One of my favorite fall festivals is the Yellow Daisy Festival in Stone Mountain Park. This year’s festival begins September 9th. and goes through September 12th., 2010. The Yellow Daisy Festival is the top ranked festival in the Southeast and showcases over 425 artist in three days. The artists represents 38 states and two countries. In addition to the Yellow Daisy Festival exhibitors there is live entertainment, artist demonstrations, a children’s corner and fabulous food.
Be sure and don’t miss this years featured artist, Marion Baker located on Loop A. Ms. Baker loves old materials that have character. She recycles board games and cigar boxes by covering them with vintage paper. Each piece is then painted, stamped and distressed. It is then sealed with layers of wax. Her original “Dixie Chick” is featured on the festivals promotional items.
Shoppers can stop by the festivals presenting sponsor, Humana, and enter the drawing for a Stone Mountain Park Annual Pass and four Mountain Memberships.
On Saturday plan to stay late and take in the last blast of summer concert and spectacular fireworks on the Memorial lawn. Sunday the Yellow Daisy Festival will close with Band Perry from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In July 2005, siblings, Neil, Reid and Kimberly decided to join forces and become one band. Kimberly describes there style as a cross between Rolling Stones and Loretta Lynn.
Take a break from shopping and explore the five mile square park. It offers a variety of attractions and recreational activities for people of all ages. Stone Mountain Park is home to the world’s largest piece of monolithic granite. Two of our favorite spots for a Romantic Picnic are the Covered Bridge and the top of Stone Mountain. Be sure and bring your camera, as you will hike past thousands of yellow daisy’s on your way to the top. At the summit you can always find that perfect place to sit back and take in Atlanta’s beautiful skyline while indulging in a gourmet feast from our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast.
See you in September at the Yellow Daisy Festival or at the summit of Stone Mountain, Georgia.