Fairs & Festivals
THE SANDY SPRINGS FESTIVAL
Volume 50 Number 3
Monthly September 2010
Metro Atlanta Calendar . . . . . . . . .4-5
Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7 October 8-10
Georgia Events & Activities . . . .8-10
Labor Day Weekend Events . . . . . .11
September Events in Georgia . .12-23
ON THE COVER
he Sandy Springs Festival on September
T 25-26 will feature arts and crafts, enter-
tainment, children’s rides, a car show, food,
37 th Annual
and much more. See details on it and the BARNESVILLE
many other special events planned for Georgia
this fall in the section beginning on page 12. BUGGY DAYS
September 18 -19
ARTS & CRAFTS • FOOD • FIREWORKS
GUIDE TO GEORGIA BUGGY BLAST FUN PARK • STREET DANCE
801 Nebula Rd., Manchester, GA 31816
ENTERTAINMENT • BUGGY DISPLAYS
Phone 706-846-2620, Fax 706-846-2620
PARADE • OLD FASHIONED GAMES
Patty Proctor . . . . . . . . .Publisher/Editor 770-358-5884
Hayley Yawn . . . . .Publisher’s Assistant www.buggydays.org
Debi Richardson . . . . . . .Graphics Editor
Tumbling Waters Society
Dennis King . . . . . . . . . .Advertising Rep
The GUIDE TO GEORGIA, founded in 1960, is the
premiere publication for information on activities and ART IN THE PARK
entertainment in Georgia. Eight issues are published each
year, and the magazines are distributed in all 11 Georgia
Welcome Centers, in local visitor bureaus, in hotels, and September 18 & 19
numerous other outlets as well as to subscribers. (Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sun. 12:30-5:30 p.m.)
Subscription is $18 per year. Contents are copyrighted and
Hurricane Shoals Park • Jackson County
may not be reproduced without permission. Only 10 minutes from Commerce Outlet Stores
Along the cool tumbling waters . . .
Arts & Crafts • 5K Mill Race • Kids Zone
Music • Down by the Water’s Edge Debut
Barbecue • Home-made Goodies
Experience the 1800’s in the Heritage Village . . .
Civil War Re-enactors • Tours • Food
New Spirit of the River Miniature Golf Course
FREE ADMISSION • FREE PARKING
706-335-6723 • www.hurricaneshoalspark.org
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METRO ATLANTA CALENDAR
September 10 – Temptations & Four Tops, Cobb Energy
1-29 – Blue Sky Concerts, Decatur Commun- Centre. 770-916-2800.
ity Bandstand, Wed., N-1 p.m. 404-371-8386. 10 – John Michael Montgomery, Mable
1-29 – Wednesday Wind Down, Centennial House Amphitheater. 770-819-7765.
Olympic Park, 5:30-8 p.m. 404-223-4412. 10-12 – Scott Antique Market, Atlanta
2 – Toby Keith, Aaron’s Amphitheater at Expo Center. 740-569-4112 or 404-361-2000.
Lakewood. 404-627-9704. 10-12 – Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey
2-5 – Mike Destefano, Punchline Comedy Circus, Gwinnett Ctr., Duluth. 800-224-6422.
Theatre. 404-252-5233. 11 – Charlie Wilson, Chastain Park. 404-
2-30 – Music at Noon, Centennial Olympic 733-5000.
Park, Tues. & Thurs., noon-1 p.m. 404-223-4412. 11 – Ga. Music Hall of Fame Awards Show,
2-30 – Jazz Nights at Scottish Rite Hospital Cobb Energy Centre. 770-916-2800.
Lawn, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. 404-370-0888. 11 – Debbie Reynolds, Ferst Center for the
3-24 – Martinis & IMAX, Fernbank Museum, Arts. 404-894-9600.
Fridays 5:30-10 p.m. 404-929-6300. 11-12 – Georgia Home Show, Georgia
4-25 – Concerts on Decatur Square, World Congress Center. 404-223-9200.
Saturdays, 7-9:30 p.m. 404-371-8386. 11,18,25 – Lasershow Spectacular, Stone
4-30 – Chocolate–Seed to Sweet, Atlanta Mountain Park, 8:30 p.m. 770-498-6590.
Botanical Garden. 404-876-5859. 12 – North Georgia Bridal Showcase,
8 – John Mayer, Aaron’s Amphitheater at Alpharetta, 12-4 p.m. 678-297-2811.
Lakewood. 404-627-9704. 13 – Pixies, Fox Theatre. 404-881-2100.
9 – Single Mingle at High Museum of Art, 15 – Kings of Leon, Aaron’s Amphitheater at
7:30 p.m. 404-733-4437. Lakewood. 404-627-9704.
9-12 – Yellow Daisy Festival, Stone Moun- 16 – Alive After Five Street Party, Roswell
tain Park. 770-498-5690. Historic District. 770-640-3253.
9-12 – John Heffron, Punchline Comedy 16-19 – Sesame Street Live, Philips Arena.
Theatre. 404-252-5233. 404-878-3000.
10 – Avett Brothers, Chastain Park. 404- 16-19 – Arj Barker, Punchline Comedy
733-5000. Theatre. 404-252-5233.
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METRO ATLANTA CALENDAR
The Atlanta Camping & RV Show
The Atlanta Camping & RV Show will be a three-day, no-frill sales event featuring the
biggest savings in its 34 year history. The show will be held September 17-19 at the Atlanta
Expo Center South (exit 55 off I-285).
This supermarket of campers will feature Class A
motor homes, 5th wheels, travel trailers, Class C mini-
motor homes, van campers, folding camping trailers, and
toy haulers, all with special low show prices. Dealers from
across the region will be under the same roof, and
shoppers can find instant financing and insurance
representatives all on the same floor. There will be booths
providing information on camping, campgrounds, vacation
destinations, RV organizations, RV equipment and
accessories, storage, and maintenance. There will be cooking demonstrations and prizes.
Show hours will be Friday 11-7, Saturday 10-7 and Sunday 11-5. Admission will be
$10/adults; $9 for 55 and over; $5 for 6-16; and free under 6. Parking will be free. For more
information, phone 770-447-3334 or visit www.atlantaRVshow.com for a $1 off coupon.
September 25-26 – Sandy Springs Festival, Heritage
17 – Friday Jazz, High Museum, 5-10 p.m. Green. 866-511-7742.
404-733-4437. 25-26 – Decatur Garden Tour. 404-371-4444.
17 – Paul Taylor, Mable House Amphitheater. 25-26 – Duluth Fall Festival, Main Street.
17-18 – Rain–Tribute to Beatles, Fox 25-26 – Georgia Gun Show, Atlanta Expo
Theatre. 404-882-2100. Center. 563-927-8176.
17-19 – Atlanta Camping & RV Show, 25-26 – Midtown Festival for the Arts,
Atlanta Expo Center South. 770-447-3334. Peachtree St./5th-10th Streets. 404-832-6353.
18 – Marietta StreetFest. 770-429-1115. 27 – So You Think You Can Dance,
18-19 – Roswell Arts Festival. 800-776-7935. Gwinnett Center, Duluth. 770-813-7500.
18-19 – Shakerag Blue Grass Festival, 28 – Alice in Chains, Aaron’s Amphitheater
Frederick Brown Amphitheater. 770-631-0630. at Lakewood. 404-627-9704.
18-19 – JapanFest 2010, Gwinnett Center, 29 – Evening with Rush, Verizon Wireless
Duluth. 800-224-6422. Amphitheatre. 404-733-5010.
18-29 – Atlanta Arts Festival, Piedmont 30-Oct. 3 – Atlanta Greek Festival, Green
Park. 770-941-9660. Orthodox Church. 404-633-7358.
19 – Folk Life Festival, Atlanta History
23-26 – Dom Irrera, Punchline Comedy REGENCY SUITES
23-Oct. 3 – 78th Annual North Georgia
State Fair, Miller Park, Marietta. 770-423-1330. 975 West Peachtree Street
24 – Rat Pack is Back, Frederick Brown at 10th Street
Amphitheater. 770-631-0630. ATLANTA, GEORGIA
24-25 – Women of Faith, Gwinnett Center,
24-25 – Two Gentlemen of Verona, Barring-
ton Hall, Roswell, 8 p.m. 770-640-3855.
24-26 – Atlanta Home Show, Cobb Galleria
25 – Centennial Birthday Celebration,
25 – Chili Cook-Off, Stone Mountain Park.
Newly-renovated all-suite hotel serves an expanded
continental breakfast as well as a complimentary
25 – 4th Saturday Family Fun Day & Project
dinner (Mon.-Thurs.). Each suite has a kitchenette.
