With the historic winter ice event now behind us and the recent spring teasing weather that beckons for us all to get out and ramble about the countryside, here are a handful of upcoming Backroads festivals and spring affairs that I’ve gathered from across the CSRA. They include vendors, crafts, food and more!
Quietly tucked away in eastern Taliaferro County is Sharon, Georgia (population 140!). Incorporated in 1884, Sharon is a beautiful rural community that is gently sprinkled with turn-of-the-century farmhouses, churches and a handful of surviving buildings from its earliest years. The site of Georgia’s first Catholic Church and cemetery (“Locust Grove”- circa 1790) is also located just south of the city limits. Sharon, Georgia sits as a geographic crossroad to all points north, east, south and west.
Augusta is not only rich with tradition but also a large geographic region full of backroad eateries, shops, events and interesting wide spots in the road just waiting to be discovered and shared - from both sides of the River. Put on your adventure hat and join SGL in this backroad journey.
If you know of a "tucked away" southern business or restaurant or an unusual backroads discovery, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with all the usual details and I'll credit you with the tip.
This year's annual Augusta Greek Festival has already been nothing short of fabulous! Saturday stands to be an all time record breaker for attendance as well as the atmosphere, food and festivity.
Festival goers are transformed upon arrival at this year's Festival with the music setting the tone and the aroma of the cuisine cooking under the big tent - you find you have arrived in a Greek village in the heart of Augusta! There is much to see and experience and most attending will need all four days this year to see and enjoy it all!
The 18th annual Augusta Greek Festival will be held October 11th through the 14th in downtown Augusta at the corner of 10th and Greene Streets. This year’s festival celebration, in addition to growing to a four day event, will be nothing short of all that is Greek. This is the Greek community's gift to Augusta - sharing its Hellenic culture and love of family and friendships.