Music/Arts/Crafts Events


Thursday, December 12, 2019

Homeschool Thursday: Stay Warm
Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. How do animals stay warm?! Learn what animals do to stay warm in the winter. Build shelters, 'burrows', crafts, leaf nests, and more! Recommended for ages 5 and up. Call to register. Make sure to dress for the weather. Inclement weather may cancel this event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Bring Your Own Board Game Night
Friday, Dec 13, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Bored? Grab a friend and join us for our board game night! Please bring a family friendly board game of your choice with simple instructions on how to play. Remember to take your game back home with you, or you may donate your unused games to be played next time. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Wooden Ornament Craft
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist to create your very own wooden ornament to take home and put on the tree! All supplies will be provided. Meet at visitor center porch. $4 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Snowy Owl Craft
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come learn all about owls in Georgia and participate in a snowy owl pine cone craft. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Snowman Pallet
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Paint and decorate your own pallet to celebrate the holidays and decorate your home! All paint, pallets, and decorations provided. Meet @ Picnic Shelter by Putt-Putt Course. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Caroling Hayride through the Park
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 4 PM to 6 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for an afternoon filled with holiday cheer! Enjoy a hayride around the Park and sing classic songs, spreading cheer to everyone on the Park. Meet @ Elijah Clark Cabin. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Chat with a Chandler
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Our rangers will be making hand-dipped candles in the style of an 18th century chandler. Come take a look at this interesting process and have a chat about history. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Roving Ranger
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find the Roving Ranger table on your next visit to Fort Yargo! Each date and location will have different activities and teach guests about topics such as wildlife, fishing, the Old Fort, plant identification and more. Suitable for all ages. $5 parking pass required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 12 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Experience a picturesque and fascinating historic site within the state park, while learning about life in the late 1700's. Fun for the whole family; tours includes various interactive activities and educational opportunities. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Winter Festival
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 2 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Get into the holiday spirit by joining us for a variety of festive activities - including a visit from Santa. He and Mrs. Claus will be at the park for photos. Got gingerbread skills? Enter your decorated gingerbread house in our contest. Tour the park on a hay ride or play a round of mini golf. Enjoy games, crafts, hot cocoa, and more! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Christmas Ornament Craft
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Participants will have the option to choose from several different styles of ornaments with varying levels of difficulty to try their hand at making themselves to take home and put on their tree. Examples include: paper snowflakes, pipe cleaner candy canes and snowflakes, wood round ornaments and more. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Pinecone Christmas Tree Craft
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the Interpretive Center for this special craft where we'll decorate pinecones to transform them into tiny Christmas Trees. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Christmas at the Springs
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 1 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bring the family to join in the festivities of the season. We will be celebrating Christmas with an elf hike, Christmas crafts, hayrides, Christmas scavenger hunt, roasting marshmallows and more. $5 per child or $15 per family $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Holidays at the HEARTh
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Step back into an earlier time and experience holiday decorating and festivities of civilian life during the Civil War. See period decorating, participate in heritage games, and observe civilian life way demonstrations. Santa will be here. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Field Journal Journeys: Storytelling
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Come join us for storytelling at the Vaughan Log Cabin. We will be around the fireplace telling tales, playing games, and learning story skills. Recommended for 10 to adult. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Capturing the Beauty of Sweetwater
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile long, moderate hike will take us down to the scenic highlights of the park where we will leisurely sketch and/or photograph the ruins of the New Manchester mill, the beauty of Sweetwater Creek, and the rapids. On part of this program we will be going inside the New Manchester ruins. Please bring your sketchpad and camera. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Holiday Pine Cone Ornaments
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Saturday, December 14 2:00PM-3:30PM Join us in the fun of making Christmas ornaments out of pine cones and other materials. This craft project is for all ages. Meet in the Visitor’s Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Christmas at the Inn
Saturdays 10 AM - 2 PM – Dec 14, 2019 
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
The Friends of Traveler’s Rest decorate the beautiful 200 year old Inn with homemade ornaments and greenery, just as it would be in the 1800’s . Visitors are served hot apple cider and Jarrett family teacakes, and enjoy lovely Holiday music while they tour. $1 - $5. 706-886-2256.
