Hart County Community Theatre is hosting a carnival event in downtown Hartwell.
The first annual Smash ‘n Bash carnival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 31. The event will be at 112 W. Franklin St. on the former Enigma Customs lot, and will feature bounce houses, carnival games, live music, raffles, food vendors, a dunking booth and more. The main attraction of the carnival will be a Car Smash. Admission is free and tickets for activities and raffles will be available at the event.
“It’s been an amazing 40 years.” said Dwayne Donald, president of HCCT’s Board of Directors. “The community has been so good to HCCT and we were looking for ways to celebrate this milestone and get ourselves out into the community. Rose and Mike Hurley, owners of Enigma Customs, came to us with this idea and the board agreed that it was the perfect way to celebrate with our community. They have generously donated their lot and have worked hard to set up the event with us. They have secured sponsorships and raffle items from several local businesses. It’s going to be a great outing for the whole family!”
This year’s carnival will feature music from Kayla and Michael Blackston, Phil Duncan, Olivia Berry, Caleb Hunnicutt, Ryan Gray, Maggie McNeil, Cescily King, Kenzie Hurley, Jackson Donald and other HCCT alums. There will also be entertainment from Contemporary Martial Arts and Tah-Dah! Performing Arts.
The carnival will also feature food, including from the Funnel Cake Guys out of Atlanta, Top Dawg Grillers and Kona Ice. The Dimpled Daisy, a local photobooth, will also be on site.
“I think the thing people are most excited about are the raffle items that have been donated.” said Donald. “We have received two children’s bicycles, various items from local businesses, and gift certificates as well. Just this week, someone anonymously donated two 50-yard line, field level tickets to the UGA-Notre Dame game at Sanford Stadium on Sept. 21. This event is growing every day. I think that is certainly something to get excited about.”
Tickets for raffle items can be purchased in advance of the event by contacting HCCT at 706-376-5599, through an HCCT Board Member, or at The Hart County Library and Elsie Bee Originals.
Listen to the Concessions Confessions podcast to hear more about this event.