Forsythia Festival | Forsyth Ga.

Gateway Macon Forsythia Festival Forsyth Georgia Monroe County2018 Forsythia Festival
Saturday & Sunday, March 9-11

Held every year on the second weekend in March, the Forsythia Festival kicks off Spring in Middle Georgia.  This free, family-fun event features a two-day arts-and-crafts show, children’s fair, a 5K, sporting tournaments, live entertainment, and much more! Enjoy mouth-watering foods, fine arts and crafts, and activities the whole family can enjoy!  Join us Saturday night for FaithFest, our faith-based singing competition celebrating music, faith, and our community. Celebrate the whole week with community events!

Pre-Festival Events:

Blues Festival
Sunday March 4th - 7pm

Monroe County Fine Arts Center

Monroe County Fine Arts Center presents a night of blues legends, music, and tales from
the road on Sunday, March 4th at 7;00 p.m.   Headline act is Big Bill Morganfield (son of blues legend Muddy Waters)  featuring The Crossroads Band, with special guests E.G. Kight (Georgia Music Legend); Sherry Paul (Chicago Harp Player); and Rick Maxwell (Atlanta Rhythm Section).  Opening Act is Charles Davis and Brian Olson.  Show MCs are  Alan Walden (Capricorn Records) and Newton Collier (touring musician with Otis Redding, Sam & Dave).

For more information, please contact the Monroe County Fine Arts center at 478-994-2031.


Festival Events

Exchange Club of Forsyth Annual Golf Tournament
Friday March 9
The Exchange Club of Forsyth invites local and non-local golfers alike to come tee off the festival weekend at the Forsyth Golf Club.  This event happens Friday, March 9th. Registration is $60 per player.  Call (478) 747-9833 to register or to get more information.

Forsythia Food Truck Frenzy
Friday March 9, 4p-8p
That’s right, food trucks are coming to Forsyth on Friday, March 9th!  Bring the family out for delicious food truck treats and fun with inflatables.  Check back soon for more information!

Used Book Sale
Monroe County Clubhouse
Browse through the selections and pick up some books to add to your collection.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this year’s sale will be held at the Monroe County Clubhouse.  You have three chances to shop.  For more information, call (478) 994-7025.
Friday and Saturday, March 9th and 10th from 8a – 6p
Sunday, March 11 from Noon – 6p

Forsythia 5K
Saturday March 10
The 5K returns to festival weekend!  Registration will begin at FitCo Healthclub, 833 Patrol Road, at 7:00 a.m. on March 10th.  Entry is $25 per person. The race will start at 8:00 a.m.  Thank you Monroe Physical Therapy for sponsoring the race again this year! Register Here

Arts and Crafts Fair
Saturday & Sunday, March 10-11
The pinnacle event of the Forsythia Festival is set in the streets of Downtown Forsyth.  Join us March 10-11, 2018 as we welcome roughly 20,000 people, and more than 100 vendors, to Forsyth.  Shop for arts and crafts, enjoy the tasty festival treats, and spend some time with your children at the Kids Corner.  Saturday from 10a - 6p
Sunday from 11a – 5p

FaithFest Singing Competition
Sunday March 11
Celebrate music, faith and our community at FaithFest 2018, our faith-based singing competition.  It happens Saturday, March 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 95 West morse Street.  Admission is free.  A goodwill offering will be accepted.  If you want to enter, Register Here

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