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Events

Christmas in Roberta Every First Saturday in December

Roberta Christmas Celebration is always well attended and we have a truly great time in our community! This years event is scheduled for the first Saturday in December-December 2, 2017.
Again craft and varied vendors will be invited and encouraged to come offering beautiful one of a kind gifts beginning at noon until 4:30 pm. At 4:30 our traditional Christmas Parade of floats, businesses, and organizations will begin staged and ready to roll providing excitement. Be assured after the parade you and your children will have fun building a snowman…Southern Style. Ribbons and small donated prizes for three places will be awarded by judges outside the chamber.
“Christmas comes but once a year, support your local chamber and bring good cheer! Then put jingle in your pocket by taking a chance at the Fifty/Fifty Raffle Drawing. Winner will be drawn on Dec. 2, during our festivities. Tickets may be purchased by anyone at Chamber Office or contacting our board members for a $5 ticket and 6 for $25…hmmm it could be maybe $1000. What a Christmas!
Our Crawford County Historical Society will have a “Ribbon Cutting” on the steps at the Balcos House donated to CCHS by Dr. Orlando Balcos in memory of his wife. This beautiful old building will become a museum with gift shop! The gift shop will be open that night for those who want to have a keep sake gift of history to give to someone special.
Caroling and Santa are visiting again this year and we are hoping everyone brings the children of all ages. A very loving Nativity extravaganza, presented this year by Roberta Methodist Church group. Following the Nativity, our lighting of the Great Tree and last visit with Santa. Then it is home for all and a wish from the Roberta Chamber of Commerce for a wonderful Christmas and a hope for a wonderful 2018 for all our families, schools, businesses, agriculture businesses and industries and moving forward in a bright future for all Crawford County. Make your wish come true by shaking the first hand you see today and make it a habit to say have a great day with a smile to all.
For all those guys and ladies out there who are DAWG fans…our TV’s will be on in our Chamber Office to see all the game in the Playoff between Georgia and Auburn…GO DAWGS!

3nd Annual Papa’s Peach Classic- Salute to Dad’s!

Papa’s Peach Classic will be fun for the whole family June 16, 2017. The race begins at Dickey’s Packing House with the 5K route going to the turn around and back to enjoy some mighty fine Peach Ice Cream. Running may not be what you intended, there is also a 1-Mile Fun Run. Our honored Father has yet to be named but remember this honors all of our Crawford County Dad’s.
This race is the Saturday before Father’s Day, giving dad several ways to celebrate: he can sit on the packing house porch, enjoy ice cream or other sweet treats while he watches the family run or he can run along with them and make all of them stay behind him! Honor your dad with this family event. Dickey Farms is treating all runners with a small cup or cone of delicious peach ice cream.

Papa’s Peach Classic– honoring a special “Dad” each year. This event is a salute to all Fathers who contribute so much to young lives and families. Run for your own Father or with your Father because every “dad” is special. As mentioned our special Father has not been named.

Through June 9, 2017, 5-K cost for 19 years and older is $22.00 and the Fun Run is $14.00. For 18 years and under the cost of running the 5K is $16.00 and Fun Run $14.00. The price goes up on June 10, 2017; for the 5-K 19 and up is $25.00 and 18 and under will go to $18.00 so enter early! Another way to save — $1 off for teams of four or more who sign up together…Dad and his family and of course Grandpa and his tribe will really enjoy this family outing. You will be able to sign up and pay at Macon Tracks or download a registration form.

IMG_3611Please see the links below. Note this is a Pay-Pal event so you can enter on line. Or you may bring your registration form to the Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce at 39 Wright Avenue, Roberta, Georgia or mail your registration to Robert-Crawford Chamber at P.O. Box 417, Roberta, Georgia 31078. Remember sign up together and save money!

Call Larry Carpenter, (309) 673–6459 or the chamber office at (478) 836–3825 for additional information. Runners are sure to receive a Papa’s Peach Classic T-Shirt if you sign up by June 10th. Beginning June 11th you may miss out on the t-shirt.

