The City of Marietta announced it will hold its 44th annual HarvestFest on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The announcement on the city’s website describes the event as follows:
Sponsored by Marietta’s Parks and Recreation Department, this annual festival full of activities for all ages. It includes Halloween Happenings from 1pm-5pm which is an event for children ages 12 and younger and includes carnival games, kid-friendly activities, and a costume contest for pets and children ages 12 and under. Costume contestants should arrive to the stage by 1:30pm to receive their contestant number.
The Harvest Square Festival will have exhibits including painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry and many other types of crafts. Admission is free, and there will be games and activities for the entire family.
Schedule of Events:
• 9am – 5pm – HarvestFest Arts & Crafts
• 10am – 2pm – Kids’ Touch a Truck
• 12pm – 12:30pm Inaugural Pie Eating Contest!!!
• 1pm – 5pm – Halloween Happenings
• 1:45pm – Scarecrows on the Square winners announced
• 2:00pm – Children’s Costume Contest begins
• 3:00pm – Pet Costume Contest begins
About the City of Marietta
The City of Marietta is the county seat of Cobb County. The latest estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau puts the population of the city at 60,867 which makes it the largest city in Cobb County by population.
However, the city is in a neck-and-neck race with fast-growing Smyrna, whose population was 56,666 at the last estimate.
Here are a few fast facts from the Census Bureau
Marietta city, Georgia
2019 Population Estimates 60,867
Median Household Income $ 57,452
Persons in poverty, percent 14.0 %
Educational Attainment: Percent high school graduate or higher 87.7 %
Persons without health insurance, percent 18.1 %
Median Housing Value $ 287,600
Total Housing Units 26,878
Number of Firms 10,501
Male Median Income $ 36,894
Female Median Income $ 29,239
Percent of households with a broadband Internet subscription 84.9 %