Weekend: From BooFest to Peach State to cowboys to community festivals, welcome to one of the busiest weekends of the year.

Weekend: From BooFest to Peach State to cowboys to community festivals, welcome to one of the busiest weekends of the year.

Rome High performs during last year's Peach State Marching Festiva. (file photo)
Rome High performs during last year’s Peach State Marching Festival. (file photo)



Booth Western Museum’s 14th annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium returns. Gunfight re-enactments, Native American dancing, an exhibition opening with artist Merrill Mahaffey, concert by Marty Haggard, children’s activities, Cowboy Church and more. Adults – $10 plus tax, Seniors (65 and over) – $8 plus tax, Students – $7 plus tax, Children 12 & Under – free, Booth Museum Members – free. Click here.


Fourth Annual BooFest from the Y at Grizzard Park from 6 until 9 p.m. BooFest is a fun family event featuring a Trick or Treat Village, Monster Mash Family Dance, Food Trucks, Haunted House, Hay Rides, Story Telling, Face Painting, games and lots of fun activities. Admission is $5 a person (except for infants). Armband tickets are on sale at the Y. Southeastern Mills is the presenting sponsor of BooFest and all proceeds benefit the YMCA of Rome and Floyd County. Click YMCA


The 43rd annual Peach State Marching Festival returns to historic Barron Stadium. There will be 31 bands from Georgia and Alabama competing throughout the day for trophies in their classification. The opening ceremony will take place at 11:15 a.m. with the presentation of colors and the first band will perform at 11:30 a.m. The Rome Middle School band is schedule to perform in exhibition at 3:15 p.m and the Rome High School Band will perform in exhibition at 10:15 p.m  just prior to the awards ceremony at 10:30 p.m. Admission is $8 and programs cost $5.

Cave Spring Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rolater Park. BBQ, Jams, Jelly Arts and Crafts Bluegrass Music and much more. Proceeds benefit the Cave Spring Elementary School.

Shorter University’s Zeta Tau Alpha chapter is hosting its 3rd annual Pink up the Pace 5k for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. The race will promptly start at 9 a.m. The race will be held on Shorter University’s campus and it will be a timed race. There will be a silent auction immediately following the race to raise money for their philanthropy. All proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. Details

Harvest Fest in Downtown Calhoun: Bring the family to Downtown Calhoun from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for live entertainment, children’s activities, food and arts & crafts vendors, costume contest, pie eating contest and tractor rides.

Saturday and Sunday

Chiaha Harvest Fair. Gates open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arts and crafts from around the region, entertainment, food, kid’s activities and more. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors and $1 for ages 3-12. Details

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