Georgia made, Georgia grown
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf's a flower." -Albert Camus
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 22:49
Fall in Georgia does not just symbolize changing colors of leaves; fall also represents the start to many fun activities, notably the Sandy Springs Festival. This past weekend, September 26-27, the city of Sandy Springs boasted its 24th annual festival. This event is comprised of many enjoyable activities, markets, entertainment and a road race. For those who are interested, there is also an annual pet parade. Although the parade does tend to be rather entertaining, my favorite part of the fair each year continues to be Juried Artist’s Market. This market is made up of local artists who come and set up booths with their hand crafted and original designs. Year after year I return home with a new unique find, which I always love to show to my friends! Additionally, this was the first year of the “Georgia Made, Georgia Grown Market,” which was a very neat new addition to the festival. This market featured natural and organic foods and products from local growers and artisans. Within the market, there was also a stage where a chef was set up to cook in front of festival-goers. As if the food was not enough, there was also an event that focused on the producers of local beer and wine. To me, the season of fall is being able to go to the Sandy Springs Festival with family and friends and truly experience a Georgia tradition.
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