Music/Arts/Crafts Events


Saturday, July 18, 2020

U-Pick Harvest Days
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. This year will look a little different, we will not be hosting our usual festival, however, corn will be available to pick until sold out. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Make Your Own Dog Biscuits
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Hear a former Animal Control Specialist provide insight on proper pet care then learn how to make your own dog biscuits. Limit: 25 people, minimum of 4. Pre-registration required prior to day of event. Call or stop by Visitor Center (912)287-4900. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Cabin Life
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Step back into the past and experience what life was like on an 1850's homestead. Our cabin staff will demonstrate various aspects of everyday life and life way traditions. $5 parking. Call 770-443-7850. $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
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Guided Marsh Hike
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist for a 2 mile guided hike through maritime forest and along our coastal salt marshes. The trails are close to the water and can be muddy in some spots, so bring sturdy shoes and insect repellent. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Saturday, July 25, 2020

U-Pick Harvest Days
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. This year will look a little different, we will not be hosting our usual festival, however, corn will be available to pick until sold out. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Guided Marsh Hike
Friday, Jul 31, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist for a 2 mile guided hike through maritime forest and along our coastal salt marshes. The trails are close to the water and can be muddy in some spots, so bring sturdy shoes and insect repellent. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Fairy House Furniture or Playground Build
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Invite a local woods fairy or pixie to your backyard with cleverly built natural structures. Limited attendance of 15 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. Adults and families with children welcome.Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
U-Pick Harvest Days
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. This year will look a little different, we will not be hosting our usual festival, however, corn will be available to pick until sold out. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Fairy House Furniture or Playground Build
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Invite a local woods fairy or pixie to your backyard with cleverly built natural structures. Limited attendance of 15 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. Adults and families with children welcome.Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
U-Pick Harvest Days
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. This year will look a little different, we will not be hosting our usual festival, however, corn will be available to pick until sold out. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Primitive Arts DIY Class: Atl Alt and Dart Crafting
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
The atl atl is a highly effective piece of hunting technology that has been used by many cultures across the globe, including the American Indian. Gather the tools and knowledge needed to construct your own and the supplies to continue crafting at home. You'll even learn to throw the dart. Ages 13+. Limited spots available. Call to pre-register. $50. 706-695-2598.
Fairy House Furniture or Playground Build
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Invite a local woods fairy or pixie to your backyard with cleverly built natural structures. Limited attendance of 15 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. Adults and families with children welcome.Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
U-Pick Harvest Days
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. This year will look a little different, we will not be hosting our usual festival, however, corn will be available to pick until sold out. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Recycling to Bird feeders
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join our Naturalist as we re-purpose drink bottles into bird feeders. Bring insect repellent, sunblock, bottled water, and empty plastic drink bottle. We will be working outside on separate tables unless it rains. Limit: 15 people, minimum 4. Pre-register prior to day of event; call or stop by Visitor Center. (912)287-4900 $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Are you hot yet? Is it too early to think about Christmas? Join our Naturalist as we make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 15 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center prior to day of event. (912)287-4900 $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Fairy House Furniture or Playground Build
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Invite a local woods fairy or pixie to your backyard with cleverly built natural structures. Limited attendance of 15 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. Adults and families with children welcome.Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Build a Birdhouse
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring your own tools, bottled water, insect repellent, and sunblock; all other materials are supplied. Working outside on separate tables unless it rains. Limit: 8 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center prior to day of event. (912)287-4900 $5 - $10 $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Fairy House Furniture or Playground Build
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Invite a local woods fairy or pixie to your backyard with cleverly built natural structures. Limited attendance of 15 and must pre-register at the Park Office. Location disclosed upon registration. Adults and families with children welcome.Event will be cancelled if rain. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Christmas Crafts
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Are you hot yet? Is it too early to think about Christmas? Join our Naturalist as we make Christmas crafts that are sure to help make your home more festive for the holidays. Some can be used as gifts. Limit: 15 people, minimum 4. Register at Visitor Center prior to day of event. (912)287-4900 $10 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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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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Outdoor Cooking Class - Hobo Style
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
This class will focus on the preparation, cooking, and cleaning involved with cooking a meal outdoors using aluminum foil. We provide the equipment and ingredients, but participants may bring spices of their choice. Preregistration required. $10. 770-443-7850.
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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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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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Mountain Music Day Festival
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 10 AM to 8 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for an amazing day of Bluegrass, Americana & Gospel music here at the park. Along with a full lineup of incredible music, there will also be local artists that will be selling their handmade items. Hungry? The Vogel Volunteers will be selling mouthwatering food that you will surely cure your hunger. We look forward to seeing you here. $0 - $10 $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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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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Cabin Fever: Bluegrass and BBQ Festival
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
We invite you to join Smithgall Woods Friends Group for a fun afternoon of bluegrass and BBQ on Dukes Creek! There will be live music from multiple bluegrass acts, food, arts and crafts, and hayrides! $10. 706-878-3087.
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Saturday, October 3, 2020

