(Media release from the Rome, GA Office of Downtown Development):
The 7th Annual Fiddlin’ Fest Between the Rivers will be held this Saturday, October 8, 2022 from noon to 6 p.m. The street festival in Downtown Rome will feature live bluegrass music, a multitude of craft vendors, Armuchee Ruritan Club Car show, pony rides, food vendors and kids activities. The event is free thanks to the generous support of sponsors River City Bank, Hampton Inn, and Downtown Rome businesses and property owners (BID).
Over 75 arts and crafts vendors will be in the Vendor Village located in the 200 block of Broad Street. Shop an assortment of hand-crafted items including paintings, home decor, tie-dye, jewelry, pottery, door hangers, wreaths, and woodworking.
Regional and local bluegrass bands will perform at the stages that bookend the street-long festival with the South Stage in the 100 Block (Cotton Block) of Broad Street, and the North Stage by 5th Ave on Broad Street. Enjoy performances from Moon Crew, Pea Ridge Ramblers, Barbaric Yawps, Tennessee Stringbusters, and more.
The Cotton Block will feature fun activities for kids including $5 pony rides, crafts. festival food, and activities sponsored by twenty different local non-profit organizations.
Cars on Broad car show will feature cars from every decade including pre-1950, street rod, original, rat rod, trucks and more. The Armuchee Ruritan Club who is presenting the show will judge and offer “Best of” awards in several categories. For more information on the car show, visit ArmucheeRuritan.org: Car Show
This year the Sulzbacher Roman Holiday Riverboat will offer Fiddlin’ on the River cruises. The cruises will feature artists such as Sister Street Aces, Barbaric Yawps, and Moon Crew. Tickets can be purchased on Freshtix.com: Freshtix
Downtown shops will feature sidewalk sales and restaurants will offer food and drinks for sale. Everyone is invited to shop, dine, and enjoy all that downtown has to offer. The Office of Downtown Development would like to thank Sweetwater Brewing, Harbin Cardiology Group, and Southeastern Medical Equipment for their support. Thanks to all the support of sponsors, partners and volunteers, this is the biggest Fiddlin’ Fest to date!
To help downtown residents, employees, customers and visitors plan accordingly, please note that Broad Street closes to traffic Saturday morning at 7 am for set-up and will reopen by 8 pm. The street closures will take place in the 100, 200, 300, and 400 blocks of Broad Street, while 2nd Avenue will remain open.
Public parking is conveniently located all around the festival, including free parking at the 4th Ave and 3rd Ave parking decks.
For more information, visit www.downtownromega.us or contact the Office of Downtown Development at 706.236.4520 or via at email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to follow along on social media @DowntownRomeGA!