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The National Grits Festival is held in Warwick, The Grits Capital of the World, in April. Throughout the day, there is live entertainment, food vendors, craft dealers, animal displays, and plenty of activities for the kids. Other events at the festival included the corn-shelling contest, the Quaker Grits eating contest, and an antique tractor and car show. There is also the famous and unprecedented “Roll in the Quaker Instant Grits Contest”. There’s nothing like rolling around in a cattle trough full of cooked Quaker Instant Grits to entertain you! Event Applications please visit: www.gritsfest.com
BFHS Bark in the Park & 5K Run: April 19, 2014
The Bark in the Park Festival & 5K Run includes a variety of canine competitions, demos, contests, pet health screenings, rescue groups, pet related exhibitors, food vendors and more!
Relay for Life Survivors’ Dinner & Luminary Service:
More Info Coming Soon!
Downtown Sylvester Farmers’ Market: May – Nov 2013
Takes place every Saturday from 8:00a – 1:00p at the Train Depot. Come find an assortment of goods sold by local area vendors including things such as fresh produce, locally made sauces, goat milk products, potted plants, honeys, and more. On a specially selected Saturday each month, entertainment and area artists also join the fun, so check back often!
Egg Festival, Pageant, Car Show, Street Dance & More: September 21, 2013
Takes place the third weekend in September. Activities include a parade, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and plenty of events for the kids! Don’t miss this egg-citing event! Featuing: Southern Gun Slingers Show, Slowest Tractor Race and the Fastest Lawn Mowers.
100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yard Sale: October 12, 2013
Cindy Powell (229) 854-3470 email@example.com
Brittany Evans (229) 430-7735
The 100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yard Sale Committee is excited to announce its very first annual 100 Mile Yard Sale that will start in Cordele and end in Quitman. The event begins at 8:00AM and end at 6:00PM. We invite you and your church family, social club, or organization to participate. For more information please visit: www.100milepeanutpickinyardsale.com
Peanut Festival, Pageant, 5K & More: October 19, 2013
Takes place the third weekend in October. Activities include one of the largest parades in the Southeast and a beauty pageant with up to 100 contestants. Craftsmen from all over the state showcase their creations. Most importantly, you’ll experience peanut treats to delight everyone in the family. Did you know that every jar of Peter Pan peanut butter is made in Sylvester, GA? GSP Directions: 301 E. Franklin Street, Sylvester, GA 31791.
Georgia Pecan Company’s Annual Harvest of Pecans Festival, Pageant, Concert & More:
November 30, 2013
Plenty to do under a giant covered area rain or shine. There will be a Kids Maze, Face Painting, Door Prizes, Vendor Booths, Pecan Dessert Contest, Little Miss and Mr Pecan Pageant, and Concerts!!! The event begins at 9:00AM and ends at 3:00PM. For more information, visit http://georgiapecancompany.com/festival/
City of Sylvester’s Annual Christmas Parade:
December 5, 2013
City of Sylvester
(229) 776-8505 or (229)-430-7735
“Share the Gift of Christmas” Parade starts at 6:00 pm and there will be entertainment at the Train Depot on Front Street afterward. Santa will also be there to take pictures. The parade is sponsored by the City of Sylvester, The Downtown Development Authority and Downtown Enhancement.