This year even more fun is planed for the children. Five bouncy houses, mule and wagon rides, and games will be available for an all day fee of $5.
The Gordon County Antique Engine and Tractor Club will once again provide tractor rides around Fairmount. The festival starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. with DJ Roberts providing music all day.
Great food, vendors, and lots of politicians will be on hand to make the day even more fun. Prior to the start of the festival, the Third Annual Fairmount United 5-K Run/Walk will begin at Tate Park on the square in downtown Fairmount.
The run starts with Boy Scout Troop 58 of Fairmount presenting the colors. This run is very unique because runners and walkers have the opportunity to run on two major highways Hwy. 53 and cross Hwy. 411 and also run across the CSX railroad tracks. Of course law enforcement will be present to help.
Registration forms are available at www.gordoncountyunitedway.org, on-line registration at www.active.com, or at the Calhoun Depot.
For the car enthusiast, Classic America Rides will host an antique car show. This is set to be a big group with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Awards will be announced at 2 p.m.
Music and square dancing by the Cherokee Promenadors will also be on tap. Mr. Alton Cadenhead who is a WWII veteran will lead a special Memorial Day recognition of Gordon County veterans. All Gordon County veterans are invited to attend. The recognition begins at 1:30 p.m.
This festival has become a favorite way to spend Memorial Day in Gordon County. The proceeds from this event go to United Way agencies working in Gordon County.
Santek Waste Services is the premier sponsor for this event for the second year. Because of their generous contribution and the many other sponsors, the cost is held to a minimum. Everyone is invited to spend a fun day with family and friends.