It’s festival weekend! The fun will begin Friday.

Check out our schedule of events, vendors and food menus here.

4 ... 3 ... 21! 

No, that’s not a countdown typo. That’s the date for all the fun and adventure of Another Bloomin’ Festival 2021. 

After a year’s hiatus due to COVID concerns, this year’s festival will look a little different, but many things will remain the same, including eating, shopping, eating, entertainment and egg hunting. And did we mention eating?

The downtown parks will be filled with arts and crafts, specialty and food vendors, information booths and more. 

Just one block away, along West Vertia Street, the festival fun will continue with the Historical Society’s Open Air Market and the Friends of the Library book sale. 

The entire day will be filled with fun, food and fellowship as attendees catch up with friends and family  throughout the day. 

Make sure to coordinate your festival day by viewing our Festival Tab in this week’s paper.

Editor’s note: Since the publication was printed, there has been a change in entertainment. Danny Carter & Kin will perform at 11:30 a.m. Entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. with the Classic Car Cruise-in.


A Friday filled with fun

The annual 5K Glow Run and One-Mile Festival Fun Run/Walk will highlight festivities on Friday evening. 

The event is being sponsored by the Candler County Program for Exceptional Children.

Registration for the run/walk will begin at 5 p.m. in the Pineland Telephone Conference Room on South Rountree Street.

The 5K will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the One Mile Fun Run at 8 p.m. The awards ceremony will be held at 9 p.m.

At 6 p.m., DJ Michael Parker will drop the beat with entertainment and at 6:15 p.m., Donna Waters will get runners/walkers loosened up with a Zumba class in front of Pineland Telephone.

Jaime Riggs will lead BINGO festivities from 6-8 p.m. in the West Park.

From 6-9 p.m., Better Nutrition will serve shakes and teas in the Pineland Telephone Conference Room and food trucks will be open and ready for business in West Park around 5 p.m.

Food trucks will include Country Cabin Sweets & Treats with icre cream, milk shakes, floats, sundaes, cheesecake and so much more, all ranging in price from $4-$8, and McCray Family with fish and chicken baskets for $10.

Bring the family to downtown Metter Friday evening -- and expect to enjoy some surprise activities along the way.

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