•         Barnesville Buggy Days

                                                   September 19-20, 2020

  • Welcome to the Annual Buggy Days Festival!!

  • Welcome to the Annual Buggy Days Festival!!

  • 2020 Leadership Lamar Nominations!

    We are proud to announce that we will sponsor and hold the next Leadership Lamar class in February 2020!  Leadership Lamar has proven to be a very successful opportunity to mold leaders in our community.  Our graduates from Leadership Lamar currently serve our community as City Council members, County Commissioners, County Chairpersons, and many sits on the board for our Industrial Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce.  We are very excited about this program and hope that you see the level of importance for this program and support the need to continue to offer such a program. 

     

    To continue the program, we need to fill twenty spots in the upcoming class with eligible leadership candidates.  You will find a nomination form enclosed.  Please take a moment to consider the following:

     

    • Do you know of a co-worker, professional associate, leader in your church or civic organization that you feel will benefit from this leadership program?
    • Do you have an employee that you wish to sponsor in this leadership program?
    • Would you or your business be willing to sponsor a student in this leadership program?  There will be candidates that would like to take the program that may not financially be able to pay the $300.00 tuition - would you be willing to sponsor such a candidate?

     

    Please take a moment to complete the enclosed nomination form with anyone that you wish to nominate as an upcoming leader in our community that may benefit from this program.  Also, please note the form where indicated if you wish to sponsor a candidate that is unable to attend due to the financial commitment.  

    Please click here for Nomination Forms.

    Please submit your 2020 Leadership Lamar Nomination Form by Friday, December 13, 2019. 

     

    Thank you for your time and consideration!  We appreciate your input!

     

    Best Regards,

     

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  • Barnesville Buggy Days
  • Barnesville Buggy Days
  • Celebrate At Barnesville Buggy Days

    Barnesville Buggy Days is the city’s benchmark festival, celebrating Barnesville’s historic heritage as the “Buggy Capital of the South” during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. With original events such as hog calling, wagon pulling, choir competitions, and even a fiddle contest, Buggy Days got its start in November of 1974. Since then, it has been featured in Southern Living Magazine, and its parade has even been granted the title of the “Longest Hometown Parade in the South”.   Held every third weekend in September, the Barnesville Buggy Days Festival is dedicated to furthering the camaraderie of family, community, and tradition, with the exhibition, sale, and charitable exchange of local, handcrafted, handmade goods from around the southeast.

     

     

  • Arts and Crafts Exhibits

    Every year, nearly 200 artisans and crafts-persons sell their handcrafted wares right in the historic heart of Barnesville. With original antique Barnesville Buggies on display, it is truly a hometown sight to behold. And, each year our local civic organizations pair with a local and delectable food vendor to provide some of the most flavorful treats you can possibly get your hands on.

  • Food Vendors are limited to our local Civic Organizations!! 

  • Buggy Days Parade
  • The South’s Longest Hometown Parade!

    Stretching out at just over a mile of beautiful mayhem and colorful sound and fury, the Buggy Days parade features themed floats, epic horses of all sizes, a host of civic groups and local organizations, and yep, you guessed it, buggies! The parade always begins at 2:00 PM on Buggy Days Saturday, leading off with our Grand Marshal—the Citizen of the Year. This year, the 46th Annual Barnesville Buggy Days Parade will be the longest, loudest, and brightest it’s been in its entire existence. 




  • Festival FAQ

    Below are some common questions that we have received for the Buggy Days festival:

  • How much are vendor spaces? How much are vendor spaces?

    For arts and crafts vendors, the booth fee is $125. For general food vendors, the fee is $100.  **Remember** Food vendors must be associated with a local non-profit organization.

    How big are your spaces? What do I do if I end up needing additional space? How big are your spaces? What do I do if I end up needing additional space?

    The vendor spaces are 12×12 and located on asphalt surfaces. We make every attempt to assist vendors with spacing needs, however due to the number of vendors that participate in Buggy Days sometimes additional space cannot be accommodated. Therefore, we encourage all of our vendors to ensure before setting up that their total booth display is 12×12 or less.

    This is a two day event. What do I do with my merchandise after the first day? What is the plan for adverse weather? This is a two day event. What do I do with my merchandise after the first day? What is the plan for adverse weather?

    Since this is a two-day event, vendors have 1 of 2 options. Vendors may pack up their merchandise and display items and bring them back the second day or they may cover their items and leave them at their booth overnight. In the event of rain and/or adverse weather conditions, we cannot offer a refund for any booth space.

    I want my same space as last year… I want my same space as last year…

    While this is not something we can guarantee, we will make every effort to accommodate these requests. Instances may arise where this simply is not possible. Here is a general example:
    ex: Kristen had a corner space at last year’s festival and wants the same space this year. She sent her application in late and did not send any pictures of her craft. Robert had a space next to Kristen’s last year, but this year he requested an additional space. He sent his complete application in on time and ended up being placed in Kristen’s space.

    I am having an issue with my space, another vendor, etc. Who should I contact? I am having an issue with my space, another vendor, etc. Who should I contact?

    If you are experiencing an issue with your space, another vendor, or have any other question or concern, please contact a member of the Buggy Days volunteer team. There will be many of them running around and they will all be wearing neon orange shirts.

    I have heard that vendors will be allowed to participate in the Buggy Days concert. How do I sign up? I have heard that vendors will be allowed to participate in the Buggy Days concert. How do I sign up?

    For more information on vending at the Buggy Days concert, please contact Director, Christopher J. Deraney, cjderaney@barnesville.org

    The Barnesville Buggy Days is a family fun festival that is rich in the history of the community. There is truly something for everyone. The week starts off with a Beauty Pageant, music, arts and crafts, a parade, good food, and so much more. Be sure to check out the complete brochure for times and details.

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