The annual Riverfest is back! This Saturday and Sunday the annual event will tke place at Boling Park in Canton, GA. Wind your way through aisles of artisan and craft booths, spend time in the End Zone tailgate area, enjoy a sample of a recipe from the Gatherings and Traditions cookbook at a hand-decorated picnic table, and relax and have fun!
Each year the Service League of Cherokee County raises funds at the annual event to help provide for children in need. They provide in ways that are not obvious, but in a more behind the scenes and personal manner. This may involve providing food, or money for a utility bill when a teacher or another community member makes the Service League aware of a need. While the official motto of the Service League of Cherokee County may not be, “See a need, fill a need,” it is very much how they operate when it comes to the children and young people of Cherokee County.
In order to meet those needs, there must be funding in place. Otherwise, the League would not be able to provide what they do in each individual situation. For this reason, the Service League holds several fundraising events each year, but Riverfest is by far the one they are best known for.
With this being the 30-year anniversary, the festival is stronger, bigger, and better than ever. Here are some of the elements to look forward to at this year’s Riverfest:
- More than 200 juried Arts and Crafts exhibitors
- Concessions full of tasty treats
- Family Entertainment (Dancers, musicians, bands, and choirs)
- Football End Zone tailgate center with live coverage of weekend games on large flat-screen
- Children’s Activities (zip line, dunk tank, games, pony rides, petting zoo, and inflatables)
Festival hours are from 10am-6pm on Saturday, and from 10am-5pm on Sunday. We hope you are able to stop by this Cherokee County event and help support the good in our community. Access a list of vendors including artists, crafters, and concessions at the Service League site and follow Riverfest on Facebook for up to the minute details.
Image courtesy of the Service League of Cherokee County.