Music/Arts/Crafts Events


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Nature Sketching
Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Grab some paper, sketching material and a nice view and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Etowah. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Blow dart making
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come out and test your blow dart skills by making and shooting your own blow darts with one of our Naturalists. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Art by the Lake
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Color, paint, or glue. The choice is up to you. Art supplies will be available to create what you may. Takes place in the Nature Nook, under the Group Shelter. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Weekend Blast Off Campfire
Friday, Aug 30, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet fellow campers at the campground fire ring to, roast marshmallows, play games, and tell stories! $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Longleaf Pine Needle Basket Craft
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Learn the basics of creating a coiled pine needle basket in this 3 hour workshop. All materials are provided. Basket is yours to keep. Those who wish to create larger baskets than time allows are invited to join us again next month for a reduced fee of $15. Ages 13 and older. Minimum of 4 participants for class to make. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Leaf Art
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come learn about different types of leaves found in our area and how to dry and preserve leaves while you make a leaf etching to take home. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Pretzel Cabins
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring your creativity and make your own Pretzel Cabin! Meet @ Elijah Clark Cabin. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Make Your Own Gorget
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy designing and crafting your very own gorget! $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us, and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week is filled with a different craft with an educational background. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Birding Crafts
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Interested in birding but don’t know where to start? Create your own peanut butter bird feeder and bring the birds to you. Crafts include one pinecone bird feeder and one pair of recycled birding ‘binoculars’. Take home crafts same day. Meet at the picnic tables near the playground. 3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Butter My Biscuit
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10 AM to 11 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Get moving and make delicious homemade butter and biscuits over the fire. Meet at the campground pavilion, all supplies provided for $5. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Patriotic Wreath
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come to the campground pavilion to create a unique American flag wreath. All supplies provided for $15. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Ice Cream In A Bag
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion to cool off and make delicious ice cream. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Art by the Lake
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Color, paint, or glue. The choice is up to you. Art supplies will be available to create what you may. Takes place in the Nature Nook, under the Group Shelter. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Grapevine Wreaths
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come make your own masterpiece in this fun grapevine wreath craft program at the Nature Center. Hang it on your door for the start of fall, or make one for the holiday and keep it for years to come. $8 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek as we explore different animals and the surrounding woodlands. Each program will incorporate hands on play, math, art, and creativity. Come join as on 9/3 for a short 0.25 mile hike. On 9/17: Leave no trace principles with our Camp Oh No! $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Sep 6, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out to Campground Amphitheater and enjoy a night by the campfire with your family. We will share stories, participate in games and songs, and eat yummy s'mores. $1 per participant. Appropriate for all ages. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Arts and Crafts in the Park
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join us for a fun filled family friendly arts and crafts hour at the park. Be creative and take home your very own masterpiece. Each week we'll be doing a different craft such as grapevine wreaths, glass art, book hooks, and more. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Fire to Fork
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Hungry to learn about different methods of cooking outdoors over open fire? Come out to watch our gathering and we'll show you how. Sampling will be encouraged. Period music and games can be enjoyed by all. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Junior Ranger: Edible Medicinal and Plant Smash
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. 10 to adult. This month we are learning about plants and natural dyes. We will be walking around learning about plants and smashing plants to make awesome impressions. Who doesn’t love getting to smash things for art? Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Homeschool Thursday: Water
Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Want a fun learning experience about nature? Then come join us for crafts, nature walk, games, and more. This month we will be learning about the water cycle and water ecosystems. Recommended age is 5 and up. Inclement weather may cancel this event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Sep 13, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Stop by Fort Yargo for a relaxing movie night! Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. Appropriate for all ages. $5 parking pass required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Art by the Lake
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Color, paint, or glue. The choice is up to you. Art supplies will be available to create what you may. Takes place in the Nature Nook, under the Group Shelter. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Sep 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.
Lovebug Festival
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 9 AM to 4 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.
S'more Fun
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come and join us by the campfire while we make S'mores with cookies and marshmallows. Make a craft to light up your night! Enjoy conversation and tales all through the nite! Make it a family or friends night out! Call the Park Office and sign up for a fun filled night! $2 per person $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Coffee With A Ranger
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a cup of coffee and a scoop of peach Dutch oven dump cake with Hard Labor Creek rangers. 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.
Summer Crafts
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Create your very own summery watermelon sun-catcher and pineapple pine cone to celebrate the season. Take home crafts same day. Meet at the picnic tables by the playground. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Arts and Crafts in the Park
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join us for a fun filled family friendly arts and crafts hour at the park. Be creative and take home your very own masterpiece. Each week we'll be doing a different craft such as grapevine wreaths, glass art, book hooks, and more. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Field Journal Journeys: Orienteering
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Come learn how to use a compass to orienteering! This program is 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.
Pioneer Skills: Medicinal Plants/Apothecary
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call 770-975-0055 to register. Come learn how to identify some local plants and how plants have been used medicinally. Rangers will be giving instructions on how to make infusions, poultices, salves, and more! 10 to adult. We will be walking a total of 1 mile on a paved trail. Inclement weather may cancel event. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join a park ranger for two fun-filled days of learning, crafting, and exploring. This camp is for children ages 6-12. Spaces are limited, so pre-registration is required. $30. 706-213-2045.
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Mountain Music Day Festival
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 9:30 AM to 8 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for an amazing day of Bluegrass & Gospel music here at the park. Along with a full lineup of incredible music, there will also be local crafters that will be selling their handmade items. Feeling hungry? The Vogel Volunteers will be selling mouthwatering food that you will surely cure your hunger. We look forward to seeing you here. Child (12 & Under) - Free General Admission (13 to 61) - $8.00 Military & First Responders/Senior (62 & Over) - $7.00 $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join a park ranger for two fun-filled days of learning, crafting, and exploring. This camp is for children ages 6-12. Spaces are limited, so pre-registration is required. $30. 706-213-2045.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek as we explore different animals and the surrounding woodlands. Each program will incorporate hands on play, math, art, and creativity. Come join as on 9/3 for a short 0.25 mile hike. On 9/17: Leave no trace principles with our Camp Oh No! $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 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, September 20, 2019

Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 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.
Stargazing and Constellation Stories
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the galaxy with out of this world crafts, cool constellations, and laying out under the stars. Identify key objects in our solar system like planets, large stars, and meteors, or listen to the creation stories of the common constellations. Blankets are encouraged. Meet at the amphitheater near Picnic Shelter 5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Camper Karaoke
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Want to sing and impress your friends and family? Love to sing, but can't carry a tune? No problem! Come join us in the campground for some Camper Karaoke and enjoy a night filled with music and fun. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Pickin on Clark's Hill Lake
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 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.
Gettin Crafty in the Relihan
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 to Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 2 PM to 3 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come make a craft with us, and enjoy some company with our reptiles. Get creative with the rangers. Each week is filled with a different craft with an educational background. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Campground Craft
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us at the Activities Shelter located in the Campground for a Campground Craft and snack! Donations are welcome! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Fall Crafts
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The Autumn Equinox on Monday the 23rd announces the end of summer and the arrival of fall. Make popsicle stick scarecrows, black or brown bats, and spooky spider webs. Create and take home your crafts same day. Meet at the picnic tables near the playground. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Portrait of a Plantation
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 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 inspired by the plantation in real time as you tour the site. $4 - $6.50 478-986-5172.
Arts and Crafts in the Park
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join us for a fun filled family friendly arts and crafts hour at the park. Be creative and take home your very own masterpiece. Each week we'll be doing a different craft such as grapevine wreaths, glass art, book hooks, and more. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Friday, September 27, 2019

Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out to Campground Amphitheater and enjoy a night by the campfire with your family. We will share stories, participate in games and songs, and eat yummy s'mores. $1 per participant. Appropriate for all ages. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Stop by Fort Yargo for a relaxing movie night! Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. Appropriate for all ages. $5 parking pass required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Skills of the Past - 2019
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Demonstrators show Primitive Skills needed by people of the past to survive everyday life in the Past. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Gourd Painting
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come enjoy the fall festivities at the park by painting and decorating your own gourd at the Nature Center. We provide all the supplies for this family friendly program. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Cabin Fever: Bluegrass and BBQ Festival
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 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 vendors, arts and crafts, non profits, and much more! This is a family friendly event! Vendors wanted, please contact the park. $10. 706-878-3087.
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Monday, October 7, 2019

Toddler Ranger
Monday, Oct 7, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. This program is designed for toddlers to explore nature with a Ranger. We use hands on experiences, play, nature walks, and other interactives to facilitate learning and exploration. Bring a snack for snack time. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Homeschool Thursday: Leaves Matter
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. This month we will be learning about leaves. We will learn how to use leaves to identify trees, why leaves change colors, and why leaves are important. We will have crafts, games, and hikes. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Make sure to dress for the weather. Inclement weather may cancel this event. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Oct 12, 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.
49th Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Enjoy Native American demonstrators, live performances on the Georgia- Pacific amphitheater, free crafts for kids and over 50 food and craft vendors. This day long event is sure to keep the family entertained. Call the park office for more details. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Fall Festival at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 1 PM to 5 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy fall-themed crafts and games, hayrides, scarecrow hike and so much more in this fun-filled afternoon at the park. Bring the whole family and get a discount on the admission price. $5 per person or $15 for a family $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Cabin Life - Pioneers of History
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Don't stay at home with cabin fever. Get outdoors and join our living history specialists at the 1850’s log cabin. Hear stories of old and see period life-way demonstrations. There will also be guided tours of the cabin and nearby battlefield. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Pioneer Skills: Calligraphy
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Learn how to make your own quill and use it to write calligraphy! Rangers will also teach you how pioneers would have made their own ink! We will be walking a total of 1 mile on a paved trail. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Field Journal Journeys: Shoot for the Moon
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Come view this full moon night while we learn about the night sky! If we listen we may even hear an owl! This program is 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.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Cori's Photography Workshop
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Interested in photography but don't know where to start? Want to improve your camera skills? Whether you use a smartphone, point-and-shoot, or DSLR camera, Ranger Cori wants to share some pro tips from her years in Hollywood with you. Join this workshop to learn and practice getting better photos and video of friends, family, and nature. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Pumpkin Painting
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bring the little ones for this fun pumpkin painting program at the Nature Center. Take home your masterpiece and display it for the whole neighborhood to enjoy during the holiday. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Children's Nature Walk
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 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.
Mountain Farm Celebration
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 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.
Campground Trick-or-Treat Hayride
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 5 PM to 8:30 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Meet at the Visitor Center as we load up for a hay ride to trick-or-treat around the campground. As you wait enjoy fall crafts and games. Concessions will be sold. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Masks and More
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come make your very best animal mask or halloween decoration during this family friendly fun arts and crafts program. You can even wear your masks or display your art during our Spooky Camper Contest later this evening. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camping Curious: Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 2 PM to 6 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. This event is open to campground guests only. This will be a celebration concluding our Camping Curious series for the year! There will be face painting, crafts, games, s'mores, and more! There will also be a costume contest. Inclement weather may cancel this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 8 AM to 4 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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Friday, November 1, 2019

Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out to Campground Amphitheater and enjoy a night by the campfire with your family. We will share stories, participate in games and songs, and eat yummy s'mores. $1 per participant. Appropriate for all ages. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 12 PM to 6 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join the Friends of Don Carter State Park for an afternoon in the park with live traditional mountain music, arts, crafts, vendors, and good food. This will be Don Carter State Park's sixth annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Annual Fall Festival
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for some Fall Fun! We will have hayrides for $3, archery for only $1, free apple bobbing, smores, music, scavenger hunt, games, and much more! It cost $5 per vehicle to attend the event plus a parking pass is required .The event is taking place at our beach area. We are seeking volunteers, call the park if you'd like to volunteer! $5 per car $3 hayrides $1 archery $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Native American Heritage Day
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join staff, Friends of New Echota volunteers and special Cherokee guests as the historic Capital of New Echota comes alive with living history demonstrations, tours, games and music. $5.50-$7 706-624-1321.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Nov 8, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Stop by Fort Yargo for a relaxing movie night! Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. Appropriate for all ages. $5 parking pass required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Nov 9, 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.
Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 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.
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Field Journal Journeys: Leaves Matter
Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. We will learn how to use leaves to identify trees, why leaves change colors, and why leaves are important. We will walk to find leaves and trees. This program is recommended for 10 to adult. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Nov 15, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out to Campground Amphitheater and enjoy a night by the campfire with your family. We will share stories, participate in games and songs, and eat yummy s'mores. $1 per participant. Appropriate for all ages. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Annual Sugar Cane Festival
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come to our beautiful middle Georgia park to watch sugar cane being ground. Sample the cane juice and buy syrup to take home. Visitors can also enjoy food vendors, craft vendors, and tour our covered bridge/grist mill. Come listen to the music under the trees. Remember to bring a chair or a blanket. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Friday, November 22, 2019

Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Nov 22, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come out to Campground Amphitheater and enjoy a night by the campfire with your family. We will share stories, participate in games and songs, and eat yummy s'mores. $1 per participant. Appropriate for all ages. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

A Pioneer Thanksgiving
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
On this day, our living history specialists will perform cooking demonstrations and then portray an 1853, Pioneer Thanksgiving at the cabin. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Junior Ranger: Art Outdoors
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. 10 to adult. Come join us for some cool fun! This month, Rangers will lead practice in 2D art skills! We will provide tools, paper, and images for inspiration. Teen Rangers may practice a range of skills in such media as: colored pencils, sharpie, pen, and charcoal. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Movie Night at Fort Yargo
Friday, Dec 6, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a family friendly night out? Stop by Fort Yargo for a relaxing movie night! Bring a chair, a blanket, or grab a seat on a picnic bench. Appropriate for all ages. $5 parking pass required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Christmas at The Park
Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 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. $2.00/person $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. 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! Donations are appreciated. Event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Christmas at the Gorge
Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 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 Through The Park
Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
What's better than Christmas Parties? How about Caroling Hayrides, Homemade Ornaments, Hot Chocolate, S'mores and Pictures with Santa? Caroling Through the Park will have that and much more. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

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.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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! $2 hay rides; $3 mini golf $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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.
Pioneer Skills: Quilting
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Come visit our Vaughan Log Cabin and learn the basics of quilt making with a Ranger! You can even bring a quilt that you are working on! There will be limited supplies available. We will be walking a total of 1 mile on a paved trail. Recommended for 10 to adult. Inclement weather may cancel event. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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.
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.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

DIGGING UP THE DIRT ON HISTORY: ARCHAEOLOGY DAY
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Our State Parks program theme this year is DIRT. Archaeology is a "dirty job", but one that is crucial to learning about the past. Come out on this day to experience a mock archaeology dig, tours of actual dig sites, and much more. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.

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.

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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