Make plans now to be in Atlanta September 4 – 7 for one of the biggest art festivals in the country. The Yellow Daisy Festival features more than 400 artists and crafters, from across the United States displaying and selling their original works of art.
The festival, in its 46th year, is held annually at Stone Mountain Park, in the Events Meadow. There simply is not a more picturesque setting for such an event. Wander the paved paths lined with artisan booths under a canopy of big shade trees. The mission of the festival is re-connecting families and friends with fun, shopping, live entertainment and great food. Generations of mothers, daughter and grandmothers meander the wooded trails together in search of perfect one-of-a-kind items.
The men aren’t left out, however. The festival provides a ‘men’s den’ equipped with reclining easy chairs and a big screen TV. The perfect place to watch the game with guys and appreciate all the food-truck items you expect to find at a festival, like corn dogs, burgers, BBQ, and it just would not be a festival without funnel cakes.
The Stone Mountain Park which hosts the festival is a trove of activities to enjoy while you are not strolling and shopping. The park is named for the 825 foot high Quartz Monzonite dome within the park, which features the worlds largest bas relief, a memorial to three figures of the Confederate States and their favorite horses. You’ll marvel at the enormity of the depiction of Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. September visitors are treated to the blooming of the Confederate Yellow Daisy, which blooms in abundance on and around the mountain, and is found only within a 60 mile radius of the mountain.
While visiting Stone Mountain be sure to ride to the top of the mountain on Skyride, for an incredible unobstructed view of the relief carving, the Atlanta skyline and the Appalachian Mountains. You should also spend some time at the Antebellum Plantation & Farmyard. The plantation is a collection of restored buildings furnished in 18th and early 19th Century decor, portraying an accurate depiction of life in those days. Plus they offer a working cookhouse, traditional garden and farmyard.