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Dynamic, pulsing with power, and with an electrifying ambience, Southwest Georgia is home to some of the most popular holiday destinations in the state. Although, a vacation in Southwest Georgia is welcome at any time, visiting during festivals makes for an all the more happening vacation. Take a look at information on some of the popular festivals in Southwest Georgia.

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Last Saturday in January     Rattlesnake Roundup     Whigham, GA
This is one of the premier events in the Southeast. The Rattlesnake Round-Up is over 40 years old and attracts approximately 50,000 visitors each year. This event includes Arts and Crafts, Concessins, Snake Handling Demostrations, Snake Cooking, Snake Hunting, Entertainment, Children's Rides and a 5K Run/Walk of a certified Race Course.   For More Info, 229-762-3774



First Weekend in March   Thomasville Antiques Show & Sale The Thomasville Antiques Show Committee presents a multitude of the country's most prestigious dealers who offer the opportunity to view and purchase exquisite antiques. This event is held annually in March to provide funding for quality programs that enrich and assist children in Thomasville and Thomas County. For further information call 229-225-9354.

Second Weekend in March   Heritage Walk & Fun Run Held annually in March, this event is sponsored by Commercial Bank and Thomasville YMCA. Please contact the YMCA at 229-226-3446 for further information.

Third Weekend in March     Riverside Artsfest     Bainbridge, Ga
Riverside Artsfest fine art festival held the third weekend in March. This free of charge to the public festival features brown bag entertainment, evening entertainment, juried fine art exhibit, student art show, literary contest, speakers, workshops, childrens' activities, street dance and more. For More Info call 229-243-1010 More Info

Last Saturday in March     Dogwood Festival     Attapulgus, Ga
The Dogwood Festival features a parade, great food, arts & crafts and entertainment. More Info


Second Saturday in April   Pinewoods Bird Festival Held annually at Pebble Hill Plantation, this is a wonderful day of activities for amateur and advanced birders alike. Please call 229-226-2344 for event schedule.

Third weekend in April     Mayhaw Festival     Colquitt, Ga
Civil War re-enactments, parade, entertainment, crafts and antiques and a tennis tournament.

Fourth Friday & Saturday in April   Thomasville Rose Show & Festival Held in beautiful historic downtown Thomasville, the Rose Festival has been a Southwest Georgia Tradition since the 1920s. Join us for all the fun and festivities! Enjoy roses, roses and more roses, plus parades, live music, fantastic food, exciting sporting events, arts & crafts… and everything from an elegant plantation ball to a family-oriented street dance! Call 229-227-7020 for more information

Fourth Weekend in April   House of a Hundred Roses -Lapham-Patterson House Museum Hundreds of roses will decorate this colorful Victorian house museum during Thomasville's popular Rose Festival. Call 229-225-4004 for more information.

Fourth Saturday in April   Sweet Grass Dairy - Market Days Sweet Grass, 140 acres that is home to the cheese making facility and the goat herd. Their aim is to handcraft fresh, semi-ripened, naturally aged goat and cow cheeses that you will find unique and delicious. Market Days are usually held twice a year (spring and fall). Market Days on the farm offers tours all day, a big cheese tasting and animal petting area. Market Days are absolutely free. 229-227-0752.


1st Weekend of May     Great Southern Antique Auto Show and Rally     Cairo, Ga
Our Great Southern Antique Car Rally is a spin-off from the Great American Race. In 1989, we started with 70 particpants and now average 120 or more. We mostly eat, ride, dance, and have a good time. Friday Night Activities: Gas Light Parade Street Dance Saturday Activities: Antique Auto Poker Rally, Display of Antique Autos, Antique Engines, Adult/Child Derby Race, Arts and Crafts, Food, and Entertainment
For More Info, 229.377.3663

2nd Weekend in May   River Town Daqys   Bainbridge, GA
"Flames on the Flint" Barbeque Cook Off, The Great River Rummage-The largest rummage sale in southwest GA, name entertainment, kids games, clowns, rides and exhibits. More Info


Second weekend of June     Valdosta Open & Colson Pro-Am Golf Tournament     Valdosta, Ga
For More Info, 229-241-2000

Downtown After Dark Concert     Valdosta, Ga
Second Thursday, Featuring live music, magicians, jugglers, free popcorn and food vendors. Courthouse Square, Downtown. For More Info, 229-259-3577


Valdosta "Spirit of America Celebration"     Valdosta, Ga
Music, entertainment and fireworks display at Lowndes High School Stadium For More Info, 229-259-3507

CNS Television's Fireworks Show & Festivities! Celebrate the Fourth of July with good old-fashioned fun and activities for the whole family. Enjoy great games, great food, great entertainment and of course, a fantastic fireworks display. Held annually at Remington Ave., please call 229-227-7001 for more information.

