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Happenings in Middle Georgia & Beyond September

 Happening’s in Middle Georgia & Beyond

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

This list is updated biweekly on Thursdays.

FREE events, places and activities are always listed first.

Places (individual cities) with their events and activities are next.

State Parks and local Farmer’s Market’s are at the end of the page.

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Please also see Fall Fairs & Festivals In Georgia for a comprehensive list on and off the beaten path


Free Family Fun in Middle Georgia

Bass Pro Shop Macon

  • Fall Fishing Event. Sept. 26-27. Macon

Lowe’s Build & Grow Free Kid’s Clinic

(Kids build a wood project and receive an apron, goggles, patch & more!) Pre-Registration required. These classes fill up fast!

  • Fire Truck with Safety Cards. Sept. 26th. 10am

Dauset Trails Nature Center

Dauset Trails

360 Mt. Vernon Rd. Jackson, Ga. A private, non-profit nature center with Wildlife, trails and family fun for FREE!

Museum of Aviation

GA Hwy 247 & Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, GA 31088. FREE! 9am-5pm, 7 days per week, 361 Days. Go Here for more information.

The B-17 has arrived! Read more about it Here.

B 17 at Museum of Aviation

Ocmulgee National Monument Scroll down to the Macon heading for more information.

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Sept 26th is Museum Day Live! Free admission to THESE Museums in Georgia!!

Georgia State Parks are all Admission Free!

Parking is $5 but you can get a FREE PARKING PASS!! 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 visitors at State historic sites operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.


Places/Events On & Off The Beaten Path


Barnesville Buggy Days Festival

Sept. 18-20, 2015. The Buggy Days Festival hosts over 100 arts and craft booths and over 25 food booths.  For more information,call at (770) 358-5884. Pig Chase, Greased Pole Climb, Buggython Road Race, Parade, Beauty Pageant, Inflatables and more! Go HERE for more information.

The Rock Ranch 

  • Fall Family Fun Days begin on Sept. 26th


Powersville Opry House House band every Saturday night at 4:30pm with bands following around 6 and 7pm. Go HERE for directions.


Hillside Fall Bluegrass Festival

  • Sept. 16-20


Springer Opera House   A Chorus Line begins Sept. 24th


SAM Shortline Excursion

Sam Shortline


Ride in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars. (Admission applies. Call 229-410-7937 for group reservations and rates).

Watermelon Express Train Ride (5hrs.35mins.) Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter.

  • Sept. 11 and Sept. 18

Presidential Flyer Train Ride (6 hrs. 25 mn.) Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter’s boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats.

  • Sept. 12 and Nov. 21

Americus Explorer (6 hrs.) From Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, visit Historic Downtown Americus, tour Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village (Admission applies. Call 229-410-7937 for group reservations and rates). Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today

  • Sept. 5, and Sept 19

Peanut Festival Special (9am-4pm) All aboard for a wonderful adventure with fun, food and lots of peanuts. Vendors with arts and crafts will fill the park as you step off the train.

  • Saturday September 26


Theatre Dublin

Box Office 478-277-2560. 314 Academy Ave. Dublin, Ga.

  • Atlanta Pops Orchestra Sept. 12
  • Gene Watson and the Farewell Party Band Oct. 17

Market on Madison

  • First Friday concert series every first Friday of the month through October ( Sept. 4th Double Header Night TaylorMade & Sunbelt Revolution) and (Oct. 2nd, Country Night with Scott Brantley)
  • Farm to Table every Saturday. 7:30-12:30



The Village at Indian Springs

Indian Springs State Park, 678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla, GA 30216


Cox Capitol Theatre 382 Second St. Macon (478)257-6391 (Current Calendar)

The Grand Opera House (Current Calendar)

  • Sept. 19. 7:30pm. 1964 The Tribute Rolling Stone Magazine says “The best Beatles tribute on Earth” There is a reason 1964 has played to sold out audiences around the world including Carnegie Hall and Red Rocks Amphitheatre both of which have sold out more than 12 consecutive years. 1964 takes their audience on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live forever in our hearts. Performing songs from the pre Sgt. Pepper era, 1964 astonishingly recreates an early 60’s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter.
  • Oct. 8 7:30pm Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at The Grand Opera House one night only, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and features the Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.

