Saturday, May 21, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The 39th Annual Geranium Festival will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016 in Downtown McDonough, Georgia. This is one of the best festivals in all of Georgia. It is estimated that between 25,000 and 30,000 people will come to downtown McDonough for this festival. No other event in Henry County (other than Atlanta Motor Speedway) draws this number of people.
This festival draws over 300 exhibitors and vendors from all across the Southeastern United States who occupy nearly 400 booth spaces throughout the festival. Every Lion is needed for this special event. Planning on the part of the Geranium Festival Team is a year round event. We work closely with the City of McDonough and Mayor Billy Copeland. The city of McDonough does an outstanding job of assisting and giving guidance to the event. The City Works Department does an amazing job of making preparations and cleaning up behind the festival. Police Chief Preston Dorsey and his Officers do an amazing job every year. Chief Dorsey begins early in the year submitting road closures to the state for approval. He and his officers work very closely with the Geranium Festival Leadership to make this a seamless process. Chief Morgan is the Fire Chief for the City of McDonough and works to maintain a readiness for this event.
Every Lion from the McDonough Lions Club is needed during this event. Exhibitors and Vendors begin setting up at 2:00 p.m. on Friday and all throughout the night. Setup is determined by street closings that take place at various times. All available Lions are needed at 4:00 a.m. on the day of the festival to assist check-in of exhibitors all across the festival area.
Proceeds from the Geranium Festival fund projects by the McDonough Lions Club throughout the year. This is very important as the McDonough Lions Club serves Henry County and beyond. Money is needed to touch the lives of individuals though various causes supported by the Lions Club.
Our thanks to everyone to participates in the Geranium Festival! Let's make 2016 the very best Geranium Festival ever!
For more information on the Geranium Festival visit:
Vendor Applications are received as follows:
Returning Vendors - Beginning October 1, 2015
New Vendors - Beginning January 1, 2016