Dance, Centennial Olympic Pk. 404-223-4412.
Located 2 blocks from I-75/85, next to the
25 – Alpharetta Rotary FunFest & Classic
Midtown MARTA rapid rail station.
Car Show, North Point Mall. 678-770-3829.
25 – Peachtree City 51st Anniversary/ 404-876-5003 / 800-642-3629
Dragon Boat & Int’l. Food Festival. 678-216-0282.
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GOLF HIKES & RUNS
Sept. 23-24 . .Museum of Aviation Foundation Sept. 6. . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta, 10K, 770-432-0100
Georgia Invitational Golf Tourney Sept. 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . Macon, 5K, 478-973-2050
Pine Oaks, Warner Robins, 478-923-6600 Sept. 6. . . . . . . . . . . Valdosta, 5K, 229-219-0010
Sept. 11 . . . Alpharetta, 5K, 10K, 404-252-4107
Sept. 11 . . . . . . . . Covington, 5K, 770-385-2145
RACING Sept. 11 . . . . . . . . . . . Dacula, 5K, 678-343-8746
Sept. 11 . . . . . . . . . . Decatur, 5K, 404-327-7738
ROAD ATLANTA Sept. 11 . . . . . . . . . Villa Rica, 5K, 770-459-6778
Braselton, 800-849-RACE, www.roadatlanta.com
Sept. 11 . . . . . . Tucker, 5M, 10M, 404-231-9064
Sept. 18-19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HSR
Sept. 18. . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta, 5K, 404-915-4559
Sept. 29-Oct. 2 . . . . . . . . . . . .Petit Le Mans Race
Sept. 18 . . . . . . . Chamblee, 10K, 404-816-8488
Sept. 18 . . . . Cumming, 5K, 10K, 678-208-2000
MISCELLANEOUS Sept. 19 . . . Kennesaw, 13M, 5K, 678-795-0115
Sept. 25. . . . . . . . . Blairsville, 5K, 877-745-5789
Sept. 6 . . . . .Callaway Gardens Triathlon & 5K Sept. 25 . . . . . . . . Carrollton, 5K, 770-834-4451
Pine Mountain, 770-565-5208 Sept. 25 . . . . Sandy Springs, 10K, 770-518-8002
Sept. 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ditch and City Racing Sept. 25 . . . . St. Marys, 5K, 10K, 912-576-5110
(3M, 7 Obstacles), Ga. Int’l Horse Park Sept. 25. . . . . . . Thomasville, 5K, 229-225-2186
Conyers, 770-860-4190 (See www.atlantatrackclub.org for more races)
Sept. 11 . . .Sport Crabbers Tournament, Coffee
Bluff Marina, Savannah, 912-925-7474
Sept. 11 . . . . . . . . .West Point Adventure Race
(biking, running, canoeing), 706-643-9404 Sept. 14 . . . .Midnight Garden Ride, Downtown
Sept. 11 . . . . . . . .Tugaloo State Park Triathlon Savannah, 8-9 p.m., 912-228-3096
Lavonia, 8 a.m. 706-356-4362 Sept. 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . .Savannah Century Ride
Sept. 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vidalia Onion TRI
Sept. 6 . . . . .Men’s 100K Cycle/Women’s 10K
Creek Shoals Estate. 912-277-2141 Cycle, Atlanta, 770-432-0100
Sept. 22-25 . . . . . . . .Georgia Golden Olympics Sept. 9-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .State H.O.G. Rally
Warner Robins, 478-929-6945 Jekyll Island, 877-jekyll
Sept. 25 . . . . . . .Outdoor Adventure Day (fish, Sept. 18-19 . . . . . .Motorcycle Madness, North
canoe, gun), Unicoi St. Pk., Helen, 800-573-9659 Atlanta Trade Center, 770-279-9899
Sept. 25 . . . . . . . . . . . .Outdoor Adventure Day Sept. 25 . . . . . . . . .Road Bike Ride (41M, 23M)
(fish, paddle, guns), Thomson, 706-597-1000 Panola Mt. St. Pk., Stockbridge, 404-375-6789
Sept. 25-Oct. 3 .USTA Nat’l. Men’s Clay Court Sept. 25 . . . . . . . . . . .Mountain Bike Adventure
Championships, Savannah, 912-598-2570 Panola Mt. St. Pk., Stockbridge, 770-389-7801
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BASEBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL
Home Schedules Home Schedules Sept. 4 . .Chick-fil-A College
ATLANTA BRAVES ATLANTA FALCONS Kickoff, Georgia Dome
Sept. 1-2 . . . . . . . . . .NY METS Sept. 19 . . . . . . . . .ARIZONA Atlanta, 404-223-9200
Sept. 9-12 . . . . . . . .ST. LOUIS 404-223-8444, Sept. 11 . .Music City Classic
Sept. 13-15 . . .WASHINGTON www.atlantafalcons.com Football Game
Sept. 27-29 . . . . . . . .FLORIDA GEORGIA BULLDOGS Macon, 478-743-1074
404-577-9100 Sept. 4 . . . .LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE
Sept. 18 . . . . . . . .ARKANSAS HOCKEY
SAVANNAH SAND GNATS 877-542-1231 Home Schedules
Sept. 3-6 . . . . . . . . . . .ASHEVILLE www.georgiadogs.com
Sept. 10-11 . . .SOUTH DIVISION (Pre-Season)
912-351-9150 GA. TECH
www.sandgnats.com YELLOWJACKETS Sept. 21 . . . . . .BLUE JACKETS
Sept. 4 . . . . . . . . . . .SC STATE Sept. 25 . . . . . .HURRICANES
SOCCER Sept. 25 . . . . . . . . . .NC STATE Sept. 29 . . . . . . . .PREDATORS
(See www.usyouthsoccer.org 888-TECH-TIX, 404-894-5447
and www.soccerga.com) ramblinwreck.cstv.com http://thrashers.nhl.com
EQUESTRIAN SHOWS WATERSPORTS
Sept. 17-18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PRCA Pro-Rodeo Sept. 18 . . . . .Cathead Creek Canoe Excursion
Hamilton, 706-571-6035 Fort King George, Darien, 912-437-4770
Sept. 17-18 . . . . . . . . . . . .Championship Rodeo Sept. 18 . . . . . . . . . . . .Guided Paddle (11M) on
Ellijay, 706-889-2172 Coosawatte & Oostanaula, 770-547-2275
Sept. 18-19 . . . . . . . . . . . .Ventures Horse Show Sept. 25 . . . . . . . . .Altamaha Fall Canoe Paddle
Wills Park, Alpharetta, 678-297-6120 Baxley, 912-367-7731
Sept. 22-25 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Charity Horse Show Sept. 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Augusta Ironman
Ga. Int’l. Horse Park, Conyers, 888-860-4224 Marina, 706-823-6600
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SEPTEMBER 10-12 – LUMBER CITY – Farm Day Festival,
1-15 – WATKINSVILLE – Perspectives: Main Street. 229-868-6365.
Georgia Pottery Invitational, OCAF. 706-769-4565. 10-18 – CALHOUN – N. W. Georgia Regional
1-30 – SENOIA – Southern Living Idea House Fair. 800-887-3811.
(Except Mon. & Tues.), 1-5 p.m. 770-254-2627. 10-18 – CLARKESVILLE – Chattahoochee Mt.
2 – AUGUSTA – First Thursday, Midtown Fair, Habersham Co. Fairgrounds. 706-768-6890.
Market, 5-8 p.m. 706-922-5000. 11 – BLAIRSVILLE – Mountain Music and
3 – THOMASVILLE – Downtown Night, 5-9 Arts & Crafts Festival, Vogel St. Pk. 706-745-2628.
p.m. 229-227-7020. 11 – BLUE RIDGE – High Country Harmoniz-
3-24 – BLAIRSVILLE – Friday Night Concerts, ers, Fannin Arts Center, 7 p.m. 706-374-6225.
Courthouse, 7 p.m. 706-745-5493. 11 – CONYERS – Taste of Conyers, Olde
3-25 – WOODBINE – Opry, Fri. & Sat., Old Town, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 770-483-4411.
School, 7-10 p.m. 912-576-3027. 11 – FITZGERALD – Gospel Sing with
4 – THOMASVILLE – Gospel Concert, Muni- Inspirations, Grand Theatre, 7 p.m. 229-426-5033.
cipal Auditorium, 7 p.m. 850-562-6060. 11 – JASPER – Main Street Mania, Down-
4,11,18 – AMERICUS – Archery Explorer, town, 7 p.m. 706-692-1164.
