Thursday, October 1, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia

It's the first weekend in October, so it's time to get out there and enjoy some fall fun around the great state of Georgia! Here are a few ideas:

North Georgia State Fair in Marietta
September 24 through Sunday, October 4
Organizers tell us that the North Georgia State Fair at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta has it all- tigers, elephants, clowns, shows, games, a BMX bike show and more. For more info, check out their website for details, schedules and directions.

28th Annual Hahira Honeybee Festival in Hahira
September 28 through Saturday, October 3
Celebrate the industrious honeybee with the good folks in Hahira this weekend! There's a 5K, dog show, beauty pageant, arts, crafts, clogging, gospel singers, inflatables for the kids and a great big parade. The parade starts at 12 noon on Saturday. For other information or details, visit the festival website or call 229-794-3097.

Currahee Military Weekend in Toccoa
Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4
In 1942, the United States government acquired a mountain and the surrounding land in Toccoa, GA as a training facility for the training of WWII Paratroopers. The Currahee Military Reunion Weekend Serves to honor the men of Camp Toccoa, show appreciation for the sacrifices they made and celebrate their commitment to America. Meet-Paratroopers,Visit-Currahee Military Museum,Walk-Through the Stable,Run-Currahee Mountain and Enjoy many activities, displays, and parade. For more information, visit the website or call 1-877-CURRAHEE. To watch the Georgia Traveler segment about the Currahee Military Museum included in our Remembering World War II special, click here!

The 21st Annual Oliver Hardy Festival in Harlem
Saturday, October 3
"Here's another fine mess you've gotten yourself into!" Oliver Hardy would have most likely said about the Festival honoring him. Harlem, a small town west of Augusta, is the birthplace of Oliver Hardy, the larger side of Laurel and Hardy, that most famous comedy duo that made successful comedy films for decades. Join the good folks of Harlem as they celebrate this famous son and a festival complete with a look-a-like contest, skits, movies, rides, games, a raffle and a BBQ dinner! For more information, check out the website. To watch the Georgia Traveler segment about the Oliver Hardy Festival, 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.

1 comment:

Spring Rosati said...

The Peach Pig Fest BBQ Cookoff will be held at Camp John Hope, in Marshallville, GA Friday from 3 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Family activities include a car show, bike show, carnival, Professional BBQ and Amateur BBQ divisions. This is a Georgia BBQ Association sanctioned event. For more information, go to our website at and click on the Peach Pig Fest page. To register to cook, contact us at 478-967-2928.