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39th Annual Riverfest Arts & Crafts Festival Preview

By Nichole Parks

The Service League of Cherokee County (SLCC) is excited to announce that the 39th annual Riverfest Arts & Crafts Festival will be held September 23-24 at Etowah River Park in Canton. In 1984, Riverfest started as a small arts and crafts show. It has since become the Service League’s largest fundraising event, earning a notable reputation for its family-oriented approach and warm relationships with vendors and patrons alike.

The festival is a cornerstone event with fun family activities and a juried show, featuring original, creative, handmade work by artisans from all over the region. The event also showcases extraordinary entertainment throughout the weekend such as dancers and live musicians as well as a fun-filled children’s area where kids of all ages can enjoy rides and activities.

For many families, Riverfest has become a not-to-be-missed event to kick off the fun of the season, as the cool, crisp days of autumn arrive. This year’s festival features more than 175 arts and crafts exhibitors, concessionaires, and entertainers. There will be many returning favorites as well as several new, unique exhibitors.

SLCC is one of the oldest service organizations in Cherokee County. It has a membership of 100 women who work year-round, collectively volunteering more than 10,000 hours per year to raise funds for children throughout Cherokee County. Funds raised during Riverfest, and other fundraising events sponsored by the League, provide families in need with day-to-day necessities such as food, clothing, medical and dental care, eyeglasses, rent, utility assistance, scholarships, and much more. SLCC also provides Christmas gifts for children in need throughout all the Cherokee County School District schools.

Admission to Riverfest for adults and children ages 11 and older is a $7 donation. The event will take place rain or shine. Free parking and shuttle service are available.

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Family Life Magazines has been a proud sponsor of Riverfest for the past 10 consecutive years!