November marks a historic moment for Newton County, its when Sherman stayed in Newborn during his march to the sea! When Sherman stayed in Newborn it was still being called by its previous name, Sandtown. His time here is recollected in his diary. Since Newborn was part of such a historic event, they decided to celebrate! Saturday, November 8th from 3-7 PM, they will be holding Newborn’s fall festival that features history, food, music, and crafts!
Newborn’s Civil War history will be a big focus of the festival. Historical legends like Dolly Burge will “visit.” She will be telling the stories from her diary that she wrote during Shermans March to the Sea. The Union army swarmed Burges plantation, but luckily, they had some quick thinking that saved the plantation.
If you have never had Newborns food, then you’re missing out! They grow a lot of the food that is used in restaurants in Atlanta and have been featured in many magazines for their fresh produce. All of their delicacies will be feautred at the festival, which is another amazing reason to stop-by!
Another reason you should visit is the music! There will be traditional bluegrass music playing at the festival. The Newborn Pickers Circle will be playing their traditional songs at an indoor venue. So, if you’re feeling a bit chilly, stop on in and hear their delightful tunes.
Finally, the crafts will leave you smiling! There will be an old time photo booth and all kinds of homemade goods. These are perfect for holiday gift giving, so if you’re looking for the perfect gift make sure to check them out!
If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your Saturday, visit Newborn’s fall festival! Not only will you experience the beautiful history of Newton, but you will also enjoy amazing food, delightful music, and crazy crafts. We hope to see your smiling faces out there!