Yellow Daisy Festival
Where: Stone Mountain, GA
When: September 05 – September 08
What:Highly regarded craft fair with food and entertainment
Journey to Stone Mountain early in September and its pretty easy to find what craft and folk art professionals consider one of the top events in the United States. Simply look for a lot of activity, follow directions from the Stone Mountain Park police or follow any group of three or more people. Each year attendance increases, and in the afternoons on the weekend the festival area approaches pedestrian grid-lock.
Vendors, mostly from the Southeast, take time to display their wares to the thousands who attend this yearly event. Examples of the many disciplines represented at the Yellow Daisy Festival are pottery, basket-weaving, map-making, photography, wood carving, and art on various media. All vendors are judged based on submitted works, hence the name “juried show.”
Named for the Confederate Yellow Daisy (sometimes called the Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy) this perennial. North_Georgia_Events is a great way to get some significant exercise while checking out the work of the exhibitors, for while both the food and entertainment is centrally located near the festival entrance, the crafts/folk art vendors that make the event so unique are placed along paths that require about a mile and a half hike to visit all of them. Additional stages, plus another food venue are on the extended loop trails with the event vendors.
About the flower
The Confederate Yellow Daisy was discovered in 1846 on an outcrop of granite on Stone Mountain, by Rev. Thomas Porter, according to the National Garden Club. A couple of years after the start of the festival the club got into the swing of things, adding their own flower show which runs concurrently with the festival.
About the Yellow Daisy Festival
Throughout the festival, information is available from assistants in high chairs with yellow umbrellas.
There is definitely something for everyone at the Yellow Daisy Festival, whether you are young or old, man or woman, rich or poor. Start with a taste of the food located at the entrance and in the Dogwood loop (in the vendor area), listen to a local DJ or put your feet up in a special lounge chair area (this is really for dads waiting for wives to finish shopping). Take in the entertainment on the main stage for polished regional bands playing country, bluegrass and rock and roll. Then its off to the vendors. Throughout the festival area there are “watering holes” where you can purchase soft drinks
There is no charge for the festival, other than the entrance fee to the park