SAM Shortline Excursion Train. 877-ga-rails. 11 – SOCIAL CIRCLE – Car Show, 2-5 p.m.
4-25 – HELEN – Saturday Evening Concert 678-464-2728. Park Concert, 6 p.m. 770-464-3480.
Series, Unicoi State Park, 8-9 p.m. 800-573-9659. 11 – ST. MARYS – Experience Coastal Georgia
4-26 – HELEN – Visiting Artist Series at Unicoi Festival, Crooked River State Park. 912-882-5256.
State Park, Sat. & Sun. 800-573-9659, x305. 11 – VALDOSTA – Patriots Day Ceremony.
7-11 – SOCIAL CIRCLE – Rotary Fair. 770- 229-242-2600.
464-2380. 11 – WACO – Festival, Dntn. 770-550-4249.
9, 23 – MADISON – Concerts in Town Park, 11 – WARM SPRINGS – WWII Market
6-8 p.m. 706-342-1251. Garden, FDR’s Little White House. 706-655-5870.
9-11 – HOBOKEN – Bluegrass Music Con- 11-12 – CARTERSVILLE – Harvest Time at
vention, Twin Oaks Park. 912-458-2365. the Homestead, Red Top Mt. St. Pk. 770-975-0055.
9-12, 16-19 – HELEN – Oktoberfest, Helen 11-12 – JACKSON – Native American
Festhalle. Parade on Sept. 11 at noon. 706-878-1908. Festival. 770-775-3313.
10 – AUGUSTA – 9/11 Remembrance 11-12 – McDONOUGH – Georgia Gun Show,
Celebration, Common, 9 a.m. 706-821-1754. Gateway Events Center. 229-423-4867.
10 – AUGUSTA – Border Bash, Common, 11-12 – RYDAL – Pine Log Arts & Crafts, Fair
5 p.m.-12 a.m. 706-396-7101. Pine Log UMC. 800-733-2280.
10-11 – CLAYTON – Rabun County Moun- 11-12 – TUNNEL HILL – Battle of Tunnel Hill
taineer Festival, Downtown.GA 1/6:VB-13195 Civil War Reenactment. 706-876-1571.
VB-15881 Guide to 706-782-4512. Guide
10-11 – OMEGA – Pepper Festival. 229-528-4400. 11-Oct. 31 – ELLIJAY – Apple Pickin’ Jubilee,
Hillcrest Orchards, weekends. 706-273-3838.
12 – CALHOUN – SEBA Jam, Arts Center,
3-6 p.m. 706-620-2599.
12 – MACON – Bridal Showcase, Hay House.
12 – THOMASVILLE – Johnny Mercer
Coast Awhile! Tribute, Cultural Center, 4 p.m. 229-227-6964.
16 – AMERICUS – Southwest Georgia Arrow,
Great family getaways await SAM Shortline Excursion Train. 877-ga-rails.
you in Brunswick & The Golden 16-18 – WAYCROSS – Gram Parsons Guitar
Isles of Georgia–St. Simons Island, Pull & Tribute Festival. 912-283-3744.
16-25 – AUGUSTA – Westobou Festival, var-
Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island
ious venues. 706-755-2878.
and Jekyll Island. Enjoy miles of sun-drenched
17 – CALHOUN – Indie Night, Harris Arts
beaches, shrimp boat cruises, dolphin tours, Center, 7-9 p.m. 706-625-2599.
museums and historical sites, and 17 – THOMASVILLE – Noon Concert &
glorious weather year ’round, plus Luncheon, First UMC. 229-227-6964.
lodgings to fit every budget. 17-18 – MADISON– Kitchen Tour. 706-342-4454.
17-19 – AUGUSTA – Arts in the Heart of
Augusta, Common. 706-826-4702.
For your free 80-page Visitors Guide 17-19 – BLAIRSVILLE – Bluegrass Festival,
call 800-933-COAST (2627) Downtown. 706-745-5493.
™ 17-19 – CUMMING – Lakewood 400
ComeCoastAwhile.com Antiques Market. 770-889-3400.
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18 – ST. MARYS – Riverjam Concert, Water-
SEPTEMBER front Park, 7-9 p.m. 912-882-4000.
18 – SUWANEE – 27th Annual Suwanee Day,
17-19 – JEKYLL ISLAND – Shrimp & Grits:
Town Center. 770-945-8996.
Wild Ga. Shrimp Festival, Hist. District. 877-4jekyll.
18 – TOCCOA – Traveler’s Rest Historic Site
17-19 – LINCOLNTON – Elijah Clark State
Pioneer Days. 706-886-2256.
Park Bluegrass Festival. 800-864-7275.
18 – WAYNESBORO – Burke County Farm
17-19 – SAVANNAH – Gray’s Reef Ocean
Film Festival, Trustees Theater. 912-598-2345.
18-19 – BARNESVILLE – Buggy Days, down-
17, 24 – AMERICUS – Americus Adventure,
SAM Shortline Excursion Train. 877-ga-rails.
18-19 – BLUE RIDGE – Wildlife & Nature Art
17-26 – SAVANNAH – Ocean Exchange,
Festival & Outdoor Expo, Dwntwn. 706-632-2144.
Various Venues. 912-598-2417. 18-19 – CARTERSVILLE – Arts Festival at
18 – BLUE RIDGE – Mystery in the Mountains Rose Lawn. 770-387-5162.
Train Ride, Dwntwn, 6 p.m. 800-899-6867. Art Walk, 18-19 – COLUMBUS – Shrine Circus, Civic
Various Galleries, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 706-632-6882. Center. 706-393-4000.
18 – BRUNSWICK – A Touch of Grey Concert, 18-19 – COMMERCE – Tumbling Waters Arts in
Mary Ross Waterfront Pk., 6 p.m. 912-265-4032. the Park Festival, Hurricane Shoals Pk. 706-335-6723.
18 – BUCHANAN – Fall Fair on the Square. 18-19 – DALTON – Festival of Fine Arts. 706-
18 – CHICKAMAUGA – War Between the 18-19 – MINERAL BLUFF – Ride the Rails
States Day, Gordon Lee Mansion. 706-375-4728. Festival. 706-455-8903.
18 – CLARKESVILLE – Big E Championship 18-19 – WARM SPRINGS – Southern Quilt
Show, Fairgrounds, 7 p.m. 800-835-2559. Show, 1st Baptist Church. 800-337-1927.
18 – CLEVELAND – BabyLand General 19 – CONYERS – Fiesta Georgia, Georgia
Hospital’s Fall Fest. 706-865-2171. International Horse Park. 770-860-4190.
18 – COLUMBUS – Emile Pandolfi, River 19 – ST. SIMONS ISLAND – Julie & The Bohe-
Center. 706-256-3612. mian Gypsies, Lighthouse, 7-9 p.m. 912-262-6934.
18 – FLOWERY BRANCH – Car Show & Chili 19-26 – SAVANNAH – Jazz Festival, Forsyth
Cook-Off, Downtown. 770-967-2934. Park. 912-675-5419.
18 – MITCHELL – Hamburg Arts & Crafts 21-26 – COLUMBUS – Greater Columbus
Festival, Hamburg State Park. 478-552-2393. Fair, Civic Center. 706-653-4472.
18 – ROOPVILLE – Homecoming Festival, 23 – THOMASVILLE – Evening of Music, Dance
Main Street. 770-854-6874. & Art, Cultural Center, 6:15 p.m. 229-226-0588.
18 – SOCIAL CIRCLE – Tour of Homes. 770- 23-Oct. 31 – HELEN – Oktoberfest, Festhalle.
18 – STATHAM – Sunflower Festival, Down- 24 – AUGUSTA – Ron White, Bell Audi-
town. 770-725-5455. torium, 7:30 p.m. 706-722-3521.
Sept. 11 - Oct. 31 ( Weekends)
Pick y ples.
Pony Rides - Playground - Cow Milking - Pig Races
Wagon Rides - Music - Petting Farm - Pedal Karts
Food - Moonshine & Farmhouse Museums and more!
9 a.m.-6 p.m. • $5 per person
(Petting Farm admission add $3 per person)
Hwy. 52, 9 miles east of Ellijay
www.hillcrestorchards.net • firstname.lastname@example.org
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McBrayer City Park. 770-946-5490.
SEPTEMBER 25-26 – HIAWASSEE – Summer’s Last Kiss:
An Affair with the Arts, Main St. 706-896-4966.
24-26 – CARTERSVILLE – Quilt Fest, Civic
26 – JASPER – Bella Voice on Broadway, Big
Canoe Chapel, 5 p.m. 706-692-1164.
