The Labor Day Weekend Guide: Things To Do Around Coweta County

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From Staff Reports

Below are fun, educational and family-friendly events in-and-around Coweta County this weekend.

Check with each event to see if it is weather permitting / rain or shine. All events are subject to change.

If you are looking for local and live music this weekend, check out The Paper’s monthly column at https://www.wintersmedia.net/the-music-local-live-in-september/.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31

Pilliard Dickle’s 1 1/2 Man Show
7 p.m. at Historic Train Depot, 60 East Broad Street, Newnan
The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society is bringing one of Newnan’s most imaginative performers to the Historic Train Depot for one night only. Pilliard Dickle will reprise his 1 1/2 Man Show. Dickle serves up an out-of-the-envelope selection of original songs that weave stories of everything from nuns with guns to killer bees to a dog who’s running for mayor. Plus he’ll debut newly-written material, never before heard except in his living room where he’s tried it out for the cat. The Show benefits The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society and promises to be a fun way to bid farewell to summer. Tickets are $15 per person, or $20 at the door. VIP tickets are $35, which includes VIP seating, two drinks and Pilliard Dickle’s calendar book. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Labor Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale
10 a.m. in Downtown Newnan
The Labor Day Sidewalk Sale is an annual tradition! This is an all-day shopping event that starts on the Friday before Labor Day. During the Labor Day Sidewalk Sale, visitors are invited to walk the downtown streets and shop the best deals of the year.

Pete Fodero at the Senior Center
10 a.m. at Tommy Thompson Senior Center, 29 Hospital Road, Newnan • 770-683-8600
Professional musician and entertainer Pete Fodder will perform the classic songs from the past – swing, oldies, pop, R&B, Motown and gospel. Lunch served at 11:15 a.m. RSVP at 770-683-8600.

High School Football
Five local squads in action with four games on home campuses.
Hillgrove at East Coweta, 7:30 p.m.
Villa Rica at Northgate, 7:30 p.m.
Mary Persons at Trinity Christian, 7:30 p.m.
Heritage School at Kendrick, 7:30 p.m.
Unity Christian at Central Christian, 7:30 p.m.
Newnan, open

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Sunrise on the Square 5K Race
8 a.m. in Downtown Newnan
The 5K race begins in downtown Newnan and spans through “The City of Homes,” where runners will catch a glimpse of the beautiful, historic in-town neighborhoods and commercial district.The race features a 5K USATF certified course (chipped timing), where runners will enjoy the diversity of terrain, including: long flat stretches, downhill and uphill sections. The Sunrise on the Square Road Race welcomes both runners and walkers of all skill levels. Onsite registration will take place at 6:30-7:30 a.m. For more info, visit HERE.

Coweta’s Longest Yard Sale & Art/Craft Show
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at multiple locations, Franklin Highway & Highway 34 West, Newnan
Saturday and Sunday. Free Admission and parking for this annual tradition of Miles-Long Junkin’ and Treasure Hunting. Multiple locations down Franklin Highway. Keith’s Corner (448 Highway 34 West), Loblolly Pine Company (117 Franklin Highway), Witter’s Pond (904 Highway 34 West), Brown’s Farm (925 Highway 34 West), plus many others. For info, visit HERE.

Coweta County Farmers Market / Newnan
8:30 a.m.-Noon at Asa M. Powell Sr. Expo Center, 197 Temple Avenue, Newnan
Every Wednesday and Saturday (thru mid-October) Local farmers  offer homegrown fruits, vegetables, homemade food items, plants and more!

Senoia Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at 40 Travis Street, Senoia
It is a community-oriented marketplace that features a variety of local farmers, food producers, artisans, and craftsmen. You can find a wide selection of fresh produce, including fruits and vegetables, herbs, and flowers. There are also local food producers selling homemade baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, and other artisanal products. The market also features handmade crafts, such as pottery, jewelry, and textiles. Visitors can enjoy live music, food trucks, and other family-friendly activities.  EVERY Saturday.

Keith’s Corner 50th Anniversary Craft Show
9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 448 Highway 34 West, Newnan
Saturday and Sunday. Many different vendors- crafts, arts, Avon, jewelry, toys, candles, furniture, crochete, home decor, kids clothes, and so much more. Breakfast and Lunch from The Grumpy Pig available along with sweet treats from Starwalk Events. Free Admission and Parking. Come shop with some wonderful small business owners!!!

Serenbe Farmers Market
9 a.m. -1 p.m. at 9110 Selborne Lane, Palmetto
Serenbe Farmers Market offers a variety of healthy foods and artisanal goods on a large green space surrounded by a canopy of trees. Spend the morning shopping for your weekly groceries or unique gifts & wears while enjoying the beauty of nature.

