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Fall events to attend in Macon

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The Ocmulgee Indian Festival. Photo provided by the National Parks Service.

The Ocmulgee Indian Festival. Photo provided by the National Parks Service.

The Ocmulgee Indian Festival. Photo provided by the National Parks Service.

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Temperatures are (slightly) cooler, the days are getting shorter and leaves are beginning to change colors – happy fall, y’all! Fall is a favorite time of year for many, as it means corn fields, pumpkin spice and treasured holidays like Halloween. To get into the autumn spirit, here are five local events to add to your calendars.

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration: Sept. 15 – 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Visiting the Ocmulgee National Monument at least once is a must, and a great time to do that is during the yearly Ocmulgee Indian Celebration. The festival is a collection of hundreds of artists, performers, storytellers and more who gather together to celebrate the rich history of the Ocmulgee Indians. Admission is $6 for adults, and the Monument is located at 1207 Emery Hwy.

Georgia National Fair: October 4-14

A favorite for all ages, the Georgia National Fair returns to the Perry Fairgrounds for 10 days, beginning Thursday, Oct. 4. While this event isn’t actually in Macon, the fair is well worth the half-hour drive down to Perry. Carnival-style rides, fair food, vendors, concerts, agriculture booths and a variety of displays are just some of the things available for visitors to enjoy. Admission prices are dependent on age and what daily specials are happening that day, so be sure to visit http://www.gnfa.com/ for more information.

Spirits in October: Riverside Cemetery & Conservancy

Held every year in October, Spirits in October lets guests tour Riverside Cemetery and hear the stories of those who rest there. Dates and prices have not been announced for 2018 yet, but tickets typically start at about $10 a person. Be on the lookout for more information on the cemetery’s website. If you are interested in volunteering at the event, you can sign up on their website, also. Riverside Cemetery is located at 1301 Riverside Drive.

Central Georgia Greek Festival: Oct. 19 – 21

Located on First Street in downtown Macon, the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church will be holding the Central Georgia Greek Festival the weekend of Oct. 19. Visitors to the festival will be able to enjoy authentic Greek cuisine, live music and dancing, art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free for all ages, and a full festival schedule can be found online.

Rock Candy Tours – every Friday, 7:30 p.m.

If you haven’t heard by now, Macon is a city of rich musical history. Rock Candy Tours will show you historic spots in the downtown area that played key parts in shaping music on both the local and national stages. While these tours are offered year-round, going in the fall allows you to take advantage of the cooler weather. At $15 a person, the “Free Birds and Night Owls” tour is offered every Friday beginning at 7:30 pm, but advanced reservations are required. Rock Candy offers a variety of other tours, also. Check out their website for more information.

Since most of these events are a few weeks out, there’s plenty of time to get all your homework done and make plans. Get some friends together and go enjoy fall in Macon!

 

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