A Huge “Thank You” to our 2017 Sponsors listed below. Hope you become one of our valued Sponsors in 2018. Sponsors allow for many project completions and we, your chamber, appreciate all of them!
Let your chamber know if you would like to see your name on the 2018
T-Shirt– Papa’s Peach Classic…GREAT fun for families!

13th Annual Georgia Jug Festival May 19, 2018

May 19 is Festival day opening with Star Spangle Banner and the Historical Society 5-K and 1 Mile Fun Run. Race begins at 7:30 am. Sign-in and ceremony to precede  race. All proceeds to be used by the Crawford County Historical Society for preservation projects
Demonstrations 9 am-4 pm in our Old Courthouse; Pottery Exhibit; History Exhibit; and much more! On the grounds and inside the over 100 year Knoxville Courthouse!

Public Safety Area…For children to enjoy seeing and touching fire trucks, and public safety equipment or Red Cross information as well as an all time favorite the Fire Pevention Clowns will be in place behind the Fire Station along with the Little Brown Jug Children’s Area.

Historical exhibits set up and age old hand crafts of long ago explained and preformed at Knoxville “Old” Courthouse May 19. Dulcimers music will fill the afternoon air to carry on a tradition of the past.
Entertainment: Our entertainment is always free and so is our parking for this full day of fun and excitement brining history to life and enjoying an old fashioned day of family fun. chris hicks poster edited

Children’s Little Brown Jug to include fun and crafts with only youngster in mind. They will have fun! And they will take home a home made piece of pottery…if they would like.

Kiln Fired Pottery Sale…Registration at 8:30 am and sale begins at 9 am.

Car Show…Still time to register your “Pride and Joy” for the JugFest Car Show. Call or stop by the chamber for registration form or visit www.georgiajugfestival.com for registration form. $20 early registration and Dash Plaque for first 30; May 16th Entry Fee $25…have time left for those plaques. Registration 9-12 noon. Award Presentation of 12 Best of Show Awards Cars and Trucks at 3 PM for pre-1981 stock and custom cars or trucks and 1982 and up cars or trucks. Award for: 12 Categories for Best and Over All Best of Show.

Pottery ID and Auction: Pottery ID begins at 1 PM for Auction viewing begins at 1 PM Small fee for ID of pottery. Trade up or turn your past chosen artistry in clay to funds. Event funds will be applied to the historic projects.

On the festival field or at the “Old Courthouse”, Lunch by the Crawford Historical Society, Entertainment until 5 pm when the engines will roar at the JugFest Lawn Mower Races. Best of all…It is Free Admission, Free Parking and Free enjoyment for the family unless you choose to purchase from our many pottery and craft vendors or “pay to play” for children’s areas. For all the information on this Event visit www.gajugfestival.com and come have fun for the love of mud! on May 19, 2018. Visit this site again and watch the great day evolve with pre-events May 17-18 to include Lunch and Learn on May 18, 2018.

Come Enjoy a beautiful day!

Co-sponsored by Crawford County Historical Society and the Roberta-Crawford County Chamber of Commerce and top level Sponsors of $1000 and more are as follows:
to be added shortly

Annual Georgia Jug Festival Preview Party and Hall of Fame May 18

Kiln6:00 PM: Preview Party to be held in the Old Knoxville Courthouse, Heavy Hor d’oeuvres, in concert that evening …Jackie Wilson.
Tickets: $25 person, $45 couple in advance, $30/Person and $55 couple at the door.
Attire is dressy casual. Plan to have a wonderful time all evening.
Email for reservations: robertacrawfordcoc@gmail.com Make checks payable to Crawford County Historical Society.
Billy Pyles will be honored Potter to be inducted into the Potter’s Hall of Fame.
and Charlie and Marcia West Memorial Student Pottery Birdhouse Contest Awards and Student Art Show.
This is an evening to come enjoy and socialize while listening to the many historic information snippets provided by the story boards prepared by Kathleen Cook and re-enactments of the people who were Crawford County pioneers, inventors, potters, judges and congressman.

Pottery Exhibit at the new Knoxville Courthouse will be open during the evening until about 7 pm.