Thursday, October 8, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia

There's no more beautiful time in Georgia than glorious fall, and here are some things going on over this Columbus Day Weekend in Georgia:

Tybee Island Pirate Fest
October 8 - 10, 2009
Tybee Island, Georgia

Ahoy, mates, swashbucklers of all ages will be converging on Tybee Island to participate in the 5th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest on October 9th and 10th! Don your most colorful pirate costume, and gather your crew of marauding buccaneers. Featuring a Pirate Victory Parade, fireworks, live entertainment with 10 bands including the Marshall Tucker Band! There will also be costume contests, loads of children’s activities and the Thieves Market filled with treasures, grog, and grub! Admission to the oceanfront festival grounds is $10 per person for a weekend pass, children 12 and under are free. For more information, call the Tybee Island Visitor Center at 800-868-2322 or visit Arrrrrrr!!!

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival
October 9 - 17, 2009
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee, Georgia
The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee is hosting an annual, unique attraction, the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival from October 9-17. The event features 9 days of exciting musical performances, educational demonstrations, a flower show, Georgia's Official State Fiddler's Convention, and new for 2009 The Great Bear Show. Experience the oldest and longest running animal educational show in the country. Here's their website for more information!

Brunswick Rockin' Stewbilee
October 9 - 10, 2009 Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Brunswick, Georgia
Come enjoy an authentic taste of the Georgia coast with the 5th Annual Brunswick Rockin' Stewbilee! This full day event promises to be fun for the entire family. The festivities will begin early Saturday morning with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia 5K Freedom Run and continue with the popular Pooch Parade, Brunswick stew tastings, the Classic Car Show, and full day of free concerts. It's all happening at Mary Ross Waterfront Park and the streets of downtown Brunswick. For more information on the Stewbilee, visit the website. Georgia Traveler's Gerald Bryant and Phil Proctor visited the Stewbilee and tasted some amazing stew in our first season. Check it out 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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