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Bulloch Hall. Roswell, GA. 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. Built in 1840, Bulloch Hall was the childhood home of Mittie Bulloch. On December 22, 1853 she married Theodore Roosevelt in a candlelight ceremony in the dining room of this magnificent home. Their son "Teddy" became our 26th President. Mittie's other son was the father of Eleanor, who married Franklin Roosevelt, who also became President. Tours Monday-Saturday 10AM-4PM (last tour 3PM), Sunday 1PM-4PM (last tour at 3PM). For more information call (770) 992-1731/1951. Adults $5 and Children (6-16) $3.
Oak Hill and Martha Berry Museum. Rome, GA. Tour the museum and art gallery, the 1847 mansion, formal gardens and nature trails. On US Hwy 27 North. Tue-Sat. 10AM-5PM. Sun. 1-5PM. Admission $3 Adults, $1 Children. Group Rates Available. Box 189, Mount Berry Station, Rome, GA 30194 (706)291-1883.
1850 Westville. Lumpkin, GA. "Just The Way It Was". A private, non-profit living history museum that depicts life just as it was in 1850. Open daily 10-5. Sunday 1-5. Closed Mondays. For more information and group rates call 229-838-6310.
Museum of Aviation. Warner Robins, GA. Home of the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame. A "living history" facility where 85 historic aircraft rest, proudly paying tribute to the thousands of miles flown by American pilots in defense of freedom. Seven miles east of I-75 exit 45 at Highway 247 and Russell Parkway. Open daily 10-5. Free Admission. For more information call 478-926-6870.
Country Jamboree. Pelham, GA. Features Amateur Country, Bluegrass, Gospel Music. Held every Saturday night at Pelham Depot. 5PM til. IT'S FREE. Pickers Welcome. 229-294-3551.
Peachtree Peddlers Flea Market. McDonough, GA. One of the largest markets of its kind in Georgia, Peachtree Peddlers has over 70,000 sq.ft. of climate controlled shopping. Special events take place throughout the year and great bargains abound in over 300 shops. Great food in the Peddler's Cafe and Grill. 155 Mill Road, Exit 71 off I-75. For more information call 1-888-661-3532.
Covered Bridge Trail of Georgia, Inc. State Visitor Headquarters. Thomaston, GA. Only 15 covered bridges remain of the many hundreds built in Georgia during the past two centuries. They are located in seven of nine tourist travel regions. Called "Kissing Bridges" and "Timber Tunnels", these handmade marvels of historic craftsmanship tell a unique story in American history. Georgia's bridges are mostly Town Lattice design like the Roseman Bridge in "Bridges of Madison County." A few of the bridges existing were designed and built by Horace King and his sons, the famous ex-slave and master bridge builder. He is buried in LaGrange, GA. Thomaston, an hour south of Atlanta on scenic Highway 19, (or take I-75, Exit 66, Hwy 36 West) is the State Visitor Headquarters for the Covered Bridge Trail and was voted "one of the 100 best small towns in America." For information call 800-776-7974, 706-646-4491 or write to Covered Bridge Trail of Georgia, Inc., PO Box 267, Thomaston, GA 30286.
US Highway 27 Association (The Martha Berry Highway) Courthouse Corridor. Historic Courthouses from Ringgold to Bainbridge. Enjoy the beauty and serenity of rural Georgia and escape the hubbub of the interstate as you travel the length of Georgia on historic US 27. A beautiful color brochure guides the way. Order yours by writing Brochure, PO Box 390, Blakely, GA 21723 or pick one up at one of Georgia's beautiful Welcome Centers.
Country Gospel Jubilee. Helen, GA. Features amateur country, southern, bluegrass and contemporary Gospel. Every 2nd & 4th Saturday night. 7PM until 10PM at Riverside Worship Center, 93 River Street. Love offering is taken. 678-461-3642 or 706-878-1346.
Stately Oaks. Jonesboro, GA. Every 2nd and 3rd Monday skills necessary to maintain a plantation in the 1800's will be demonstrated. Anyone interested in participating or viewing the skills call 770-473-0197. Tours, with a costumed guide, of the 1839 plantation home located in the Margaret Mitchell Memorial Park are given Mon. - Fri. and most Sat. 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 770-473-0197 for directions.
Andersonville, GA. Relive events of the War Between the States near the site of the infamous Confederate Prison, Andersonville. Reenactments, antiques, Civil War sutlers, arts and crafts and period entertainment make this a special event for the history buff. Call 229-924-2558 for info.