Peachtree City Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Aberdeen Village Shopping Center, Aberdeen Parkway, Peachtree City
This market brings approximately 60 vendors offering a variety of fresh produce, poultry, beef and pork, bread, sweet treats, honey, eggs, prepared foods and so much more. It’s the perfect place to find the consummate gift for the foodie in your life and visitors will also find live music going on.

Market Day
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Courthouse Square, Downtown Newnan
Hosted by Main Street Newnan on the first Saturday of every month. The Market features over 55 unique spaces, with a variety of one-of-a-kind gift items. Market Day favorites include: fresh locally grown produce, honey, jams & jellies, pottery, art, hand-woven baskets, leather products, etc.

Serenbe Farms Tour
3-4 p.m. at Serenbe Farms, 8715 Atlanta-Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills
Learn how Serenbe Farms uses sustainable practices to grow and harvest more than 300 varieties of heirloom and hybrid vegetables, herbs and flowers. They harvest more than 60,000 lbs. of produce a year to feed the Serenbe Community! Tickets are $15 (children under 3 free). For tickets, visit HERE.

Wine Tasting
4 p.m. at General Store at Serenbe, 10642 Serenbe Lane, Chattahoochee Hills
Taste wines from around the globe. $35 per person with tasting notes and small bits. Email [email protected] for more information.

NITWITS: (Sorta) Superheroes Improv Show
8-10 p.m. at Newnan Theatre Company, 24 First Avenue, Newnan • 770-683-6282
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the N.I.T.W.I.T.S. with their valiant improv skills in an action-packed original show, (Sorta) Superheroes! Will our somewhat supers slip on their supersuits and save the day? Or live long enough to see themselves become a villain? With great power comes great hilarity in this heroic show that you don’t want to miss, especially since the citizens of Newnan depend on it! Find out if our heroes have what it takes to defeat evil once and for all, or die laughing. Remember, it’s not who they are under their supersuits, but how funny they are that defines them. Experience the N.I.T.W.I.T.S. like you’ve never seen them before! Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, visit: HERE.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Coweta’s Longest Yard Sale & Art/Craft Show
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at multiple locations, Franklin Highway & Highway 34 West, Newnan
Saturday and Sunday. Free Admission and parking for this annual tradition of Miles-Long Junkin’ and Treasure Hunting. Multiple locations down Franklin Highway. Keith’s Corner (448 Highway 34 West), Loblolly Pine Company (117 Franklin Highway), Witter’s Pond (904 Highway 34 West), Brown’s Farm (925 Highway 34 West), plus many others. For info, visit HERE.

Keith’s Corner 50th Anniversary Craft Show
9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 448 Highway 34 West, Newnan
Saturday and Sunday. Many different vendors – crafts, arts, Avon, jewelry, toys, candles, furniture, crochete, home decor, kids clothes, and so much more. Breakfast and Lunch from The Grumpy Pig available along with sweet treats from Starwalk Events. Free Admission and Parking. Come shop with some wonderful small business owners!!!

Senoia Porchfest
3-7 p.m. in Downtown Senoia
Senoia PorchFest is a hometown community celebration where porches and yards become stages for local and regional bands and musicians. Senoia’s streets become artist galleries and walk-up restaurants. Attendees will enjoy 20 local and regional musicians along withartists, food trucks and drink proprietors plus kids activities. All performances are free with tips for the musicians suggested. A VIP concert is from 7-10 p.m. PorchFest is a pedestrian event. Last year’s PorchFest was attended by over 2000 music enthusiasts. The streets where PorchFest will take place will be closed to all automobile and golf cart traffic. Attendees are encouraged to park in downtown Senoia and walk to the porches and stages. Walking shoes and folding chairs are recommended. Limited golf cart shuttles will be available to get participants to the PorchFest perimeter, but no transportation will be available within the perimeter of the event. For info, visit https://www.enjoysenoia.com/events/senoia-porchfest-2023.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

The Avenue / Peachtree City Labor Day 5K
8 a.m. at The Avenue, 239 City Circle, Peachtree City
Come celebrate the holiday at The Avenue Peachtree City’s Labor Day 5K. Grab your two and four-legged friends and join us! The 5K route is a cart path & street combination beginning and ending at The Avenue. Walk-up Registration at 6:45-7:45 am. Tot Trot is free for ages 6 and under and starts at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit Midwest Food Bank – Georgia Division. Online registration at https://runsignup.com/Race?raceId=130688.

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