Georgia Magazine - March 2018 - 10
COMPILED BY PAMELA A. KEENE
Getting wild in Fitzgerald
Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard
Sale, March 9-10, various locations. Visit
the longest yard sale in Georgia, stretching from Barnesville to Jekyll Island along
Highway 341. bit.ly/ptb2018.
HISTORIC HIGH COUNTRY
Laura Wilson: That Day, through April
29, Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville. More than 60 large-scale photographs
of rodeos, Western movie-making, smalltown football and more. boothmuseum.org.
Youth Art Month Exhibit, March 1-28,
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association,
Blue Ridge. Fannin County school students
display their work. blueridgearts.net.
Civil War Candlelight Tour, March 2-3,
Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site,
Dallas. Guided tours, cannon and musket
firings. bit.ly/gsppikmb. (770) 443-7850.
"Driving Miss Daisy," March 2-4, 9-10,
Harris Arts Center, Calhoun. Stage production of the story of Daisy Werthan and her
driver, Hoke Coleburn, set in Atlanta.
harrisartscenter.com. (706) 629-2599.
the way it was played in the early days.
bit.ly/6cavmus. (706) 861-2860.
NORTHEAST GEORGIA MOUNTAINS
Folk to Fine Arts Festival, March 2-3,
Commerce Civic Center, Commerce. More
than 70 artists sell an array of works in a
variety of media. folk-finearts.com. (706)
Appalachian Trail Kickoff, March 2-4,
Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawsonville.
Learn about the Appalachian Trail from
experts, hiking clubs, authors, vendors.
atko.info. (678) 262-8406.
Wine Highway Week, March 16-25,
various locations, Northeast Georgia. Tour
and taste at more than 20 vineyards.
georgiawine.com. (706) 878-9463.
Raptor Fest, March 17, Elachee Nature
Science Center, Gainesville. Live animals,
birds of prey presentation, kids' activities,
food. elachee.org. (770) 535-1976.
32nd Annual Community Egg Hunt,
March 31, Veterans Memorial Park, Dawsonville. Egg hunt, face-painting, train
rides, Easter Bunny. kareforkids.org.
"A Comedy of Tenors," Feb. 28,
March 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, Georgia Ensemble
Theatre, Roswell. Four tenors, two wives,
three girlfriends and a soccer stadium filled
with screaming fans in 1930s Paris. get.org.
Original Sewing and Quilt Expo,
March 8-10, Infinite Energy Center, Duluth.
Quilt displays, textiles, quilting personalities, demonstrations. sewingexpo.com.
"Mamma Mia!," March 8-11, 13-18,
20-25, 27-April 1, 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, Aurora
Larry Gatlin, March 22, Historic Ritz
Theatre, Toccoa. Concert by the GRAMMY
Award winner. bit.ly/ritztoc. (706) 282-3232.
Mutts on Main, March 24, downtown
square, Gainesville. Contests, concert and
pet products. bit.ly/dtgains. (770) 297-1141.
Georgia Has Talent, March 3, Cherokee
High School, Canton. Talent show and
silent auction to raise money for ovarian
cancer awareness. georgiahastalent.com.
Southern Uprising Tour, March 24,
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee.
Concert featuring Marshall Tucker Band,
Charlie Daniels Band, Travis Tritt. bit.ly/
gamtnfg. (706) 896-4191.
Wildflower Hikes, March 14, 16, 20, 24,
28, Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising
Fawn. Hike to identify wildflower species
in bloom; reservations required. bit.ly/
gspccnyn. (706) 913-7170.
14th Annual Dahlonega Literary
Festival, March 24-25, downtown,
Dahlonega. More than a dozen major
authors, plus panels and presentations.
Vintage Base Ball Match, March 24, Polo
Field, Fort Oglethorpe. Experience baseball
29th Annual Trout Tournament,
March 31, Festhalle, Helen. Fish the
Chattahoochee River and win cash prizes
for catching tagged fish. helenchamber.com.
More online at www.georgiamagazine.org
hy did the chicken cross the road? To get to the Wild Chicken Festival in
Fitzgerald, March 16-17, of course.
Each March the town celebrates its resident wild chickens. They've been part of
the landscape since the 1960s, when the Georgia Department of Natural Resources
stocked the Ocmulgee River basin with the colorful Burmese chickens as potential
game birds. Their descendants settled in Fitzgerald.
"For about two decades we've hosted the Wild Chicken Festival here," says
Brandy Elrod, director of tourism, arts and culture. "It's become a real tradition,
with a chicken-crowing contest, arts and crafts, and concerts. Everyone has a really
The city also hosts a street dance, a 5K road race, roaming
circus performers, zip-lining in the center of downtown and
the Wild Chicken Soup exhibit, featuring works by local artists
at the Carnegie Center March 5-April 27.
For more information about the Wild Chicken Festival,
visit wildchickenfestival.com or call (800) 386-4642.
-Pamela A. Keene
Kaki King: The Neck Is a Bridge to The Body,
March 10, Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia
Institute of Technology, Atlanta. Multimedia
concert by the guitarist and co-composer of the
score for the film "Into the Wild." arts.gatech.
edu. (404) 894-9600.