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Happenings in Middle Georgia And Beyond

Welcome to Happenings in Middle Georgia and Beyond

Keeping you informed of What’s Happening On and Off The Beaten Path in middle Georgia and beyond.

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Did you know that Georgia has lots of covered bridges? Learn more about the Watson Mill Bridge in Comer and more in this Explore Georgia article, HERE.

Watson Mill Bridge in Comer. photo by Sussman Imaging



Strawberry Festival at The Rock Ranch April 25. Saturday May 9th. (The dates changed due to weather) Barnesville. 10am-4pm. $12 admission for ages 4 and up.

Barnesville Battle of the Bones. May 1-2. Barnesville. Florida Barbeque Association Georgia State Championship


Hillside Bluegrass Reunion. April 23-26. Cochran at Hillside Family RV

Biking Bleckley. May 2. Cochran. Register HERE. 7:30am Check-In. 15 Mile ~30 Mile~50 Mile~62.5 Mile Metric Ride.


Americus Explorer Train Ride on the Sam Shortline. April 25th. Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele to visit Historic Downtown Americus and tour Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village (Admission applies. Call 229-410-7937 for group reservations and rates).

Pickers in the Park Sat. May 3 8am-5pm. Crisp Regional Park in Cordele. Musician list HERE South Georgia’s largest outdoor yard sale and crafts fair.

Fort Valley

Wheels in the Valley Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show Sat. April 25th 8 am- 11:30. FVSC Wildcat Stadium parking lot. Spectator admission is Free.

Massee Lane Gardens Free Admission Day . May 9. 10am-4:30pm. Free Admission Day. 100 Massee Lane, Ft. Valley, Georgia.


Hay House Macon, Ga.

Hay House Spring Stroll May 1, 2 & 3.  Enjoy the Macon Secret Gardens Tour (See my photos from last years tour Here and Here), Historic Interiors Tour or Both. (Read about my daughter’s Hay House Wedding, Here)

Ocmulgee National Monument

  • April 26 3:00-3:30. Children’s pottery, Free. Cancel if rain. Children will learn to make coil pottery and taken their creation home with them.
  • Birds of Prey May 9th. 10:00, 12:30, & 3:30. Live flight demonstrations with owls, hawks, and falcons.

Museum of Arts & Sciences 59th Annual Pet Show, Sunday, April 26th on the lawn at Coliseum Northside Hospital

First Saturday at the Museum by Navicent Health. Sat. May 2, All Day. Admission is Free.

Learn more about the Museum of Arts & Sciences in this brief video


Houston County Friends of Library Old Book Sale April 30-May 2. Perry. Georgia Building of the Ga. National Fairgrounds. 90,000 books and media sorted into more than 50 categories!

Pine Mountain

Callaway Gardens Azalea Season is going on now thru Thursday April 30th. More than 20,000 azaleas!

Reptile Review at F.D. Roosevelt State Park. April 25. Times are 11am- 12pm Learn how to ID local snakes, turtles, and lizards Meet at the CCC Stone Amphitheater next to the Park Office. Admission $3 for ages 4 & up. Parking $5.

Save$2 Off Wild Animal Safari at Pine Mountain. Go HERE for discount tickets.

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Strawberry Festival. April 24-25. Reynolds Events include; Strawberry Cook-Off with celebrity judges, Parades, Old Book Sale, Arts & Crafts, Classic Car Show and Clown Car Show, “Weenie Dog” Race, Lawn Mower Race and more.


Vidalia Onion Festival

Vidalia Onion Festival April 23-26 on Airport Rd. in Vidalia, Ga. Visit their Facebook page. Named one of the Top 5 Events Not to miss in the U. S. by MSNBC.

Find 10 Family-Friendly Things to do During the Vidalia Onion Festival

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Warner Robins

Parking Lot Party supporting Wounded Warrior Project. Sun. May 3 in the Hobby Lobby parking lot on Watson Blvd. 1-5pm.

Museum of Aviation located at GA. Hwy 247 at Russell Parkway is open daily 9 am-5 pm with Free Admission.



F.D. Roosevelt State Park. ($5 parking)

High Falls State Park ($5 parking)

Indian Springs State Park ($5 parking)

Mrs. Lee's Stagecoach Sweet Stop


The Village at Indian Springs reopened April 4. You will find Big Chief Country Store, Daisy Pearl’s Boutique, Ladybugs & Tadpoles Children’s Store, Mrs. Lee’s Stagecoach Sweet Stop, Vintage Post Antiques & Gifts and Watkins Outfitters.