70th Anniversary Celebration Iron Pour
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 12 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top Mountain celebrates its iron mining history with iron pours! Watch as Ranger's melt down iron and pour it in to molds and scratch blocks. To Register for hayride call the Visitor Center at 770-975-0055 on Mon-Thurs from 9 AM - 5 PM. Scratch blocks go on sale at 3 PM. Pour begins at 7:30 PM. Click event title for more information. $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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Fall Festival at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 1 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy fall-themed crafts, games, hayrides, scarecrow hike, archery and so much more. This family-friendly event is sure to be fun for the whole family. $4 per person $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Primitive Arts DIY Class: Cord Crafting
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
In this class you will learn how to create cordage (rope) from plant and animal fibers. An important skill for wilderness survival. You’ll leave with your own cordage, as well as materials to continue the fun at home. This class is open to ages 13+ with an adult guardian present for youth 17 and under. Limited spots available, call to pre-register. $40. 706-695-2598.
Primitive Arts DIY Class: Natural Glue Crafting
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Before super-glue and duct tape, people still required adhesives to aid in hunting and home building. Participants in this class will learn to make their own glue from natural elements. This class is open to ages 13+ with an adult guardian present for youth 17 and under. Limited spots available, call to pre-register. $40. 706-695-2598.
Mountain Farm Celebration
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy the feel of an old-fashioned country fair set in the beautiful Nacoochee Valley, surrounded by the colors of the season. $6. 706-878-1077.
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, October 31, 2020

Tricks, Treats, and Tricorns
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 5 PM to 8 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for your new Halloween tradition of Trick-or-treating inside the fort's walls. We will also be offering the chance to flex your crafty side with a full evening of fun fall activities! $3-$5. 912-437-4770.
Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 12 PM to 8 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Celebrate autumn’s arrival with noon chili, hotdogs and drinks for sale. We will also have hayrides, a cake walk, and a campsite decorating contest. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Cast Iron Chefs 2: Hear The Dinner Bell Callin
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Once again our cast iron chefs will gather to demonstrate their skills.Come out to observe, learn, and sample familiar and unfamiliar dishes. $3- $6. 770-443-7850.
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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
Red Top Mountain celebrates its iron mining history with iron pours! Watch as Ranger's melt down iron and pour it in to molds and scratch blocks. 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. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Crafting with Claus
Saturday, Nov 28, 2020 6 PM to 8 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
It is time to get crafty for Christmas. Decorate ornaments with Santa Claus and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies as he shares Christmas stories. $2. 706-213-2045.

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.
Christmas at the Gorge
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come and see Santa, make crafts, enjoy Christmas music and have a snack here at the park. If you have a camera you can take your own photos with Santa. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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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

Christmas at the Springs
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 1 PM to 4 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. $4 per child adults free unless participating in activities $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
17th Annual Vogel State Park Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 4 PM to 7 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 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

Christmas at The Park
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 5 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join the staff at the Interpretive Center for some holiday crafts, a campfire, and some Christmas sweets. All ages are welcome to join in the fun. Also a special visit from Santa Clause from 7-8pm. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Iron Pour
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top Mountain celebrates its iron mining history with iron pours! Watch as Ranger's melt down iron and pour it in to molds and scratch blocks. 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. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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