Right here in Americus, Arts in the Park is an annual event that takes place in Rees Park. That’s right, it is directly across the street from the Americus Garden Inn. It is a celebration of arts, crafts, music, glassblowing and food, fun for the entire family.
The Taste of Sumter is a downtown food festivalshowcasing the signature cuisine of local restaurants and catering professionals inour community. Delicious food, refreshing beverages and live entertainment make this a worthwhile event for locals and visitors alike.
The Plains Peanut Festival celebrates Plains, Georgia, Peanuts, and a president, specifically, President Jimmy Carter. Every year, folks come from all over to participate in the fun run or the 5K road race. The Sam Shortline Railroad often brings visitors just in time for the annual downtown parade.After the parade, you can enjoy the many arts and crafts vendors, fair food, and the many exhibits representing the importance of farming for this area. Mr. Peanut always makes a special stop in Plains during the festival and we have had the pleasure of hosting Mr. Peanut and his wing nuts (aka peanutters) here at the inn.
Another annual event worth attending is the Andersonville Historic Fair. Hundreds of Civil War reenactors set up camp and participate in mock battles and wild west shoot-outs. Alongside the expected fair arts and crafts vendors, there are sutlers selling Civil War uniforms and accouterments, guns, swords, flags, and Civil War era civilian clothing. Blacksmiths, weavers, gunsmiths and other specialty craftsmen and craftswomen display their skills. Parades, battles, music, shows and food. What more could you ask from a small-town festival?
Although this year, due to Covid 19, all of these events had to be cancelled, you should start thinking about next year. I’ll bet all of these events will be even better than ever. Hope you’ll come stay with us when you come.