Thursday, August 27, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia

Annual Old Fort Jackson Auction and Low Country Boil
Saturday, August 29, 2009, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Savannah, Georgia

Bring the whole family to Georgia’s oldest brick fort for a silent auction featuring an awesome variety of items, savory low country boil, mouth-watering barbecue, fun games and activities for the kids. Stick around for cannon firings and fireworks to end the celebration. All proceeds from this event support operations, preservation, and educational programming at Old Fort Jackson National Historic Landmark, so come and give history a helping hand! For more information about the Fort Auction, contact 912-232-3945, or visit the Coastal Heritage Society's website.

Festival of Arts
Saturday, August 29 - Sunday, August 30, 2009, 10 AM - 5 PM
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee, Georgia

Beautiful north Georgia comes alive with fine art and handmade crafts at the first annual Festival of Arts at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Shady hardwoods protect guests from harsh summer sun and balmy breezes waft off the crystal waters of Lake Chatuge. The fairgrounds offer ample parking, RV camping facilities, and a rhododendron and nature garden with trails overlooking the lake and the mountains. The Pioneer Village includes a one-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, sawmill, and a smokehouse. Admission is $5. For more information, visit the Festival of Arts website.

Tools and Skills that Built a Colony
Saturday, Aug 29, 2009
Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah, Georgia

Visit Wormsloe, the Colonial home of Noble Jones, an early Georgia settler, and learn about the crafts of the American Colonial period. Woodworking, blacksmithing, candle making, spinning, dying, and cooking will all be demonstrated. Step back in time and relive the part of the history of the European settlement of Georgia. There is a small admission charge. Visit Wormsloe State Historic Site's website for more details.

And those are just a few of the events you can find this weekend in Georgia. For more ideas, visit the ExploreGeorgia website operated by our production partners at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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