24-26 – ROCK SPRING – Balloons and Tunes
30-Oct. 2 – THOMASVILLE – Great Southern
Music Festival, Pickers Paradise Pk. 229-221-5467.
24-26 – TIFTON – La Fiesta del Pueblo,
30-Oct. 9 – NEWNAN – Coweta County
Fulwood Park. 229-391-4820.
Kiwanis Fair. 770-254-2629.
24-Oct. 3 – CONYERS – Rockdale County
Fair, Ga. International Horse Park. 770-860-4190.
25 – AMERICUS – Americus Special, SAM
1-31 – ELLIJAY – Apple Pickin’ Jubilee, Hill-
Shortline Excursion Train. 877-ga-rails.
crest Orchards, weekends. 706-273-3838.
25 – AUGUSTA – Al Green, Bell Auditorium,
2 – HARLEM – Oliver Hardy Festival. 888-
8 p.m. 706-722-3521.
288-9108 or 706-556-0401.
25 – BLUE RIDGE – Classic Car Cruise-In,
2 – SOCIAL CIRCLE – Friendship Festival.
Downtown, 6 p.m. 706-492-5184.
25 – CLARKESVILLE – Taste of Clarkesville,
2-3 – ANDERSONVILLE – Historic Fair. 229-
Square, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 800-835-2559.
25 – DEXTER – Possum Hollow Arts & Crafts
Fair. 478-272-5546. 2-3 – JASPER – Georgia Marble Festival,
25 – HARTWELL – ARTS in hARTwell, Newton Park. 706-692-5600.
Downtown. 706-376-0188. 4-9 – HAHIRA – Honey Bee Festival. 229-
25 – JASPER – JMA Car Cruise, Downtown, 794-3097 or 229-794-3274.
4-8 p.m. 706-692-1164. 9 – SANDERSVILLE – Kaolin Festival, Down-
25 – MADISON – Hispanic Heritage Festival, town. 478-552-3288.
Downtown. 706-474-2526. 9 – WARNER ROBINS – Wings & Wheels
25 – NICHOLLS – Pioneer Harvest Festival, Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show, Museum of
Gen. Coffee State Park. 912-384-1581. Aviation. 478-926-6870.
25 – PLAINS – Peanut Festival. 229-824-5373. 9-10 – CARROLLTON – MeccaFest, Cultural
25 – RICHMOND HILL – Fair on the Square, Arts Center. 770-838-1083.
Station Xchange, noon, 912-756-2969. 9-10 – DALTON – Prater’s Mill Fair, Varner.
25 – ST. MARYS – Rock Shrimp Festival, 706-694-6455.
Downtown. 912-576-5110. 9-10, 16-17 – BLAIRSVILLE – Sorghum
25 – SWAINSBORO – Emanuel Arts Festival, Festival, Meeks Park. 877-745-5789.
Downtown. 478-237-2592. 9-10, 16-17 – ELLIJAY – Georgia Apple
25-26 – DOUGLAS – Homecoming Gospel Festival, Fairgrounds. 706-635-7400.
Sing, Weir Center. 912-389-3401. 16 – WATKINSVILLE – Fall Festival, Down-
25-26 – HAMPTON – Bear Creek Festival, town. 706-769-7947.
SOCIAL CIRCLE’S 16th Annual
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SOCIAL CIRCLE
Great Shopping • Great Food
Sidewalk Booths of Arts & Crafts
2 Stages of Live Entertainment
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LABOR DAY WEEKEND EVENTS
4-5 – JOHNS CREEK – Arts on the Creek,
SEPTEMBER Perimeter Church. 770-495-0545.
3 – AUGUSTA – First Friday, Downtown, 4-5 – ROME – Running Water Pow Wow,
5-10 p.m. 706-826-4702. Car Show, Common, Ridge Ferry Park. 800-444-1834.
6-9:15 p.m. 706-831-1793. 4-5 – SAVANNAH – Labor Day Weekend,
3 – BRUNSWICK – First Friday, Downtown, Skidaway Island, 912-598-2300; River Street
5-8 p.m. 912-265-4032. Labor Day Celebration, 912-234-0295.
3 – DAHLONEGA – Russo & Noe Concert, 4-5 – ST. SIMONS ISLAND – Arts & Crafts
Downtown, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 706-864-6133. Show, Pier Village. 912-262-0628. Antique Show,
3 – DALTON – First Friday Art Hope, 6 p.m.
Pier Village. 912-264-3254.
706-278-0168. 4-6 – ATLANTA – Atlanta International
3 – ROME – GA Blues Brothers, Bridgepoint
Music Festival, Underground. 404-321-0663.
Plaza, 7-10 p.m. 706-236-4520. 4-6 – KINGSLAND – 28th Annual Labor Day
3 – SAVANNAH – 1st Friday Fireworks on the
Weekend Catfish Festival, Dwntn. 912-729-4382.
River, 9:30 p.m. 912-234-0295. Oyster Roast & Fire-
4-6 – MARIETTA – Art in the Park, Down-
works, Westin Savannah, 7-9:45 p.m. 912-201-2000.
town Marietta. 800-835-0445.
3 – THOMASVILLE – First Friday, Down- 4-6 – NEWNAN – Powers Crossroads Coun-
town, 5-8 p.m. 229-227-7020. try Fair & Art Festival, 770-253-2011; Moss Oak
3-4 – ROME – Armuchee Labor Day Bluegrass
Plantation Country Crafts Festival, 770-254-2627.
Festival, Armuchee Saddle Club. 706-766-6532. 4-6 – OMAHA – Labor Day Festival, Florence
3-5 – DECATUR – AJC Decatur Book Festival,
Marina State Park. 229-838-4706.
Downtown. 404-370-4100. 4-6 – STONE MOUNTAIN PARK – Laser-
3-5 – MARIETTA – Georgia Gun Show, Cobb show Spectacular, 8:30 p.m. 770-498-6590.
Civic Center. 563-927-8176. 4-6 – WARM SPRINGS – Dip into the Past, His-
3-5 – PINE MOUNTAIN – Sky High Hot Air toric Pools, FDR’s Little White House. 706-655-5870.
Balloon Festival, Callaway Gardens. 800-callaway.5 – ATLANTA – Caribbean Jerk Festival,
3-6 – ATLANTA – DragonCon, Downtown. Panthersville Stadium. 678-760-8543.
Parade Saturday 10 a.m. 770-909-0115. 5 – CONYERS – Motorcycle/Car/Music
3-6 – CALHOUN – Labor Day Weekend, Festival, Ga. Int’l. Horse Park. 770-860-4190.
Calhoun KOA. 706-629-7511. 5 – DARIEN – Churn Off (ice cream contest),
3-6 – CARTERSVILLE – Pioneer Days, MilamAshantilly Center, 4 p.m. 912-289-1144.
Farm. 770-974-9033. 5 – DILLARD – Labor Day BBQ & Music,
4 – BLAIRSVILLE – Cruise-In, Square, 1-5 p.m.
Dillard House. 706-212-0241.
Block Party at O’Reilly’s, 6-9 p.m. 877-745-5789.5 – MITCHELL – Grits & Cornmeal, Hamburg
4 – CARTERSVILLE – Mountain Music, Red State Park, 1-3 p.m. 478-552-2393.
Top Mountain State Park. 770-975-0055. 5 – ST. SIMONS – Sensational Sounds of Mo-
4 – CLARKESVILLE – Music Jam, Gazebo. town, Lighthouse Lawn, 7 p.m. 912-638-4666.
800-835-2559. 5 – TYBEE ISLAND – Labor Day Bash, Pier.
4 – HELEN – Helenfest. 706-878-1908. 800-868-2322.
4 – LAKELAND – Flatlanders Frolic, Main 6 – BLUE RIDGE – Labor Day BBQ, City Park,
Street. 229-482-9755. 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 706-455-3818.
4 – LUMPKIN – Crafts Day, Westville Historic 6 – FORT OGLETHORPE – Labor Day at the
Village. 888-733-1850. Post. 706-861-2860.
4 –MIDWAY – Labor Day Commemoration, 6 – WARM SPRINGS – Labor Day Celebra-
Fort Morris. 912-884-5999. tion, Downtown. 800-337-1927.
4 – NEWNAN – Market Day, 10-2. Pickin’ on
the Square, 11 a.m. 770-254-2627.
4 – RICHMOND HILL – Labor Day at Fort
Kaolin Festival 2010
McAllister. 912-727-2339. Kaolin:
4 – ROSWELL – Concert, Riverside Park, From Out of Our Ground
7:30-9:30 p.m. 770-434-6600. To the World Around
4 – TATE – First Mountain Cruisers Cruise-In, Saturday
Quick Burger, 5-8 p.m. 706-692-1164.
