47th Great Locomotive Chase Festival, Adairsville downtown square. Hours: Friday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Details
Mountain Day at Berry College celebrating Martha Berry’s 150th birthday. Lots of activities for student and alumni on campus including the Berry vs. Washington (Mo) football game at 6 p.m. at Valhalla Stadium. Berry
14th annual Advocates for Children Duck Derby. The grand prize for this year’s Duck Derby is a guaranteed $10,000 with a chance of winning an additional $1,000,000! Duck Derby entails adopting a rubber duck; the purchaser receives a number while Advocates holds onto the actual rubber duck to go into the water. Duck adoption packages range from $5 to $250. Ducks can be purchased at the Advocates for Children office or at one of the many businesses in town. Ducks also can be purchased online at www.DuckDerbyCartersville.com or by texting ‘AdvoChild’ to 243725. At Terminus Wake Park.
The 38th annual Downtown Cedartown Fall Festival returns from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will offer live entertainment, hand-made crafts, delicious food and a heaping helping of friendly fellowship. A portion of Main Street will be closed from north of Ware Street to south of East Avenue from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. New to this year’s line-up is the Cedartown Kiwanis Club 5K. The 5K will take place on the Silver Comet Trail early in the morning at 8. The starting point is the Cedartown Depot. Folks interested in participating can sign up for $20 online at www.active.com. At 10 a.m., a Shriner’s Parade will roll down Main Street, so be sure to get a good spot to watch all the action. At 11, head down to the park beside Lankford Motors to see Cedartown’s cutest and most talented four-legged residents during the 2nd Annual Cedartown Humane Society Dog Show. Live entertainment will crank up in front of Courthouse No. 2 at 11:30 a.m. with singing from Young’s Grove Elementary School, followed by Great Promise gospel singing and Second Steps Dance Studio.
Wings Over North Georgia airshow returns to Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome on Saturday and Sunday. Gates open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with concert featuring The Charlie Daniels Band and fireworks. Gates open Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Details
Anheuser-Busch is bringing an authentic German Oktoberfest to the Cartersville brewery. The weekend-long event, full of traditional Oktoberfest festivities, will celebrate beer, food and entertainment. Oktoberfest will begin with a ceremonial tapping of the keg, performed by a brewmaster and local dignitary. Once the keg is tapped, guests 21 and over will have the opportunity to participate in a ceremonial toast. Following the toast, visitors will be able enjoy a variety of German-style beers, such as Spaten, Franziskaner and other seasonal favorites, paired with traditional German fare such as bratwursts, Bavarian pretzels and gingerbread cookies. Visitors can also participate in traditional German games and enjoy German music and entertainment. In addition, to celebrate their 82nd anniversary with Anheuser-Busch this year, the famous Budweiser Clydesdales will visit the Brewery that weekend. The Budweiser Clydesdales will parade around the facility grounds and consumers can interact with the hitch team. The event is open noon to 5 p.m. both days. Tickets to Oktoberfest cost $20 and include a commemorative Oktoberfest stein, one food item and a brewery tour. Guests 20 years old and younger can enjoy the event for free. Additional food and soft drinks will be available for purchase. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ABOktoberFest.com.