Thursday, April 30, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia

Madison in May Bicentennial Tour of Homes in Madison, Georgia
Friday, May 1-Sunday, May 3
We continue our trend of being "on the road most every day" again this weekend. Our Traveler crew will be in Historic Madison, Georgia this Friday, May 1 for the kickoff of the Madison in May Bicentennial Tour of Homes. Hosted by our new friends at the Madison Morgan Cultural Center, the tour is self-guided and features a mix of new and antebellum homes. As you may know, Madison is the town that was spared by the armies of Major General William Sherman on his March to the Sea in 1864. We'll be featuring Madison as our getaway for the "Historic Tour of Georgia", part of Georgia Traveler's 3rd season, set to premiere this fall.

Southeast Electric Flight Festival in Andersonville, Georgia
April 30- May 3, 2009
Down in Southwest Georgia, the Fayette Flyers of Atlanta are hosting America's premiere electric flight festival. Mac Hodges' field is the location and features a full service, air conditioned hobby shop right off the flight line. The field has a flat 1,700 ft. bermuda grass runway and wide open skies. Organizers tell us that the pit area and parking are abundant for all. You can expect to see all aspects of electric flight: sport planes, hotliners, parkflyers, 3D, giant scale, slowflyers, gliders, pylon, ducted fan jets, helicopters, scale, F5B, etc. The event is primarily open flying. There will be some flying demonstrations by accomplished e-flight enthusiasts/sponsors and show teams. Vendors will be exhibiting their products, conducting demo flights and releasing new models. For more information, check out the website or the Fayette Fliers website.

Mama Mia!: Cabbage Patch Kids Collectors' Club Spring Event in Cleveland, Georgia
Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1
If you're a collector, hopefully you've already registered for the Mama Mia event. If not, check out the event website for details. And remember, you can visit the birthplace of Cabbage Patch Kids year-round at the BabyLand General Hospital in Cleveland. Or you can call 706-865-2171 for more information, or write to 73 West Underwood St, Cleveland, Georgia 30528. You can find BabyLand General Hospital 75 miles northeast of Atlanta off of U.S. 129 in Cleveland, Georgia. Admission is free.

And those are just a few of the great ways to explore Georgia this weekend. For more information, check out the Explore Georgia website operated by Georgia Traveler's production partners at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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