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Fall Events & Festivals in Georgia’s Rome You Don’t Want to Miss!

Posted September 19, 2023 by Georgia's Rome in Events, News, News Release

Ready for fall? Check out these events that celebrate the season!

cave spring pig outCave Spring Pig Out & Car Show
Sep 23
Celebrating 16 years, this festival is the perfect way to kick-off fall. Come early to taste the BBQ (it typically runs out fast) and enjoy the car show at Rolater Park in Cave Spring. Stop by the shops and restaurants in downtown Cave Spring.

Rocky Hollow & Pumpkin Patch Festival – Shining’ In the Holler
Sep 22-23
1st annual Rocky Hollow and pumpkin patch festivall is packed with fun including car and bike show, corn maze,  moonshin master distillers, live music and craft vendors. Learn More

Georgia Mushroom Festival & Jam
Sep 29-30
Celebrate the mega science of mycology at the 6th annual event that combines mushroom education with art, food, and music. Learn More

Going Caching: Geocaching Mega Event
Oct 4-8 FREE 
Going Caching is an annual geocaching mega-event hosted in Rome every fall. This event is currently the third largest geocaching mega-event in North America. The event is typically a weekend long and features geocaching vendors, lab caches, GPS adventure games, and new geocaches published during the event. Every year features a different theme. The theme for 2023 is Vikings: Voyage to Cachlandia.

Coosa Valley Fair

Coosa Valley Fair Photo Credit: Keith Beauchamp

Coosa Valley Fair
Oct 3-7
The Coosa Valley Fair marks the beginning of fall and offers a week full of fun! Entertainment throughout the week includes Circus Incredible, Space Adventures Thrill Show, and Michael Frisbee Magic. Tuesday night from 5-6 pm is the grand opening special; $10 a carload (no trucks or vans). Get more details.

Fiddlin Fest 2022

Fiddlin’ Fest

Fiddlin’ Fest Between the Rivers
Oct. 14 FREE
Come fiddle between the rivers in historic downtown Rome with live entertainment stages and some of the best bluegrass music in the South! Downtown Rome transforms into a huge street festival for a full day of fall fun. Discover family-friendly events including arts and crafts, interactive games, car show, sidewalk sales, food and drinks from local restaurants. Get details

exciting events

Rome River Jam

Rome River Jam
Oct. 21-22
Calling all country music fans! Get ready for 2 nights of music from your favorite artists, Parker McCollum, Bailey Zimmerman, Lainey Wilson, Tracy Lawrence, and more! Get tickets

Schnauzerfest Rome


Schnauzerfest Rome
Oct. 27-28
Meet schnauzer lovers and schnauzer breeds from across the country at this two day celebration. Event activities include a Schnauzer Parade, Trick or Dog-Treat, contests, and socials. Get tickets

Fresh Kettle Corn at Chiaha

Chiaha Harvest Fair
Oct. 28-29
The Chiaha Harvest Fair celebrates the tradition of bringing together many talented artisans and craftsmen from the region and beyond to create the perfect fall weekend of art, music, food and fall weather! This event will be held at the Coosa Valley Fair Grounds and is held rain or shine. Learn more

Nov. 4
Discover your favorite chili and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Arts and crafts vendors will also be set-up. Entry is $5 and includes sampling/people’s choice voting for Saturday’s chili cook off. Get details



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