Welcome to the Briar Patch!
Eatonton, Georgia is home to traditions that started with Br'er Rabbit and continue to this day. Folks around here enjoy many a good tale, from the fisherman telling the story of "the one that got away" to a golfer stretching the truth about the length of his drive, to a spinetingler about a ghost who lives in the house next door; the stories abound.
Take the time to visit us and create your own stories. Whether you come for the fishing, golfing, shopping or historic homes, there is a little something for everyone in the family. It is a time honored southern tradition to make visitors feel welcome and we'd like to think the folks in Putnam County are very good at it.
Art at the Rock
Nov. 23 & 24 Rock Eagle 4-H Center will hold Art at the Rock, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Artists will display inside the GEMC Building and Senior Pavilion. Musicians will play center stage and the Marketplace adjacent to the Pavilion will feature home grown and hand made items. Enjoy Sunday Lunch at the Rock and spend the remainder of the afternoon exploring local artists' work! A variety of goods and beverages will be available throughout the grounds.Click here for more information.
The Uncle Remus Museum
The home to the recently newsworthy Brer Rabbit Statue, the Uncle Remus Museum is located in downtown Eatonton. The museum consists of a log cabin made from three slave cabins similar to the one occupied by Uncle Remus, the character made famous in the folklore tales of Joel Chandler Harris. Visit the museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Be sure to bring your camera for a family portrait with the newly restored Brer Rabbit statue.Click here for details.