Local area events for this year

AUGUST 2019


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First Friday Americus – “Art Show”
5 PM-8 PM
For information on this month’s event, call 229-924-4411, Ext. 247.

11, 25
Jimmy Carter Sunday school class – Plains
10 AM
President Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. Visitors must arrive early. For more information, call 229-824-2896.

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Wolf Creek Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival – Americus
11 AM-5 PM
The third annual Wolf Creek Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival will begin at 11 a.m. at the site, 207 Wolf Creek Drive, off McMath Mill Road in Americus. The fun event draws a large crowd and is becoming one of Sumter County’s favorites. For information, call Hannah Johnson at 229-942-0091.

SEPTEMBER 2019


2
Labor Day holiday

6
First Friday Americus – “Back to School Bash”
5 PM-8 PM
For information on this month’s event, call 229-924-4411, Ext. 247.

8, 29
Jimmy Carter Sunday school class – Plains
10 AM
President Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. Visitors must arrive early. For more information, call 229-824-2896.

20
SAM Shortline Train Ride – Sumter Special
10 AM-6:25 PM
Boarding begins at 9:30 a.m. at Georgia Veterans State Park Depot at Lake Blackshear for this Friday adventure. Train departs at 10 a.m. and arrives in Americus at 11:55 a.m. at Jackson Street Depot for a 1-hour, 45-minute layover. Train then departs for Plains at 1:40 p.m. For information on this and all other SAM Shortline rides, call 1-888-GA-RAILS or 229-276-0755.

26
Taste of Sumter – Americus
6 PM-9 PM
This popular food tasting event makes its return in downtown this year. For more information, call Americus Main Street at 229-924-4411, Ext. 247.

28
Plains Peanut Festival – Plains
All-day
Come out and enjoy this popular annual festival in President and Mrs. Carter’s hometown. Events include a One Mile Fun Run/5K Road Race; arts and crafts vendors; Peanut Pavilion exhibits; entertainment acts; street dance; President and Mrs. Carter’s book signings; and the highlight, a Main Street Parade at 11 a.m. Visitors can stay and hear President Carter teach Sunday school on Sunday morning at Maranatha Baptist Church. For more information, call 229-824-5373.

OCTOBER 2019


4
First Friday Americus – “Flash Back Friday”
5 PM-8 PM
For information on this month’s event, call 229-924-4411, Ext. 247.

4
SAM Shortline Train Ride – Sumter Special
10 AM-6:25 PM
Boarding begins at 9:30 a.m. at Georgia Veterans State Park Depot at Lake Blackshear for this Friday adventure. Train departs at 10 a.m. and arrives in Americus at 11:55 a.m. at Jackson Street Depot for a 1-hour, 45-minute layover. Train then departs for Plains at 1:40 p.m. For information on this and all other SAM Shortline rides, call 1-888-GA-RAILS or 229-276-0755.

9-14  
Americus-Sumter County Fair
5 PM-10 PM Monday-Friday
1 PM-10 PM Saturday, Sunday
The fair returns to the Sumter County Fairgrounds on Ga. High 30 West in Americus. For information, contact Tim Estes at 229-924-4878.

13
Jimmy Carter Sunday school class – Plains
10 AM
President Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. Visitors must arrive early. For more information, call 229-824-2896.

19-20
Andersonville Historic Fair – Andersonville
10 AM-5 PM for both days
This popular event returns to the Civil War Village of Andersonville for the 43rd straight year. Hundreds of re-enactors join thousands of visitors downtown for the two-day event, which this year moves to the third weekend of October instead of the usual first weekend. H.K. Edgerton and the group Dixie Jubilee will be back to perform. For more information, call 229-924-2558 or 229-869-4160, or email  andersonvillega@att.net.

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Happy Halloween!