Community Information

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Due to Recent Weather Conditions

And Produce Availability the Farmers Market Will Not Be Open Tomorrow.

Will Reopen Saturday, August 19th.

 For more information or to register as a vendor call 706/245-7577

 2023 Royston MainStreet Calendar of Events*

Easter Egg Hunt                                          April 8    @10:30am

Third Monday Artisan Walk                      April 17   5:00-7:00

Historic Preservation Month                     May

Third Monday Artisan Walk                       May 15  5:00-7:0

Royston Classic Show                                May 20  TBA

Farmers Market                                           June – Oct.

Third Monday Artisan Walk                      June 19   5:00 – 7:00

Third Monday Artisan Walk                      July 17   5:00 – 7:00

Third Monday Artisan Walk                      Aug. 21   5:00 – 7:00

Third Monday Artisan Walk                      Sept. 18   5:00 – 7:00

Fall Festival                                                  October 14 10:00 – 8:00

Third Monday Artisan Walk                      Oct. 16   5:00 – 7:00

Halloween                                                    October 31st   4:00 – 6:00

Small Business Saturday/
Holiday Market                                            Nov. 25 10:00 – 3:00

Christmas in Royston                                Nov. 27   5:00 – 8:00

Christmas Market                                       TBA

Christmas Parade                                      TBA

*Contact Royston MainStreet Office for more Info:  706-245-7577

The Annual Royston Fall Festival - Saturday, October 14, 2023

Royston Fall Festival is near... Please mail your application form and registration to Royston DDA, 14 Hartwell Street, Royston, GA 30662. If you prefer, please drop_ in the mail slot of the front door of the Main Street Office. We will get the application when returning to the office. Again, please remember you will be given your space number a few days before the festival. We will call you or contact by e-mail. Thanks!

Attached you will find the application for the 2023 Royston Fall Festival. SPACES ARE 10 x 10...please return your application early!  Booth assignments will begin before the deadline...we cannot hold spaces...please submit applications early so there is time to space vendors with like items throughout the vendor area. Thank you.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE— Sept. 29, 2023. We will assign vendor spaces by or before the deadline as applications are received. You will be notified by telephone or e-mail of your space number and street location a few days before the event.

We are looking forward to the festival and appreciate your participation in making it a success. We will see you on

Saturday, October 14th.


Yard Sale Items                       Silly String                  Smoke/Stink Bombs

"Poppers"                                   Age Restricted Products*

*(Fireworks, Tobacco, Vape Products, Spray Paint, Firearms and Ammo, etc.)             

Generators must be approved by Festival Committee and be set up outside the festival area. This may affect your booth placement.

If you do not plan to stay for the concert, you will need to exit the festival at 4 p.m. This will be the only time to exit until after the concert.


All food served must be in compliance with the local health department requirements for food service. Please call Franklin County Health Department for more information. Food vendors may be subject to an inspection during the festival.

Please make checks payable and mail to: The Royston DDA - Please send your application and check to:

Royston DDA/ Fall Festival, 14 Hartwell Street, Royston, GA 30662. You may want to drop off your application at the Main Street Office. If the office is not open, please drop off the application in the front door mail slot. It will be received when back in the office. Thank you.

If you have questions. please call 706-245-7577. Messages will be returned when back in the office.

SET-UP INFO - No set-up before 5:00 p.m. in the Depot area on Friday, October 13, 2023. We appreciate your cooperation as some businesses are open and need customer and employee parking. Set-up Saturday morning begins at 6:30 a.m. Thank you for your cooperation.


Royston Farmers Market

Sponsored by Royston MainStreet/DDA


At Royston Library

7:00am – 12:00pm

Beginning May 20th


Royston Farmers Market 2023

Guidelines for Vendor Membership


  1. Vendor membership fee is $10.00. The fee will be used for advertising, promotions, supplies, rack cards.
  2. Parking for vendors will be at Royston City Hall/Royston Library, 638 Franklin Springs St, on a first come basis.
  3. Selling times are typically from 7:00am until 12:00pm on Saturdays from May 20through the growing season.
  4. All produce must be grown locally by the members of the Royston Farmers Market and CAN NOT BE PURCHASED FROM OTHER FARMERS OR A STATE FARMERS MARKET FOR RESALE.
  5. All items must be sold by item, bag or container. If scales are used, they must be Georgia certified and have a sticker displayed.
  6. If any produce is sold as organic a certificate must be available.
  7. Vendors selling live plants must apply for a permit from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. The permit must be displayed at the market.
  8. Vendors selling eggs must meet the licensing requirements for a small egg producer.
  9. Items may be sold from your vehicle or tables.
  • Homemade items (primarily arts and crafts) are allowed to be sold at the market.
  • Shirts and Shoes are required to be worn by all vendors at all times
  • Vendors not following the guidelines will be subjected to farm inspection and may be prohibited from participating for the duration of the season.


