4-5 Third Annual Crooked Pines Farm Pumpkin Festival. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Fall fun activities such as a pumpkin patch, hayrides, petting farm and corn box are available as well as kiddo events like face painting, crafts, a bounce house, mining for treasure and more! New this year, a corn maze covering an acre of the farm! Grown-ups can enjoy visiting vendor booths where there will be homemade and original crafts, produce, and festival treats. Guests can also enjoy live bluegrass music from area artists. General admission is $6 for adults, $12 for children ages 3+, and free for children under three. All admission passes include access to the pumpkin patch, hayride, petting farm, bounce house, corn maze and all the festival games. Mining for treasure is an additional cost, and as always, parking is free. For more information, http://www.crookedpinesfarm.com or call 706-347-0274.
6 Taste of Eatonton, 6 - 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 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. For more information, call (706) 485-7701 or visit www.TasteofEatonton.com
11 Tour the 2014 Lake Oconee Living Dream Home, located at Cuscowilla with custom design and construction by DreamBuilt and interior design by Shane Meder of Black Sheep Interiors. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit Extra Special People, a non-profit dedicated to the special needs of special people. Tickets are limited. Get yours today! Shuttles will be available throughout the day at designated parking areas. For information on special accommodation packages, call Cuscowilla at 706-804-0050. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day of event.
11 Are you overwhelmed with papers you would like to get rid of? Do you have old tax documents, bank statements, credit card solicitations, medical records, and other personal documents needing to be destroyed? Then, join The Farmers & Merchants Bank for their free Community Shred Day. Saturday October 11th from 10am to 12pm at the Downtown Eatonton branch. Limit 2 boxes per person. Also, bring in your old computers to shred all information on the hard drive and donate any old or unwanted computers. For more information call (706) 485-9941 or visit http://ibankfmb.com.
11 Rock Legends Concert, Featuring Billy McGuigan. 7:30 p.m. Part rock concert, part rock tribute, all rock n' roll. Rock Legends combines all of these elements to create a show that is the only one of its kind. In this unique rock and roll revue created by audience favorite Billy McGuigan, audiences are given the opportunity to vote, through the power of their applause, for the songs and music they want to hear. Rock Legends musical choices take audiences on a journey from the 50's rock and roll of Elvis, Buddy, and Jerry Lee, to the 60s British Invasion bands The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who. They'll hit the groove of the 70's with the Bee Gees, and the piano men - Billy and Elton and even dabble in the music of the 80s with the likes of Tom Petty, U2 and more! Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit www.ThePlazaArtsCenter.com to purchase tickets.
23 The 5th Annual Historical Cemetery Tour. Tours will begin at 5:00 p.m. and start at 30 minute intervals until 8:00 p.m. On an hour and a half walking tour of the Pine Grove Cemetery, guests will visit the gravesites of many of Eatonton's luminaries, where live actors will portray the inhabitants and will bring history to life. A light supper is included with each ticket purchase.
24 Banks and Shane at The Village at Harmony Crossing. Banks and Shane is a high-energy, hard-kicking, blow-the-roof off band that has had capacity crowds around the world dancing in the aisles to party favorites and reminiscing with memorable ballads. No matter what age, Banks and Shane transports fans back to Spring Break. This world-renowned band has played with and opened for some of the biggest acts in history. For more information visit http://www.vharmonycrossing.com.
25 Briar Patch Arts Festival from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in downtown Eatonton. 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. Also, you don't want to miss the mini farmers market! Late October is the beginning of 'winter' crop and is the best time to get peppers, cabbage and lettuce. Our farmers will have these and many more goodies to fill your fridge and pantry! NEW FOR 2014 - ANTIQUES! For more information, contact Eatonton Mainstreet, www.eatontonmainstreet.com
8 Oyster Roast. 7:30 PM. The Eatonton-Putnam Arts Foundation, EPAF, is bringing back a favorite event... the annual Oyster Roast! Tickets will be $75 each. Location and Entertainment TBA. Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit www.ThePlazaArtsCenter.com to purchase tickets.
21 & 22 Downtown Merchant Open House. Holiday specials in all our great downtown stores! Stores will be open until 7 p.m. on Friday with candlelight shopping in Downtown Eatonton. Stores will serve refreshments and have great holiday sales while the streets of downtown are lighted with luminaries. Regular hours on Saturday. For more information, visit www.eatontonmainstreet.com or call 706.749.9150.
22 & 23 Art @ the Rock at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. The festival will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Join us at Sunday Lunch then spend the afternoon enjoying local artists! Artists will display inside under the covered area of the GEMC Building and Senior Pavilion. The Marketplace adjacent to the Pavilion will feature home grown and handmade items. Food and beverages will be available throughout the show grounds offering a variety of tempting foods. For more information visit http://www.rockeagle4h.org/art/.
20 - 23 Tour Eatonton's private homes as part of the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. The Bronson House and Bledsoe-Green House will be open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. for docent led tours. Characters in period dress will be depicting stories of experiences during the Civil War. The Bronson House is located at 114 North Madison Avenue. The Bledsoe-Green House is located at 103 West Sumter Street.
23 Bring the family to see the movie "The Adventures of Brer Rabbit" in the theater of The Plaza Arts Center at 3 p.m., free to the public.
23 Enjoy the classic film 'Gone With The Wind' at 5:30 p.m. The four hour classic version (with an intermission) will be presented, free to the public, at The Plaza Arts Center.
6 Christmas in the Briar Patch. Our arts and crafts bazaar on the Courthouse Lawn from 3p.m. to 7p.m. offers unique gifts for those special people in your life! 6p.m. Lighted Christmas Parade will bring Santa through downtown! Free photos with Santa and movie after the parade and stores open until 8p.m. For more information, visit www.eatontonmainstreet.com or call 706.749.9150.
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