4 – THOMASVILLE – Lighthouse Gospel October 9
Sing, Munc. Aud., 7 p.m. 850-562-6060. on the Square in Downtown
4-5 – ACWORTH – Love the Lake Festival, SANDERSVILLE
Cauble Park. 770-974-3112.
4-5 – ATLANTA – US 10K Classic Family Arts & Crafts, Parade, Live Music
Festival, Galleria Gardens. 770-916-2800. Food and Fun!
4-5 – BLAIRSVILLE – Mountain Market- For info: 478-552-3288
place Heritage Festival, Mountain Life Center. www.washingtoncountyga.com
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September Is Su
2010 Sandy Springs Festival
The 25th Anniversary Sandy Springs Festivall will take place September 25-26. Features of the Festival
will include the Doug Kessler Lightning 5K/10K race, a juried Artist’s Market, Business and Civic Expo, a
Children’s Park, Collector’s Car Show, Kiwanis Pet Parade, Heritage
Crafters, live entertainment, food court, Whole Foods Heritage Home-
grown Market, Saint Joseph’s Hospital Health & Wellness Area, and more.
The Festival has grown from a small picnic to a major event drawing
over 20,000 attendees and was voted “Best Festival” on Access Atlanta’s
“Best of the Big A.” The Sandy Springs Festival is the primary fundraiser for
Heritage Sandy Springs, a non-profit organization dedicated to building
community through preserving and promoting the historic and cultural
identity of Sandy Springs.
The Sandy Springs Festival will be held at Heritage Green, 6075 Sandy
Springs Circle, next to City Walk and the surrounding area. Festival hours
will be Saturday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Adults (age 18+) may purchase a single day pass for $5 and a two-day
pass for $7. Youth (ages 6-17) may attend a single day for $2 and two days
for $3. Heritage Sandy Springs members will receive free passes, and
children age 5 and under will get in free. For more information, visit www.sandyspringsfestival.com or
www.visitsandysprings.org or e-mail email@example.com.
Westobou Festival in Augusta
The 2010 Westobou Festival, September 16-25, will celebrate excel-
lence in the arts and will feature local, regional, and nationally-recognized
artists. Performances and exhibitions, including dance, music, theater, and
visual arts, will take place in downtown Augusta, at Augusta State
University and Paine College, and in North Augusta, SC. Each day and
evening of the Festival will be filled with a variety of presentations
designed to showcase Augusta’s wealth of artistic talent.
Highlights of the 2010 Festival will include legendary soul singer Al
Green, country music legend The Charlie Daniels Band, Mezzo Soprano
Denyce Graves, 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests
with Live Sound- The Charlie Daniels Band
Dean & Britta , Cajun Cabaret featuring Juilliard
Jazz, “Clay in a Can” Exhibition, the 30th Annual
Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, Del McCoury
and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Miss Saigon
presented by The Augusta Players, the Cavani
String Quartet, The Nina Simone Exhibition, the Liz
Lerman Dance Exchange, The Augusta-Columbia
Connection Exhibition, and more.
The Westobou Festival was conceived in 2005
by the Trustees of the Academy of Richmond
County in conjunction with their work on behalf
of the Porter Fleming Foundation. Now in its third
year, the 2010 Westobou Festival will include
performances appealing to a variety of audiences.
The 2009 Festival drew over 85,000 visitors, and
its website received more than 1.9 million hits!
This year’s event is poised to be even bigger and
better and will feature 200+ performances and
exhibitions. Visit www.WestobouFestival.com for
the 2010 schedule of events, maps, and hotel
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uper in Georgia!
Wildlife and Nature Art Festival & Expo in Blue Ridge
If you love wildlife, nature, and art, then Blue Ridge, Georgia has just the right event for you! The 11th
Annual Wildlife & Nature Art Festival & Expo will be held on September 18-19 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the
Downtown City Park.
It will be a fine art, juried show which will feature some of
the most spectacular wildlife and nature art and invitational
crafts from around the region and beyond. There will be
painters, photographers, potters, jewelers, craftsmen, and live
demonstrations from fishing expos to sheep herding held
throughout the weekend. The Georgia Jr. Duck Stamp artwork
and the very first Blue Ridge Mountain Photographers National
Juried Wildlife & Nature Photography Exhibit will be on display
inside The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (The Art
Center), the proud host of this exciting yearly festival.
Take the family or go alone, and enjoy the creativity of over
75 different wildlife and nature artists. Admission will be $5 for
adults and free for children. For more information, contact the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association at
706-632-2144 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.blueridgearts.net.
Scott Antique Market in Atlanta
Scott Antique Market in Atlanta has over 2400 booths overflowing from two buildings. Find Victorian
and primitive furniture, vintage hardware, rare art and prints, vintage clothing, nostalgic photographs,
antique Christmas decorations, vintage musical instruments, glassware,
pottery, porcelain, clocks, tools, campaign memorabilia, books, and more.
Always held the second weekend of every month, the next shows will
be September 10-12 and October 8-10. Hours are Fri. & Sat. 9-6 and Sun.
10-4. Admission is $5 for the weekend. The show has a variety of food and
free parking. Located in the Atlanta Expo Center which straddles I-285 at
Exit 55. Phone 740-569-4112 (office) or 404-361-2000 (show) or visit
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
This 26-mile round trip from Blue Ridge to McCaysville offers spectacular views of scenic valleys,
forests, rolling hills, and the beautiful Toccoa River. This four hour round trip over tracks that were built
over 100 years ago takes three to four hours. Each stop includes a trip to McCaysville. The train is diesel-
powered and includes climate-controlled vintage coach cars, an open-air car, and a commissary car with
snacks, drinks, and souvenirs. The ticket office is in the 100 year old depot in Blue Ridge, only 95 miles
north of Atlanta.
Reservations are strongly encouraged. For
schedules, ticket prices, and more information 39th Annual
call 877-413-8724 or 706-632-8724 or visit
www.brscenic.com or e-mail info-brscenic.com. Georgia Apple Festival
Arts & Crafts Fair
October 9-10 & 16-17
SAT. (9-6) & SuN. (9-5 )
Over 300 Exhibitors with Handmade Crafts
Great Food • Live Entertainment
Antique Car Show (Oct. 9) • Parade (Oct. 16)
Admission Adults $5 • Children Under 10 Free
No pets except those assisting handicapped persons
LIONS CLUB FAIRGROUNDS •1729 SOUTH MAIN STREET
706-635-7400 • www.georgiaapplefestival.org
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National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus
Explore naval operations for the North and South through displays of uniforms, artillery, firearms,
personal effects, flags, Civil War ship murals, and a paneled timeline exhibit of the war at sea. See the iron-
clad ram CSS Jackson; the blockade runner Virginia; the gunboat
CSS Chattahoochee; replicas of the USS Hartford, USS Monitor,
and CSS Albermarle; the full-scale replica of the USS Water Witch;
and a battle simulator theater.
Sea Ghosts: Tours of Haunted Port Columbus will be offered
the last Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. These candlelight
tours highlight the more chilling artifacts in the museum as well
as experiences of the Alabama Paranormal Research Team and
Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See coupon in ad on page 6.
Located at 1002 Victory Drive, Columbus.
For more information, phone 706-327-9798 or visit www.portcolumbus.org.
Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth
The Southeastern Railway Museum features over 90 pieces of
retired railroad equipment in its 35-acre site in Duluth. Known as
“Georgia’s Official Transportation History Museum,” it includes vin-
tage steam and diesel locomotives, passenger and private cars, WWII
troop kitchen, railway post office car, wooden freight cars, baggage
cars, cabooses, and maintenance of way equipment. Transit history
features busses and trolleys from the early 1900’s to mid 1930’s,
including MARTA’s historic bus fleet and its predecessor systems.
Boy Scout Merit Badge Day will be Sept. 25. Call 678-873-3370
for information and reservations.
The railway museum is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. from April-December.
With ad on page 21 one free train ride with each paid admission. Located at 3595 Peachtree Rd.,
Duluth. For more information, phone 770-476-2013 or visit www.southeasternrailwaymuseum.org.
Apple Pickin’ Jubilee in Ellijay
The 14th annual Apple Pickin’ Jubilee will be held on weekends
from Sept. 11-Oct. 31 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Hillcrest Orchards, nine
miles east of Ellijay on Hwy. 52.
