The Fayette Citizen-Weekend Page
Wednesday, September 16, 1998
Weekend brings Fayette's turn as 'festival county'


Staff Writer

Craft lovers and carnival junkies, take heart: You can do it all. Start out Saturday morning with a brisk 5K jog in Tyrone's Chip Chase or circle Shamrock Lake at a leisurely pace before heading to Shamrock Park at 9 a.m. for more Founder's Day activities. Browse the craft booths and take in the car show, duck race, parade and midway before boarding the bus for Peachtree City's Shakerag arts and crafts festival.

School buses will leave Peachtree City and Tyrone on the hour and half-hour, allowing festival-goers to take in both events.

Spread under the pines on Shakerag Knoll off McIntosh Trail, crafters and artists, both newcomers and old favorites, will showcase their wares starting at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

In addition to the anticipated attractions like the moon walk and pony rides, Shakerag coordinator Susan Taylor said the Starr's Mill High School Chorus will sponsor a special children's section with games specifically designed for the younger set. "This is a great attraction for parents with small children," Taylor said.

In conjunction with the weekend festivities, the Frederick Brown Amphitheater will set the stage for "Get Back! The Cast from Beatlemania." Tyrone will light up the skies Saturday night with a fireworks display over the lake.

Among the weekend's offerings in Fayette County:

Founder's Day Tyrone's Shamrock Park; exhibits and vendors; 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Fireworks Saturday night. Carnival rides Thursday evening through Sunday evening. Admission free.

Shakerag McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City (follow signs to BMX and Amphitheater); exhibits and vendors 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission free.

Inman Farm Heritage Days Hill's Bridge Road, five miles south of Fayetteville, off Ga. Highway 92S; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. until dark. Admission free.

Kid's Day America '98 "Children's Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness"; Grundy Chiropractic, 314 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City; Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; admission free, parking free at First Baptist Church on Willowbend Rd.

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