Pumpkin Campfire at FDR State Park

Join us next to the campfire for stories and games celebrating harvest time. Bring a carved pumpkin and enter it in the contest. Awards for pumpkin carving and campsite decorating. Meet at campground amphitheater below Lake Delanor Dam from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Bring a marshmallow stick and be prepared to use it!

$2 per person ages 4 & up. Free admission for each person bringing a carved pumpkin. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

F.D. Roosevelt State Park
2970 Ga. Highway 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822

Fall Festivals 2014

September 18, 2014 by  
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fall festivals

Fall Festivals 2014

Here is our current list of nearby fall festivals. Please check back often! We will be updating this list as we learn of more local events! To include your church or school event, click here the button below.


Sept 27, 2014

Ole Chipley Town Fair
September 27, 2014 | 9am-3pm
Pine Mountain, GA

Fall Family Fun Days at The Rock Ranch
September 27, 2014
The Rock, GA

Oct 4, 2014

Fall Family Fun Days at The Rock Ranch
October 4, 2014
The Rock, GA

Cotton Pickin’ Fair and Shady Days in Gay
October 4-5, 2014
Warm Springs, GA

Oct 11, 2014

Fall Family Fun Days at The Rock Ranch
October 11, 2014
The Rock, GA

12th Annual Harvest Hoe Down
October 11-12, 2014
Warm Springs, GA

Oct 18, 2014

Fall Family Fun Days at The Rock Ranch
October 18, 2014
The Rock, GA

Uptown’s 2nd Annual Foodie Fest
October 18, 2014
Columbus, GA

43rd Annual Historial Fair & Syrup Sopping
October 18, 2014
Loachapoka, AL

Oct 24, 2014

LaGrange Academy Fall Festival
October 24, 2014
LaGrange, GA

October 24-26, 2014
Fort Benning, GA

Oct 25, 2014

Fall Family Fun Days at The Rock Ranch
October 25, 2014
The Rock, GA

Downtown LaGrange Chili Cook-off and Halloween Festival
Lafayette Square, LaGrange

Oct 31, 2014

Trick-or-Treat Around the Columbus Public Library
October 31, 2014
Columbus, GA

Uptown’s Spooktacular
October 31, 2014 | 6-8m
Columbus, GA

Campground Candy Bingo at FDR State Park
October 31, 2014 | 5-6pm
Pine Mountain, GA

Fall Festival at Historic Westville
October 31-November 2, 2014 | 10am-5pm
Lumpkin, GA

Nov 1, 2014

Owl-O-Ween at Oxbow Meadows
November 1, 2014 | 6-7pm
Columbus, GA

Fall Family Fun Days at The Rock Ranch
November 1, 2014
The Rock, GA

Nov 14, 2014

Hollis Hand Elementary Fall Festival
November 14, 2014
LaGrange, GA

Nov 15, 2014

Fall Family Fun Days at The Rock Ranch
November 15, 2014
The Rock, GA

Resource Troup Expo

September 16, 2014 by  
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Harvest Hoedown in Warm Springs


Cotton Pickin’ Fair

A national award winning festival which features the 190-year-old Gay Family farmstead, 300 artisans and antique dealers, delicious southern foods, and excellent regional entertainment. Click on the flyer for more information!

Pumpkin Patches 2014

August 28, 2014 by  
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Fall Family Fun Days at the Rock Ranch

August 3, 2014 by  
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Don’t Miss “Fall Family Fun Days” at The Rock Ranch each Saturday, beginning September 27 through November 15 (10 a.m to 8 p.m.). Each Saturday features an exciting event plus all our fun attractions, including hay rides, pony rides, train rides, pumpkin cannon, paddle boats, cane fishing, petting zoo and more! Our all-natural produce stand will be open as well. Here is what we have in store for your family or group this Fall season:

SEPTEMBER 27: Hats Off To Heroes

OCTOBER 4: Lumberjack Day featuring Collegiate Timbersports competition

OCTOBER 11: Georgia’s Official Day of the Cowboy

OCTOBER 18: Hot Air Balloon Rally

OCTOBER 25: The “Not-So-Spooky” Halloween Festival

NOVEMBER 1: Pumpkin Destruction Day

NOVEMBER 8: The Great Outdoor Adventure

NOVEMBER 15: Farm Heritage Day

Cow Appreciation Day at CFA Commerce Avenue

June 30, 2014 by  
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Area Fourth of July Fireworks 2014

June 29, 2014 by  
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Fire up the grill and get ready for some area Fourth of July Fireworks! Here’s your 2014 guide to Independence Day fireworks shows in our area.

