Braselton sets fifth annual Paddy’s Day fest and quest

Braselton celebrates its fifth annual Paddy’s Day PathFest and PathQuest on Saturday, March 13.

“We want to provide safe opportunities for people to gather with friends and neighbors,” says Peg Sheffield, manager of the Buy Local Braselton program which is sponsoring the event in cooperation with the Braselton Community Improvement District. “PathFest is a fun way to celebrate the LifePath, created and built in 2013 by the Braselton Community Improvement District to connect neighborhoods and businesses on Highway 211.”

Festivities begin at 10:00 AM with the traditional and festive decorated golf cart PathParade on the LifePath along GA 211.  Golf carts, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, wagons and walking groups are welcomed along the paved route beginning at Ace Hardware.  Spectators are encouraged to watch and cheer for the best-decorated entries.

Parade entrants must check in by 9:45 at the Buy Local Braselton tent, and judges will award prizes to the top three entries.

Following the parade, at 11:15, PathQuest begins as a family-friendly race of teams scurrying about businesses searching for “leprechauns on a ledge,” a scavenger-type hunt.  Teams must have one member who is 18 or older, and teams may be from two to five people.  Check-in for teams is at the town tent near Pinnacle Bank to receive clues to hunt for prized gold coins.

“It’s a family fun day,” says Sheffield, “and we expect many to participate and enjoy the celebration.”

Buy Local Braselton is a town-sponsored marketing program dedicated to promoting and supporting local businesses that create and maintain Braselton’s distinctive character, unique community and economic strength.

Visit www.braseltonlifepath.com and on Instagram or Facebook @BuyLocalBraselton.