Its festival time in Warner Robins. The International City Festival will hold its third consecutive event Saturday. Its an annual event the citys Downtown Development Authority throws in celebration of the community and as a way to raise money for Commercial Circle projects.
We have no direct funding, said DDA Chairman Ken McCall.
McCall said this years festival, held on Commercial Circle, will have something for everyone.
For the shoppers and crafts enthusiasts, there will be about 50 vendors. For the vroom-vroom types, there will be one of stock car driver David Ragans cars and the GEICO Air Force motorcycle, which spent the summer touring the nation. For those ready to fly, the Museum of Aviation is lending its flight simulator.
For the youth, the Houston County Jaycees are running the Kids Corner. The organization took over the spot last year, and expanded it this year.
Its a lot of fun (at) a low cost, Jaycees President Patti Lewis said.
Its the only part of the festival that requires an entry fee, and the $5 wristband will be good for the whole day. Profits will go to Kids Yule Love, an organization that gives Christmas toys to families in need. The corner will have inflatable bounce houses, a rock wall, face painting and animal balloons.
New this year is a stage with youth groups performing, a mechanical bull and Zippys, motorized stuffed animals that children can ride.
International City Festival
When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 28
Where: Commercial Circle, Warner Robins
Cost: Free admission; $5 for Kids Corner