4th     Lake Park 4th of July Celebration     Valdosta, Ga
9am-9pm Fireworks display For More Info, 229-559-5302

4th     Muscogee Heritage Day     Cairo, Ga
This event is held at the Tama Tribal Town, Whigham, Georgia. Events of the day live music, living history village, basket weaving, pottery, archery, storytelling, arts & crafts, native food, stomp dancing   For More Info, 229.762.3165

4th     River Music     Bainbridge, Ga
Come out and enjoy a free concert from "The River" and also enjoy the largest firework display in southwest Georgia. All at the Performing Arts Building located in the Earle May Boat Basin Park. For More Info, 229-248-2000

Downtown After Dark Concert     Valdosta, Ga
Live music, magicians, jugglers, free popcorn and food vendors. Courthouse Square, Downtown For More Info, 229-259-3577


8     Downtown After Dark Concert     Valdosta, Ga
Live music, magicians, jugglers, free popcorn and food vendors. Courthouse Square, Downtown. For More Info, 229-259-3577


Downtown After Dark Concert     Valdosta, Ga
Live music, magicians, jugglers, free popcorn and food vendors. Courthouse Square,
For More Info, 229-259-3577

Third weekend in September     Bainbridge BikeFest     Bainbridge, Ga
An annual charity motorcycle event drawing approximately 10,000 visitors. Three jam packed days of concerts, bike shows, field events and vendors. For More Info, Web Site or 229-248-0505

Last Sunday in September     Remerton Cotton Patch Festival     Valdosta, Ga
A fun filled day of arts and crafts food and fun.


First week in October     Honey Bee Festival     Hahira, Ga
Enjoy this week long festival feturing arts and crafts gospel singing, 5-K run, parade and live bee demonstration.  For More Info, 229-794-2567

First Sunday in October   Fall Sampler at Pebble Hill Plantation An event for the entire family on the grounds of Pebble Hill featuring activities such as Equestrian and Retriever Demonstrations, Main House Samplings, Petty Zoo, Live Music, Antique Cars, Face Painting, Hay Wagon Rides, Parade of Animals, and more. For further information call 229-226-2344.

Second Saturday in October   Wagon Days - Downtown Coolidge Enjoy this annual celebration with lots of activities for the whole family. Please call 229-346-3551 for more information.

Second Weekend in October   Thomasville Fly-In It is the tradition of the Thomasville aviation community to host an annual fly in at the Thomasville Municipal Airport the second weekend of October each year. The event has grown to be a major aviation event and is lots of fun for all ages! For schedule information please call 229-226-4753.

October weekends and last week of the month     Wild Adventures Halloscream     Valdosta, Ga
For More Info, 229-559-1330

Saturday Prior to Halloween   Halloween Presentation - Lapham-Patterson House Museum "Edgar Allan Poe: Victorian Master of the Macabre" The Lapham Literary Society performs Poe's classics from the candlelit balcony on a late October evening (after dark!). Reservations Requested. (229) 225-4004, 626 N. Dawson St.

Last Saturday in October   Boston Mini Marathon - Boston Held the last Saturday in October, this family fun event is held in downtown Boston.

Last Sunday in October   Fall Festival at Birdsong - Birdsong Nature Center Bring the whole family to Birdsong and spend and autumn afternoon enjoying nature's simple pleasures and old-fashioned fun in the country. The festival features activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Please call 1-800-953-BIRD for time and fee. 2106 Meridian Rd., Thomasville.

Last Weekend in October     Tama Intertribal Pow-Wow     Cairo, Ga
This event features a dramatic depiction of Native American Life. The event features Native American dancing, drumming, exhibits, story telling, taste treats, and craft demostrations and is sponsored by the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe.


