Poppy Festival

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

169 Hwy 83 Good Hope, GA 30641

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

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

  • 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

2018 Good Hope Poppy Festival  proudly presented  $8,500  (after all proceeds were counted) to:     Walton County Veterans Memorial     &     Moina Michael Poppy Project     :      All Terrain Chair Initiative      & Good Hope Veteran Memorial

2018 Good Hope Poppy Festival proudly presented $8,500 (after all proceeds were counted) to:

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

2017 Good Hope Poppy Festival  proudly presented  $7,000  (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 $7,000 (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

2016 Good Hope Poppy Festival  proudly presented  $5,000  (after all proceeds were counted) to:     Walton County Veterans Memorial     &     Moina Michael Poppy Project     :      All Terrain Chair Initiative

2016 Good Hope Poppy Festival proudly presented $5,000 (after all proceeds were counted) to:

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

2015 Good Hope Poppy Festival  proudly presented  $5,000  (after all proceeds were counted) to:     Walton County Veterans Memorial     &     Moina Michael Poppy Project     :      All Terrain Chair Initiative

2015 Good Hope Poppy Festival proudly presented $5,000 (after all proceeds were counted) to:

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