Villa Rica Gold Rush Festival 2017

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 The City of Villa Rica presents its Annual Gold Rush Festival on Saturday, September 9th. The festival is now in its 39th year. Villa Rica is home to the first Gold Rush in Georgia in 1826.

The annual festival held in downtown Villa Rica at The MILL amphitheater features a 5K marathon beginning at 8 am, parade with a float contest at 10:15 am, lots of craft and food vendors, carnival games, and live entertainment beginning at 4 pm. Itis a full day of fun for the whole family in Villa Rica.

The band line-up this year begins at 4 pm on The Thomas A. Dorsey Stage with Five Speed, a country music band out of Athens. The next band,Sailing to Denver, is a bluegrass band out of Atlanta. Next up is theShawn Mack Band from Rome, which plays soul, blues, motown, rhythm and blues and funky stuff. The headlining band out of Atlanta is Drivin’ N Cryin’ who boasts 14 CDs - see article in the Arts and Entertainment section.
Villa Rica Gold Rush Festival

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