Caroling in the Park!
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
What's better than Christmas Parties? How about Caroling Hayrides, Homemade Ornaments, and pictures with Santa? Caroling Through the Park will have that and much more. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
15th Annual Vogel State Park Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 4 PM to 9 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for an evening of fellowship and celebration of the true meaning of Christmas. Hayrides, music, and activities lead up to the Christmas Program and Lighting of the Tree. There is NO fee for programs. Please bring an unwrapped gift for a child 12 or younger for the Sheriff's Dpt. See below for details, including schedule and musician lineup! $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Participate in activities such as caroling, burning of the yule log, dancing to live period music, and other holiday observances of the colonial period, including games and refreshments. Holiday crafts at the museum throughout the day. Holiday festivities start at 1 pm. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Colonial Christmas
Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 2 PM to 5 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
The Stockings are hung and Saint Nick soon will be here handing out stockings for crafty boys & girls at Elijah Clark's festively decorated Colonial Homestead. Make Holiday Decorations and toys with Hannah & her helpers - Design Your Own Angel, Clothes-pin Reindeer, Marshmallow Roasting, Pictures with Santa and more. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Toddler Tuesdays
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Twice a month, explore STEAM focused nature programs through hands on play! $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Nature Sketching
Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come draw or color some of the beautiful scenery in the park $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Winter Festival
Friday, Dec 20, 2019 5 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy the lights throughout the campground and cabins on a festive wagon ride. Listen to holiday stories about the Winter Solstice, vote for your favorite gingerbread house, watch a winter movie, roast marshmallows, and more! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Holiday Craft - Pinecone Christmas Tree
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us at the Nature Center for this special craft where we'll decorate pinecones to transform them into tiny Christmas Trees. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Pine Cone Reindeer Ornaments
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Make your very own natural Reindeer ornament! Festive, perfect for the Christmas Tree, and super cute! Meet @ Elijah Clark Cabin. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Holiday Music
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 5 PM to 7 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us and relax by listening to wonderful music. Free with Park Pass. Meet @ Elijah Clark Cabin. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Make A Homemade Ornament
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join one of our rangers in a fun craft and make your loved one a homemade Christmas ornament! 912-437-4770.
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Make A Homemade Ornament
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join one of our rangers in a fun craft and make your loved one a homemade Christmas ornament! 912-437-4770.
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Winter Festival
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 5 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy the lights throughout the campground and cabins on a festive wagon ride. Listen to holiday stories about the Winter Solstice, vote for your favorite gingerbread house, watch a winter movie, roast marshmallows, and more! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Coffee With the Ranger
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a cup of coffee and a scoop of peach Dutch oven dump cake with a Hard Labor Creek ranger. Swap a few stories, answer some questions about the park history, and learn a few tricks for cooking outdoors. Samples while supplies last. Call the Visitor Center to register in advance, space is limited. Meet at the visitor center. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Christmas Ornament Craft
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Participants will have the option to choose from several different styles of ornaments with varying levels of difficulty to try their hand at making themselves to take home and put on their tree. Examples include: paper snowflakes, pipe cleaner candy canes and snowflakes, wood round ornaments and more. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us at the Interpretive Center for some Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Ornament Painting and Cookie Decorating
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Create something fun and memorable this year to hang on your tree. Bring your creativity and imagination as we create unique ornaments that will be a keepsake for years. Not only will you be making a ornament but you will be decorating cookies too. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Christmas in the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Feeling festive? Join us at Smithgall Woods for a holiday get together in our primitive cabin. We will warm ourselves by the fire while enjoying hot chocolate and hot cider. Make a Christmas ornament for your loved one or enjoy time with family. We ho-ho-hope to see you there! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Green Building Tour and Workshop
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Our Visitor’s Center is one the most advanced Green Buildings anywhere. It has received the highest certification possible, LEED Platinum. There will be a short talk, then a 30 minute tour of the building. Afterwards we will design and then draw or construct our own green building. Reservations required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Candle Dipping 101
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join us at the campground pavilion to learn the basics of candle dipping! All supplies provided for $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Friday, December 27, 2019

Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Dec 27, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Gather around the campfire with friends, family, and park rangers to swap stories and roast marshmallows. Hot chocolate, coffee, and tea will be offered, along with classic campfire stories and sing along songs. Meet at the fire ring behind the Visitors Center. Suggested $1 donation. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Snowy Owl Craft
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come learn all about owls in Georgia and participate in a snowy owl pine cone craft. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Fairy House and Fairy Room Contest
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 11 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create furniture and decor for one room or design a whole house using outdoor-sturdy, unique, natural materials. Show us whimsical creativity. Must pre-register and prepay Contact office for more info. Deliver to Park Office. Check in at 11:00 AM. Peoples' choice judging until 2:45 PM. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Civil War Candle Making
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our living historians for a demonstration on 19th century candle making. Try your hand at making these historic candles. Explore our fort and museum at your leisure or join the guided tour at 2 pm. 912-727-2339.
