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Posted March 12, 2013 06:24 pm - Updated March 13, 2013 08:32 am

Wild Game Supper in Sharon, GA

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. And on Saturday, March 23rd, the roads from all those directions will be filled with folks making their way into Sharon for their 56th annual Wild Game Supper.


What is the Wild Game Supper you ask? Hosted every March by the Sharon-Raytown Garden Club, it is an all-you-can-eat plethora of, well, wild game: Venison (deer) in more ways than you could ever imagine (Ham, Sausage, Smoked, Country Fried & more); Wild Hog, Fried Chicken, Squirrel, Possum & Racoon (served with sweet potatoes, of course!), Fried Rattlesnake, Bear, Elk Rabbit, Pork, Water Bear,  Turkey, Goat, game birds and MORE! Then there are all the homemade sides: Green Beans, Mac’n Cheese, Potato Soufflé, Dressing & Gravy, Deviled Eggs, Potato Salad, Homemade Biscuits, Cracklin’ Cornbread, Drinks and, YES, more! The window sills are lined with [my favorite] all kinds of cakes and pies. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced!


It’s a “back roads bucket list” must.

Here’s all the details:


Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Raytown Road

Sharon, Georgia 30631

Dinner Served 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (the line begins forming between 4 & 4:30 p.m.!)

Adults: $12.00

Kids 6-10: $5.00

Ages 6 & under are FREE!

For More Information Call: Pittman Packing Co. 706-456-2496


To see a slideshow of Sharon, CLICK HERE.


Want to find your way to Sharon? Here's SGL's map that will get you there!



Thank you for your feedback! Please keep the comments and emails coming! The greater Augusta/CSRA region is rich with the genuine Southern experience in both Georgia and South Carolina. If you know of a “tucked away” southern business, restaurant or unusual back roads discovery, email me at with all the usual details and I’ll credit you with the tip.


Harriette Keen Jacobs – South of the Gnat

Be sure to visit & "Like" the SGL Facebook page and keep up with more of Real Life in the Real South!