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October 18, 2022

The Town of Talking Rock would like to sincerely thank everyone for a fantastic and successful 2022 Heritage Days Festival. This event is designed to bring the community together to celebrate our historic town and its heritage since 1883.

We are grateful and appreciative for the incredible line-up of vendors from across Georgia and our neighboring states. We are proud to recognize our patrons for helping the Town of Talking Rock raise $1000 for the Joy House and the Pickens Animal Rescue.

We would like to thank the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department and the Georgia Department of Transportation for their assistance.

The success of Heritage Days could not be achieved without the gracious Sponsors and the tireless efforts from our Volunteers.

I would like to personally thank this year’s Sponsors:

Premier Event
Jasper Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Valley View Farms
Talking Rock Brewery

Silver Level
Anderson Tent and Event
Community Bank of Pickens County
Know Pickens
Old Mulehouse
Pickens Arts & Cultural Alliance
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce

Bronze Level
Mr. & Mrs. Dan Bregantini
iThink Financial
Lateral Drift
Moose and Annie Mercantile
Shadow Creek Antiques

I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our amazing Volunteer Staff.

2022 Heritage Days Volunteer Staff:
Mike & Dawn Carver
Steve Lewis & Audrey Kirsten
Nick Coleman
Dan & Stephanie McBride
Kevin & Debbie Nordeste
Kevin Nordeste, Jr.
Mark & Mary McDonnell
Russell Menard
Michael & Mary Ann Best
Dan & Mary Bregantini
Janelle Childree
Marion Childree
Susie Bryant
Jerry Wright
Tony & Mary Hawf
Max Caylor
Barry Jones
Andrew Petrillo
Cheyenne Jones
Rosie Wittekind
Lucas Davis
Lynsey Davis
Jasper’s Marine Corps Color Guard

Again, thank you everyone for making this a great weekend and we will look forward to seeing everyone back for Heritage Days 2023!


James W. Bryant, Jr.
Mayor Pro Tem
The Town of Talking Rock
Heritage Days - Arts, Crafts, Antiques, Music & Food

Heritage Days Festival is held the third full weekend in October and is the highlight of the year in Talking Rock. Vendors from around the state join with shop owners for a 2-day festival, that includes food, fun and music. Admission and parking are FREE!

Don't Miss The Fun

The business section of Talking Rock is ordinarily a rather quiet place to browse the shops and relax. However, on the 3rd weekend in October during the Annual Heritage Days Festival, our little town will be filled with booths featuring a wide variety of arts, crafts and antiques. There will be activities for the young and young-at-heart, great music and delicious food.

You can also take the kids to the free bounce houses or relax in the park along the banks of Talking Rock Creek.

NEW in 2022, a Duck Race with proceeds to benefit Pickens Animal Rescue and The Joy House.

Heritage Days Festival has new features this year with Duck Race and Axe Throwing.

2022 Duck Race Raised $1000

Duck Race Raised $500 for Pickens Animal Rescue Ranch

Pickens Animal Rescue Ranch

$500 Donation

Duck Race Raised $500 for The Joy House

The Joy House

$500 Donation

2022 Entertainment Line-up

Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16
9 AM - 8 PM

Heritage Days Festival has FREE Admission and Parking

Saturday, October 15

9 – 9:30 AM    Opening Ceremony with Marine Corps Color Guard

10 AM – 12 PM    Rusted Melody (acoustic indie folk duo)

12:30 – 3:30 PM    Patton Childers Band (classic rock, southern rock, country)

3 – 4 PM    Rubber Duck Race on Talking Rock Creek

4 – 8 PM    Brett Cantrell (real country, acoustic, bluegrass)

Sunday, October 16

8:30 - 9 AM    non-denominational prayer service, coffee and sweet rolls

10 AM – 12:30 PM    Just Because (blue grass with a little gospel)

12:30 – 1 PM    Rubber Duck Race on Talking Rock Creek

1 - 4 PM    Loose Shoes Band (blues and rock ‘n’ roll)

4 - 8 PM    The Orange Walls

Thanks to the 2022 Sponsors


Jasper Coc-Cola Bottling Company
Jasper Coca-Cola
Bottling Company

Talking Rock Brewery
Talking Rock

Valley View Farms
Valley View


Anderson Tent and Event
Community Bank of Pickens County
The Old Mulehouse
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce


Bregantini Family
iThink Financial
Lateral Drift
Liberty Equipment Rentals
Moose and Annie Mercantile
Shadow Creek Antiques