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.
Taste of Eatonton
On Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., bring your appetite and join your favorite local restaurants for the area's largest foodie event at The Plaza Arts Center! Let yourself be swept away by the flavors and sensations of the Taste of Eatonton. Indulge in bites of fine dining and celebrate with friends the culinary expertise of the area. Enjoy old favorite restaurants and discover new dining joys. The Taste of Eatonton is celebrating its 15th year of satisfying the community with exquisite culinary achievements from the area's top and most beloved restaurants. For more information visit TasteofEatonton.Click here for a complete community calendar.
Eatonton-Putnam Sesquicentennial Civil War Commemorations
Eatonton commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and Sherman's march through Putnam County with special civil war exhibits and artifacts from several private collections throughout the year at multiple attractions as well as a special event weekend of reenactments and storytelling November 20-24, 2014.From March through November, numerous museums offer locals and visitors a rare glimpse into Eatonton's past, from local family letters to period clothing, a multitude of artifacts will be on display. During the November weekend, re-enactors will recreate camp life in Eatonton and historic homes will be open for exhibits and guided tours. Click here for details.