Relay for Life
Held in May, Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of your American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times. Local Chapter contact person is Christie Gay at 770-684-8282.
Silver Comet Trail Events
Georgia Rails to Trails Society sponsors a Memorial Day Bike Ride in May and a Labor Day Bike Ride in September on the Silver Comet Trail. Registration can be done in advance or on site. For more information on these rides and other trail events see http://www.silvercomet.org/ or active.com
Annual Polk County Kids Fishing Rodeo
This event is sponsored by DNR and held in May/June at Kenview Farms. Children, ages 15-and-under, will be allowed to fish for channel catfish. All children must be accompanied by an adult and bring their own rod (only one per child) and their own fishing equipment and bait. There is an eight fish limit and fishing with minnows is not allowed. There will be prizes, free hot dogs and drinks. To get to Kenview Farms from intersection of highway 278 and 113, take highway 113 north for four miles. Kenview Farms is on the left and will be marked with signs. For information call 770-748-7535
Local Charity Golf Tournaments are The Doc Ayers/Ray Beck Celebrity Golf Tournament in May, The HON Golf Tournament in May, and The Boys and Girls Club's Kampaign for Kids Golf Tournament in October. These events are comprised of local community teams and raise money for local charities. Contact The HON Company at 770-749-2400 or The Boy's & Girls Club of Northwest Ga. Cedartown Unit at 770-749-0869
The Northwest Georgia Cruisers Annual Car Show
This event is held in May in Rockmart and features street machines, rods and muscle cars, trucks, late models, low riders, and motorcycles. There is also entertainment, door prizes, vendors, games and food. The proceeds from the show go to benefit underprivileged children. Contact Lori at the Classic Grill Restaurant at 770-684-5564.
Annual Kids Day
Annual event in June is held at Aragon Park, beside the Mill Pond and features fun events for children 16 years and under. Door prizes, featuring a variety of toys and other goods are donated by local merchants. Refreshments include hot dogs and soft drinks. No admission is charged and everyone is welcome to attend. However, only those 16 and under will be allowed to participate in the activities. Kids Day is sponsored by the City of Aragon, Davitte Lodge #513 and area merchants. For more information contact Delmer Rayburn at 770-684-5207.
Cedar Valley Arts Festival
Sponsored by the Cedartown Junior Service League, this festival is host to many local and regional artists, as well as the children of Cedartown, whose works are displayed throughout Peek Park. The attendance is close to 3000 people. It is held the last full weekend in April. Contact Cedartown Jr. Service League
Keep Polk Beautiful - the Great American Cleanup
Held during the month of April - this event engages the community and businesses to participate in "The Great American Cleanup" - to help clean up the county by disposing of trash and using recycling opportunities. They also hold a "Make a Difference Day" in October. Contact KPB Director Sharon Coffman at 678-246-1083
Cedartown 5K Race
This annual event is in June a week before the Peachtree Road Race. This is an international race of wheelchair athletes that helps them to train for the Peachtree Road race Wheelchair Division. It is held at Peek Park in Cedartown. There is a marked race course and plenty of sideline space for spectators to cheer them as they compete. Click here for more information.
The annual barbeque is held on the last Saturday in June. Great food, a variety of games and a softball tournament are highlights. It is generally attended by 2000 people. Contact the City of Aragon at 770-684-6564
Rockmart Annual Touch A Truck Event
Whether it is a fire truck, police car, tractor or other piece of equipment, little faces light up with anticipation as they run from one vehicle to the next. It offers parents an opportunity to watch their child learn about what is on display. This event is held in June in Downtown Rockmart and is sponsored by the Rockmart Business Alliance. For more information contact Brenda Leslie at 770-684-8778
Carl Black Classic Rodeo
An annual rodeo hosted by the Rockmart Lions Club the first weekend of August that allows not only professional riders, but locals and youth as well. Contact - Haney Farm and Ranch on Morgan Valley Road - Rockmart, GA at 770-684-7277
Polk County Fair
This is held the third week in August at the Polk County Fair Grounds in Cedartown featuring rides, food, and fun. Contact the Cedartown Exchange Club.
Polk County Day with the Rome Braves
PLAY BALL! Join friends and family at the Rome Braves game for baseball and Fireworks. Usually the day before independence day. For more information contact the Polk County Chamber of Commerce at 770-684-8760.
Polk County Homespun Festival
An annual event sponsored by the Polk County Chamber of Commerce held on the third weekend in July. Local and regional crafters display their wares throughout the park. Continuous entertainment is a highlight of the festival as well as great food, and many games and events throughout the park. This event generates around 8000 people. Contact the Polk County Chamber of Commerce at 770-684-8760 or visit www.thehomespunfestival.com
Native American Pow Wow
Held the first weekend in October at the Bert Wood Youth & Athletic Complex in Cedartown, a gathering of inner-tribal Native Americans bring handmade goods such as jewelry, clothing, and rugs, to show off their culture. Daily circle dancing is also a treat for all to see. This festival is also held in Aragon the last weekend in April at the Old Mill Pond. 600 interested folk stream through these two-day festivals. Contact Jerry Stroup 770-748-8816
Held in October at the Rock Campground in Rockmart, this is a three day musical event that features area bands with all proceeds going to charity. Contact John Hitchcock at 770-684-8517
Cedartown Fall Festival
Local vendors that include churches, businesses, individuals, civic clubs, etc., line Main Street in downtown Cedartown to sell baked goods and hand made crafts. The festival also holds a pet dressing contest, entertainment, and a petting zoo. It is held the first Saturday in October, with three to four thousand people attending. Contact the Downtown Cedartown Association 770-748-2090
Halloween Trick or Treat
During the week of Halloween in October the cities or Cedartown and Rockmart host a trick or treat event in their downtown areas. Civic clubs, merchants and other groups will provide activities; games and candy for the youngsters who come dressed in their costumes. This is a safe way to enjoy the holiday with parents and other family members. For more information contact the City of Rockmart at 770-684-5454 or the Downtown Cedartown Association at 770-748-2090.
Carlton Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
Locally owned and operated this farm offers (during September - November) a Corn Maze, Hayride, Haymaze, Animal Barn, Hay Jump, Dairy and Farm Tours and a Catfish Pond (Spring through Fall). For more information call 770-546-5179 or 770-684-3789 or log onto www.carltonfarm.com
Hosted by the Polk County Historical Society during the fall, this event features a tour homes to benefit the maintenance of the Polk County Historical Society Museum and the preservation of local artifacts and genealogical records. For more information call Milt Shaw at 770-748-8084.
Christmas is for Kids Campaign
The Rockmart Police and Fire Departments work together beginning the latter part of November to collect money and toys for underprivileged children in the community. New unwrapped toys are accepted, but monetary donations are preferred. For more information contact the Rockmart Police Department at 770-684-6558 or 684-5454.
Cedartown & Rockmart Christmas Parades
Cities of Cedartown and Rockmart each conduct individual parades in December that feature local float entries from various civic groups and clubs, local high school marching bands and the local Fire department escorting Santa Claus through town to greet all the children. For more information contact the City of Rockmart at 770-684-5454 or the City of Cedartown at 770-748-3220.