Jasper Merchants Association

The Jasper Merchants Association provides many different events for the community of Pickens County and its surrounding cities. The city of Jasper and its Main Street is the site of many wonderful types of FREE events that the Jasper Merchants Association try to bring to the community.

Each Spring, we host the Annual Pickens County Easter Egg Hunt, which is FREE to all of the children of Pickens County under the age of 12 and is hosted at Lee Newton Park in Jasper, Georgia.

In the spring we also present the Bark in the Park event to help raise money for local animal shelters.

The month of October brings the Boo-Who Scarecrow Contest, when merchants and organizations construct a scarecrow to represent them and they are placed along Main Street in Downtown Jasper for the entire month of October. They are voted on by the public and trophies and gift baskets are presented to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in two categories.

2017 is the first year of our participation in the Annual Georgia Marble Festival, where we will be organizing the new Downtown Experience.

Our annual Zombie Walk is held in October where we walk down to Lee Newton Park dressed as zombies. A movie is shown and there are trophies for costumes and food vendors.

Trick or Treat on Main Street brings out all the kids in Halloween Costumes from the hours of 4pm to 6pm along Main Street as Businesses and Organizations hand out candy to thousands of children in the community.

The end of the year sees the favorite event of all, among young and old alike, The Night of Lights – Parade of Lights Christmas Event. The 1st Saturday of December brings out our Christmas Spirit as we celebrate the beginning of the Holidays with Live Entertainment, Christmas themed vendors, Pictures with Santa Claus, the lighting of the community Christmas Tree, and ending with the Lighted Christmas Parade that sends Santa Claus on his way back to the North Pole.

To find out what we have planned for the citizens of Pickens County and the cities of Jasper, Talking Rock, Tate, Marble Hill, Bent Tree, Big Canoe, Hinton, and Nelson, Check out our Events Calendar page and come out and enjoy the FREE Fun Family Friendly Entertainment brought to you by the Jasper Merchants Association.