City of Cartersville Georgia – Bartow County GA

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

GhostBring the kids 10 and under to downtown Cartersville, Georgia on October 31, 2012 from 3PM to 5 PM to go trick or treating. This Halloween event is sponsored by the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority and Downtown Merchants and is provided as a safe environment for the children to have fun and collect some tasty treats!

For information, call 770-607-3480.

10th Annual Cowboy Festival

Cowboy on HorsebackThe 10th annual Cowboy Festival and Symposium is coming to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia on October 25 – 28, 2012. This festival will be filled with so many exciting presentations, workshops, and much more. There will be children’s activities, a re-enactment of the Gunfight at the OK Corral, Native American dance demonstrations, demonstrations of pioneer skills, and a Western Marketplace. Roy Rogers, Jr. will be in concert at 2 PM and 7 PM on Saturday, October 27.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and over, $7 for students, $3 for children 12 and under, Booth Museum members and active military with ID are free. Concerts, artist workshops, and school programs are an additional fee. See Booth Western Museum for more details.

Booth Western Art Museum
501 Museum Drive
Cartersville, GA


SpiderLearn some interesting things about spiders at Spidermania at the Pettit Preserve in Cartersville, Georgia on October 20, 2012 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Ronnie Holcomb with the Department of Natural Resources will be sharing information about these creatures. There will even be a special guest, Hairy the Rosehair Tarantula.

While you are at the preserve, make sure to make time to hike the trails. Hikes are self led and should be started by 4 PM. All activities are free and open to the public however, donations are always greatly appreciated. For more information, call 678-848-4179.

The entrance to Pettit Preserve is located on Douthit Bridge Road past the Birchwood Farms subdivision.

2012 Halloween Hayrides

Jack O'LanternRed Top Mountain Park in Cartersville, Georgia is having Halloween Hayrides through the town of Ravenwood and spooky storytelling around the campfire on October 19-20, and 26-27, 2012. It will be fun for all ages. The hayrides will run at 7 PM, 7:40 PM, 8:20 PM, and 9 PM. Reservations are required. Contact for reservations. Tickets are $8 per person, children ages 2 and under are free. Parking is $5. 678-792-9554.

Red Top Mountain State Park
50 Lodge Rd SE
Cartersville , GA

Night at the Museum

Explore the Tellus Museum in Cartersville, Georgia on August 4, 2012 from 6 PM to 10 PM with the Wright Brothers, Marie Curie, Galileo, Dr. Who, characters from Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, and more! The museum comes alive with more than 40 different science and science fiction characters! A new planetarium show, “Sizing Up Space” will be featured along with a costume contest for kids.

Kids ages 12 and under are invited to dress up as their favorite science or science fiction character and enter into the costume contest. Awards will be given for different categories and different age groups. You can get all the details of the contest when you buy your tickets. PLEASE NO ADULT COSTUMES.

Tickets are $20 for non-members, $10 for museum members and can be purchased by phone 770-606-5700 ext. 431 or at the front desk. Call in tickets must be purchased by 5 PM on August 3. You will still be able to purchase tickets at the front desk on the night of the event.

Tellus Science Museum
100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville GA

Tom Clayton Memorial Car Cruize

Vintage carIf you like muscle cars, vintage cars, and motorcycles, then the Friendship Plaza in downtown Cartersville, Georgia is the place to find them on August 4, 2012. There will be hundreds of cars there from 5 PM to 7 PM competing for the People’s Choice Award and hourly giveaways. If you have a car you would like to show off, it will cost you just a $2 entry fee to compete. Food will be available at the event. You may want to come early to dine at one of the downtown restaurants.

Stick around downtown after the car show to see Babe’s Bayou in concert as part of the 2012 Summer Concert Series. The concert will be from 7 PM to 9 PM. These events are free and brought to you by the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority. For more information, call 770-607-3480.

Tailgate for a Cause

Hey football fans, come out to the Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville, Georgia on August 2, 2012 at 6 PM to meet some football sportscasters, enjoy some food, and take part in the live and silent auctions all to benefit the Etowah Scholarship Foundation.

There will be lots of football talk with Wes Durham, Sportscaster for Georgia Tech and the Atlanta Falcons; Scott Howard, Sportscaster for the Georgia Bulldogs; and Tony Barnhart, “Mr. College Football” and author of “Southern Fried Football”. Loran Smith who is affiliated with UGA will moderate the event.

Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door. For more information, call 770-382-1757.

Clarence Brown Conference Center
5450 State Route 20
Cartersville GA
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