Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: John Wisdom Wagon Train’s last ride. Next weekend: Chiaha, Cowboy Festival, Peach State Marching and more.

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: John Wisdom Wagon Train’s last ride. Next weekend: Chiaha, Cowboy Festival, Peach State Marching and more.

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Despite the rain, the 40th annual John Wisdom Wagon Train parade down Broad Street for its final ride. (Facebook photo)


A look ahead to next weekend, Oct. 24-27:

Thursday-Sunday: The 17th annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium at Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville. As the largest Western themed event in the South, thousands of participants are expected to visit the four-day event, which is packed with activities such as gunfight re-enactments, Native American dancing, art-related events, roping demonstrations, children’s activities, Cowboy Church, and more. The Cowboy Festival is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Details

Friday: Hospitality House for Women’s 12th annual ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ event on Friday to benefit women, children, and men who are affected by domestic violence. Event encourages the men in our community to don their finest women’s shoes and march down Broad Street displaying support in our mission to bring awareness to this social issue. Registration begins at 11 a.m. at Rotary Plaza and walk to begin at 12 p.m. Prizes awarded for various contests, mascot dance off and goody bags for all participants. All are welcome. Register and donate online at www.hospitalityhouseforwomen.org

Friday: For One Night Only: ​Rome Little Theatre presents a special screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with a live shadow cast featuring actors from RLT’s 2015 production of “The Rocky Horror Show” from 8-11 p.m. at The DeSoto Theatre. RHPS costumes are encouraged. For the preservation of our historic theater, no outside props, food, or drink permitted. Concessions, including adult beverages, will be available for sale. ​8 p.m. – VIP pre-show DJ party with The Criminologist. VIP ticket $18. Film begins at 9 p.m., standard tickets only are $13. All seats general admission. Rated R. No one under 18 admitted without parent or guardian.

Saturday: The 46th annual Peach State Marching Band Festival at Barron Stadium. There will be 25 bands from around Georgia and Alabama competing, plus exhibition performances from Rome Middle and Rome High. Performances begin around 11:30 a.m. and go through the evening. Details

Saturday-Sunday: The 55th annual Chiaha Harvest Fair returns for a toe-tappin’, cider-sippin’, fun-for-everyone arts festival! The event will be at Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is $5 Adults; $4 Seniors; $1 kids 3-12.

Saturday: Hard Hats and High Heels Gala from 6-10 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Rome River Walk. Event will include dinner, music by Scott Thompson, silent and live auction all to support the Coosa Valley Habitat for Humanity in building a house for a local family of four. Email habitat@habitatcoosavalley.org for ticket information or call 706-378-0030.

SundayYoung Life presents an evening with Christian singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Rome City Auditorium. She was named “Best New Artist” at the 2014 Dove Awards. Her most recent album, Red Sea Road, was released in January 2017. She has performed with Third Day, MercyMe, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, Chris Tomlin, and more. Doors open at 6 p.m. General admission is $20. VIP Meet and Greet with Ellie at $225.

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