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Below are lists of festivals, fairs, holiday and special events for the Presidential Pathways travel region. Call listings contact numbers for times, fees and more info.
OCTOBER

In the Garden Concert Series
2017-10-19 6:00PM - 8:00PM

The Young Art Patrons invite you to a night of fun, food, and music in the Bradley Olmsted Garden of The Columbus Museum. Enjoy sounds of R&B and funk with your family and friends. Featuring: the D.S.O.S band. Bring your own food and beverages or purchase from local food trucks. Register online by October 12, 2017.

ADMISSION & FEES: Non-Affiliates $10 & Young Art Patron Affiliates Free
Phone: 706-748-2562
Address: The Columbus Museum 1251 Wynnton Rd. Columbus, GA 31906

Flashback Friday: Lawn Party
2017-10-20 6:30PM - 10:30PM

Join us for a free night of live music and entertainment on the Great Lawn. Music begins at 8 p.m. with The Reasons Why, featuring songs of the 60's, 70's and 80's (classic rock and Motown). Regional food truck, local food vendors, craft beers and wine will be available for purchase so come hungry and thirsty! This event is free and open to the public. No outside food or beverage permitted.

Free event
Phone: 706-298-4523
Address: Sweetland Amphitheatre 110 Smith Street LaGrange, GA 30240

Lake at R.D. Roosevelt State Park

Manchester Railroad Days
2017-10-20 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Calling all railroad fans! Come out and see the personal collection displays, model layouts, outdoor display, and Railfan Observation Deck. A Railfan reception will be held Friday evening beginning at 7 p.m. Railroadiana display opens on Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

General Admission $4.00
Phone: 706-975-4546
Address: Manchester Mill 10 Callaway Street Manchester, GA 31816

Octoberfest
2017-10-21 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Florence Marina invites the public to join in its biggest event of the year, Octoberfest! Join us for games, haunted hay rides and boat rides, a cake walk, and prize drawings from the Friends of Florence Marina. You don't want to miss this event! Food will also be offered at the park that evening by an outside vendor.

Admission Fee $1 | Parking Fee $5
Phone: 229-838-4706
Address: Florence Marina State Park 218 Florence Road Omaha, GA 31821

Sweetland Craft Beer & Music Festival
2017-10-21 4:00PM - 10:00PM

The second annual Sweetland Craft Beer & Music Festival is an outdoor festival featuring breweries from across the southeast and beyond on the Great Lawn at Sweetland. Join us on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 4-9 p.m., and enjoy live music, local food vendors, lawn games, a SEC football viewing area & more.

Music Lineup: Larry Keel Experience, River Whyless, Early James & the Latest, and Blackberry Possum.

Breweries: 35+ local, regional, and national breweries. Featuring 100+ beers from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. Brewery lineup announced soon.

Tickets: $35 in advance; $40 at the gate; $10 for music only.

Ticket includes: Souvenir Sampling Glass, unlimited sampling of craft beers until 8 p.m., games, and live entertainment until 9 p.m. All ages are welcome. All must have a ticket to enter. A valid I.D. is required to participate in the tasting. VIP Parking tickets are available for $10.

General Admission $35
Phone: 877-725-8849 | 706-298-7411
Address: Sweetland Amphitheatre 110 Smith Street LaGrange, GA 30240

Khashimov Plays Brahms
2017-10-21 7:30PM

Prize-winning violinist Nadir Khashimov returns to Columbus to play Brahms' only violin concerto. Also programmed are Beethoven's "Pastorale" symphony and Grieg's haunting melodies.

Grieg - Two Elegaic Melodies, Op. 34

Brahms - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77

Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastorale"

ADMISSION & FEES:

Adult $20-38
Child $5
Senior/Military/Educator $15-33
Student (with ID) $10

Phone: 706-256-3645
Address: Bill Heard Theatre - RiverCenter for the Performing Arts 900 Broadway Columbus, GA 31901

Fall Hike on the Pine Mountain Trail
2017-10-21 1:00PM - 4:30PM

Join trail guides for a brisk, 4-mile, easy to moderate ramble along the ridge top. Enjoy great views on both sides of the mountain. Meet at the Callaway Gardens Store Overlook Parking lot on Hwy. 27 and end at the park office on Hwy. 190. Bring water and dress for the weather. Shuttles will take guests back to their cars.

Parking Fee $5
Phone: 706-663-4858
Address: F.D. Roosevelt State Park 2970 Georgia Highway 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822

Up, Up, and Away
2017-10-21 10:00AM - 8:00PM

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's hot air balloons and professional trampoline jumpers! Experience 7-story tall hot air balloons, take a tethered ride (weather permitting), watch the world's highest jumpers FLIPPENOUT perform, take your turn on bungee trampolines and more! This jam-packed day of fun features all things "up, up, and away," and more than 35 regular attractions. Visit https://therockranch.ticketleap.com/t/Events/ for details and to purchase tickets. Hours � 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

General Admission $15/tax for all guests over the age of two
Phone: 706-889-1249
Address: The Rock Ranch 5020 Barnesville Hwy The Rock, GA 30285

Hogansville Hummingbird Festival
2017-10-21 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Join us for the 20th Annual Hogansville Hummingbird Festival, held October 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Hogansville. This festival was awarded the Southeast Tourism Society's designation as a "Top 20 Event."

