Wednesday, October 29, 2008

2008 Georgia Pecan Festival Schedule

Pecan Festival Schedule of Events
Saturday, November 1, 2008

7:30 am Road Race Registration
8:00 am 5K Road Race
9:00 am 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
9:00 am Vendors Open
9:30 am Registration for Contests
9:30 am Road Race Awards
10:00 am Georgia Pecan Festival Bike Ride Begins
10:00 am Bake Off Judging
10:00 am Pecan Pick Up Contest
11:00 am Parade Begins
11:45 am Hot Dog Eating Contest
12:15 pm All Contest Winners Announced

Live Entertainment

12:45 – 1:15 pm Reidsville Cloggers
1:30 – 2:15 pm Mick the Magician
4:00 pm Begin taking $3 admission for concert
5:00 – 7:00 pm Jim Harrod and Stephen Harrell
7:00 – 10:00 pm Slaughter Creek

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Upcoming Rylander Theatre Events

The beautiful Rylander Theatre located in the award-winning historic downtown district first opened its doors in 1921. In the 1990's the Rylander was restored to its original glory and had its grand reopening in 1999. For a full history of the theater, visit

Some of the events coming to the Rylander Fall/Winter 2008

October 25, 2008
Friends of the Rylander Fundraiser
6:30 PM Wine and Cheese Reception in George's
7:00 PM - Silent Film - PANDORA'S BOX
featuring silent film star Louise Brooks with accompaniment on the Frank Sheffield Memorial Organ by Ron Carter.
Open admission for this event.

The Sumter Players present "THE GIFT OF THE MAGI"
November 6, 7, and 8, 2008 at 8:00 PM
November 9, 2008 at 2:30 PM
Tickets are available for $10 - $15 at
For information on the Sumter Players visit

November 22, 2008 at 7:30 PM one night only.
Tickets are available for $20 - $25 at

Monday, October 6, 2008

My First Blog Entry Ever

Welcome to the first blog entry for the Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast. With the economic crisis and the gas shortages, you may think that you cannot afford to getaway. An "escape from the ordinary" may be just the ticket. Americus, Georgia, located in Southwest Georgia, is less than a 3 hour drive from Atlanta, Montgomery and Tallahassee. On less than a tank of gas, you can explore this incredibly historic area. We have 2 National Historic Sites within a 15 minute drive. Andersonville National Historic Site comprised of Camp Sumter, the most infamous Civil War prison, Andersonville Military Cemetery and the National POW museum. Very powerful and thought-provoking. Jimmy Carter National Historic Site comprised of his boyhood home, the museum and welcome center, the train depot which served as his campaign headquarters, and the most recent addition - Billy Carter's Service Station has been restored as a museum. Entry to both National Historic Sites is FREE!

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Look for future blog entries about upcoming events in Americus and surrounding areas along with baking and cooking ideas.