Pick your own apples. Milk Buttercup the cow. Meet Barney the
will be pig races, pony rides, tricycle rides, face
painting, honey bee demonstrations, apple
bobbin’, corn shelling, clogging, country bands,
22nd Annual and wagon rides. Visit the Moonshine Museum,
the Farm House Museum, the petting farm, the
Children’s Play Area with a giant slide, and the
Enchanted Forest and Nature Trail with scenes
from nursery rhymes and fairy tales.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
An operating gristmill will be grinding corn
and selling cornmeal. Grandma’s Bakery will serve
9 A.M.-5 P.M. - MAIN ST. - HARLEM fried apple pies, apple cider, apple fritters, apple
Arts & Crafts • Live Entertainment • Parade cider donuts, fudge, and homemade ice cream.
Ollie & Stan Skits • Civil War Re-enactment There will also be mountain barbecue and other
Look-A-Like Contest • Kiddie Rides & Games All activities will be included for a $5 admis-
Free Admission & Parking sion fee except for the petting farm which will
Exit 183 off I-20 • Harlem/Appling Exit have a separate $3 admission fee. For more infor-
706-556-0401 • 888-288-9108 mation, visit www.hillcrestorchards.net or phone
www.harlemga.org 706-273-3838 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Plains Peanut Festival
The Plains Peanut Festival on September 25 will honor
the peanut industry, the peanut farmer, and Plains’ native
son, Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the U.S.
Admission and parking will be free. For information, call
229-824-5373 or visit www.plainsgeorgia.com.
There will be a one mile Fun Run at 8 a.m. and a 5K
Road Race at 8:30 a.m. with President Carter presenting
awards for these events at 10 a.m. from the platform of the
depot which was headquarters for his campaign in the
1970’s. Arts, crafts, and food vendors will open at 9 a.m. with continuous entertainment in Maxine Reese
Park and on Main Street. A parade will begin at 11 a.m. A Peanut Pavilion will offer exhibits on the peanut
industry and yummy samples. The Carters will have a book signing starting at 1:30 p.m. with a limit of
three books per person.
The SAM Shortline Excursion Train will run shuttles Saturday afternoon. The Musical folk play, If These
Sidewalks Could Talk, will be performed at the school on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. A
Street Dance on Saturday from 8:30-11:30 p.m. will feature the band H2O. President Carter will be teach-
ing Sunday School at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains on Sunday morning at 10 a.m.
Sorghum Festival in Blairsville
The 41st annual Sorghum Festival will be held in Blairsville at Meeks Park for two great weekends on
October 9-10 and October 16-17 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrating the lost art of sorghum syrup-making,
the festival will have live demonstrations showing how
the cane is crushed and cooked as well as jars of the
sweet syrup for sale.
There will be arts and crafts, food, and live music.
On Saturdays and Sundays there will be contests such
as Biskit Eatin’, Pole Climbin’, Syrup Soppin’, Rock
Throwin’, Horseshoe Throwin’, Baccur Spittin’, and Log
Sawin’. There will be prizes given to the oldest visitor
and the visitor who traveled the farthest. Special
events will include a Sorghum parade on October 9 at
11 a.m. and the Good Neighbor Auto Club’s Antique & Special Car Show on October 16 with more than
200 cars at the United Community Bank parking lot. Festival admission will be $2, and parking will be free.
The Sorghum Festival is hosted by the Blairsville Jaycees. For information, phone 877-745-5789 or
706-745-4745; visit www.VisitBlairsvilleGA.com or www.sorghumfestivalblairsville.com or e-mail
Celebrating 29 Years!
Honey Bee HISTORIC FAIR3
Festival OCTOBER 2 &
OCTOBER 4-9, 2010
# Confederate & Union
Mon.: Kick-off Breakfast # Civil War Reenactments
Tues.: Senior Walk # Old Time Craftsmen at Work
Wed.: Community Luncheon # Arts, Crafts, Antiques,
Wed. & Thurs.: Honey Bee & Collectibles
Pageant • Fri.: Arts & Crafts, # Children’s Activities
Concessions, Gospel Sing # Live Entertainment
ee e!! Sat.: 12 noon Parade • Arts & Crafts
B er • Entertainment • Dog Show • Food No Dogs 25 Lbs. or Over
H • 5K Run • Kids Zone • Century Bike Ride Located 50 miles south of Macon
on Ga. Hwy. 49, 21 miles NE of Plains
229-794-3097 / 794-3274
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Oliver Hardy Festival in Harlem
The 22nd annual Oliver Hardy Festival will be held in Harlem
on Saturday, October 2. Festivities on Main Street will begin with
a children’s parade at 9 a.m., an opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m.,
and a parade at 10 a.m. A BBQ Dinner will be served all day.
During the day there will be 350 plus arts and crafts vendors,
raffle drawings, games, pony rides, food, kiddie rides and games,
a Civil War Re-enactment, and continuous live entertainment
including a clogging exhibition and performances by local groups.
There will be a Laurel & Hardy Look-Alike Contest and Laurel
& Hardy Movie Mania & Skits. The Laurel and Hardy Museum will be open, and members of the Laurel &
Hardy International Appreciation Society will be present.
The Oliver Hardy Festival was started to honor Oliver Hardy who was born in Harlem on January 18,
1892 and later became famous as part of the comedy team with Stan Laurel. Harlem is located off I-20,
Exit 183. No pets allowed. Phone 706-556-0401 or 888-288-9108, or visit www.harlemga.org.
Perspectives Georgia Pottery Invitational in Watkinsville
The 8th annual Perspectives 2010: Georgia Pottery Invitational from August 28-Sept. 15 will showcase
the work of 50 potters from all corners of the state and will exemplify the finest ceramicists in Georgia.
Featuring over 5000 pieces of pottery for sale, an Opening Reception
Gala, a Preview Sale, educational exhibitions, gallery talks, workshops,
free weekend pottery demonstrations, and studio tours, the Oconee
Cultural Arts Foundation is sponsoring this three-week pottery event at
the OCAF Art Center in Watkinsville.
Rocket Hall (the Sales Hall) and the OCAF galleries will provide both
novice patrons and veteran collectors an opportunity to select from the
largest display of hand-made pottery in any one location. Held from 10
a.m.-5 p.m. daily, a portion of proceeds will benefit CERF, Craft
Emergency Relief Fund.
Perspectives 2010: Georgia Pottery Invitational is an annual event
established by volunteers to recognize and promote quality utilitarian
pottery produced by established Georgia potters and promote pottery as
a craft and art form consistent with the OCAF mission. It is Georgia’s
largest annual pottery exhibition and sale and highlights a wide collection of styles, forms, colors, and
price range in contemporary functional pottery.
For information, visit www.perspectives09.myocaf.com or phone 706-769-4565.
Social Circle’s Friendship Festival
Social Circle will be holding its annual Friendship Festival on
Saturday, October 2. These family oriented festivities will begin
at 10 a.m. There will be a parade at 10 a.m. with family floats,
bands, cars, and antique cars. It will wind through the down-
town historic district which will be filled with craft vendors,
children’s amusements, food, and live entertainment.
Enjoy a day full of fun activities. There will be live music on
two stages at different sections of the town. A special area for
children will feature games, amusements, and moonwalks.
Social Circle is 45 minutes east of Atlanta. For information
call 770-464-1866, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.socialcirclega.com.
SEPTEMBER 25-26 HAMPTON CITY PARK
Saturday 9-5:30 & Sunday 10-5:30
Live Entertainment • Parade • Arts & Crafts
Food • Petting Zoo • Children’s Activities
Antique Car Show Sun. 11-4
www.bearcreekfestival.com • email@example.com
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Georgia Marble Festival in Jasper
The 30th Annual Georgia Marble Festival will be held the first full weekend in October in Jasper. The
festival will kick-off Saturday, October 2, at 10 a.m. with a parade on Main Street. The festival theme,
“Marble Mania–the Craziest, Zaniest things You Can Do
With Marble,” will be featured in the parade. The festi-
val will be held at Lee Newton Park Saturday, October
2, from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, October 3, 10
a.m.-5 p.m. There will be juried arts and crafts, fine
arts, children’s area, entertainment, and a variety of
foods. Parking and shuttles will be free. Festival admis-
sion will be $5/adults and $3/students age 6 and up.
On Saturday, one of the shuttle pick-ups will be at
Lawson Chevrolet, site of the Georgia Marble Festival
Classic Car Show. A free street dance on Saturday at
7 p.m. in front of the marble courthouse will feature a popular local group. Take your lawn chairs.
There will be tours of the marble mines on Saturday and Sunday. This is the only time of the year that
the quarry is open for visitors, so join colorful local guides as they explain this rich slice of county history.
