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     THE SANDY SPRINGS FESTIVAL
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Volume 50                              Number 3
Monthly                           September 2010

                CONTENTS
Metro Atlanta Calendar . . . . . . . . .4-5
                                                                  September 10-12
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
 E-mail guidetogeorgia@windstream.net
Patty Proctor . . . . . . . . .Publisher/Editor                 770-358-5884
                                                                 amandarose@barnesville.org
Hayley Yawn . . . . .Publisher’s Assistant                             www.buggydays.org
Debi Richardson . . . . . . .Graphics Editor
              debi@guidetogeorgia.com
                                                                      Tumbling Waters Society
Dennis King . . . . . . . . . .Advertising Rep
706-846-9854, dennis@guidetogeorgia.com
                                                                                    TH
                                                                                    ANNIVERSARY
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
                                                                FESTIVAL
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

                   September 2010 / www.guidetogeorgia.com / GUIDE TO GEORGIA                                      3
           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.
770-819-7765.                                     770-476-0240.
    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
Center. 404-814-4130.
    23-26 – Dom Irrera, Punchline Comedy                          REGENCY SUITES
Theatre. 404-252-5233.
    23-Oct. 3 – 78th Annual North Georgia
                                                                      HOTEL
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,
Duluth. 800-224-6422.
                                                                            Elegant
    24-25 – Two Gentlemen of Verona, Barring-
ton Hall, Roswell, 8 p.m. 770-640-3855.
    24-26 – Atlanta Home Show, Cobb Galleria
Center. 770-998-9800.
    25 – Centennial Birthday Celebration,
Lilburn. 770-921-2210.
    25 – Chili Cook-Off, Stone Mountain Park.
                                                            Luxurious
                                                   Newly-renovated all-suite hotel serves an expanded
770-498-5690.
                                                     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.
                                                               www.regencysuites.com
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                                  Sports Schedules
                          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
        (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
                                                                                                                      912-228-3096
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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                                Sports Schedules
    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
  www.atlantabraves.com
                                           Sept. 18 . . . . . . . .ARKANSAS                  HOCKEY
SAVANNAH SAND GNATS                                877-542-1231                           Home Schedules
Sept. 3-6 . . . . . . . . . . .ASHEVILLE      www.georgiadogs.com
                                                                                       ATLANTA THRASHERS
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
                                                                                             866-715-1500
    (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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                           GEORGIA CALENDAR
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.
                     Come                             478-742-8155.
                                                           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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                            GEORGIA CALENDAR
                                                              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
                                                         Festival. 706-849-6057.
Film Festival, Trustees Theater. 912-598-2345.
                                                              18-19 – BARNESVILLE – Buggy Days, down-
    17, 24 – AMERICUS – Americus Adventure,
                                                         town. 770-358-5884.
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-
770-646-3369.                                            278-0168.
    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.
464-2380.                                                706-878-1908.
    18 – STATHAM – Sunflower Festival, Down-                  24 – AUGUSTA – Ron White, Bell Audi-
town. 770-725-5455.                                      torium, 7:30 p.m. 706-722-3521.


                                                          APPLE PICKIN’
                                                            JUBILEE
                                                              Sept. 11 - Oct. 31 ( Weekends)
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                                                          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)

                                                              HILLCREST ORCHARDS
                                                                 Hwy. 52, 9 miles east of Ellijay
                                                               706-273-3838
                                                         www.hillcrestorchards.net • applelan@ellijay.com
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                         GEORGIA CALENDAR
                                                    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
Center. 770-606-0301.
                                                    Canoe Chapel, 5 p.m. 706-692-1164.
     24-26 – ROCK SPRING – Balloons and Tunes
                                                       30-Oct. 2 – THOMASVILLE – Great Southern
Festival. 706-375-7702.
                                                    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
                                                    OCTOBER
                                                        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.
                                                    770-464-1866.
     25 – CLARKESVILLE – Taste of Clarkesville,
                                                        2-3 – ANDERSONVILLE – Historic Fair. 229-
Square, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 800-835-2559.
                                                    924-2558.
     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
                                                                  Friendship
                                                                   Festival
                                                                  October 2
                                                        HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SOCIAL CIRCLE
                                                              Great Shopping • Great Food
                                                                    Hometown Parade
                                                             Sidewalk Booths of Arts & Crafts
                                                              2 Stages of Live Entertainment
                                                                    Children’s Activities
                                                              770-464-1866
                                                          www.socialcirclega.com
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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
706-745-5493.
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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 cnickles@heritagesandysprings.org.

