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.
The Dairy Festival
Eatonton's favorite day of the year has a line up to impress! The 10K Torture Trail and One Mile Fun Run presented by Farmers & Merchants Bank will kick things off at 8 a.m. The Pilot Club's Dairy Festival arts & crafts booths open at 9 a.m. followed by the parade at 10 a.m. The Program and BBQ begin at 11 a.m. The 20th Annual Putnam County Summer Classic Clover Leaf Barrel Racing will also be taking place at Manley Arena all day! Barrel Racing starts at 10 a.m. while upcoming country star, Gannon Adams, performs at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.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.