(If we missed any, please comment below!)

Celebrations with Fireworks

July 3, 2014

Manchester, GA

11:00am until 10:30pm ~ DOWNTOWN MANCHESTER now hosting the July 3rd Celebration previously in Warm Springs. Good Food, games, and great entertainment with a wonderful fireworks display at the end of the evening.

Opelika, AL

6:30pm ~ Celebrate Independence Day with Opelika Parks and Recreation. There will be inflatable games, hamburgers, hotdogs, popcorn, activities for the whole family and musical entertainment. The fireworks will begin at dark. Location: Opelika High School Track

July 4, 2014

LaGrange, GA

10:00am until 11:00pm ~ July 4th Celebration at Pyne Road Park featuring a children’s area, live music, and the Wendy’s fireworks show, $10 per vehicle. Sponsored by Troup Co. Parks and Rec.

Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA

Robin Lake Beach opens at 7am. Activities all day. The fireworks extravaganza begins at 9:30pm. For a schedule of events, visit www.callawaygardens.com

Franklin, GA

Join us for our annual fireworks and street dance on Friday, July 4th, 5:00 til.  Local talent is encouraged to perform during the evening event.  Loco Rio Restaurant will sponsor our street dance with UGLY BETTY performing after the fireworks.

Phenix City, AL

7pm ~ Concert. 9:15pm  ~ Fireworks show at the Phenix City Amphitheater, 508 Dillingham Street, Phenix City, AL. Free admission.

Auburn, AL

7pm ~ Live music; 9pm ~ Fireworks show. Duck Samford Stadium, Auburn. The parking lot off Airport Road, between the Bo Cavin Fields and the new Duck Samford Fields, will be CLOSED to the public during the event. Rain date, July 5, 2014.

Newnan, GA

Newnan Rotary Club Fireworks at Newnan High School Drake Stadium, entertainment starts at 6:30 Fireworks at dark with a newly recorded version of the national anthem by country music star Alan Jackson. Free Admission

Celebrations without Fireworks

July 4, 2014

LaFayette Square, LaGrange, GA

10am ~ Sweet Land of Liberty Parade for Youth, now in its 30th year! The route is new this year and will begin at the Carmike theater parking lot and march to the square on Main St. and return on Bull St.

National Infantry Museum, Columbus, GA

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center will host its second annual community-wide Independence Day celebration. At 2pm, there will be an old-fashioned patriotic parade  where youngsters are invited to dress up their bicycles, tricycles and wagons – or themselves! – and parade down Heritage Walk. MCoE Rock Band concert at Noon. Live music, IMAX movies, Food vendors, and more.

Florence Marina State Park, Omaha, GA

Friday-Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  from Jul 4, 2014 until Jul 6, 2014 Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with games, a watermelon eating contest, and educational boat tours on Lake Walter F. George.

Frontier Village, Fort Gaines, GA

10am ~ Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new Creek Indian Village that will be constructed at Frontier Village.  4th of July Parade. Musical festival, food, vendors, and more.


July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party at Callaway Gardens

June 29, 2014 by  
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July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party at Callaway Gardens (Pine Mountain, GA)

For day guests: to learn about Special Event admission, CLICK HERE.

Schedule of Events:  July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party

Friday, July 4, 2014

7 a.m.                        Beach Opens
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.     Beach Activities Aqua Island*, Blaster Boats*, Paddle Boats*, Flying Trapeze*, Rock Climbing Wall*,
Spider Jump*, Miniature Golf, Table  Tennis, Shuffleboard, Giant Checkers, Giant Chess, Xcelerator
Water Slide*, Roadster Pedal Karts*
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.    Callaway Gardens Farmers Market
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.    Beach Concessions, Food Vendors and Food Trucks
Noon to 5 p.m.       Live entertainment by DJ Mickey J
3:30 p.m.                 FSU Flying High Circus Performance
5 p.m.                      Live Music:  Secret Sauce
6 p.m.                      FSU Flying High Circus Performance
6 p.m.                      Beach Connector Gate Closes (Access between Gardens and Robin Lake Beach area will be closed
from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in preparation for fireworks display.  Please use exterior entrances.)
7:30 p.m.                Live Music:  The Swingin’ Medallions
9:30 p.m.                Fireworks Extravaganza (Weather Permitted)

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