         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
                                                           tracks featuring
                                                           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
                                                           partner information.
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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 brmaa@etcmail.com 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
 www.scottantiquemarket.com.

                             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
                                                                                                    2010
 www.brscenic.com or e-mail info-brscenic.com.                Georgia Apple Festival
                                                                                Arts & Crafts Fair
                                                                                  Ellijay, Georgia
                                                                             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
Effigy Paranormal.
     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
                                                        Talking Bull.
                                                        Ride      the
                                                        pedal cart
                                                        track. There
                                                        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
                                                        vittles.
  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 applelan@ellijay.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
admin@blairsvillechamber.com.

 Celebrating 29 Years!
          ANDERSONVILLE
             HAHIRA
Honey Bee HISTORIC FAIR3
 Festival    OCTOBER 2 &
         OCTOBER 4-9, 2010
                                                                        # Confederate & Union
                                                                             Encampments
                  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
         honeybeefestival@yahoo.com
                                                                         www.andersonvillegeorgia.com
       229-794-3097 / 794-3274
 www.hahirahoneybeefestivalinc.com                                           229-924-2558
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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 mikemiller@socialcirclega.com, 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
                                                        770-946-5490
                                  www.bearcreekfestival.com • bearcreekfestival@yahoo.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 denise@pickenschamber.com, 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 amandarose@barnesville.org.


                                                              September 25, 2010
 WINGS AND WHEELS
  CAR SHOW
  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
                                  Contact:                                      SUNDAY
                                 Bob Dubiel                         Sunday School with President Carter
                         478-926-6870                             229-824-5373
www.wingsandwheelscarshow.com                                  www.plainsgeorgia.com
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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
                                    vacation destination.
                                         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 bearcreekfestival@yahoo.com; 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 honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or visit www.hahirahoneybeefestivalinc.com.
               September 2010 / www.guidetogeorgia.com / GUIDE TO GEORGIA                                19
              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.


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         Sorghum
          Festival
     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)
            BLAIRSVILLE
            1-877-745-5789
        www.VisitBlairsvilleGA.com
   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 jestess@oconeechamber.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 jfarrin@sandersville.net.

        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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                     • Exhibit Hall & Gift Shop • Birthday Parties
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                        Present This Ad and Receive One Free Train Ride (with each paid admission)
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               September 2010 / www.guidetogeorgia.com / GUIDE TO GEORGIA                               21
                 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
                                                         www.PratersMill.org.



                                                              F  aith is daring the
                                                               soul to go beyond
                                                             what the eyes can see.
                                                            For we walk by faith, not by sight.
                                                                 2 CORINTHIANS 5:7

                                                         j             GOD’S LITTLE INSTRUCTION BOOK
                                                                            Honor Books, Tulsa, OK



                                                          Just 4 Kidz Consignment Sale
                                                               Columbus, Georgia
                                                                    September 2010
                                                               www.just4kidzconsign.com
                                                                     706-321-8269
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                                                                     25th
                                                                   Annual
                                                SANDY
                                              SPRINGS
                                              FESTIVAL
                                              SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
                                                                      9 A.M. - 7 P.M.
                                                  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
                                                                     11 A.M. - 5 P.M.
                                                           For more information visit
                                                  www.sandyspringsfestival.com
                                                                          or e-mail
                                               events@heritagesandysprings.org




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
           www.visitsandysprings.org or call TOLL FREE at 866-511-7742.

				
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