Cartersville, Georgia – Rose Lawn Museum, well-known for hosting the Arts Festival at Rose Lawn each September since 1976, has planned a new spring event at the urging of its audience.  The May Market at Rose Lawn is set for Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 9 AM-6 PM.  Artist and vendor applications will be accepted through April 4.

The event has been planned at a time when more than 200 rose varieties will be in full bloom on the three-acre grounds of Rose Lawn, the historic home of renowned Methodist Evangelist Samuel Porter Jones.  Local Master Gardeners will hold a spring plant sale with the highly coveted Rose Lawn roses available for purchase.  Visitors can also expect handmade arts & crafts and the best food and garden products in the South.

A full day of entertainment is planned with two special performances by Scarlet Wool at 2:10 PM and 4:30 PM.  Winners of the 2013 Atlanta Fest talent search; Scarlet Wool formerly known as Purely Acoustic is made up of three sisters from Northwest GA., Tabby, Erin and Hannah Fleenor. They were given the opportunity to learn to play musical instruments as children when their grandfather began building acoustic instruments after retiring from a career in the U.S. Navy. They spent the next ten years preparing to minister through elements of Bluegrass, Folk, and Contemporary music.

The entertainment will begin with dance and tumbling performances by Cartersville Gymnastics, Cartersville City Ballet, and Kerry’s School of Dance.  The reigning Cartersville High School Idol Asia Tennelle will take the stage at 11 AM.  The Ryan Carri Trio performs at 1:10 PM.  Afternoon performances will be rounded out by Fusion Dance Company and Steps of Faith. 

Guests may enjoy a guided tour of the eighteen room Victorian house museum for $5 per person to discover the Sam Jones legacy and his ties to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.  The museum also contains the personal mementos of Jones’ teacher Rebecca Latimer Felton, the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.  As part of the guided tour, guests will be able to view the recently restored Rose Lawn Carriage House.

            Festival admission is free to the public.  Booth space ranges $75-$125 for a 10×10’ exhibit.  Artists and vendors may print an application online at or may request one by calling 770-387-5162.  At press time it is estimated that only 25% of the booth space remains open.

The May Market at Rose Lawn is hosted by Bartow County Government and sponsored by Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Century Bank, and Wynn Buick GMC.

            Rose Lawn Museum is located at 224 West Cherokee Avenue in downtown Cartersville.  Festival parking is available at the Cartersville Civic Center and Bartow County Courthouse; both are just one block away from the festival site.  For more information call 770-387-5162.