Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: Pumpkins arriving at Trinity UMC today, open for business on Monday. A look at next weekend’s events.

Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: Pumpkins arriving at Trinity UMC today, open for business on Monday. A look at next weekend’s events.

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Cooler with highs in the low to mid 80s. Overnight lows: Mid 60s.


The pumpkins arrive at Trinity United Methodist Church — unloading only; no sales yet. The pumpkin patch will quickly come together but first, there’s the offload of several thousand pumpkins of all sizes beginning at 12:30 p.m. (ETA). We’ll have additional updates on the actual pumpkin patch and sale that will last through Oct. 31.

A look ahead at events coming next weekend, Oct. 4-7: 

Coosa Valley Fair will be in town Oct. 2-6 with lots of special events including Saturday’s Miss Coosa Valley Fair pageant. Gates open Thursday from 1-10 p.m. for Kids and Seniors Day, Friday from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight. Schedule 

Going Caching 2018 Geocaching Mega-Event runs Wednesday through Sunday.  The main event is Saturday October 6th. This year’s theme is Haunted Mysteries set in the Victorian era. Explore Rome while you geocache your way around town and gather puzzle clues, then return to Ridge Ferry Park to experience our Haunted Mansion Escape Room Adventure. Visit for more details.

The Berry College Theatre Company will present “Rumors” written by Neil Simon through Sunday at Sisters Theatre. Under the direction of Assistant Professor of Theatre Anna Filippo and Berry alumnus and Broadway set designer Carl Tallent, the company will bring to life what has been called one of Simon’s greatest comedies. Four couples show up to celebrate the mayor’s anniversary, only to find that he has accidentally shot himself in the ear and his wife is nowhere to be found. Blame, lies and rumors fly as each of the guests’ attempts to conceal what they know about the situation and speculate how it happened in the first place. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday. General admission is $12, senior citizens are $8 and students are $6. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (706) 236-2263.

The 50th Annual Great Locomotive Chase Festival returns to downtown Adairsville. Spanning three blocks, you’ll find carnival rides, arts and crafts, a variety of food vendors, fireworks, live music and entertainment on two stages. The hours are Friday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. until 11 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 7, noon-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $3 and can be used on all three festival days.  There is no charge for admission on Sunday.  Parking will be offered at the American Legion field which is at 100 Legion St, Adairsville GA, 30103, and other surrounding pay-to-park lots benefiting local charities. Live performances scheduled include the Austin Zachary Band, Jef Rogers Band, Whiskey Dixie, Royal Johnson Band, Matt Brantley Band, Babes Bayou and Confederate Railroad. Gospel music is set for Sunday. For more.

Rome Little Theatre presents “Alice in Wonderland” this weekend and Oct. 12-14. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Historic DeSoto Theatre. Chasing the White Rabbit, Alice tumbles down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. She meets all its famous residents: the King of Hearts, Red Queen, White Queen, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Gryphon, Mock Turtle, the Dormouse, Mad Hatter and March Hare, the Frog Footman, the Dutchess, the Caterpillar and White Rabbit. Tickets: Adult $16, Senior/Student $14, Child/Group (10+) $12 (*does not include $2 ticket fee). Details

The Tumor Trooper Run/Walk, a 5K run and 1-mile walk to help children with brain and spinal cord tumors, returns Saturday morning to the Richard B. Russell airport. Check-in/Registration begins at 7 a.m. 1-mile walk begins at 8:00 a.m. 5k run begins at 8:30 a.m. Register

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