Visitor Guide

36th Annual Heritage Holidays in Georgia’s Rome

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Heritage Holidays is Rome’s celebration of art, music, culture and history featuring two weeks of fall family fun. Come celebrate the season in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and enjoy the charm of Georgia’s Rome.

“Where Romans Rest” Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tours – Oct. 15

Learn more about the cemetery that holds the greatest heroes and heroines of Rome’s past. The cemetery dates to 1857 and is the final resting place for 20,000 of Rome’s most notable residents including 400 Civil War graves. Spectators will see firsthand and hear their stories and significance to Rome’s development into a modern city. Learn more.

Packway Handle Band

Packway Handle Band

Fiddlin’ Between the Rivers Festival – Oct. 15

Downtown Rome will host a full day of fall family fun featuring a full lineup of bluegrass musicians and performers on two stages, cruise-in car show, antique fair, 5K run, hayrides, children’s activities and craft demonstrations. Learn more.

John Wisdom Wagon Train Ride – Oct. 15

Commemorate the ride of “Georgia’s Paul Revere” in this 23-mile wagon ride! Details

“Where Romans Rest” Tour – Oct. 15

Where Romans Rest is a guided tour of Myrtle Hill Cemetery with grave hosts along the way. See Rome’s history through the eyes of those who lived it.

Downtown Rome Historic Houses of Worship Tour – Oct. 15

Discover Rome’s history through the historical worship houses around downtown.

John Wisdom

John Wisdom Wagon Train

Harbin Hero Hustle – Oct. 15

It’s time to break out your tights and iron your cape for the Harbin Hero Challenge. Learn more.

Historic Walking Tours of Berry College – Oct. 22

Tour the newly renovated Cabin in the Pines and Roosevelt Cabin, while enjoying the beautiful fall leaf canopies throughout main campus. Learn more.

Peach State Marching Festival – Oct. 22

Whether a spectator or a participant, it will be a day that promises to be filled with good music, good times and good food while creating wonderful memories. Learn more.

Chiaha Harvest Fair – Oct. 22 – 23

Celebrate the arts in this toe-tappin’, cider-sippin’, fun-for-everyone festival. Learn more.

Old Dominion

Old Dominion

Making a Liszt and Czeching it Twice – Oct. 24

Presenting Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.1, featuring Alex Wasserman, plus works by two composers from Czechoslovakia, the Rome Symphony Orchestra will provide a night full of music at the Rome City Auditorium. Learn more.

Cave Spring Fall Festival – Oct. 24

BBQ, jams, jellies, arts and crafts, bluegrass music and much more.

Old Dominion Live at Brewhouse – Oct. 26

Enjoy one of the hottest breaking bands in country music live at the Brewhouse!

Willard Nixon Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament – Oct. 27

Enjoy a day filled with great camaraderie for the sole purpose of raising funds for local student athlete award scholarships. Learn more.

Night at the Museum – Oct. 28

Purchase a ticket and enjoy a beer or glass of wine as you tour the house and meet the personalities who lived in the historic house during its nearly 200 year history. Learn more.

USAF Thunderbirds

USAF Thunderbirds

Cave Screams Ghost Tours – Oct. 28 

This is a 3/4 mile walking tour of Rolater Park, Cave Spring, Georgia, including entry into the cave, sharing documented paranormal activity. Learn more.

River Ratz Fall Foliage Kayak Paddles – Oct. 28 – 30 & Nov. 4 – 6

Enjoy a fall float down the river. River Ratz provides the equipment, drops you off and picks you up! Book now.

Wings over North Georgia Airshow – Oct. 29 – 30

Experience the largest airshow in the region, featuring the USAF Thunderbirds as well as live music by Travis Tritt. Learn more.

Downtown Trick or Treat – Oct. 31

Enjoy a festive trick or treat downtown with the family as kids dressed in their favorite costumes come to get candy from all the local businesses.

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Event Questions? 706-295-5576