Our Main Street will be bustling with food, crafts, open storefronts, antiques, food, music, entertainment and children's activities. Enjoy more than 100 arts and crafts vendors' handmade products, as well as an art competition, exhibits and demonstrations.

The annual kick-off party and silent auction will be held at the beautiful Victoria Belle Mansion on Thursday, Oct. 19. For more information, visit www.hummingbirdfestival.com or call (706) 333-2520.

Free event
Phone: 706-333-2520
Address: Downtown Hogansville Historic Downtown Main Street Hogansville, GA 30230

ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series - LaGrange
2017-10-27 8:00PM - 10:00PM

On Oct. 27, join us for the fourth concert in the 2017 ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series at the West Side Recital Hall at LaGrange College. The intimate performance features Pat Alger, Tony Arata and EG Kight.

Pat Alger, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer, wrote Hal Ketchum's timeless hit "Small Town Saturday Night" about his hometown of LaGrange. From his first hit in 1980 with "First Time Love," recorded by Livingston Taylor, to the chart-toppers recorded by Garth Brooks, including "Unanswered Prayers" and "The Thunder Rolls,"

Shortly after arriving in Nashville more than 25 years ago, Savannah native Tony Arata performed one of his songs at the Bluebird Caf�, and an artist who was in the audience swore if he ever got a record deal, he wanted to record it. Not long after that gig, Garth Brooks landed a record deal, and he made Arata's "The Dance" a hit single around the world. An inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer, Arata has had songs recorded by Patty Loveless, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Lee Roy Parnell, Delbert McClinton, Don Williams, Trisha Yearwood, Randy Travis, Reba McEntire and more.

Known for decades as the "Georgia Songbird," EG Kight appears at venues and festivals across America and Europe. A blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, Kight was born in Dublin, Georgia, and learned to play guitar at age five from her grandma. She has released nine albums, and her songs have been recorded by the late blues legend Koko Taylor, R&B singer Dorothy Moore, Saffire, The Uppity Blues Women, Shaun Murphy (former lead singer for Little Feat), and more. Her songs have aired on three major TV networks, and five were placed in a movie.

The ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series takes place in six cities across the state from August through November, promoting the state as a destination for live music and music heritage. Other participating cities include Athens, Augusta, Savannah, Rome and Valdosta.

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ADMISSION & FEES: Advance tickets $15 | At the door $20
Phone: 706-880-8000
Address: West Side Recital Hall at LaGrange College 301 Panther Way LaGrange, GA 30240

Chitlin Hoedown
2017-10-28 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Come try our chitlins, barbecued chicken, homemade fried pies, funnel cakes and other tasty treats. The Chitlin Hoedown is a yearly celebration of the small city of Yatesville, Ga. 2000 lbs of Chitterlings are sold at the event each year! We also offer arts, crafts, a parade and live entertainment. This event is fun for all ages!

Free event
Phone: 706-647-9686
Address: Downtown Yatesville Yatesville Highway Yatesville, GA 31097

Halloween Hike
2017-10-28 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Ever wanted to hike down into Providence Canyon after dark? Here is your chance! Join us on a spooky ranger led hike down into Providence Canyon. Be sure to bring a flash light and be prepared for scary stories!

Admission Fee $5 | Parking Fee $5
Phone: 229-838-4706
Address: Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area 8930 Canyon Road Lumpkin, GA 31815

Hooch Hike and Paddle
2017-10-28 8:00AM - 2:30PM

Get the best of both worlds at the Bend - a 5.5-mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the bend boat launch where we'll break for lunch. Then, there will be a short instruction session to get you on your way; a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+.

Admission Fee $12 per person plus $30 boat rental. Parking Fee $5
Phone: 770-254-7271
Address: Chattahoochee Bend State Park 425 Bobwhite Way Newnan, GA 30263

Campground Trick or Treating
2017-10-28 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Wear your light or carry a flashlight. Trick or Treat at campsites marked with a candy bag and light. No cottages have treats. Campers who bring candy to give out can show it when they register and get 10% off their stay.

Parking Fee $5
Phone: 706-663-4858
Address: F.D. Roosevelt State Park 2970 Georgia Highway 190 Pine Mountain, GA 31822

Not-So-Spooky Halloween
2017-10-28 10:00AM - 8:00PM

It's time to dress up and compete! Join us for the 8th annual costume contest and trick-or-treating at the Not-So-Spooky Halloween Festival. Guests, and their dogs on a leash, are encouraged to wear wacky, creative, and funny costumes � all to win prizes! In addition to the costume contest and trick-or-treating, guests can enjoy more than 35 activities and attractions. Visit https://therockranch.ticketleap.com/t/Events/ for details and to purchase tickets. Hours - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost $15/tax for all guests over the age of two
Phone: 706-889-1249
Address: The Rock Ranch 5020 Barnesville Hwy The Rock, GA 30285

Day Out With Thomas
2017-10-29 9:00AM - 4:00PM

For two weekends only, Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends. 1-877-427-2457.

Parking $5 | Tickets $23.76
Phone: 229-276-0755
Address: Georgia Veterans State Park SAM Shortline - Georgia Veterans State Park 2459 U.S. Highway 280 W Cordele, GA 31015

Munchkin Masquerade
2017-10-31 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Join us for this Halloween tradition where downtown merchants pass out Halloween treats to costumed preschool children.

Free event
Phone: 770-253-8283
Address: Downtown Newnan Downtown Newnan Newnan, GA 30263

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