is the second event of the “Steam Into Summerville Railroad Days”, which runs through November 11.
For more information on this event contact Summerville Main Street at (706)859-0900 Ext. 1337.
Lafayette (via WQCH)
The city of Lafayette will host an “Autumn Rocks” Festival at the Marsh House and Joe Stock Park this Saturday, October 13. Admission is free, and there will be lots to do and see.
From 10 AM-3 PM, there will be live music, a rock-climbing wall, mini-golf course, a giant Jenga game, a giant Connect-Four game, a petting zoo, cruise-in, hay rides, crafts and food vendors, and more. The Marsh House will also be offering tours and exhibits, and there will be inflatables for children.
A portion of North Main St. will be closed Saturday for the festival. The street will be closed in front of the Marsh House and Joe Stock Park from 7:30 AM until 4 PM. For the parade at 10 AM, there will be a brief closure from the Square North to Culberson Avenue.
In addition, a program on Lafayette’s historica Ft. Cumming will commemorate the 180th anniversary of the Trail of Tears.
On Saturday, October 13th, a 45-minute program will begin at 2 PM at John B. Gordon Hall in Lafayette. It will focus on the Cherokee who lived in the Northwest Georgia area in the years leading up to the forced removal of Native Americans in 1838.
They had attempted to hold onto their homes and land by integrating into the Anglican culture of the still young republic, but their hopes were ultimately dashed. They were gathered into holding forts (like in Ft. Cumming in Lafayette) before they were marched to Ross’ landing and through the Trail of Tears to reservations out west.
The program is sponsored by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Park.
Rome (Press Release)
The seventh annual Wings Over North Georgia Air Show is guaranteed to have something for everyone. Air show performances will include 70-year old warbirds, a fifth-generation fighter jet, skydivers, jet cars, world-renowned aerobatic performers, and a 45-minute reenactment of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. The event will be held at Richard Russell Airport in Rome, Georgia.
Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to view, tour, and learn more about military and personal aircraft. In addition to touring the display area, daily armbands are available for youngsters wishing to spend time in the Kids Zone. For a low flat-rate cost, kids can enjoy endless bouncing, climbing and riding activities in the aviation-themed play area. For those who enjoy shopping, a number of vendors and sponsors will be onsite during the show.
Airport and remote parking lots will open at 8 a.m. with the gates opening to guests at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The opening ceremonies will kick-off each day at noon and will be followed by the first flying performances at 12:30 PM.
Jones Mill Road will be closed to thru-traffic Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and 14th, from 11 AM-6 PM. Hatfield Remote Site will also be closing early on Friday and Saturday at 11 AM. Hatfield Remote Site will be closed all day Sunday.
For more information on the event, click here.