Winter Crafts
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Create your own winter animal, practice making paper snowflakes, and create your own wintry scene from natural materials. This activity will involve paint and glue, so be sure to dress to get messy! Meet at the Interpretative Center (old Visitors Center). $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger After Dark
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Sign your Junior Ranger up for an after hours camp. This one night session will include crafts, a night hike, and more park fun! The cost is $25 per camper, $5 off each additional camper registered. Ages 7-12 are welcome. Registration required. Call the Park office to register at 770-867-3489. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Snowy Owl Craft
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come learn about owls of Georgia and make a snowy owl out of a pinecone. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Capturing the Beauty of Sweetwater
Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile long, moderate hike will take us down to the scenic highlights of the park where we will leisurely sketch and/or photograph the ruins of the New Manchester mill, the beauty of Sweetwater Creek, and the rapids. On part of this program we will be going inside the New Manchester ruins. Please bring your sketchpad and camera. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Capturing the Beauty of Sweetwater
Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile long, moderate hike will take us down to the scenic highlights of the park where we will leisurely sketch and/or photograph the ruins of the New Manchester mill, the beauty of Sweetwater Creek, and the rapids. On part of this program we will be going inside the New Manchester ruins. Please bring your sketchpad and camera. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

First Day Hike/Turtles & Trails!
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
During this fun children's program, we will learn about turtles. During the first half of the program, we will discuss different types of turtles. Then, children will craft their own turtle hiking buddy, and we will hike down the Red Trail. On the trail, we will learn more about turtles and their habitats. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Winter Wonderland
Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come to the Interpretive Center to make a cool penguin craft, learn how to make play snow and then play in the snow with your new penguin friend. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Hands-on Colonial Craft Series
Sundays 2 PM - 3:30 PM – Jan 5, 2020 until Jan 26, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our rangers for a unique experience as we provide hands-on colonial crafting courses. Every class you will help you develop new skills and leave you with a one-of-a-kind memento. Each week will cover a different craft so feel free to sign up for any one or all of them but pre-registration is required and space is extremely limited. $15. 912-437-4777 ext. 0.
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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Cool Weather Craft
Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy timeless indoor crafts in this hour long program. Each week we teach a new skill such as fiber spinning, natural dyes, knitting, or quilting and learn about it's historical significance. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Hands-on Colonial Craft Series
Sundays 2 PM - 3:30 PM – Jan 12, 2020 until Jan 26, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our rangers for a unique experience as we provide hands-on colonial crafting courses. Every class you will help you develop new skills and leave you with a one-of-a-kind memento. Each week will cover a different craft so feel free to sign up for any one or all of them but pre-registration is required and space is extremely limited. $15. 912-437-4777 ext. 0.
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Friday, January 17, 2020

Mistletoe Mountain Dulcimer Jam
Friday, Jan 17, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
The Annual Mistletoe Mountain Dulcimer Jam, sponsored by the Garden City Strummers from Augusta, will be held at Mistletoe State Park from January 17 -19. It is open to all dulcimer players, but other instruments are welcome. Traditional tunes are played. $5 parking. 706-860-3437.
