The 29th Annual Georgia Marble Festival is approaching quickly. Join the community of Jasper October 3rd and 4th for the fun and attractions. Saturday morning at 10 a.m. a parade will kick-off the festivities. This year’s theme is “Marble on my Mind” and will be seen throughout the parade that will go through downtown. It will be led by Rumble in the Mountains, a one hour motorcycle ride through Pickens County.
The festival will take place at Lee Newton Park on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admissions is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 and up. Attractions and entertainment include a juried arts exhibit, crafts area, Business Expo, children’s area, live music and entertainment and more. There will also be a variety of mouthwatering food options to choose from. There will be a classic car show Saturday evening followed by an old fashioned street dance starting at 7 held in front of the marble courthouse. Local group, 53 West will be providing live music.
Tours of the Marble Mines will be available on Saturday and Sunday. This is an important part of the festival, because tours are only given on these two days during the whole year! Tickets for the marble tours are $10 for adults and children 5 and over are $7. The ticket includes festival admissions as well. This is a great time to spend with friends and family while experiencing the sights and sounds of Jasper and learning about a slice of Georgia’s history.