Tourism Events in Central Georgia

Tourism Events in Central Georgia
Old southern homes and sleepy towns dot the rolling landscape of central Georgia. It's the state's quiet side but that doesn't mean there's nothing going on. The region just south of Atlanta has some of Georgia's best events.

Antebellum Christmas

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

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