The Good Hope Poppy Festival provides a fun fall day for residents and friends in downtown Good Hope, Georgia. The Poppy Festival honors the Poppy Lady, Moina Michael, born in Good Hope in 1869. Moina MIchael used the red corn poppy as a symbol to honor and raise funds for fallen WWI veterans. The tradition continues today to honor servicemen worldwide.
Good Hope Poppy Festival
Presented by Walton EMC
Saturday October 26, 2019
10am to 4pm
RAIN or SHINE
10:00 Presentation of Colors (ROTC); National Anthem ( Destiny Roberts); Opening Prayer; USDA Arbor Day - Beryl Budd
10:15 MUSIC: Briarwood Brothers / Chloe Pannell
11:15 Miss Poppy Presentation / Scholarship Award - Randy & Debby Garrett
11:30 MUSIC: Hitmen & Hellcats
12:45 Thank Our Vets! / Haven Jones / GHPF Donation Award Ceremony
1:15 MUSIC: Velvet Willow
3:30 Closing Ceremonies / Raffle Winners
4:00 Festival closes
PROCEEDS WILL GO TO:
Local Veteran Project
Good Hope Poppy Festival Activities
Visit over 50 vendors - We strive to be sure that each vendor is different from the next.
Listen to MUSIC & live bands throughout the day
Eat tasty food prepared by local cooks.
Ride old-fashioned hayride.
Meet new friends and greet old-timers
Moina Michael History ( inside City Hall)
Poppy Run 5K: start/end at Good Hope City Hall, August 17 at 7:30 am
Miss Poppy Pageant: Harmony Baptist Church: Saturday, September 28 10 am