Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: Final day for ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ Air show takes to the skies until 6 p.m. Photos from air show, Fiddlin’ Fest.

Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: Final day for ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ Air show takes to the skies until 6 p.m. Photos from air show, Fiddlin’ Fest.

The Wings Over North Georgia airshow takes to the skies again today at Russell Field. (photo from Bobby Simms)

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Ware Mechanical Weather Summary: Mostly sunny, high near 80 today.


Rome Little Theatre presents “Alice in Wonderland.” Showtime at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the DeSoto Theatre. Chasing the White Rabbit, Alice tumbles down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. She meets all its famous residents. Tickets: Adult $16, Senior/Student $14, Child/Group (10+) $12 (*does not include $2 ticket fee).


Traffic already was building at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Click here for a live view of traffic conditions.


Wings Over North Georgia Airshow at Richard B. Russell Airport. Includes the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, the A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Teams and Tora-Tora-Tora re-enactment as well as other aerial acts. Gates open at 10 a.m., opening ceremonies at noon and closing at 6 p.m. both days. Numerous ticket and parking prices. Click Tickets.

Air show closings:

  • Jones Mill Road will be closed to through traffic from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Hatfield Remote Site is closed today.
  • These closings will be effect because of the air show at Russell Airport.

More air show photos from Saturday:


From Fiddlin’ Fest in downtown Rome on Saturday:

David Long and the Midnight from Memphis playing at Fiddlin Fest in downtown Rome in a great image captured by Paul O’Mara. Below, a look at just some of the crowd on hand for the car show, part of Saturday’s celebration on Broad Street. (RomeGa photo).


The stages drew crowds during Saturday’s Fiddlin’ Fest as did some of the sidewalk displays. Picture above and below courtesy of Eddie Amos.

Preview of events coming next weekend, Oct. 18-21:


BooFest at the YMCA’s Grizzard Park will be from 6-9 p.m. BooFest is a family event featuring a trick of treat village, monster mash family dance with a DJ, haunted House, bounce houses, hayrides, games, fireside storytelling, train rides and food from vendors. Armbands are $5 in advance at the Y or $8 the day of event. Details

Country artist Travis Tritt will be in concert at The Forum River Center at 7 p.m. Tritt’s biggest hits include “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive,” “Here’s A Quarter,” and “Anymore.” Purchase tickets online at, by calling 877-725-8849 or by visiting Forum River Center’s box office Monday-Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.


The 23rd annual Trout Unlimited Chili Cookoff returns to Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday. Gates open to public at 10:30 a.m. Admission is $5 for adults and children over 5 years old. Details

The 39th annual John Wisdom Wagon Train and dance returns to Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. Wagon Train ride leaves Saturday morning from Fairgrounds and makes a loop returning after lunch to Fairgrounds for a dance open to the public. Early camping allowed. Cost $10 adults to ride, $5 children and $5 for dance (not included in ride admission).

The 6th annual Cartersville Bluegrass and Folk Festival returns from 11:30-7:30 p.m. to Downtown Cartersville. The event is free and includes a free kids’ corner with activities and free parking. Click here to see complete lineup and schedule.

Lawrence Plantation will host karaoke night from 7 p.m. to midnight. Open to the public for only $5 per person. Bring your friends and wow the audience with your best karaoke performance and then, do it again! Lawrence Plantation is located at 127 Winding Road, Rome (just 3 miles off down Horseleg Creek Road off Shorter Avenue).




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