Visit Milledgeville, once the capital of Georgia, in December for a Southern-style holiday celebration. the Old Governor's Mansion hosts the annual Antebellum Christmas event. The mansion is decked out in period decorations and candlelight tours are offered throughout the month.
Cherry Blossom Festival
The town of Macon turns pink in March when more than 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees are in full bloom. The Cherry Blossom Festival runs for 10 days.
Georgia Peach Festival
The Georgia Peach Festival is a week-long summer event in Fort Valley and Byron that includes music, entertainment, vendors, special shows and the "world's largest peach cobbler."
Antebellum Trail Pilgrimage
Follow the official Antebellum Trail during the annual spring pilgrimage. Central Georgia towns, from Macon to Athens, host a variety of special events and tours.
Georgia National Fair
This 10-day, annual extravaganza, beginning the fifth Thursday after Labor Day, is ranked as one of the top events in the Southeast. Midway rides, stadium shows, vendors, contests, demonstrations and exhibits draw more than 400,000 visitors.
Article Written By Pamela Wright
Pamela Wright is a freelance writer, author of more than two dozen guidebooks, and hundreds of articles. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "National Geographic Traveler," "Family Circle," "Family Fun," "Backpacker," "Hemispheres," "Cooking Light," "Yankee" and more. An active member of the Society of American Travel Writers, she holds a Bachelor's from Michigan State University