Pioneer Days Festival

September 1–4

Enjoy rides, games, arts, and crafts, and more.

Sam Smith Park. Cartersville.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

September 1–3, 8–10

Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 p.m.

Sunday 2:30 p.m.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny, and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this Bee is one unforgettable experience.

DeSoto Theatre. Rome.

Running Water Powwow

September 2–3

Native American Indians gather from North, South and Central America to dance and sing with several drum groups and to compete with each other in the dance arena. Over 50 arts and crafts and food booths will be set up selling or demonstrating the crafts they make. Primitive skills demonstrated in bow and arrow making, hide tanning, and more.Ridge Ferry Park. Rome.

Ridge Ferry Park. Rome.

47th Annual Oktoberfest

September 7–10, 14–17, 21–24, September 28–October 29

For beer, brats, and fun come to the Festhalle for the longest running Oktoberfest in the United States.Festhalle. Helen.

Festhalle. Helen.

Glen Templeton

September 9, 7:30 p.m.

Glen has developed a large fan following since he was handpicked in 2008 by Conway Twitty’s daughters to portray Twitty in a touring musical tribute to their father. He has played at the Grand Ole Opry and The Ryman, but you can come hear him at the GEM. GEM Theatre. Calhoun.

GEM Theatre. Calhoun.

Roman Rumble

September 16

The Roman Rumble is a benefit 2-mile Health Walk event with proceeds going to Harbor House of Rome, a child advocacy center, which provides a child-friendly environment to assist families involved in the many steps of a child abuse investigation.

Ridge Ferry Park. Rome.

Trace Adkins

September 16, 8:00 p.m.

Known for his deep voice and hit song, “You’re Gonna Miss This,” Trace Adkins has released his 12th studio album “Something’s Going On.” He hasn’t released new music in four years but is ready to go on tour and will be making a stop in downtown Rome.

The Forum. Rome.

Rome Beer Fest

September 16, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Taste over 150 beers while enjoying food and live music.

Heritage Park. Rome.

40th Annual Rose Lawn Art Festival

September 16, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. September 17, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Everything from fine art to handmade crafts will be on display, as well as a wonderful selection of food.

Rose Lawn Museum. Cartersville.

Uncorked 2017: 60’s Cocktail Lounge

September 29, 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

You are invited to our groovy retro 60’s cocktail party! Go back in time and enjoy food, themed cocktails, and live entertainment from the mid-mod era of the 50s and 60s! Come out and support the Rome Symphony and have a farout blast from the past!

Lewis Lounge. Rome.

Annual Fairs

Northwest Georgia Regional Fair

September 8–16

Hwy 53/ Rome Rd. Calhoun.


North Georgia State Fair

September 21–October 1

Jim R. Miller Park. Marietta.


Polk County Fair

September 12–September 16

Polk County Fairgrounds. Cedartown.


Hayrides, Haunted Houses, and Other Hootenannies

Gates of Misery Haunted House

Weekends in October

The scariest haunted house in North Georgia has opened its gates for you. Make your way through a terrifying labyrinth with

live actors, special effects, props, and more, and see if you survive the night.

Gates of Misery. Rome.



October 1–31

Enjoy hayrides, mazes, a pumpkin patch, and more at this farm that is fun for the whole family.

Pettit Creek Farm. Cartersville.


Haunted Halloween Hayrides at Red Top Mountain

Weekends in October

Dare to visit Ravenwood at Red Top Mountain State Park. The annual haunted hayrides return with the help of Friends of Red Top Mountain State Park.

Red Top Mountain. Acworth.



40th Annual Cedartown Fall Festival

October 7

There will be live entertainment throughout the day, as well as arts & crafts and food vendors. Do not forget the Shriner’s Parade at 10 a.m.!

Downtown Cedartown.

The Crucible

October 9–11, 16–17

Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 p.m.

Sunday 3:00 p.m.

A drama set in Salem Village during the witch trials that is a gripping historical fiction as well as a timely parable of contemporary society. Presented by the Pumphouse Players.

Legion Theatre. Cartersville.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

October 13, 11:00 a.m.

Come march against violence and show your support and awareness.

Rotary Plaza. Rome.

22nd Annual Trout Unlimited Chili Cook-Off

October 14, 10:30 a.m.

Sample the best chili ever made, by outstanding regional cooks, and support freshwater conservation projects.

Ridge Ferry Park. Rome.

Riverwalk Festival on the Euharlee

October 14

Enjoy arts and crafts, food, gospel and bluegrass music, kid’s attractions and more!

Marble Street. Rockmart.

Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and Health Walk

October 14

Morph into your favorite superhero and take on Downtown Rome for the Harbin Clinic Hero Hustle and health walk that benefits the programs and services of Rome — Floyd Parks and Recreation.

Starts at Bridgepoint Plaza and ends at the Town Green. Rome.

Georgia Apple Festival

October 14–15, 21–22

This annual harvest festival is enjoying its 44th year with over 300 vendors, artisans, demonstrations, a parade, car show, and all of the apple-themed treats under the sun, of course!

Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds. Ellijay.

Of Mice and Men

October 20–22, 27–29

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

Sundays 2:30 p.m.

John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” was written as a novella and published in 1937. It tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small; two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Depression. Presented by Rome Little Theatre.

DeSoto Theatre. Rome.

5th Annual Cartersville Bluegrass and Folk Festival

October 21, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Enjoy bluegrass and folk music from two stages, as well as games, food, and more.

Downtown Cartersville.

Gold Rush Days

October 21–22

Celebrate the 1828 discovery of gold with over 300 vendors offering arts and crafts, food, entertainment, and more.

Historic Downtown Dahlonega.

15th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium

October 26–29

Enjoy Western music and dance, competitions, performances, demonstrations, and activities for children.

Booth Western Art Museum. Cartersville.

Chiaha Harvest Fair

October 28–29

Handmade arts and crafts by more than 120 regional artists, an eclectic mix of music, entertainment, and great food make this a favorite event each year.

Ridge Ferry Park. Rome.

49th Annual Great Locomotive Chase Festival

October 30

Enjoy rides, crafts, music, food, a parade, pageants, and evening concerts at this historic event.

Adairsville Historic Square. Adairsville.

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