Wednesday, September 16, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia

It's starting to feel a bit more like Fall in Georgia, although the air is rather damp rather than crisp! But don't let rainy weather ruin your weekend. Here are some ideas for things to do!

Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival
September 18-20 in the Jekyll Island Historic District
Organizers tell us that this festival celebrates coastal cooking and southern hospitality. Since its inaugural year in 2006, the event has brought attention and public awareness to the unique sweet taste of Wild Georgia Shrimp. Highlights of the festival include the amateur and professional cooking competitions, shrimp boat excursions, shrimp eating contests, cookbook signings, cooking demonstrations and much more. The festival is complete with live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, and a kids’ fun zone! For more information, check out the website or call 877-4JEKYLL.

Barnesville Buggy Days
September 18-20 in Downtown Barnesville
Buggy Days celebrates Barnesville's heritage as the Buggy Capital of the South during the late 1800's. They have been awarded the distinction of being a Top 20 event in the Southeast for five out of eight years, often featured in major publications such as "Southern Living" magazine. Buggy Days includes food, arts & crafts, a parade and a concert and street dance. For more information, check the website or call 770-358-5884.

Agrirama Clogging Hoedown
Saturday, September 19 at the Agrirama in Tifton
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Clogging Hoedown this event is scheduled from 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm at the Agrirama in Tifton. Organizers tell us it's the largest clogging event in South Georgia and will be the best and largest clogging hoedown in 25 years. Cloggers from Georgia, Alabama, & Florida will perform on the Wiregrass Opry Stage. For more information, check out the Agrirama website or Call 229-386-3406. To watch the Georgia Traveler segment about the Agrirama, click here!
And those are just a few of the ways you can get out there and enjoy Georgia! For more ideas, visit the Explore Georgia website operated by our production partners at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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