Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Celebration

Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Celebration

Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Various Location

72nd Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Celebration

Come celebrate Roswell's youngest residents at the Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Celebration.

Youth Day has been a long-standing tradition in Roswell that began in 1950 when a group of parents decided to sponsor a parade and a day of activities to honor the youth of the city. In 1951, Mayor Ford Rucker proclaimed the second Saturday in October as "Roswell Youth Day," and each year the tradition grows stronger within the community.

10:00 AM: 72nd Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade

-The Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade begins at 10:00 AM sharp. This year's theme is "Stronger Together."
-Parade start and line-up area is in front of Roswell First Baptist Church on Mimosa Mimosa Boulevard.
-For parade participants, parking will be available in the parking lots behind the First Baptist Church.
-Please wear comfortable shoes, bring water, hat, sunscreen and bag for candy collecting!
-Roswell Area Park will close to traffic at 9:45 AM and will not reopen until parade is over.
-The roads will be closed no later than 9:45 AM. Roads will open as the parade completely clears a road.

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Annual Fall Farm Days at Smith Plantation

After the parade, Smith Plantation will be hosting Fall Farm Days, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. This annual family event features artisan exhibits and demonstrations pertaining to life on a 19th century farm, including living history exhibits and activities such as spinning, weaving, and open-hearth cooking. Children’s activities include period games, farm animal petting zoo, wagon rides, crafts, and face painting. Food available for purchase.

Farm Fall Days follows the City of Roswell's Youth Day Parade with activities and crafts celebrating the Fall season for the whole family. Activities this year include a farm petting zoo, pumpkin patch exploration and craft, music with kids sing-along, and hands-on activities and exploration for children. Demonstrations will include open-hearth cooking, blacksmithing, and pottery.

Brand new this year is a Touch-a-Truck opportunity where kids can get up close and explore many big trucks and equipment that fascinate and delight those young at heart. Event is free to the public.

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