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.
Briar Patch Arts Festival
The Briar Patch Arts Festival is an annual downtown Eatonton event hosted by Eatonton Main Street. Come stroll the streets of historic downtown Eatonton and enjoy talking with and purchasing from some of middle Georgia's most talented artists. All our artists are from Georgia and sell one-of-a-kind handmade items. The festival is from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday October 25, 2014. For more information, visit www.EatontonMainStreet.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.