Things To Do in Middle GA: Peaches to the Beaches
If you love looking for bargains, the thrill of the hunt, enjoy negotiating for treasures, are looking for a special trinket, or just want to see for yourself what all the hoopla surrounding this annual event is about, you definitely need to hit the road and check out “Peaches to the Beaches” this year. Half the adventure is pulling up to the church grounds, front yards, parking lots, and storefront sidewalk sales in search of antiques and keepsakes.
This event has been running annually since 2005, is the brainchild of Golden Isles Parkway Association Inc., and was established to promote more exposure, development, and travel along U.S. 341. It is definitely working as thousands will be out looking for wares along this well established route.
During this 2-day event, Highway 341 in Georgia affectionately becomes home to Georgia’s Longest Yard Sale. Thousands of patrons are expected along the route as Peaches to the Beaches runs for 200+ miles from Barnesville in the north all the way to Jesup in the south, passing through over 25 communities and 11 counties along the way. Keep a watchful eye out for the “Official Vendor” signs along the way.
Peaches to the Beaches Event Details
When: The second Friday and Saturday in March (11th-12th in 2016)
Where: U.S. Highway 341 from Barnesville to Jesup
Time: 8:00am to 6:00pm (rain or shine)
Contact: Paula Anderson at (229) 868-6365 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested vendors should visit Golden Isles Parkway for more details.
Some of the participating communities this year include:
- Barnesville / Lamar County
- Culloden / Monroe County
- Roberta / Crawford County
- Fort Valley / Peach County
- Perry / Houston County
- Hawkinsville / Pulaski County
- Eastman / Dodge County
- McRae / Telfair County
- Hazlehurst / Jeff Davis County
- Baxley / Appling County
- Jesup-Odum / Wayne County
Peaches to the Beaches Information
You can expect to see plenty of home folks selling their goods along the route, many professional vendors with their specialized items (i.e. crafts, antiques, food items, etc.), and even roadside flea markets as well. This event links the peach growing communities in middle GA with the Golden Isle beaches…stop along the way and enjoy everything these Georgia communities have to offer.
Do not forget to participate in the “Shop ‘Til You Drop” contest to win 1 of the 13 available prizes, including $50 – $200 gift cards and a 2-night stay in Helen GA (with a $100 gift card). Full details, including the shopping passport stamping locations are available on the GIPA site listed above.
If you love to shop for trinkets, or just want to enjoy our spring weather, come on out and support this family friendly event. You never know what kind of treasures you may find! You can even make a weekend of it by continuing south and relaxing on a beautiful Georgia beach!
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