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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Snowy Owl Craft
Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come learn about owls of Georgia and make a snowy owl out of a pinecone. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Mistletoe Mountain Dulcimer Jam
Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 9 AM to 8 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
The Annual Mistletoe Mountain Dulcimer Jam, sponsored by the Garden City Strummers from Augusta, will be held at Mistletoe State Park from January 17 -19. It is open to all dulcimer players, but other instruments are welcome. Traditional tunes are played. $5 parking. 706-860-3437.
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Iron Pour
Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 10 am. Pour begins at 1 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Hands-on Colonial Craft Series
Sundays 2 PM - 3:30 PM – Jan 19, 2020 until Jan 26, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our rangers for a unique experience as we provide hands-on colonial crafting courses. Every class you will help you develop new skills and leave you with a one-of-a-kind memento. Each week will cover a different craft so feel free to sign up for any one or all of them but pre-registration is required and space is extremely limited. $15. 912-437-4777 ext. 0.
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Mistletoe Mountain Dulcimer Jam
Sunday, Jan 19, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
The Annual Mistletoe Mountain Dulcimer Jam, sponsored by the Garden City Strummers from Augusta, will be held at Mistletoe State Park from January 17 -19. It is open to all dulcimer players, but other instruments are welcome. Traditional tunes are played. $5 parking. 706-860-3437.
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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Cool Weather Craft
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy timeless indoor crafts in this hour long program. Each week we teach a new skill such as fiber spinning, natural dyes, knitting, or quilting and learn about it's historical significance. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Hands-on Colonial Craft Series
Sundays 2 PM - 3:30 PM – Jan 26, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our rangers for a unique experience as we provide hands-on colonial crafting courses. Every class you will help you develop new skills and leave you with a one-of-a-kind memento. Each week will cover a different craft so feel free to sign up for any one or all of them but pre-registration is required and space is extremely limited. $15. 912-437-4777 ext. 0.
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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Cool Weather Craft
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy timeless indoor crafts in this hour long program. Each week we teach a new skill such as fiber spinning, natural dyes, knitting, or quilting and learn about it's historical significance. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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1864 Muster
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for a gathering of reenactment soldiers on a day of training, practice, and drills. Black powder and tactical demonstrations will be open for public observation. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Children's Nature Walk
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Enjoy the fall colors with us and make a necklace of the different colors that you see! Walk the Squirrel trail and pick up nature's colors as we head to a shelter to put our necklace together. All ages are welcome! Sign up at the Park Office prior to the event. $2 per person $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Iron Pour
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 10 am. Pour begins at 1 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Cool Weather Craft
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy timeless indoor crafts in this hour long program. Each week we teach a new skill such as fiber spinning, natural dyes, knitting, or quilting and learn about it's historical significance. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, March 14, 2020

National Quilting Day: A Patchwork of History
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join our first annual celebration of National Quilting Day. There will be displays by groups and individuals, period music, and special presentations. $3 -$6. 770-443-7850.
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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy homegrown Bluegrass at the edge of Beautiful Clark's Hill Lake. Camp, Glamp or enjoy one of our Cabins, the music will be flowing out over the campground. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Friday, Mar 20, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy homegrown Bluegrass at the edge of Beautiful Clark's Hill Lake. Camp, Glamp or enjoy one of our Cabins, the music will be flowing out over the campground. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Enjoy homegrown Bluegrass at the edge of Beautiful Clark's Hill Lake. Camp, Glamp or enjoy one of our Cabins, the music will be flowing out over the campground. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Molten Moonlight Iron Pour
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 4 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 4 PM. Pour begins at 7:30 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Cast Iron Chefs - Grown In Dirt and Cooked In Fire
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Once again our cast iron chefs will gather together to demonstrate their skills. Period music and games will set the background under the canopy of southern pines. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Spring Cleaning at the Cabin
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Spring Cleaning at the Cabin; Join us for a Festival celebrating Pioneer Spring activities at our historic Vaughan Log Cabin! There will be demonstrations, crafts, and activities themed around Spring, Cleaning, and Planting! Inclement weather may cancel the event. All vehicles must display Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Outdoor Cooking Class - Hobo Style
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
This cooking class is for everyone looking to learn how to prepare simple meals around a camp fire. Pre-registration required. $5. 770-443-7850.
