Friday, November 6, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia

It's the first full weekend in November and what are you going to do? Here are some ideas for some great events happening in Georgia:

Big Pig Jig Barbeque Cooking Championship
November 6-7, 2009 in Vienna
Barbeque, arts and crafts, rides and games and numerous competitions- that's the Big Pig Jig! The stew and sauce contest and the Tyson Chicken Q contest are tonight, but tomorrow at 10 AM, the judging of the barbeque begins. For more information, check out their website. To get a glimpse of a past Big Pig Jig, click here and watch Georgia Traveler's Gerald Bryant attend the festivities!

Granite City Fall Festival
November 7 in dowtown Elberton
Organizers tell us this is the 10th annual Granite City Fall Festival in Elberton, the Granite Capital of the World. The festival will feature arts and crafts, food, entertainment, granite demonstrations, quarry tours and a petting zoo. For more information, visit the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce's website. Georgia Traveler's own David Zelski has explored the sites of Elberton- click here to watch that segment.

Mule Day
November 7, 2009 in Calvary
Come on down to Calvary to celebrate one of the hardest workin' animals on the farm- the mule. The local Lions Club sponsors this annual festival that features arts and crafts, mule parade and contest, cane griding and syrup making. For more information, you can visit the website or call 229-377-3663. David Zelski has also explored the Mule Day festivities- click here to watch Georgia Traveler's Mule Day segment.

Of course, one of the best things happening in Georgia this weekend is the premiere of Georgia Traveler's third show of our new season in HD. This week's episode is the "Made in Georgia Tour". You can see that episode Friday, November 6 at 9 PM, Saturday, November 7 at 7 PM and Wednesday, November 11 at 7:30 PM. For more information about that episode, check out the Georgia Traveler website.

And those are just a few ideas for things to do in the Peach State this weekend. For more ideas, visit, a great website operated by our production partners at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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