That will make it perfect October weather for the 47th annual Chiaha Harvest Fair that’s scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday and Sunday at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome.
The popular family-friendly festival offers a variety of handmade arts and crafts by more than 120 artists from around the region.
There will be artisans demonstrating their craft including woodcarving by John Durocher, folk pottery by Shelby West, knitting by Alex Locke-Norton and more.
As always, there will be a variety of musicians on the stage.
New acts this year include The Van Lears, Out of the Rain, and The Julie Gribble Band. Returning favorites are Naked Blue, Jennifer Daniels and Bryan Bowers.
A Chiaha tradition is serving up good eats, with much of the food being prepared by local cooks who have been turning out the food at Chiaha for years. Some fan-favorites include Kettle Korn, old-fashioned soda fountain, Lucy & Ethel’s fried pies, barbecue and much more. As is traditional, free hot cider will be available from the Chiaha cider pot.
Organizers say to bring the whole family and experience the engaging children’s activities in the Creat-a-ha tent. Handmade paper, fish prints and painted pumpkins are just a few of the projects that kids can look forward to. Student artists from local schools will have their work on display in the student art tent.
They promise that a “toe-tappin’, cider-sippin’, fun-for-everyone festival awaits.”
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, and $1 for kids younger than 12.