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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Spring Fling
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with fun family activities. Kids will be able to make their own nature craft project to take home. Enjoy nature hikes, live animal programs, hayrides, and the annual Spring Arts and Crafts Festival. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Springtime at the Cabin
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 to Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Make your plans for a Spring outing with a visit to our 1853 cabin. Enjoy life-ways demonstrations, wild flower hikes, and other Earth Day festivities. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Molten Moonlight Iron Pour
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 4 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 4 PM. Pour begins at 7:30 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Up-cycle 2-liter bottle bird house!
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Want to learn how to upcycle? Then bring an empty clean coke bottle to campground pavilion, to create a beautiful bird house! $2 dollars for painting supplies. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, April 25, 2020

3rd Spring Pioneer Festival
Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 11 AM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Step back in time and experience what life was like when the CCC boys were building the park. Join us for CCC wagon rides, outdoor cooking demos, authentic chuckwagon, live bluegrass music and dulcimer jam, blacksmith, art and craft demos, pioneer games, food and more. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Farm Heritage Day
Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Explore an antique tractor show and enjoy live bluegrass music, steam engine demos, plantation house tours, come meet our barnyard animals, enjoy old-fashioned toys & games, and experience demonstrations of farm skills like blacksmithing, soap making, spinning & weaving, basket making, wood carving, and more for the whole family. $4 - $6.50 478-986-5172.
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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Maker's Festival at Red Top
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Maker's festival: This exciting event highlights practice and demonstration of a variety of making skills! Meet at our Visitor's Center to discover amazing crafts and their makers. This event is family-friendly and encourages exploration. Inclement weather may cancel the event. All vehicles must display Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Movie by the Water
Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:45 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Movie by the Water
Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:45 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Music and Dancing On The Mountain
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Come join our talented local musicians, Randy and Darlene Dameron, and dance under the stars.Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. Bring a picnic, a friend and a chair or blanket or enjoy cement seating. Dance and sing-a-long to 60's and 70's music. Meet at the Stone Amphitheater next to the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 22, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jun 26, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Movie by the Water
Friday, Jul 3, 2020 8:30 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Fourth of July
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 6 PM to 9 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The Fourth of July is a great time to visit Fort Mountain. With our beach, boat rentals, mini-golf, hiking, biking and horse trails there is something for everyone. Paid activities require registration* 6pm Cornhole Tournament 7pm Craft $3 8pm Tower Tour and Sunset at the West Overlook $3 $0-$3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Ol' Time Fourth
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Celebrate Independence Day at Jarrell Plantation with farm skill demonstrations like blacksmithing, spinning, and wood stove cooking, patriotic and bluegrass music, an old time carnival, and a reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon followed by a watermelon cutting and old fashioned games, relays, and races. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Movie by the Water
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 8:30 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jul 13, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Jul 16, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Friday, Jul 17, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Junior Ranger Camp is always a blast at Fort Mountain State Park. Join us this year for all new games, activities, and crafts. 6-12 years old Must bring lunch, snack and water More details will follow. Registration will open in April 2020. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Portrait of a Plantation
Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
This celebration of art and history includes drawing and painting activities, an exhibition of art from local artists, and a plein air painting session, where artists create works of art in real time as you tour the site. The plantation will also come to life with farm skill demos, steam engine demos, and house tours. $4 - $6.50 478-986-5172.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Perseid Shooting Star Party 2020
Friday, Aug 14, 2020 to Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 9 PM to 1 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us to view the best meteor shower of the year! From 9PM-1AM, come to the beach to enjoy concessions, acoustic music, and meteor viewing. Limited number of telescopes will be available to view the night sky or bring your own. $5 per person (cash only). Kids 5 and under free. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Lovebug Festival
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the park's annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect-related crafts, pollinator programs and much more. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Movie by the Water
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 8:15 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Tools and Skills that Built a Colony