June Georgia Festivals
June 22 - July 13, 2002. 53rd Annual Watermelon Days Festival. Cordele, GA. "The Watermelon Capital of the World" is inviting the world to join them in celebrating this wonderful occasion. There is something for the entire family! Make your plans now to be a part of this historical event. For more info call 229-273-1668 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 29, 2002. Arts & Crafts Show. Florala, AL. The Florala Band Boosters, in conjunction with the Florala Masonic Celebration, is sponsoring an Arts & Crafts Show at Florala State Park on the shores of Lake Jackson. For information write to Florala Band Boosters, % Miranda Schofield, PO Box 414, Lockhart, AL 36455 or call 334-858-6663 after 5 p.m.
July Georgia Festivals
July 4, 2002. Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration. The Georgia Agrirama. Tifton, GA. Celebrate our nation's Birthday by taking part in 19th century games and contests, watermelon eating, sack races, frog jumping and more. Live music and FIREWORKS at the Opry Shelter at 9:00 p.m. For more information call 229-386-3344.
July 4, 2002. Fireworks at Langley High School. McLean, VA. Grounds open 6:00 pm. Featuring McLean Symphony, food, games and our largest fireworks display ever! Event is FREE. Call 705-790-0123
July 13, 2002. Osage Orange Festival at Bulloch Hall. Roswell. 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Come and bring your family to the Annual Heritage Festival. Adults $6, Children 6-16 $4. For more info call 770-992-1731.
August Georgia Festivals
August 7 - 18, 2002. Georgia Mountain Fair. Hiawassee, GA. Georgia's most unique Fair. Midway, Crafts & Exhibits, "Old Ways" Demonstrations, Pioneer Village, Fireworks Celebration, Parade, Beauty Contest and a new attraction - Rosaire's Primate Encounter. Bring the kids for a fun time. For more info call 706-896-4191
August 9-11, 2002. Third Annual Story Telling Festival. Colquitt, GA. You've got a story, I've got a story, We've all got a story to tell... National & regional tellers weave their stories which range from hilarious to heart warming. To order your tickets contact 229-758-5450
August 31 - September 2, 2002. 20th Anniversary, Labor Day Catfish Festival. Kingsland, GA. The 20th Annual Catfish Festival, returns Labor Day Weekend, to the Historic downtown streets of Kingsland. Reported attendance at last years festival was over 65,000. Free Admission. Free Parking and Free Concerts. Other features include a Community Parade, Arts & Crafts, Antiques & Collectibles, 5K & 30K Races, Southern Fried Catfish, and plenty of "Family Style" entertainment. For more information, call 1-800-433-0225
August 31 - September 1, 2002. Alpine Festival of Arts & Crafts. Helen, GA. Labor Day weekend 3rd Annual Arts and Crafts Show. Held behind Alpine Village Shops in Helen. Hosted by Alpine Festival of Arts & Crafts. Estimated visitors to Helen Labor Day weekend is 40-47 thousand. Free admittance and free parking. Neighboring Alpine Village Shops will feature sidewalk sales. If you are a vendor or entertainer and would like an application contact Darlene Champion at 706-878-1283 or fax 706-878-2207.
August 31-September 1, 2002. Flatlanders Arts & Craft Show, Lakeland, GA. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. This 29year-old event is held at Camp Patten that is located just outside of Lakeland, GA. Over 150 exhibitors display and offer for sale original, unusual, one-of-a-kind creations. Antiques and collectibles are a part of the show as well as artisans that will demonstrate the creation of unique crafts. Stage entertainment and special activities for children. Admission $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, $2 for youth, ages 6-16; children 5 and under are admitted free. Delicious foods and refreshing beverages available throughout the show grounds. For information on the show, call 229-482-3476. Exhibition is part of the Lanier County Lions Club's annual Flatlanders Fall Frolic that features 5K Road Race & 1-Mile Fun Run, Youth Games, Old Fashioned Street Dance and more. For information on frolic activities, call 229-482-9755.
August 31-September 2, 2002. Powers' Crossroads Country Fair & Art Festival. Newnan, GA. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday, Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discover a festival of arts & crafts, music & dance and tasty country cookin' at the Crossroads. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens & military, $2 for children 5-12 and free for children 4 and under. No pets please. For more info call 770-253-2011.
September Georgia Festivals
September 21 & 22, 2002. 29th Annual Barnesville Buggy Days. Barnesville, GA. Juried Arts and Craft Show, Parade, Tennis Tournament, 10K Road Race, 1 K Fun Walk, Military Band Concert, Miss Buggy Days Contest, Car Show, Antique Show and Sale, Golf Tournament, Fireworks, Buggy Demonstrations, Food, Entertainment. For more info call 770-358-2732.