Jarrell Plantation Historic Site (711 Jarrell Plantation Rd. Juliette, GA 31046) Admission $4-6.50)

  • Sew a Simple Doll May 16, July 18 & August 15. Learn to sew a Miss Poppet doll. The required doll kit is $7.99 plus tax.
  • Family Farm Day Sat. May 23. 10:30-3:30. Learn about chores and skills from long ago, such as sewing, blacksmithing, woodstove cooking, gardening, woodworking and other farm activities.

Georgia Veterans State Park. (2459 U.S. Highway 280 W. Cordele, GA 31015) $5 parking

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Travel Tips

Did you know that you can check out Georgia State Park “ParkPass” and Historic Site Pass from your local library. Ask for the Park Pass to exempt the $5 parking fee. Ask for the Historic Sites Family pass which will cover up to four visitor at State historic sites operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The Fishing Tackle Loaner Program of The Wildlife Resources Division provides rods, reels and tackle box equipment to participating State Parks and Historic Sites Offices

Georgia State Parks Money saving Special discounts page can be found HERE.

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Georgia Aquarium located in downtown Atlanta. Exhibits and galleries include more than 10 million gallons of fresh and marine water and more aquatic life than found in any other aquarium.

SaveSave $7 off admission all day long, April 13-May 21 at Georgia Aquarium

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  1. Georgia looks like a gorgeous place to visit! I really love that they do a homeschool in the park day in F.D. Roosevelt State Park. We’re going to be homeschooling our youngest two and programs like that, surrounded by the beautiful outdoors, would be so nice!

  2. You had me at covered bridges, I think they are just gorgeous!! My brother and his family are moving to Georgia this summer and I can’t wait to go visit them!!

  3. Georgia looks so beautiful, I absolutely love it. I’ve always heard such great things about the events there too. Maybe I’ll plan a summer road trip!

  4. I love that picture of the covered bridge. It looks beautiful. I use to live in Alabama years ago when I was a child. I imagine we went to Georgia a few times. Sounds like a lot of fun happenings.

  5. It has been ages since I’ve been to Georgia (except for the airport, but I’m not sure if that really counts). However, I wouldn’t mind visiting again!

  6. I have never been to Georgia, but it’s one of the states I would love to visit. I have been a city girl all my life (never even seen a barn!) and have always wanted to experience the country.

  7. Covered bridges are one of those things I have been dying to take photos of for years! In my ideal day it would be stormy and dark skies when I finally get to take these photos lol.

  8. We’ve been to some parts of Georgia including Atlanta but never been to those areas on your list yet. I would love to go to that bridge. It’s beautiful!

  9. I feel like I’ve been to Macon. It’s been so long since I’ve been in GA though. I know we never did make it to Savannah and I’d have loved to have gone there. Hubby makes it sound so nice. Some day. 🙂

  10. I would love to visit Georgia! I’ve heard so many great things and there looks like tons to do! Hopefully I will soon be able to go for a visit!

  11. They used to call those kissing bridges around here. That was where all the young lovers would go to get a kiss where no one could see them.

  12. This is surely a traveler’s paradise – so many things to do and so many beautiful places to take photos of. I hope to visit Georgia in one of my future trips. There was a fellow blogger who recently wrote about her Georgia adventures and this just makes me want to go all the more.

  13. Omg!!! So many fun things going on!!! And those covered bridges!!! Would be awesome to see some of those.

  14. That covered bridge is awesome! Have I told you lately how glad I am that you’ve started sharing things to do in my home state? I can now keep up with everything going on at home. Thanks, again, Shirley!

  15. Thanks so much for sharing all of the fun things to do in Georgia. I haven’t seen a covered bridge in ages, not since taking my aunt to a doctor appointment that was hours away. I did want to mention that this weekend there is going to be a yearly Turkey Creek festival going on in my little town of Byromville, Georgia.

  16. It sounds like there was a lot going on there. I have never visited Georgia, but it is on my bucket list of places to visit at some point.

  17. Wow there looks like a lot of fun things to do in Georgia. Wish I lived there. Thanks for linking up at #HomeMattersParty hope you will come back next week to link up again.

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