Quarry tour tickets are sold on a first-come basis, so reservations should be made early. Tour tickets will
be $10 (includes festival admission) for adults, children $7, under age 5 free.
For information on festival activities and hotels (accommodations go quickly), visit the Chamber of
Commerce office at 500 Stegall Drive in Jasper, call 706-692-5600, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or
visit www.pickenschamber.com or www.georgiamarblefestival.com.
20th Anniversary Art in the Park Festival
at Hurricane Shoals Park
The Tumbling Waters Society of Jackson County will host the 20th Anniversary Art in the Park Festival
at the historic Hurricane Shoals Park on Sept. 18-19. The Park is off GA 82 Spur between Jefferson &
Maysville. Hours will be Saturday from 10-6 and Sunday from 12:30-5:30. Admission and parking will be
free. Learn the history of the Shoals, putt by putt, on the Spirit of the River Miniature Golf Course. Marvel
at the carved Indians and bears and replicas of the
chapel and cabins; even play through the waterfall.
There will be tours of the chapel and log cabins
in the 1800’s Heritage Village; a blacksmith; Civil
War Re-enactors with an 1860 church service on
Sunday; quilting and weaving; fresh ground corn-
meal for sale; festival foods; vittles like tenderloin,
sausage, beans, and cornbread and bluegrass on
the Grist Mill porch. Entertainment will include
the Crystal River Bluegrass Gospel Band and local
high school bands.
Artists and craftsmen from North Georgia will
demonstrate and sell handmade items. Children’s
art will be on display. Kids Zone will include ponies,
inflatables, petting zoo, games, and a visit from
Splash. There will be the 5K Mill Race and 1-mile
Fun Run/Walk on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and the Duck
Dash with prizes at 5 p.m. No pets. Phone 706-
335-6723 or visit www.hurricaneshoalspark.org.
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History Runs Deep in Bainbridge
Bainbridge’s history runs deep both in the beautiful Flint River and
on dry land. The waterways surrounding Decatur County were instru-
mental in the initial growth and development of the region. Bainbridge
was Georgia’s first inland port, and in its early days was a proud river
town with two steamship companies moving cotton and other goods
along the Flint River to areas upstream and to the Gulf of Mexico.
Resident John W. Callahan (1858-1926) owned and operated the
largest individual naval store in the world.
Callahan’s home, modeled after one of his steamboats, is part of
Bainbridge’s Heritage Tour. This self-guided tour includes over 50
historic homes, churches, and other buildings, many now restored to
their original stately glory. If the weather’s nice, start in Willis Park, the
center of downtown, and try walking through the tour.
Oak City Cemetery is one of the city’s most beautiful sights. The
west section of the cemetery was deeded to Temple Beth-El in 1878,
making it one of the first Jewish cemeteries in Georgia. Also buried
there are Marvin S. Griffin, the 72nd Governor of Georgia; numerous Confederate soldiers; and Mariam
Hopkins, a famous Broadway, movie, and television star in the 1920s-1950s. It is said that she was
Margaret Mitchell’s first choice to play Scarlett O'Hara in the film version of Gone With the Wind.
For more information, call 229-243-8555 or visit www.visitbainbridgega.com.
Barnesville Buggy Days
The 37th annual Barnesville Buggy Days on September 18-19 will celebrate Barnesville’s heritage as
the Buggy Capital of the South during the late 1800’s. A street dance will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the
Ritz Park Amphitheater with performances by Madelyn Patterson
and Triple Threat with Master Blasters headlining the event.
A parade on Saturday at 2 p.m. will feature buggies, floats,
Shriners, and horses. Buggies will also be on display outdoors and
in the Old Jail Museum. A juried arts and crafts show will welcome
more than 150 vendors, and craftsmen will be demonstrating their
skills in Craftsmen’s Village. Entertainment will include old-
fashioned games, a car show, and the Miss Buggy Days Contest for
all ages of beautiful Southern belles from birth to 21 years. There
will be fireworks, tasty foods, music, square dancers, cloggers, and the Buggy Blast Fun Park.
Festival hours will be Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 12-5. Parking and shuttle busses will be available. For
information, phone 770-358-5884, visit www.buggydays.org or e-mail email@example.com.
September 25, 2010
WINGS AND WHEELS
Sat., OCTOBER 9 at the
MUSEUM OF AVIATION
WARNER ROBINS, GA
• Free to spectators 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FRIDAY & SATURDAY
• 250 cars, trucks & motorcycles Folk Play: “If These Sidewalks Could Talk”
• Oldies DJ, cloggers, food & fun SATURDAY
• Monster Truck Rides • More . . . One Mile Fun Run/5K Road Race •Peanut Pavilion Exhibits
Take I-75 Arts & Crafts •Food •President & Mrs. Carter’s Book Signing
Exit 144 Parade •Entertainment •SAM Shortline Train Rides
Bob Dubiel Sunday School with President Carter
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Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival in Jekyll Island
Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival on Jekyll Island on September 17-19 will celebrate
coastal cooking and Southern hospitality. Since its inaugural year in 2006, the event has brought atten-
tion and public awareness to the unique sweet taste of Wild
Georgia Shrimp. One of the primary purposes of Shrimp & Grits: The
Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival is to bolster an affinity for Wild
Georgia Shrimp. The other is to showcase Jekyll Island as a family
Highlights of the festival will include cooking competitions,
shrimp boat excursions, cookbook signings, cooking demonstra-
tions, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, a
kids’ fun zone, races, and dolphin tours. Festival hours will be
Friday 5:30-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit
www.jekyllisland.com or www.ComeCoastAwhile.com or phone 877-4jekyll or 800-933-2627.
Bear Creek Festival in Hampton
The 13th Annual Bear Creek Festival will be held September 25-26 in Hampton’s oak-shaded City Park
with about 100 vendors, continuous live entertainment,
a variety of food, children’s games, a parade at 9 a.m.,
and a short opening ceremony at 11 a.m. There will be
an antique car show on Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Visitors can enjoy shopping among a wide variety of
items such as antiques, candles, jewelry, quilts, crafts,
woodwork, and more. For children there will be pony
rides, train rides, a moonwalk and other inflatables,
games, face painting, a petting zoo, and more.
Entertainment will include bands, soloists, cloggers, dancers, baton twirlers, a magician, and a DJ.
Hampton was originally named Bear Creek because of a colony of black bears found there by the
original surveyors of the town in 1849. Festival hours will be Saturday 9-5:30 and Sunday 10-5:30. For
information call 770-946-5490; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.bearcreekfestival.com.
Georgia Apple Festival
The 39th annual Georgia Apple Festival will be held two weekends, on Saturdays and Sundays, Oct.
9-10 and Oct. 16-17, at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds on Old Hwy. 5, south of Ellijay.
There will be over 300 vendors selling handmade, hand-crafted
items, as well as many on-site demonstrations of crafts. This year
promises many new crafts as well as favorites from past festivals,
live entertainment, great food, an antique car show on Saturday,
October 9, and a parade on Saturday, October 16, at 10 a.m.
The festival, which celebrates Ellijay’s main agricultural product,
the apple, will be held Saturdays from 9-6 and Sundays from 9-5.
Admission will be $5 with children under 10 free. Parking at the fair-
grounds is limited, so visitors are encouraged to use the shuttle bus
service from the local schools. Parking donations will be welcomed for local Boy Scouts with a suggested
donation of $2. No pets allowed. Phone 706-635-7400 or visit www.georgiaapplefestival.org.
Hahira Honey Bee Festival
Scheduled for October 4-9, the 29th annual Hahira Honey Bee
Festival will kick off festivities with a breakfast on Monday morning,
a Senior walk on Tuesday, a Community Luncheon on Wednesday,
and the Honey Bee Pageant on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday
there will be arts and crafts, food, and a gospel sing at 6:30 p.m.
A parade on Saturday at 12 noon will feature antique cars,
horses, floats, clowns, bands, and Shriners from Georgia, Florida,
and Alabama bringing a band and all of the unique vehicles that
delight spectators. Saturday will feature arts and crafts, a 5K run, a dog show, a century bike ride, food,
and continuous entertainment. A Kids Zone on Saturday will have a variety of inflatable games, carousel,
live pony rides, mountain climb, face painting, clowns, and characters in costume.
Hahira is located in South Georgia off I-75 at Exit 29. For information, phone 229-794-3097 or 229-
794-3274 or e-mail email@example.com or visit www.hahirahoneybeefestivalinc.com.
