Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival, one of the most popular annual events in Cherokee County, will take place this weekend on September 28 & 29 at Boling Park along the banks of the Etowah River. Presented by the Service League of Cherokee County, this is the 29th year of the festival.
The event will have more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, concessionaires, and family entertainment. Riverfest is a juried show, featuring original, creative, handmade work from artisans all over the region. Additionally, the event showcases incredible entertainment throughout the weekend, live music and dancing, as well as an all new for this year fun-filled children’s area where the little ones can participate in a number of kid-friendly rides and activities.
Approximately 15,000 people are expected at this year’s event, which will also introduce an entertainment tent called the “End Zone” complete with big screen TVs showing the weekend games, team-themed decorations as well as giveaways for various sports-related prizes.
Riverfest Arts and Crafts festival is the historic cornerstone of the Service League’s fundraising efforts. As the oldest service organization in Cherokee County, Georgia, the Service League of Cherokee County has been working diligently to meet the needs of the children of the county since 1935. They also provide scholarship programs with high schools in the county. Through special projects, they help schools with special needs for their classrooms and give to other organizations that work with children, including MUST Ministries, Boys and Girls clubs, Cherokee Co. Family Violence Center, Anna Crawford Children’s Center, and DFACS.
Admission to the festival is a suggested $5 donation with all proceeds going to help needy children in Cherokee County. For more information, visit the Service League of Cherokee County website at serviceleague.net