The Clay County Jail Museum opens Memorial weekend and continues through Labor Day weekend. Relics from Clay County’s history are on exhibit throughout the old jail building. Included in these memories is Dr. Killian’s Pioneer Doctor’s office in its entirety. Also on display are artifacts from Spike Buck Indian Mound, clothing from late 1800’s and early 1900’s, and many more historical items depicting the life of the pioneer settlers in Clay County.
June starts out with the CarB-Que on the Town Square . July is probably our busiest month throughout the year. On July 4th we have our Independence Day Parade on the Town Square followed by music, food, and awards. In the evening enjoy a spectacular Fireworks display at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. The 2nd weekend of July is the annual Festival on the Square sponsored by the Clay County Historical & Arts Council. Each year festivities are kicked off on Friday night with a street dance on the Town Square. Then, Saturday and Sunday, everyone enjoys the handcrafted items on display from artists throughout our community and beyond. To make the weekend perfect enjoy the Annual Clay County Rodeo on Friday and Saturday nights. PCA sanctioned, this rodeo is a thrill to watch with your family and friends. Cowboys and Cowgirls from the region and across the country compete in bareback riding, bull riding and barrel racing, just to name a few.
Just over the State border is the Annual Georgia Mountain Fair that is held in late July. Crafters demonstrate their crafts, kids of all ages enjoy the carnival rides and games, and entertainers perform at the Anderson Music Hall. Enjoy well-known musicians, cloggers, a fiddler’s contest, and gospel singing throughout the 10-day event.
All summer long and throughout September everyone enjoys the concerts at the John C Campbell Folk School, events at the Peacock Playhouse, plays by the Licklog Players, and Hot Summer Nights at Goldhagen Studio. You can also enjoy the live Auctions, and many outdoor adventures such as hiking, biking, gem mining, camping, boating and fishing or Waterfalls viewing.
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