The rural Georgia and South Carolina regions of the CSRA are rich with the genuine Southern experience. Join South of the Gnat Line to explore hidden treasures throughout the back roads of our eighteen (18) counties that make up the Central Savannah River Area. If you know of a "tucked away" southern business, restaurant or unique back roads discovery, please email me at with all the 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!
Posted February 21, 2014 05:21 pm - Updated February 27, 2014 02:30 pm

Upcoming Backroads Events

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!

While these spring events are attended largely by the locals, I highly recommend you consider stretching your wings, venture out and enjoy the unique Southern hospitality, culture and charm that can only be experienced in our region’s smaller towns and rural crossroads. The local organizers will greatly appreciate your attendance and support as proceeds from these events largely support the hosting communities.

March 1st, 2014

Wonderland Arts Festival & The March Hare Affair

Downtown Main Street

Warrenton, GA (Warren County)


Phone: 706-465-9604

Sat., March 29th, 2014

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Sharon-Raytown Wild Game Supper

Sharon-Raytown Garden Club

Raytown Road

Sharon, GA (Taliaferro County)

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

Sat., April 5th, 2014

Camak Railroad Days

Downtown Camak, Georgia! (Warren County)

Phone:  706-465-2449 or 706-691-4265


April 25th, 26th & 27th 2014

18th Annual Mitchell Springfest

Downtown Mitchell

Mitchell, GA (Glascock County)

Phone: 478-232-7058 

May 3rd & 4th, 2014

69th Annual Pinetree Festival

Numerous events galore - including a golf tournament, parade and more! Check their website for more details.

Swainsboro, GA (Emmanuel County)

Phone: 478-237-6426 

May 10th & 11th, 2014

Buzzard Blast

Helen Clark Memorial Park

Louisville, GA (Jefferson County)

Phone: 478-625-8134 


Attention small towns and communities of the CSRA, if you have a festival event you’d like added to the Upcoming Backroads Events list, please email all the details to Harriette Jacobs at to be included here. Please include any web address, Facebook page [if one], email and phone contact information as well.