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
What did those first colonists do to survive when they arrived in 1733? Find out if you have what it took to build a colony. See craft demonstrations such as blacksmithing, spinning, cooking, roof thatching, and more. $2.00 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Movie by the Water
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 8:15 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Volunteer Training Iron Pour at Red Top Mountain State Park
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top Mountain Iron Pours are kicking off with a Training Pour on September 19th, 2020. This training session is mandatory for ALL volunteers and staff that would like to join us for the 2020-2021 Iron Pour Season. Anyone interested needs to email the Red Top Mountain Interpretive Team at redtopprogram@gmail.com for more details. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Harvest at the Homestead
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Celebrate Pioneer harvest history with our Rangers! There will be Pioneer games, tours of the Vaughan Log Cabin, and a variety of harvest-themed activities. Activities include: apple pressing, food preserving, sorghum syrup, corn dolls, and more! Inclement weather may cancel this event. All vehicles must display a Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, October 10, 2020

50th Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us for our largest event of the year. Watch Native American demonstrators, visit the craft booths, try the local food vendor trucks, take a ride on the pontoon boat or watch local performances. Help us celebrate 50 years! $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Movie by the Water
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 8:15 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain by Lake Antioch. Meet at the Beach area. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Free Popcorn while it lasts and the Movie starts 15 Minutes after Sunset. All Movies are PG13. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Molten Moonlight Iron Pour
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 4 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 4 PM. Pour begins at 7 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Green Tomato Festival Crossover Event
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 24, 2020 until Oct 25, 2020 
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
While you are in Juliette for the Green Tomato Festival, visit our Ga State Parks booth for fun activities. Then, be sure to cross over the river and visit Jarrell Plantation for house tours throughout the day. In conjunction with the festival, the plantation will be open all weekend for festival goers to tour the farm. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Green Tomato Festival Crossover Event
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 25, 2020 
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
While you are in Juliette for the Green Tomato Festival, visit our Ga State Parks booth for fun activities. Then, be sure to cross over the river and visit Jarrell Plantation for house tours throughout the day. In conjunction with the festival, the plantation will be open all weekend for festival goers to tour the farm. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Sugar Cane Syrup Festival
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
See how the Jarrell family made their very own cane syrup in one of the original kettles. Sip on sugar cane juice, be entertained by bluegrass music, experience demonstrations around the farm, and enjoy activities and games throughout the day. Freshly made, hot syrup will be available to take home and enjoy at the end of the day. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate the history of farm life in the Wiregrass region of south Georgia at the parks annual fall festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, an arts and craft show, local entertainers & vendors, syrup making and more. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Kolomoki Native American History
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 11 AM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us at the visitor center as we learn more about the descendants from Kolomoki. The Muscogee Creek Indians left their footprint on the soil here and we want to tell you more about their culture. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Molten Moonlight Iron Pour
Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 3 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 3 PM. Pour begins at 6 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for yuletide celebrations in pioneer style! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there, so be sure to bring your camera and cheer. We will have holiday crafts, pioneer toys and games, live music, and more! Access to the cabin requires a short walk on a paved trail. Event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Caroling in the Park!
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 3 PM to 5 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
What's better than Christmas Parties? How about Caroling Hayrides, Homemade Ornaments, and pictures with Santa? Caroling Through the Park will have that and much more. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Plantation Christmas
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 3 PM to 8 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a tour of the plantation decorated for the holidays with authentic decor, live music, warm cider and cookies, a story time with Mrs. Clause, and send your letter to Santa at the old post office 3-6 pm. Site closes to regular guests at 6 pm. Tours by lantern light held after dark by reservation 6-8 pm. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Participate in activities such as caroling, burning of the yule log, dancing to live period music, and other holiday observances of the colonial period, including games and refreshments. Holiday crafts at the museum throughout the day. Holiday festivities start at 1 pm. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Iron Pour
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 10 am. Pour begins at 1 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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