2023 (Minimum) Courtesy Pricing


           Vegetables                           Minimum                             Fruits                        Minimum

           Asparagus                            $6.00/lb                      Apples                        $1.00/lb

        Beans (All Types)                $2.25/lb                       Blackberries              $4.00/lb

         Beets Roots                          $2.50/bunch              Blueberries                $4.00/lb

         Broccoli                               $2.00/lb                      Cantaloupes (Lg)        $3.00 ea

         Cabbage                               $  .65/lb                   Cantaloupes (Sm)       $1.75 ea

          Carrots                                 $2.50/bunch            Cherries                       $2.00/lb

          Cauliflower                           $2.00/lb                    Currents                      $3.00 pint

         Collards                                $2.50/bunch             Elderberries               $5.00 pint

         Corn (Sweet Field)                $6.00/dozen            Figs                           $2.00/lb


           Cucumber                             $  .65 each              Gooseberries              $4.00/pint

           Eggplant                               $1.25/lb                      Grapes                        $2.00/lb

           English Peas                         $3.00/lb                    Muscadines               $2.00/lb

           Field Peas                             $1.50/lb                      Peaches                      $1.00/lb

           Garlic                                   2/$1.00/bulb               Pears                           $1.00/lb

           Kale                                     $2.00/lb                        Plums                          $1.00/lb

           Kohlrabies                            $1.00/lb                      Raspberries                $4.00/pint

           Lettuce (Head)                      $2.00/head            Rhubarb                      $5.00/lb

           Lettuce (Leaf)                        $3.00/lb                  Scuppernong              $2.00/lb

           Mustard                                $2.00/lb                     Strawberries               $4.00/lb

           Okra                                     $2.50/lb                      Watermelons (<10)     $3.00

           Onions                                  $1.00/lb

           Green Onions                         $2.50/bunch          Watermelons (>15)     $6.00

           Parsnips                                $1.00/lb                                                                           

           Bell Pepper (Green)               $  .60/ea                 Ornamentals

           Bell Pepper (Color)               $1.00/ea                    Corn (3 ears)               $2.00

           Pepper(Hot & Sweet)             $2.00/lb                   Gourds                        $.35/ea

           Potatoes (Irish & Sweet)        $1.00/lb

           Fingerling Potatoes                $4.00/lb                   Tiny Pumpkins       $.25/ea

           Pumpkins (Average)               $5.00 ea                                                                               

           Pumpkins (Small)                  $2.00 ea                        Nuts

           Radish                                   $1.00/bunch               Chestnuts           Sellers price

           Rutabaga                              $1.00/lb                       Peanuts           Sellers price

           Snow Peas                            $3.00/lb                       Pecans            Sellers price

           Spinach                                $6.00/lb                        Walnuts           Sellers price

           Summer Squash                    $2.25/lb                                                                                    

           Tomatoes                              $2.00/lb                                Other

           Turnip greens                        $2.00/lb                     Mushrooms    Sellers price

           Turnip Root                          $1.00/lb                          Honey:    $25.00/qt      

            Turnips with tops                  $3.00/lb                                       $13.00/pint

            Winter Squash                       $2.00/lb                                        $7.00/1/2pint



