Summerville, Georgia, USA
Finsterfest May 14th and 15th 2011
What began in the early 80s as Howard Finster Day in Summerville Georgia became one of Northwest Georgia’s most popular Folk Art and Music festivals. Through the years the event has drawn artist from over 20 states and well known musicians from throughout the region. Paradise Gardens Park is the home of Finster fest and 3 acre art environment of Rev. Finster and Howard entertained guest with his humor, art and banjo until his passing in 2001.
Today the tradition continues as Paradise Gardens is being restored and three generations of folk artist and art lovers inspired by Howard Finster return to Paradise to celebrate and enjoy this enduring legacy.
Howard Finsters Paradise GardensDirections
From Atlanta, GA:
Exit 306 Adairsville
Hwy. 140 West
Turn right on Hwy. 27 North
Go through Summerville, Ga.
Look for Texaco Station on right.
Turn right, three streets down from the Texaco
Rena Ave., Look for Paradise Gardens sign.
Just two blocks off Hwy. 27 North
From Chattanooga, TN:
Exit 348 Ringgold/Lafayette
Hwy. 151 West
Hwy. 27 South
Turn left on third street past Pennville School.
Rena Ave., look for Paradise Gardens sign.
Just two blocks off Hwy. 27 SouthTimes
saturday 10-6, Sun 12-5Admission & Parking