September 21-22 & 28-29, 2002. Apple Pickin' Jubilee. Ellijay, GA. Located 9 miles east of Ellijay on Highway 52 East at Hillcrest Orchards. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Admission is $3 per person. Pick your own apple festival features country fun by the bushel. Contact Janice Smith Hale at 9696 Hwy. 52 E, Ellijay, GA 30540. Phone - 706-273-3838, Fax - 706-273-3888, E-mail - email@example.com.
September 28, 2002. Plains Peanut Festival. Plains, GA. The 6th Annual Plains Peanut Festival sponsored by the City of Plains and Planters Peanut company will be Saturday, September 28, 2002 from 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fun Run & 5K Road Race, Parade, Food, Entertainment, Arts & Crafts and a Peanut Recipe Contest. President & Mrs. Carter will be signing books from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. For more info contact Terri Jones at 229-824-5373.
September 28-29, 2002. Riverfest 2002 Arts and Crafts Festival. Canton, GA. Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-5 at Boling Park. This festival is presented by The Service League of Cherokee County. Enjoy a juried show with over 200 Vendors, Children's Activities, Entertainment, a Gourmet Market Place and door prizes. For more info call 770-737-3242 or 770-345-6242.
September 30 - October 5, 2002. 21st Annual Hahira Honey Bee Festival. Hahira, GA. Starting on Monday and going through Saturday, this is a week filled with fun and all types of activities. For more info contact Festival Chair, Adeline Landrum at 229-794-3617.
October Georgia Festivals
October 4-13, 2002. Georgia National Fair. Perry, GA. The 13th annual, state sponsored Georgia National Fair is a celebration of Georgia's youth, agriculture, and heritage with food, rides, vendors, free family entertainment, free circus, nightly fireworks and major concerts. For more info call 478-987-3247.
October 5, 2002. McLean Community Center. McLean, VA. Oktoberfest! 11:00 am - 5:00 pm featuring reknown band Alte Kamaraden, popular dance troupe Schuplattler Washingtonia, food, crafts, exhibits. Admission is FREE. Call 703-790-0123
October 5, 2002. Timberland Jubilee. Homerville, GA. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Join in the fun at a Festival that has something for everyone! Arts & Crafts, Live Entertainment, Timber Contest, 5K Timber Run, Timber Equipment Exhibits, Food, Classic Vehicle Show, Street Dance and Rides for the kids. Free Admission. Contact Vonnell McLaine at (912) 487-5355 for more info.
October 5 & 6, 2002. The Cotton Pickin' Fair. Gay, GA. The 56th edition of this charming and award winning festival of antiques, arts and crafts is a must see for the entire family. East side of Georgia Highway 85. Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $5, Children $2. For additional information call 706-538-6814.
October 5-6, 2002. 8th Annual Mule Roundup. Guysie, GA. Bring your mules, plows, wagon and join the fun! Pioneer Village and Farm Demonstrations. Everyone is welcome. For information call 912-632-5570.
October 5-6. Andersonville Historic Fair. Andersonville, GA. Relive events of the War Between the States near the site of the infamous Confederate Prison, Andersonville. Reenactments, antiques, Civil War sutlers, arts and crafts and period entertainment make this a special event for the history buff. Call 229-924-2558 for information.
October 11-20, 2002. Georgia Mountain Fall Festival. Hiawassee, GA. For more info call 706-896-4191.
October 12-13, 2002. Prater's Mill Country Fair. Varnell, GA. The 30th Anniversary will be celebrated Saturday at 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at 500 Prater's Mill Road, Georgia Highway 2, ten miles northeast of Dalton, GA. There will be arts and crafts, fun activities, country cooking, entertainment, self guided tours and much more in this historical setting. Admission is $5, children 12 and under admitted free. For more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-694-MILL (6455).
October 12 & 13, 2002. Pumpkin Fest at Pettit Creek Farms. Cartersville, GA. Handcrafted items from A to Z top the list of great things to do. Classic Car Show, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Inflatable Bounces, Clowns, Live Entertainment and food galore. For more info call 770-386-8688.
October 12-13 and 19-20, 2002. Georgia Apple Festival. Ellijay, GA. 31st Annual Arts & Crafts Fair held at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds on Hwy 5 South of Ellijay. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Antique Car Show on will be held on October 12th and a Festival Parade will be held on October 19th. This event is held rain or shine! Admission - Adults $5. Children under 10 free. Live entertainment, great food, over 300 vendors selling handmade/handcrafted items of all types. For more info call the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce at 706-635-7400.
