Yellow Daisy Festival

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The Yellow Daisy Festival is an arts and crafts festival held in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The festival offers bands, food and crafts. There are about two miles of walking that may be accomplished if one decides to visit all booths at the festival. This event is held outdoors and is considered a family festival.

History[edit]

The Yellow Daisy Festival is named after the Confederate yellow daisy (Helianthus porteri) that was discovered in 1846. The festival began in 1968 and has become an annual celebration. It is held Thursday-Sunday after Labor Day.[1] The Yellow Daisy Festival has grown in population over the years. It started out as a small event and grew into a four-day event. It has won many awards and been named one of the best festivals in Georgia. For example, Sunshine Artist Magazine has been voted the festival one of the top five arts & crafts shows in the nation.[2]

Attractions and Entertainment[edit]

From all over the United States, hundreds of vendors come to the Yellow Daisy Festival to share their arts and crafts with nearly 200,000 people.[3] Vendors offer furniture, glass, games, food, and there are many more.There are also fine art booths that offer paintings, jewelry, and sculptures.[4] For entertainment there are live bands and DJs. Rock and roll and bluegrass are the genres of bands that play there. There is a safe children's play area, called the Children's Corner. Face painting and rock climbing is also available for children. The women usually like to shop around at the booths and there is a lounge for the men, called the Men's Den.

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