1st Saturday in November     Mule Day     Cairo, Ga
The day begins with a sunrise breakfast of homemade bicuits and sausage. The dust settles over 500 booths of crafts, goodies, and wares from near and far. The parade winds through the small town as judges look for the prettiest, ugliest, and most ornery mules. Spectators wind their way back to the mule grounds to enjoy BBQ, fish fry, and more spending time shopping. There's cane juice and syrup made by a mule-driven cane grinder. This is a must attend event for those who want a little history, a little looking and a whole lot of great food and fun. For More Info, 229-377-MULE (229-377-3663)

Second Saturday in November   Old South Day - Ochlocknee Enjoy this annual celebration, held the second Saturday in November, with lots of activities for the whole family. Please call 229-574-5151 for more information.

Weekend Prior to Thanksgiving   Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival Featuring many of America's premier wildlife artists. Browse through galleries filled with paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry and more. Artists are on hand to display and discuss their work. Activities for the entire family. Call the Thomasville Cultural Center for event information at (229) 226-0588

First Monday after Thanksgiving   Christmas Parade - Downtown Thomasville Usher in the holiday season with a charming down home parade and welcome Santa to Thomasville. Held annually the first Monday after Thanksgiving. Please call 229-226-3446 for more information.

First Saturday after Thanksgiving     Swine Time Festival     Climax, Ga
Features include turkey calling, a parade, arts and crafts, home made quilt auction, Cane syrup, soap and quilt making. Antique engines and vehicles on display.
For More Info, Web Site or 229-246-0910


December     Wild Adventrues Christmas Wonderland     Valdosta, Ga
The South's Largest Christmas Celebration featuring millions of beautiful lights, displays, sounds of the season, and wonderful holiday shw including the ice skating spectacular "Christmas on Ice"  For More Info, 229-559-1330

1st Thursday of December     Cairo Christmas Parade     Cairo, Ga
Every Christmas under a canopy of lights, downtown Cairo comes alive with over 80 entries.
For More Info, 229-377-3663

First weekend in December     Downtown Winterfest     Valdosta, Ga
Features children's activities merchant and food vendors, horse and carriage rides, pictures with Santa community Christmas tree lighting, night time Christmas parade and more  For More Info, 229-259-3577

December     Winterfest     Valdosta, Ga
Features children's activities merchant and food vendors, horse and carriage rides, pictures with Santa, community Christmas tree lighting, night time Christmas parade and more  For More Info, 229-259-3577

Second Thursday & Friday in December   Victorian Christmas - Downtown Thomasville Historic downtown Thomasville, an award winning "Great American Main Street City", invites you to come and make a memory this Christmas season. Take an unforgettable journey back in time to the 1890s and enjoy horse drawn carriages, strolling carolers, church choirs, musicians, holiday delicacies and of course Saint Nicholas. Call 229-227-7020 for more information.

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Southwest Georgia Counties

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  • Atkinson County, Georgia
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  • Baker County, Georgia
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  • Benhill County, Georgia
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  • Berrien County, Georgia
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  • Bibb County, Georgia
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  • Bleckley County, Georgia
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  • Brooks County, Georgia
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  • Calhoun County, Georgia
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  • Chattahoochee County, Georgia
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  • Clay County, Georgia
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  • Coffee County, Georgia
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  • Colquitt County, Georgia
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  • Cook County, Georgia
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  • Crawford County, Georgia
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  • Crisp County, Georgia
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  • Decatur County, Georgia
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  • Dodge County, Georgia
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  • Dooly County, Georgia
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  • Dougherty County, Georgia
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  • Early County, Georgia
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  • Grady County, Georgia
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  • Harris County, Georgia
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  • Houston County, Georgia
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  • Irwin County, Georgia
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  • Lanier County, Georgia
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  • Laurens County, Georgia
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  • Lee County, Georgia
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  • Lowndes County, Georgia
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  • Macon County, Georgia
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  • Marion County, Georgia
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  • Miller County, Georgia
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  • Mitchell County, Georgia
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  • Muscogee County, Georgia
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  • Peach County, Georgia
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  • Pulaski County, Georgia
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  • Quitman County, Georgia
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  • Randolph County, Georgia
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  • Schley County, Georgia
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  • Seminole County, Georgia
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  • Stewart County, Georgia
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  • Sumter County, Georgia
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  • Talbot County, Georgia
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  • Taylor County, Georgia
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  • Telfair County, Georgia
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  • Terrell County, Georgia
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  • Thomas County, Georgia
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  • Tift County, Georgia
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  • Turner County, Georgia
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  • Twiggs County, Georgia
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  • Upson County, Georgia
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  • Webster County, Georgia
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  • Wilcox County, Georgia
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  • Wilkinson County, Georgia
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  • Worth County, Georgia
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