New to the festival this year will be "Good Friday Strawberry Jam" which will be held on Friday, April 18th beginning at 7:00 p.m. This event will be held at Community Fellowship at 3 Railroad Street in downtown Reynolds. Groups performing that evening will be Blue Tick Deville, Nuckleheads, Trinity Southern Gospel Trio and other local artists.
Come out and enjoy an evening of toe-tapping music and hear musicians jam the evening away. What a great way to kick off the festival and to celebrate the Easter weekend as we get together with friends and family for some good music. Hey, did we mention IT'S FREE!!
The Georgia Strawberry Festival Committee met Tuesday, February 4 and made plans for a great time this year to celebrate their 16th year. The theme will be “Sweet 16 ” and will have a 50’s theme flair to it. You will see that theme in the parade, the cookoff, and other activities throughout the Festival. There are even plans to have “Elvis” entertaining on Saturday. Exciting ideas will be announced as plans are finalized.
There will be a pre-festival event on Friday evening, April 18th when a Strawberry Jam will be held at Community Fellowship Church on Railroad Street. Musicians and all music lovers will want to be sure to make plans to be at this event.
The group for the Friday Evening Gospel Fest will be the One Accord and they will provide some great Southern Gospel Music. Following the gospel fest on Friday evening will be a special musical performance by Fountain City Brass. The Panhandle Fire Department will be cooking up their good barbeque and the 4-H will be serving their melt in your mouth Strawberry Shortcake. The Reynolds Golf Course will also be selling hotdogs and hamburgers in the park. There will be inflatables for the children to enjoy while the “more than children” enjoy some good ole Southern Gospel music and enjoy visiting with friends and family.
Saturday’s events will get an early morning “kick off” when the Berry Blast Girls Softball Tournament, gets underway at the city ballfield on South Liberty Street. There will be a $5.00 per vehicle parking charge for this event which is being sponsored by Fusion Gold Girls Softball teams. Also starting at 8:00 a.m. will be the annual 5K Run for Literacy event. Parking and line up for this event will be at Liberty Park located on South Collins Street, compliments of Paris VonRabenau.
There will be arts and crafts in downtown Reynolds all day on Saturday, live entertainment on the main street stage, photography contest, cook off with taste tickets being available at the information booth, a classic car show, lawn mower race and much more going on. Hope this whets your appetite for some fun and food!!
Don’t forget to mark your calendars to be in town on Friday evening, April 25th and all day on Saturday April 26th and attend the Georgia Strawberry Festival in beautiful downtown Reynolds, GA. And venders remember – get those applications in before March 15th to receive a $15.00 discount on booth space. There is not much time or space remaining so act now!
Information and applications may be obtained on line at www.ga-strawberry.org. Also, call the information line at 478-847-5301 to hear about upcoming events for the festival.
The Georgia Strawberry Festival board and committee met Tuesday, July 23, 2013 for their first meeting of the 2014 Festival. There were some new faces and some new ideas presented. A decision was made for the title and theme of the 2014 Festival. It will be “Sweet 16” as this is the 16th year for the festival which is held annually in Reynolds the Fourth weekend in April. The Festival Committee would welcome you to get in on the planning stages of the festival. The meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Reynolds Depot Meeting Room at 6:00 p.m.New Board members for the coming year are:
- President – Brad Patterson
- Vice President – Billy Patterson
- Secretary – Natalia Burgess
- Treasurer – Angela Morrell
- Member Representative – Laquita McCrary
- Past President – Lonnie Holder (not pictured)
Dedicated volunteers assembled this display at the Georgia National Fair in Perry today and it looks awesome. Stop by and see us at the fair.