Flashback photos: Georgia festivals through the years, 1939-1996 Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 26 Russell Polinto with his pet parrot, Shamrock at the Little Five Points Festival in October 1991. Henrietta Spearman/AJC 2 / 26 The Jaycees' horse-drawn mill slowly grinds the juice from sorghum at the Sorghum Festival in Blairsville in October 1973. Bill Grimes/AJC 3 / 26 Celebrating Dogwood Festival with a photo of a little girl standing inside a dogwood tree in Atlanta in April 1947. Carolyn Carter/AJC 4 / 26 Egg stand at the Pine Mountain Valley festival, 1939. LBME3-010f, Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976. Photographic Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. 5 / 26 Ann Cramer and her daughter, Megan, walk the streets during the Much Ado About Midtown festival, October 17, 1982. Nick Arroyo/AJC 6 / 26 A group of people take in the sites on Savannah Street at the Cabbagetown fall festival, October 31, 1983. AJC file 7 / 26 A hot air balloon preparing to take off at the Great Pumpkin Festival in Candler Park, October 28, 1979. AJC file 8 / 26 At the 26th Annual Yellow Daisy Festival in Stone Mountain in September 1994, these mothers from the audience compete for a t-shirt from a local radio station by doing the twist. Dwight Ross Jr./AJC 9 / 26 Sonja Scott (left) being crowned 1975's Little Miss Dogwood, by 1974's title holder Twilla Priutt, Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Atlanta, Georgia, April 1975. AJC file. 10 / 26 Charles Pugh/AJC Staff The 1990 Folklife Festival at the restored Tullie Smith house, the 1840 plantation at the Atlanta Historical Society. Gloria Dotson demonstrates candle making. AJC file 11 / 26 Two women preparing for the Pine Tree Festival, Swainsboro, Georgia, April 25, 1952. Carolyn Carter/AJC 12 / 26 Traditional dancers at the annual Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation on September 25, 1980. W.A. Bridges/AJC 13 / 26 Hot air balloons at Atlanta Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia, April 12, 1980. Judy Ondrey/AJC 14 / 26 Ryo Karato gazes at a pot of oshiruko, a Japanese dessert prepared by his family for sampling by visitors at Emory University's International Cultural Festival on Sunday. Ryo's father is a graduate student. The festival featured music, dance, slide shows and foods of various nationalities represented at Emory. Monday April 15, 1985. Beverly Crawford/AJC 15 / 26 Larry and Betty Furlong sell pumpkins at Candler Park's Great Pumpkin Fest, October 28, 1979. AJC file 16 / 26 Students celebrate Woodbury's Pimiento Festival with a handmade oversized pepper, 1953. Guy Hayes/AJC 17 / 26 Magician Cellini and wife Eileen inside their bus-home before performing at the Art Festival of Atlanta, 1983. W.A. Bridges/AJC 18 / 26 Nona Boyd/AJC staff Peachtree Street at 10th Street during the Much Ado About Midtown Festival in October 1983. 19 / 26 People touring homes for the Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes, April 23, 1983. AJC file 20 / 26 JOEY IVANSCO/AJC Fourth-graders from various elementary schools in Conyers check out warm candles that have just been dipped from an old fashioned iron cauldron using a mixture of parafin & beeswax at the Atlanta History Center's 17th Annual Folklife Festival. October 1996. Joey Ivansco/AJC 21 / 26 Pine Mountain Valley festival, 1939. LBME3-010b, Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976. Photographic Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. 22 / 26 Residents line the street at Swainsboro's annual Pine Tree Festival in 1953. Guy Hayes/AJC 23 / 26 CHARLOTTE B. TEAGLE The Seed & Feed Marching Abominable Band at the Arts Festival of Atlanta at Piedmont Park in September 1996. Charlotte B. Teagle/AJC 24 / 26 jerry finlay 5-month-old Kinsey Luke checks out the action at the Marietta Arts and Crafts Festival on the Square in Marietta in May 1996 with her grandparents Ron and Sandra Halyard of Acworth. AJC Photo/Jerry Finlay/AJC 25 / 26 ERIK S. LESSER` Amber Campbell, left, and her friend Ashley Dubbs of Stockbridge walk underneath the blooms at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Conyersin March 1996. AJC file 26 / 26 Pine Tree Festival crowd, Swainsboro, Georgia, April 25, 1952. Carolyn Carter/AJC Related Flashback photos: 30 years ago in Georgia, 1987, part one Flashback photos: 30 years ago in Georgia, 1987, part two Flashback photos: Cobb County, 1887-1988 Flashback photos: I-285 through the years Flashback Photos: The North Georgia mountains, 1930s-1989 Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.