October 15-17, 2002. Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition. Moultrie, GA. The Sunbelt Expo will celebrate its 25th Anniversary of being North America's Premier Farm Show this fall. Special attractions will include Harvesting and Tillage Demonstrations, Precision Ag Demos, Tractor Driving Range, GMC Truck Driving Range, Beef Cattle Management Demos, American Grand Finals Stock Dog Trials, Horse Demonstrations and Seminars, Hunting and Fishing Demos, Goat Demonstrations, Alpaca Demos and Family and Consumer Living Seminars. The Spotlight State for 2002 is Florida. Admission is $5 per day with children 6 and under admitted free with a parent. For more info call 229-985-1968.
October 18 & 19, 2002. Seminole County Harvest Festival. Donalsonville, GA. Downtown. "Celebrating King Cotton" is the theme of this festival. Fiddling Contest, Parade, Antique Farm Equipment, Arts & Crafts Exhibit and Sale, Food Concessions, Children's Activities, Carnival, Commercial Exhibits and a Motorcycle Show. "Old Fashioned Fun For The Entire Family." For more info call 229-524-2588 or e-mail email@example.com.
October 19 & 20, 2002. Hummingbird Festival. Hogansville, GA. Downtown. Arts & Crafts, Antiques, Flea Market, Food, Civil War Encampment, Children's Activities, Entertainment. For info call 706-637-9497.
October 25-27, 2002. SouthEastern Indian Festival. Tifton, GA. Some of America's leading Native American artists, craftsmen, musicians, dancers, demonstrators and storytellers will be at Friendly City Park/E.B. Hamilton Complex Friday 5-9, Saturday 10-9 and Sunday 11-5. Admission is 5 and under free, ages 6-12 $4 and ages 13 and up $7. For more info call 229-787-5180 or 229-386-0216.
October 26, 2002. Boston Mini-Marathon and Festival. Boston, GA. 7 a.m. until. 5K Walk, 10 K Run, Arts & Crafts, Classic Car Show, Parade, Haunted House, Jimbo Smith in Watt Park, Dixie Dirt Pullers and Carnival Rides. For more info call 229-498-4065.
November Georgia Festivals
November 1-2, 2002. Taylor County's Countryside Festival. Butler, GA. Friday 5:00 - 11:59 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Located 50 miles from Columbus and 50 miles from Macon. Featuring Miss Georgia 2002. Free to the Public. For more information write: PO Box 2692, Butler, GA 31006 or call 478-862-3661.
November 2-3, 2002. Million Pines Arts & Crafts Festival. Soperton, GA. Saturday 9:00 - 5:30 and Sunday 12:00 Noon - 5:30 at the Iva Park - Downtown Soperton, GA. Over 250 crafters, food, country and gospel music, clogging, country line dancing and more! For more information call 912-529-6611 or fax 912-529-3433.
November 7-9, 2002. Hilton Head, SC. Seeking arts and crafters for our 15th year 'Merrie Christmas Shoppe Arts and Crafts Show." Contact Lil at 843-681-5092 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Items must be hand made.
November 9, 2002. Old South Days. Ochlocknee, GA. Sponsored by the Ochlocknee Community Civic Club, Inc. The day will consist of a Parade, 5K Walk/Run, Arts and Crafts Booths, Entertainment, Museum, Heritage Quilt Give Away, Old Fashioned Country Fair, Old Fashioned Cane Syrup Making and more. For more info call Sharon Herring at 229-574-5151.
November 9-10, 2002. Calico Holiday Arts & Crafts Show. Moultrie, GA. Over 400 booths of handmade arts and crafts. $3 per person, children 6 and under free with an adult. Sorry no pets. For more information call 229-985-1968.
November 16-17, 2002. Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival. Thomasville, GA. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. A juried show and sale featuring the finest in original wildlife paintings, sculpture, carvings and photography. Admission is $10 for adults, children 5 - 11 $3, children under 4 free. Admission includes entrance to the show, exhibits and demonstrations and the house and grounds of Pebble Hill Plantation. For more info call 229-226-0588
December Georgia Festivals
December 6,7,8. McLean Holiday Crafts Show. McLean, VA. Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, Noon - 4:00 pm. Admission $1.00. Top-quality original handcrafted works of art. 80 craftsmen. Call 703-790-0123
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