20th Annual Lavonia City Fall Festival on Saturday

September 28, 2012

It should be a beautiful weather for the weekend’s annual fall festival in Lavonia.

Sponsored by the Lavonia Chamber of Commerce, this is the 20th annual fall festival and according to Chamber president Al Goldsmith, will be the best one yet.

In addition to the usual food and craft vendors, this year, Goldsmith said they will also have some new vendors that have never been to the Lavonia festival before.

“One of them is a live beehive that a guy is bringing encased in a glass trailer so people can see the bees at work,” Goldsmith said. “Then we have an artist from Toccoa who’s never been here before drawing pictures of cars and scenery.”

Entertainment this year will come from three groups, Georgia Baton, All The Right Moves and Southern Star Cloggers.

Another major attraction this year, Goldsmith said, will be the train rides, both big and small.

“We’ve already had a lot of calls from people wanting to ride the trains,” he said. “That’s always a big draw for us. There will be six runs Saturday and it will be $5 apiece to ride the train. Children will also get a free engineers cap. And we have a new kiddie train ride this year.”

Again the Lavonia Fall Festival is Saturday from 9a.m. to 4p.m. in downtown Lavonia.