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56th Annual Mountain Laurel Festival

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Mountain Laurel Festival is the oldest running festival of its type in Georgia. It will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19th on the downtown Clarkesville Square.

The festival features a parade, art and food vendors, live music, and kids activities.

The Soque River Watershed Association will hold a Bass-Kissing Contest on the main stage downtown at 1 p.m. That will be followed by Volunteers for Literacy of Habersham County’s annual rubber duck race on the Soque River at Pitts Park beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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Mountain Laurel events:
  • 10 am: Parade sponsored by Clarkesville Lions Club. This year’s theme is “Happy Birthday Habersham: 200 Years Strong”. The  Grand Marshal is Terry Rice
  • 10 am-5 pm: Fine art and craft vendors located in and around the Square
    • An outdoor food court
    • Kids Zone
    • The Millinery Shop and Big Holly Cabin will be open for guided tours
    • Clarkesville “History in Photographs” Photo Exhibit at Mauldin House Visitors Center
    • Live entertainment acts throughout the day on the square
  • 1 pm: Bass-Kissing Contest on the stage
  • 3:30 pm: Rubber Duck Race on the Soque River at Pitts Park (sponsored by Volunteers for Literacy)

For more information on the festival, contact 706-754-4216 or visit www.clarkesvillega.com.

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May 19
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Downtown Clarkesville
Clarkesville, GA 30523 United States + Google Map


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