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October Festivals in Central Georgia

October Festivals in Central Georgia

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Middle Georgia -- sometimes referred to as Central Georgia or the Heart of Georgia -- is home to several bustling small cities, including Macon, a cultural and educational center for the region; Milledgeville, a former state capital; and Warner Robins, the metropolitan area around Robins Air Force Base. Though many of the cities in this area have festivals throughout the year -- including Dublin's St. Patrick's Day celebration and Forsyth's March Forsythia Festival -- the region's mild autumn weather in Middle Georgia makes October a popular time for festivals.

Near Macon

In late October, the Riverside Cemetery conservation group hosts a spooky evening celebration. Tour the pre-Civil War cemetery, where you'll run into the spirits of notable folks from Macon's past, including escaped slaves-turned-celebrities and Southern belles with nerves of steel. Unlike most festivals, the aptly named Spirits in October celebration requires you to sign up in advance to participate, because only a limited number of participates can join each walking tour. Tours take place every half-hour between 6 and 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and the event usually takes place the weekend before Halloween.

Near Perry

Check out Georgia arts and crafts, ranging from word carvings to cornshuck weaving to pottery, and tap your feet to Appalachian music and gospel singalongs at the Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival. This semi-annual celebration devoted to old-fashioned skills takes place in March and October just north of Perry. In addition to music and crafts, you'll find demonstrations of vintage skills, such as tatting lace and braiding bullwhips, as well as hayrides, storytelling and special performances. Though kids are encouraged to join the festivities, pets aren't allowed, so plan accordingly.

Near Milledgeville

You'll find local and national bands, plenty of kids activities, live stage shows and arts and crafts at the annual Deep Roots Festival in Milledgeville. The festival takes place every year in late October. One of the biggest attractions at the festival is the People's Choice BBQ Championship, where festival attendees can sample and cast their vote for the festival's best pulled pork. The festival also hosts several other contests, and there are prizes for photography, crafts, cooking and more.

Near Eatonton

In Eatonton, the Briar Patch Arts Festival is an October highlight. The festival, which started in 2010, gets its name from the works of Joel Chandler Harris, who was born in Eatonton, and features work by local artists and craftspeople. Bands set up on live music stages throughout the festival, so you can check out local music while you browse the offerings at the booths.

Job Opening in Milledgeville

Job Opening in Milledgeville

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. 

You can see more jobs available in Central Georgia on 13WMAZ's Job Market Thursday page.

Job Openings in Milledgeville

Job Openings in Milledgeville

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. 

Job Title:    Registered X-Ray Technician

Location:    Milledgeville GA  

Pay:          $13.00 to $17.00 per Hour

Education:  Some College

Job Number: GA8081926

Registered X-Ray Technician needed with ARRT Certification (American Registry of Radiology Tech).

 

Job Title:    Cleaner/Baker

Location:    MILLEGEVILLE GA

Pay:          $7.25 per Hour

Education:  12 Years

Job Number: GA8109058

Milledgeville First Friday to Kick Off School Year

Milledgeville First Friday to Kick Off School Year

Milledgeville, GA- School spirit will be in the air during the August First Friday event and the whole community is invited to the Pep Rally to help kick off the new school year. First Friday will take place on August 2nd from 6-9pm in downtown Milledgeville with something for everyone to enjoy.

Come out and meet the Baldwin County School Board! Members of the school board will be in the Post Office parking lot from 6-8pm chatting with First Friday goers. Feel free to ask them questions or just get to know them a little bit better.

Job Opening in Milledgeville

Job Opening in Milledgeville

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. 

You can see more jobs available in Central Georgia on 13WMAZ's Job Market Thursday page.

Job Title:    Route Sales Representative

Job Openings in Milledgeville

Job Openings in Milledgeville

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. 

You can see more jobs available in Central Georgia on 13WMAZ's Job Market Thursday page.

Andalusia Blog: Coming this Fall

Andalusia Blog: Coming this Fall

When I got hooked on Flannery O'Connor four years ago, I tried to read everything about her that I could get my hands on.  One of the more helpful books, was Flannery O'Connor's Georgia by Barbara McKenzie. 

What drew me to this book was the way it seemed to capture in word and photograph the fictional world of Flannery O'Connor - which wasn't so fictional after all! 

The photographs of preachers seized by the Holy Spirit, full immersion baptisms in muddy creeks, and fire and brimstone highway signs, evoke so well the cultural milieu of Hazel Motes, Francis Marion Tarwater, and Mrs. Greenleaf.  Psychiatrist Robert Coles wrote a splendid introduction that provides the context for this collection of vintage photographs that has sadly been out of print for years. ... Read More