For more information or to register as a vendor call 706/245-7577


The City of Royston has seen an increase in the fox population over the past year.  The fox is not uncommon to see coexisting in city urban populated areas of Georgia. According to the DNR, they even live in high dense population places of Atlanta and Gwinnett. However, it is becoming a more frequent spotting for us here in Royston.  Here are the FOX FAX(Facts).
  • There Two types of fox in the area: A gray fox has black-tipped tails, while red fox tails are white. In early spring a red fox may appear gray OR even to appear to have mange. This is typically just the shedding of the winter coat.
  • A fox is not dangerous to humans, except when they are rabid (which is very rare) or when they are captured and handled. Even then, a fox’s natural tendency is to flee.
  •  A fox cutting through your yard is probably just passing through on their way between hunting areas and no action is necessary on your part.
  • A fox may prey on small animals such as squirrels, rodents, rabbits, or chickens. They also may go prey on baby kittens.  So please don’t feed feral cats which encourages feral cats to stay around and breed thus producing baby kittens that attract the fox.
  • A Fox will also eat various fruits, but they usually do not bother garden vegetables.
  • Sometimes a fox is blamed for damage they did not cause, such as when they are spotted eating from spilled trash. Most cases it is a racoon, neighborhood dog or other animals responsible for the overturned trashcan.
  • A fox “screaming” at night. This is a mating call and sometimes it is used to communicate and warn of predators.
  • A female fox will create a den and stick around to birth her young also known as “Kits”

What about dogs? Most dogs are not at any risk of attack by a fox unless they have threatened its young “Kits’.

How can we get them to go away? The fox will easily scare away. So, stomp, clap, yell, bang pots or spray with a water hose.   If you feel a need for the fox family to move on sooner rather than later, mild harassment may encourage an earlier move. Here are a few humane harassment options once the “Kits” have emerged:

  • Loosely pack leaves, soil, or mulch in the den openings to disturb the residents.
  • Place urine-soaked kitty litter, a dirty sweat-soaked T-shirt near the den entrance
  • Spread capsicum-based granular repellent (such as Havahart's Critter Ridder) around the den entry.


What about Rabies? This will be rare. The fox only accounts for 7.2% of all rabies cases 

Spotting a fox during the daytime is NOT a sign of rabies.    Here are the key signs a fox will exhibit if infected:

  • Partial paralysis or the inability to use their limbs well.
  • Circling or staggering as if drunk.
  • Self-mutilation.
  • Acting aggressively for no reason.
  • Acting unnaturally tame


Royston Farmers Market

Sponsored by Royston MainStreet/DDA


At Royston Library

7:00am – 12:00pm

Beginning May 21st

For more information or to register as a vendor call 706-245-7577

Spring Season is upon us.  

Yard Sale Season - Permits are required & are issued at City Hall (no fees).  
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Mowing Season – Be safe & aware of where the kids are. Don’t blow clippings in the road. *Maximum growth height is 10 in.
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Pets  -  Watch for snakes &critters.  Leash, collar and tag your animals.  

Dog on leash

Spring Cleaning – Household goods can be picked up at roadside. *must call City Hall for fees & to schedule.

Limbs & Debris  - Our Chipper Truck can pick up limbs at roadside. *maximum 6 ft. long & 6 in. wide.

Alzheimer Support is a free service that assists Royston families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Through their free search tool and database of Alzheimer’s care facilities, families in need of care for their loved ones can locate licensed care homes and communities in the Royston area that are best equipped to provide care for their loved ones.

Royston Housing Authority 706-245-7277
website: Royston Housing Authority

Cobb Place Apartments 706-245-5008 
339 Dovetown Road
Royston, GA 30662

Cobb Center Apartments 706-245-4323
234 Turner Street
Royston, GA 30662

Crestview Manor Apartments 706-245-5926
401 Dovetown Rd #26
Royston, GA  30662

Royston Town Houses 706-245-6688
135 Springs Street
Royston, GA 30662

Royston Post Office 706-245-8404 
website: Royston Post Office

Northeast Georgia Bank  706-245-7384
website: Northeast Georgia Bank

Pinnacle Bank 706-245-7341
website: Pinnacle Bank

Rainbow Pantry 706-245-0965

Ninth District Opportunity 706-384-3495 Franklin County
Ninth District Opportunity 706-376-4150 Hart County
website: Ninth District Opportunity

WorkSource Georgia Mountains. 770-538-2727 phone   770-538-2729 fax
website: Georgia Mountains WorkSource

In response to requests by local companies, WorkSource Georgia Mountains will be conducting a FREE employability skills bootcamp for graduating seniors starting in June.  This five day bootcamp will provide motivated graduates an opportunity to fine tune the soft skills employers desire. Upon successful completion, on the fifth day, students will have an opportunity to interview with multiple local employers.

Ability to participate is not based on WIOA eligibility factors!  It is open to any current or recent graduate who desires full time employment and is highly motivated to start permanent work.

Limited spots are available –  Further information regarding participating employers, bootcamp locations and dates, and how to register can be found on our website.