Poppy Festival

The Good Hope Poppy Festival provides a fun fall day for residents and friends from neighboring counties 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

SAVE THE DATE: October 27, 2018

Presented by Walton EMC


                                                           2017 Good Hope Poppy Festival proudly presented $8,000 (after all proceeds were counted) to:                                                            Walton County Veterans Memorial & Moina Michael Poppy Project: All Terrain Chair Initiative

                                                           2017 Good Hope Poppy Festival proudly presented $8,000 (after all proceeds were counted) to: 

                                                          Walton County Veterans Memorial & Moina Michael Poppy Project: All Terrain Chair Initiative

                                                                      Shawn Lanphere, Marie Mize, Director MM Poppy Project, Mayor Jimmy Guthrie,                                             Dennis Walters, Gail Huie Smith, Sandra Lawson Shurling, Harold Patterson, Veterans Memorial Committee

                                                                      Shawn Lanphere, Marie Mize, Director MM Poppy Project, Mayor Jimmy Guthrie,

                                            Dennis Walters, Gail Huie Smith, Sandra Lawson Shurling, Harold Patterson, Veterans Memorial Committee

Saturday October 27, 2018

10am to 4pm

169 Hwy 83 Good Hope, GA 30641

RAIN or SHINE

10:00  Festival opens: Good Hope City Hall

10:30  Presentation of Colors (ROTC); National Anthem ( Haven Jones); Opening Prayer - Main Stage

10:00  Poppy Bike Ride - Good Hope Christian Church

12:00  Miss Poppy Presentation / Thank Our Vets! - Main Stage

 4:00  Festival closes

PROCEEDS WILL GO TO:

Walton County Veterans Memorial (Moina Michael section)

Moina Michael Poppy Project: All Terrain Chair Initiative

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
    • 10:00-12:00   Julio Live Broadcast REAL COUNTRY 92.3FM WMOQ
    • 10:00-11:30   Lance Peace & Ethan Ferguson
    • 11:30-12:00   The Ruark Sisters
    • 12:30-4:00    TBD & Crooked Mile - Bluegrass
  • Eat tasty food prepared by local cooks.
  • Ride old-fashioned hayride.
  • Meet new friends and greet old-timers
  • Moina Michael's History ( inside City Hall)
  • Poppy Bike Ride: All rides start/end at Good Hope Christian Church  10am
  • Miss Poppy Pageant: Harmony Baptist Church: Saturday, TBD