2018 Marble Festival

Community, Pickens County Chamber

City Council Talks Festivals in August

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JASPER, Ga. – The Jasper City Council’s August meeting saw a change in the traffic direction for this year’s Marble Festival in October as well as for the popular JeepFest event starting at the end of August.

Haley Bouchie, President of the Jasper Merchants Association, presented a request to close a portion of Main Street during the festival. The road is already to be closed for the Road Race and the Parade that are scheduled for the weekend’s festivities. The new request would see the road staying closed from 6 a.m. on Saturday to 6 p.m. on Sunday evening.

Bouchie stated the joint venture between the Jasper Merchant’s Association and the Pickens County Chamber would have security for the vendors on the street overnight. The request was made last year as well but denied. After several close calls with the traffic and pedestrians, according to Bouchie, they have returned with the request for this year’s festival.

Bouchie also told the council that they would be working alongside the merchants on the street to improve and increase their foot traffic despite the loss of the parking spaces on the street.

Expanding the Marble Festival up to Main Street cause a large discussion on how to get traffic around the closed street including Dixie, Mary, or even Whitfield streets. Sitting down with police and businesses to discuss traffic by foot and vehicle were assured to be forthcoming in preparation of the event.

Ultimately approved by unanimous decision, the event will see the road closed to traffic from 6 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, to 6 p.m. on Sunday evening, October 7.

The same request came for September’s JeepFest event asking to close Main Street for a “Show & Shine” of Jeeps lined up on the street. City Manager Jim Looney presented a letter from Kris Stancil of the Picken’s County Sheriff’s Office requesting the closure of the street on Friday, August 31, starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. after a concert.

This is not the first time this request has been presented, having been done for years now. The request was approved for the event. Mayor John Weaver commented saying that the Jeeps take over all of Main Street with hundreds of Jeeps lined up down the road for the Show & Shine.

An additional request came from Wingsology for the JeepFest event. Requesting an outside beer and wine license, Wingsology is also a request from previous years.

The council approved the request unanimously as well.

With these events coming up quickly, citizens should be aware of the closures of Main Street during these events as to avoid congestion as they seek to travel through town or attempt to find parking. Shuttles are also being made available for the Marble Festival specifically. Citizens can find the shuttle areas by visiting the Marble Festival Website.

 

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Georgia Marble Festival 5K/Mile Details

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Jasper, GA – Registration has begun for the Georgia Marble Festival 5K/Mile.

The Road Race is sponsored by the Jasper United Methodist Women. Proceeds will fund the ministries of the Dorcas Circle. The 5K will begin Saturday, October 7, at 8:00 A.M. with the one mile beginning at 9:00 A.M.

Awards in the 5K will go to overall male and female, overall male and female masters, and grandmasters. Awards will also be given to the top three finishers in the following age groups, 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 and over.

Awards in the One Mile will go to the top three finishers in the following age groups, 5 and under, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14.

It is requested that those participating do not park at the Jasper United Methodist Church, there will be posted signs for parking.

Following the race, the Georgia Marble Festival will open at 10:00 A.M.

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Over 1,000 Jeeps Expected This Weekend

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Jasper, GA – From Thursday, August 31, to Sunday, September 3, Pickens County Sheriff’s Office will hold their annual JeepFest on Highway 53 East in Marble Hill, GA.

The event has miles of trails and obstacle courses for those attending. All of the trails have different difficulty levels. Those wishing to participate by riding the trails must check-in and register their Jeep first.

Even if you don’t have a Jeep you can still attend the event. Different vendors will be set up, along with live music, and the Pig Pen Family Mud Park.

Pig Pen will have obstacles running, mud to play in, a drag racing strip, and camping.

JeepFest raises money for a variety of charities such as Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes, The Joy House, Special Olympics in Pickens County, The Boys and Girls Club, and the Jasper Youth Sports Association.

The event is staffed by volunteers from the Pickens Sheriff’s Office, other public safety offices, and local Jeep Clubs from all over North Georgia ensuring a safe and well organized event in a family-friendly environment.

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Annual Marble Festival Coming Soon!

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JASPER, GA – The Georgia Marble Festival will be held the first weekend in October this year at Lee Newton Park across from Jasper Middle School.

Once a year, this celebration allows the public to tour the largest open pit marble quarries in the world and enjoy various crafts at the Georgia Marble Festival in Pickens County.

The Festival celebrates one of Georgia’s most beautiful natural resources available. For decades Georgia Marble has been mined and used to create historic architecture around the world.

This year’s tour offers individuals a chance to view and learn the history of Georgia Marble in its natural form as they visit several historic sites associated with the marble industry.

Thousands of people attend each year to see different works of arts and crafts, along with Pickens County’s heritage and the marble industry.  As always, citizens are expecting an influx of visitors to make it a great turn out.

Pickens continues to welcome all to see “Our Marble, Our Heritage.”

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CrossFest Comes To Pickens

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Jasper, GA – Hosted by Encounter Ministries, CrossFest is a new Christian festival that began Saturday, July 22, from 2:00 P.M. until dark at Lee Newton Park.

Various local churches and ministries set up in the park with booths to share information about different services in the community and ways to be involved.

The event featured live bands, drama groups, local art, and different family friendly activities. Admission was free, along with food at a first come, first serve basis.

CrossFest had a great turn out and gave the community an opportunity to have family fun with waterslides, games, and worship. Those who attended hope to see the festival become a recurring event in our town.

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Heritage Days Festival

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