Another exciting Spring weekend is planned for visitors to Marietta Square.
The Marietta Square Farmer's Market returns on Saturday and and is expected to be even bigger and better than last year. The market has an average of 58 vendors and hundreds of customers each week. Market customers have lots of variety to choose from including heirloom tomatoes, fruits and vegetables that are rarely, if ever, available from the grocery store. Also on hand are staples such as potatoes, onions, tomatoes, squash, beans, amazing cut flower arrangements, local honey, herbal soaps, whole grain breads, fudge pies, jelly, jam and preserves. And for the dog lovers, All Natural and Organic dog biscuits. Customers can also take home many live garden, yard and culinary herb plants, not to mention fresh squeezed lemonade.
The Marietta Square Farmers Market will again be located on the Historic Marietta Square, taking up residence on North Park Square, between Shillings Restaurant and The Strand Theater. The Market is open Saturday morning from 9 am to 12 pm, with Plenty of FREE parking available all day Saturday. For more details or updates contact Johnny Fulmer at 770.499.9393 or visit www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net/. What better way to enjoy locally produced wholesome food and support the those who lovingly create and share it with us!
The festivities continue when more than 100 local and area artists and craftspeople display and sell their work at the 34th annual May-retta Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in Glover Park May 1st and 2nd. Exhibitors will include painting, pottery, woodwork, metal, jewelry, glass, fabric, floral designs, demonstrations and much more. Saturday's event will include the "Go Girl Festival," a celebration of girlhood, with entertainment and children's games provided by Ruth Mitchell Dance Theater. Nominal fees apply to some activities.
Festival hours are Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, and free parking is available in the Cobb County parking garage, which can be accessed using the Waddell Street entrance. Handicapped parking is also available.
As always, plan some time to visit the Square's unique shops and restaurants. In fact, why not make a day of it and visit one of the four museums near the Square including the Gone with the Wind Museum, Scarlett on the Square; Marietta Museum of History; Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art; or the Marietta Fire Museum. The annual spring festival is sponsored by Marietta's Parks and Recreation Department. So much food, shopping, culture and fun! That's Marietta Square!