Guide Events Attractions Fairs & Festivals September 2010 GEORGIA To THE SANDY SPRINGS FESTIVAL Guide GEORGIA To 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 email@example.com Patty Proctor . . . . . . . . .Publisher/Editor 770-358-5884 firstname.lastname@example.org Hayley Yawn . . . . .Publisher’s Assistant www.buggydays.org Debi Richardson . . . . . . .Graphics Editor email@example.com Tumbling Waters Society Dennis King . . . . . . . . . .Advertising Rep 706-846-9854, firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 4 GUIDE TO GEORGIA / www.guidetogeorgia.com / September 2010 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 September 2010 / www.guidetogeorgia.com / GUIDE TO GEORGIA 5 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 6 GUIDE TO GEORGIA / www.guidetogeorgia.com / September 2010 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 September 2010 / www.guidetogeorgia.com / GUIDE TO GEORGIA 7 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. 8 GUIDE TO GEORGIA / www.guidetogeorgia.com / September 2010 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) our Pick y ples. p own a 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 • email@example.com September 2010 / www.guidetogeorgia.com / GUIDE TO GEORGIA 9 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 10 GUIDE TO GEORGIA / www.guidetogeorgia.com / September 2010 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. September 2010 / www.guidetogeorgia.com / GUIDE TO GEORGIA 11 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 firstname.lastname@example.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. 12 GUIDE TO GEORGIA / www.guidetogeorgia.com / September 2010 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 email@example.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 September 2010 / www.guidetogeorgia.com / GUIDE TO GEORGIA 13 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 14 GUIDE TO GEORGIA / www.guidetogeorgia.com /September 2010 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.andersonvillegeorgia.com 229-794-3097 / 794-3274 www.hahirahoneybeefestivalinc.com 229-924-2558 September 2010 / www.guidetogeorgia.com / GUIDE TO GEORGIA 15 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 email@example.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 • firstname.lastname@example.org 16 GUIDE TO GEORGIA / www.guidetogeorgia.com / September 2010 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 email@example.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. September 2010 / www.guidetogeorgia.com / GUIDE TO GEORGIA 17 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 18 GUIDE TO GEORGIA / www.guidetogeorgia.com / September 2010 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 41st al Ann u 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 20 GUIDE TO GEORGIA / www.guidetogeorgia.com / September 2010 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. AILWAY M SOUTHEASTERN RTransportation History USEUM Georgia’s Official Museum • Exhibit Hall & Gift Shop • Birthday Parties • Train Ride in Full-Size Cabooses • Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (April-December) Present This Ad and Receive One Free Train Ride (with each paid admission) 3595 Buford Hwy. • Duluth • www.srmduluth.org • 770-476-2013 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 22 GUIDE TO GEORGIA / www.guidetogeorgia.com / September 2010 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 email@example.com 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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