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🎨 Annual Art Show is November 27

The Annual United Bank Community Art Show is scheduled for Monday, November 27th at the United Bank Offices on Covington street, featuring the works of a number of established and respected local artists. A reception and viewing of many new... Continue Reading →

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☕️ Cool Beans: Lucy Lu’s Coffee Cafe

I've been wanting to write a series for our tourism website about some of the cool new places to eat, drink and socialize that have sprung up around downtown Jackson and other places in Butts County, and having just finished... Continue Reading →

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🎄2017 Holiday Season Events in Butts County

November has arrived, and whether we're ready or not, it's time to start looking ahead to the 2017 Holiday Season and the events which define the season. Four events that our community looks forward to each year will be returning... Continue Reading →

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🍁 Georgia Tourism Team Revisited Butts County November 20

The Georgia Tourism Department returned to Butts County on November 20th, 2017 to present their findings about our community, its tourism offerings and attractions that bring visitors to the community each year. Back in May, the team, made up of... Continue Reading →

🎬 Locally Filmed “Stranger Things” Season 2 Released

Locally filmed "Stranger Things", the Netflix-based Sci-Fi TV series, which garnered critical acclaim including 5 Emmy wins for its first season, is back for its second season, which Netflix has released today. The TV show, which won Creative Emmys for Outstanding... Continue Reading →

🍁Jackson Makes Southern Living Magazine’s “Prettiest Small Towns in Georgia” List

People are starting to take notice of things happening in Jackson, including Southern Living Magazine, which just published their list of the "Prettiest Small Towns in Georgia, with Jackson featured prominently at number 5. The list of 16, all towns... Continue Reading →

🎃 Jackson Alive Fall Festival & Halloween on Second Street October 28

The 8th Annual Jackson Alive Fall Festival and Halloween on Second street is coming back to the downtown square in Jackson on Saturday, October 28th. Beginning at 9AM and sponsored by the Butts County Chamber of Commerce, the festival focuses... Continue Reading →

🍁Autumn Season Gears Up In Butts County

September is here and with it, autumn returns on the 22nd, bringing with it all of the changes in the year that so many of us look forward to, especially as the hot summer temperatures give way to the cooler breezes... Continue Reading →

🍁Jenkinsburg Bar-B-Choo-Chew Fall Festival Was October 14

Do you love Georgia barbecue? How about Cornhole tournaments? Jenkinsburg's 2nd annual fall festival recently featured both a BBQ Competition Cookoff, Cornhole Tournament, boiled peanuts for sale, arts & crafts, hand-made items, children activities, demonstrations, and lots more. Live entertainment... Continue Reading →

🍁2017 Butts County Fair Was October 10

Sponsored by the Exchange Club of Jackson now for over 50 years, the Butts County Fall Fair (photo by Michael Davis, Jackson-Progress Argus) includes all the usual things to see and experience in a small town fair. Open for 5 nights... Continue Reading →

🌲28th Annual Native American Festival Was September 9 and 10

The Annual Native American Festival  & Pow Wow returned to Indian Springs again this year, featuring native arts, crafts, music and dancing, storytelling and a lot of fun for those attending. Now in its 28th year, the festival has become... Continue Reading →

🎇Independence Day Fireworks Was Held July 4

One annual event that happens each year on the 4th of July, and which attracts thousands of people from Butts County and the surrounding region is the City of Jackson's Annual fireworks show, which has grown into one of the... Continue Reading →

🌲127th Annual Camp Meeting Was July 13th

Without a doubt, the biggest annual event that takes place each year in Butts County is Annual Holiness Camp Meeting, which is held each summer for ten days at the Indian Springs Holiness Campground, just north of Indian Springs State... Continue Reading →

🍴Fresh Air Barbecue Named to “100 Plates Locals Love” for 2017-2018

ATLANTA, June 5, 2017— Fresh Air Barbecue of Jackson has been awarded the 2017/2018 “100 Plates Locals Love” distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division (GDEcD). Georgia Tourism’s third annual list of “100 Plates Locals Love” is featured... Continue Reading →

⭐️Article: Summer Fun in Butts County

Summer in Butts County has already arrived, despite what the calendar might say at the time of this writing. School is out, vacation plans are underway for many and the air conditioning is already cranked up as spring gives way... Continue Reading →

⭐️Tourism Product Development Team Visits Butts County

We were honored this week by a two-day visit from the Georgia Tourism Product Development Team, a nine-member group consisting of specialists representing several different fields of Georgia Tourism, and our community rolled out the red carpet for our VIP... Continue Reading →

⭐️The Next Big Thing!

May has arrived, and with it, some BIG NEWS! Well over a year of planning has led us to the first major step in developing our tourism and marketing potential as a destination county in the northern half of Georgia. In... Continue Reading →

🌲21st Annual Fine Arts Festival was May 13

Spring is here and with it came the 21st Annual Fine Arts Festival, which was held on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 10AM until 3PM. Although the day started out with rain and clouds, it quickly moved and made for... Continue Reading →

🌲Bluebirds and Bluegrass Festival Was Held at Dauset Trails April 22

The 17th Annual Bluebirds and Bluegrass Festival was held on Saturday, April 22nd at Dauset Trails Nature Center, located at 360 Mount Vernon Church Road near the Indian Springs Community. An annual community tradition, the festival drew lovers of Bluegrass... Continue Reading →

⭐️Article: Waking Up to Spring

It seems odd to write an article about spring on a morning when the temperatures have once again dropped below the 30° mark, but like all things in Georgia, change happens fast and we can count on warmer weather just... Continue Reading →

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