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.
Bo Bice at 7:30 p.m. on March 29 at The Plaza Arts Center. Arguably one of the best seasons of American Idol was when the top two were Carrie Underwood and Bo Bice! Known for his diverse vocal abilities, the songs Bo Bice is writing these days have put him in a new spot musically. "My next record will continue to reflect my love of my country, my family, my faith and the emotional journey I'm on," he said during a recent interview from a recording studio behind his home that he shares with his wife and three young children. "I moved my family to Nashville six years ago and that change is now reflected in my music." To purchase tickets call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit www.theplazaartscenter.com.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.