Jackson-Butts County Georgia

A Blog About Georgia's Outdoor Capital


J. Michael Brewer

About the Author: Michael Brewer is a native of Jackson, Georgia who enjoys writing, music, history and architecture. He is a 35+ year employee of the Butts County Board of Commissioners Office, currently working as Deputy County Manager. He enjoys working in community advocacy, promoting his community and enhancing tourism opportunities in his region. He founded and chaired the Butts County Tourism Board from 2015-2022, and is the owner, writer and publisher for this website on local tourism. He curates a large collection of photographs and historical records that chronicle much of the history of the county. Most recently, he served as the Project Restoration Director for the Historic 1898 Butts County Courthouse Rehabilitation Project, leading the interior restoration project which was completed in early 2021 and has won several awards from state organizations since then. He is member of the Society of Architectural Historians, which promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide for the benefit of all.

Spring Flings and Festivities Coming to Butts County in 2022!

As I write this, spring and winter are having their annual February battle in Georgia, where the temperatures swing wildly from freezing cold to near-summer warm, usually within the same day and sometimes within the same hour. The yellow scourge... Continue Reading →

🍁 Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival Returns October 23rd

The Butts County Fall Festival, long a favorite annual event held on the downtown Jackson Square, will return this year on October 23rd, 2021 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, promising a fun-filled day of family entertainment, arts, crafts and... Continue Reading →

🍁 Butts County Fair Returns September 28

Sponsored by the Exchange Club of Jackson now for over 50 years, the Butts County Fall Fair (photo by Michael Davis)Β includes all the usual things to see and experience in a small town fair. Opening night is September 28th and... Continue Reading →

🌲130th Annual Indian Springs Camp Meeting is July 8-18

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 →

🎈Butts Aglow Hot Air Balloon Show is August 7

The Butts County Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring a new featured event to the community with the debut of the Butts Aglow Hot Air Balloon Show! The show will be held at the beautiful Rivers Ranch on Highway... Continue Reading →

πŸŽ† Red, White and BOOM Fireworks Show July 4th

The City of Jackson Georgia and the Butts County Department of Leisure Services is proud to host the 2021 July 4th Fireworks show "Red, White and BOOM" on Sunday, July 4th at the Daughtry Recreation Park. The gates open at... Continue Reading →

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