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Buggy Days gearing up; pageant contestants sought

The 46th annual Buggy Days festival is looming on the calendar with its first event, the Miss Buggy Days Pageant, just 12 days away. Contestants are needed in several categories. The pageant will be held Sept. 14 at the Fine Arts Center. The deadline to register is Sept. 6. For more information, call the chamber office at 770-358-5884. Also set for Sept. 14 is the Window Decoration Contest downtown. Businesses are encouraged to decorate storefronts in accordance with the 2019 festival theme ‘˜Official and Genuine’. The main event weekend kicks off Saturday, Sept. 21 with the annual Buggython Road Race. There are 10K and 5K runs and a two-nile walk on the schedule. The event is sponsored by the LCHS athletic department. The antique car display will return on Saturday as well and many of the old cars will participate in the parade. The Buggy Days Parade, one of the longest in Georgia, begins at 2 p.m. The grand marshal will be reigning Citizen of the Year Kelly Hughes. The arts and crafts fair runs all day Saturday and from noon- 5 p.m. on Sunday with an emphasis on true, quality crafters. The Kids Park will be located in the United Bank parking lot and a $10 wristband is good for all day admission. The annual street dance, featuring music by the Master Blasters and a fireworks display, will be held Saturday night at the rodeo arena on Roberta Drive. Tickets are $10. Children under age 10 get in free. For more information on the festival schedule of events, call the chamber office or e-mail president@barnesville.org.

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