Today vendors, artists, supporters and dozens of organizations are busily preparing for Powers Fall Festival 2013, held on August 31st, Sept 1st and Sept 2nd in the far southwestern part of our county.
Powers Fall Festival has been held for 43 years and is well known nationally and well-loved by all our local community who have faithfully supported and attended this event. Formally Powers' Crossroads Festival, this event has been given top honors on a number of popular tourism and event lists over the years. Though it has recently gone through some changes, it is still a great event to enjoy the end of summer and the beginning of the fall season.
Powers Festival was formed by well-known artist Tom Powers in 1972 on the grounds of the Powers family plantation and achieved phenomenal success. In 1975 Tom Powers gave up the operation of the festival to Coweta Festivals Inc. and is currently comprised of five non-profits: Newnan- Coweta Chamber of Commerce, the Newnan-Coweta Art Association, Newnan-Coweta Jaycees, Pilot Club of Newnan, and the 4-H Boys and Girls of Coweta County. These non-profit organizations purchased the festival site a few years later and now sponsor a number of events throughout the year.
The price of admission of just $7 and you can get in all weekend for this price. You will see plenty of arts and crafts, good food and many things that will entertain. There are plenty of things to see and experience but of course the vendor booths are never free. Bring your wallet and plan to start your Christmas shopping because there are beautiful painting, jewelry and crafts of all kinds. Many vendors feature things kids will love as well. If you get hungry the food vendors can help with festival faire of all kinds. I don't go every year but I have always enjoyed it.
To learn more go to http://www.powerspavilion.com to check it out.