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Carrollton Fine Arts & Crafts MeccaFest
The Carrollton Artist Guild will present The Carrollton Fine Arts and
Crafts MeccaFest on October 9-10 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cultural Art
Center at 251 Alabama Street. This juried festival will feature fine artists
from across the country. Eat on site at Jerry’s 1950’s diner or one of
Carrollton’s fine surrounding restaurants. Over $5,000 in cash will be
awarded to the Mecca artists. Patrons may also present awards to Mecca
artists through the Patron Purchase MeccaBuck Program. (Call or e-mail the
Art Center for information.)
The festival will feature five children’s activity booths where young
people can create with local artists. Live demonstrations will include artists
creating a variety of mediums on site, a living sculpture, and stilt walkers. An
entertainment stage will showcase local and regional artists including
University of West Georgia Jazz, Carrollton Youth Orchestra, the Bumblebee Suzanne Smith watercolor “Duality”
Ballet students, Lisdoonvarna (Celtic Folk Music), and a variety of solo
musicians and singers. The theatre will include live staged readings of poetry and short stories by local
authors from the Carrollton Creative Writers Club.
The mission of MeccaFest is to highlight a community of artists and the historic city of Carrollton. For
information, call 770-838-1083 or visit www.meccafest.com or www.visitcarrollton.com. Admission to
the festival is free.
Wings and Wheels Car, Truck, & Motorcycle
Show in Warner Robins
See a $5 million display of 250 antique, classic, and custom vehicles on Saturday, October 9, at the
Museum of Aviation’s 18th Annual Wings and Wheels Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show.
Strap yourself in and enjoy a ride around the Museum’s beautiful
51-acre site in the Extreme Team “Savage” 600-horsepower truck,
and “Cruise to the Oldies” with disc jockey Tommy Landrum.
Spectators will enjoy a fun-filled day which includes battery-
operated Kiddie Car “Runway Races,” Georgia’s Dance Explosion
Cloggers, food concessions, and a large model airplane display.
Any year vehicle is welcome. Early registration is $20 and $25
after Oct. 1. Cars can register the day of the show from 8-11:30 a.m.
The show will be free to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Don’t miss this great day at this 100-aircraft aviation museum
located in Warner Robins next to Robins Air Force Base. Take I-75 Exit 144 (Russell Parkway) to GA 247.
Call Bob Dubiel at 478-926-6870 or visit www.wingsandwheelscarshow.com for more information.
October 9-10 & 16-17
Celebrate the Art of
Sorghum Syrup Making!
Arts & Crafts • Live Music • Log Sawin’
Pole Climbin’ • Rock Throwin’
Baccur Spittin’ • Bisket Eatin’
Sorghum Parade (Oct. 9, 11 a.m.)
Car & Motorcycle Show (Oct. 16)
Located in the Northeast GA Mountains
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Fall Festival in Watkinsville
Enjoy a cool, crisp fall day in Historic Downtown Watkinsville, “The Artland of Georgia,” where the
Oconee Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the 37th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 16.
There will be over 200 arts and crafts exhibitors from all over the Southeast who will be displaying such
handmade goods as jewelry, woodwork, photography, paintings,
pottery, candles, and much more.
Smell the funnel cakes, BBQ, and fresh popped kettle corn in
the air. Sit, relax, and listen to the sounds of the local musicians.
There will be plenty of activities for the young and the young at
heart: rock climbing wall, spider jump, pony rides, petting zoo,
inflatable slides, and train rides.
The annual Scarecrow 5K Road Race and Fun Run will be held
earlier in the day. This event has grown in popularity over the
years. Race applications are available on the Oconee Chamber website.
Admission will be free along with free offsite parking. Climb onboard a hayride which will take you to
and from the festival. Hours will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, contact the Oconee Chamber of
Commerce at 706-769-7947 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit www.oconeechamber.org.
Kaolin Festival in Sandersville
A tradition started in 1957, the Kaolin Festival attracts 3000-5000 people who enjoy a parade filled
with local pageant queens, marching bands, civic organizations, and elaborate industry floats each year.
The downtown square is filled with vendors selling arts & crafts and
food with live music starting mid-day. A juried art section will be
added this year.
The weeklong festivities kick off on Saturday, October 2, with the
Kaolin Century Bike Ride.There will be four routes: 25K (18mi), 50K
(32mi), 100k (62mi), and a Century, which is 108 miles. The scenic
routes are within the rolling hills of Washington County and will pass
through beautiful Kaolin mining areas and scenic farmland. There are
routes for riders at all levels.
This year’s festival theme, “From out of our Ground to the World Around,” will celebrate the global
influence of locally mined and processed kaolin. The festival events will begin on Saturday, October 2, and
wrap up on Saturday, October 9, with the Kaolin Festival on the Square. For information on the week’s
events and the Tennille BBQ Blast on Oct 15-16, visit www.washingtoncountyga.com or phone 478-552-
3288 or or email email@example.com.
Andersonville Historic Fair
The Andersonville Historic Fair on October 2-3 will welcome
hundreds of Civil War reenactors who will set up camps and stage
two realistic mock battles on Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at
2 p.m. Sutters will sell Civil War uniforms, guns, swords, flags, and
Civil War era clothing. Craftsmen will include blacksmiths, basket-
makers, chair caners, and artists. The fair will also include
antiques, Civil War collectibles, arts and crafts, and live entertain-
ment on two stages. The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum has a PHOTO BY JERRY BATTLE
fine collection of Civil War uniforms, diaries, and weaponry.
The fair will be open both days from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The parade will be Saturday at 11 a.m.; and battle
reenactments will be Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission will be $4/adult and $1.50/child.
No dogs over 25 lbs. allowed. For more information, call 229-924-2558 or e-mail andersonvillega@
bellsouth.net or visit www.andersonvillegeorgia.com.
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Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival
The Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival on September 17-19, now in its 30th year, will feature visual,
performing, and literary arts, while showcasing Augusta’s diverse ethnic and cultural heritage.
Brazil is the featured country for 2010. Brazil has expanded their
culinary display and will be bringing in the Brazilian Dance Group
Capoeira Cordao de Ouro and Brazilian photographer D.K. Bhaskar.
Capoeira is a martial arts/dance form that originated from African
slaves brought to Brazil during the Colonial period.
The festival will feature a global food village, with cuisine from
over 35 different countries, a fine arts and crafts market with over
100 artist’s booths, and four stages with over 80 performances. The
Children’s Area will provide free hands-on art experiences for more
than 3000 kids. The fine arts and crafts market will include artists
such as Fred Fisher who specializes in fish rubbings, Georgia folk-
artist Kay Edenfield, and local potter Betsey Borgatti.
The Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival serves as an economic
engine driving over 70,000 people to downtown Augusta each September. For more information, visit
www.artsintheheart.com or phone 706-826-4702.
Prater’s Mill Fair Near Dalton
The Prater’s Mill Fair near Dalton on October 9-10 will focus on
mountain music, Southern foods, living history exhibits, handmade
crafts, original art, and demonstrations of blacksmithing, weaving,
quilting, rug hooking, wood carving, and hand tufting.
The Fair will include self-guided tours of the operating grist mill,
country store, Shugart Cotton Gin, and Westbrook Fair with farm
animals; canoe trips on the Coahulla Creek; nature trails; pony rides,
working antique engines; antique cars; and a clothesline display of
handtufted bedspreads. Continuous entertainment will feature
cloggers, square dancers, country band, gospel singers, and wandering musicians. At the 1898 Prater’s
Store you’ll find cornbread, pinto beans, turnip
greens, and sweet potato cobbler. Other fair
delicacies will include barbecue, poke sallet, apple
cider, and churned ice cream.
Take I-75 to Exit 314; Hwy. 201N to Hwy. 2;
turn right; go 2.6 miles. Admission will be $5 with
children under 12 free and parking free. Hours will
be Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 9-5. Phone 706-694-
6455, e-mail PratersMill@PratersMill.org, or visit
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9 A.M. - 7 P.M.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
11 A.M. - 5 P.M.
For more information visit
Now celebrating its 25th anniversary year,
the Sandy Springs Festival is the primary
fundraiser for Heritage Sandy Springs, a non-
profit organization dedicated to building the
community through preserving and promoting the
historic and cultural identity of Sandy Springs.
Festival Highlights Include:
•5K/10K Race •Artist’s Market •Children’s Park
•Heritage Crafters •Pet Parade •Silent Auction
•Live Entertainment •Car Show •Food Court
•Green Market •and much, much more!
HERITAGE SANDY SPRINGS
6075 Sandy Springs Circle • Sandy Springs, Ga.
For more event and lodging information in Sandy Springs, GA visit us at
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