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Ocmulgee National Monument

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration Macon, Ga. Sept. 19

  • Ocmulgee Indian Celebration Sept. 19-29. 10am-6pm. Over 200 Southeastern gather to share their culture through music, dance, storytelling, living history, and art/craft demonstrations. (There is an admission Fee to attend the celebration.)

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Museum of Arts & Sciences

  • Zoom Into Nano exhibit runs through Nov. 1. This award-winning hands-on interactive exhibition explores how scientists and innovators study and make things that are too small to see.

CountryWide Music Fest

CountryWide Music Fest

  • Sept. 11, 2015. 5 pm. Central City Park (CountryWide Music Festival is a celebration of music in remembrance of September 11, 2001. Dedicated to our Military, Police, and First Responders.) Follow on Facebook for event updates.

Tunes and Balloons

Sept. 12th from 4-9 pm at Middle Ga. State College. Tunes & Balloons Family Fun Fest! In addition to a balloon glow (7:45-8:45pm) and tethered hot air balloon rides, there will be a variety of kids’ activities including a rock wall and inflatables, and entertainment by Laura Starling, Rewind Retry, and the MGA Jazz Band. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic basket and enjoy the Cox fireworks finale at 9pm.

Tickets are $5 per person and children ages 6 and under get in free. Tethered hot air balloon rides (6:30-8:45pm): $10 person or $5 (kids under 12). Wristbands for unlimited play on the inflatables: $10. 2 rock wall climbs: $5. Go HERE for more information.

Macon/Bibb Parks & Recreation Department Fall Movie Series

Movies show at dark at Central City Park. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and your own food and drink. Rain cancels

  • 9/18 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, NO GOOD, VERY BAD, DAY
  • 10/2 Annie
  • 10/18 The Dark Knight

Nancy Hanks Special Fall Excursion

Nancy Hanks Excursion TVRM

  • Sept. 26 & 27th Macon to Tennille. The Nancy Hanks Special ~ Macon, GA to Tennille, GA (two round trips per day; 8am & 2pm) A commissary car will be included on the train selling snacks, soft drinks, and light food items. A gift shop will also be featured on board for those wishing to purchase souvenir items. Tickets

Master Gardener’s of Central Georgia Fall Plant Sale Sept. 24-26


11th Annual Bluegrass Festival at Andalusia Farms  Oct. 10th (Home of Flannery O’Connor)

Tours of the Old Governor’s Mansion

Old Trolley Tours


Perry Players Club (909 Main Street, Perry, Georgia 31069)

Ga. National Fair 2015 Armband Days

Georgia National Fair

Perry Music Festival Sept. 19th

Pine Mountain

Callaway Gardens


Peanut Festival  Sept. 26

Walking Tour of Jimmy Carter’s Boyhood Home

Visit Plains, Ga. with GPTV’s Georgia Traveler HERE


Silver Dollar Raceway

Warm Springs

Roosevelt’s Little White House

  • Saturday Morning Guided Tours
  • Wheels At War Sept. 12th 10am-3 pm A fantastic display of military vehicles from WWII forward by the Ga Military Vehicle Preservation Assoc and the Dixie Division MVPA. Admission $9-$14.


Warm Springs Regional Fisheries Center

  • Aquarium is open to the public 8am-4pm daily. Closed on national holidays

Museums in Warm Springs

Warner Robins

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

Nola Brantley Library FREE Movie  Sept. 19th Noon

Sacred Heart Fall Festival  Sat. Sept. 26th 9am (Arts & Crafts, Blow-Ups for the kids and my personal favorite, Grannie’s Attic)

Get a FREE ADMISSION Pass for Go Fish at Warner Robins Public Library. Go HERE for more information.




What will you find at the Farmer’s Market? Fresh produce, locally hand made products and services. You may even find pet adoptions!

When are they open? Some are only open during the summer months until early fall, some are open year round.

Contact (shirleywood97@gmail.com) to have your market added to the list.

Also see, Georgia Farms and Their Star Products, and Landtohand.org.


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One Comment

  1. Hi, Shirley ~ What an amazing round up of resources! I love farmers markets and festivals, especially in the fall! Too bad I live in Colorado and not Georgia. :0( Sounds like a trip to Georgia in the fall needs to go on the schedule…

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