As autumn falls upon us, Milledgeville overflows with seasonal festivities. Whether you are canoeing under the full moon, taking a ghost tour, or strolling through a pumpkin patch, this charming small town is the perfect fall getaway. In addition to all the fall festivities, it is an excellent time of year to take regular tours as well. As always, you can see the full list of upcoming events but below are some can’t-miss events of the fall:
September Signature Events
September 22nd -
Georgia Military College- Junior College Parents Weekend
Join Georgia Military College for its First Annual Junior College Parents Weekend on Friday, September 22nd, and Saturday, September 23rd. Activities include campus tours, a movie night, tailgating, and more!
September 23rd -
Autumn Equinox Celebration
Join Soul Rebellion Yoga and Oconee Outfitters to celebrate the changing of the seasons. The Autumn Equinox Celebration will start in the early evening with a gentle yoga practice at the Greenway before paddling from the Oconee River Greenway to the Central State boat ramp as the sun dips below the horizon, providing a perfect backdrop as we transition to the fiery summer season to the flowy fall days ahead.
September 29th -
Family Weekend at Georgia College
Beginning on Friday, September 29th and running through Sunday, October 1st, Family Weekend features events like Family Field Day, a College GameDay Watch Party, and a concert on Front Campus. Georgia College families can expect to enjoy a busy weekend with their students with lots of fun in store.
September 29th -
Full Moon Float
Mark your calendars for Oconee Outfitter's popular nighttime kayak event! Experience kayaking the Oconee River by the light of the full moon on September 29th at 7:30 pm, attendees have the opportunity to rent equipment or bring their own. Find more information at the registration link.
September 30th -
Fall Pumpkin & Succulent Decoration Creation
Learn how to create great fall decorations with pumpkins and succulents for display in your home or patio. These creative ideas will certainly be the talk of your fall decorations. Join Lockerly Arboretum for this great class and create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. All supplies and materials are included in the class fee. The fee varies due to membership status.
October Signature Events
October 7th -
Children’s Trolley Tour: Morning at the Museum
The Children's Trolley Tour: Morning at the Museum will include a ride on Milly the Trolley to the William P. Wall Museum of Natural History at Georgia College. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes and each ticket is $12.00. This tour is intended for ages 3-6. Reserve your tickets by calling the Visitor’s Center at (478) 452- 4687.
October 7th -
Comfy Funky Pumpkin Patch
Join Comfort Farms for their annual Comfy Funky Pumpkin Patch. They will have pumpkins of all sizes, crafts, hayrides, the chance to feed the animals at the farm, and food prepared on the property. More information coming soon, follow Comfort Farms on Facebook and check their website for updates.
October 7th, 14th & 21st -
Ghosts of Milledgeville Walking Tour
Hear about Milledgeville’s spooky and sinister past during the Ghosts of Milledgeville Walking Tours. Join us for a guided walking tour of some of Milledgeville's hauntings throughout downtown. The tour will meet at the Visitor’s Information Center and depart from there at 10 am. Tickets are $12 and there will only be 16 tickets sold per tour. Call 478-452-4687 and reserve your spot!
October 13th -
"Haunted Milledgeville" Exhibit Opening Reception.
Don't be a scaredy cat! Stop by the Marlor House and get into the Halloween spirit with their new "Haunted Milledgeville" Exhibit! They will have spooky art from local artists and photos of Milledgeville's most notorious haunted hot spots, along with the history behind their paranormal activity. The exhibit will be open October 5th through the 31st from 10 AM - 3 PM Monday through Thursday. The Opening Reception will be Friday, October 13th, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm.
October 20th & 21st -
GMC Alumni Weekend
GMC Alumni Together Again! Join your fellow GMC Alumni and friends for an amazing lineup of events. The 2023 Alumni Weekend will include a golf tournament, an alumni parade, cheer on the Bulldogs at the football game, or participate in the 27th Will Robinson Memorial Run. There's no better place to be.
October. 21st -
Deep Roots Festival
Deep Roots is the highlight of Milledgeville’s fall events and each year we eagerly await its awesome music, tasty food, fun activities and the chance to gather with our people and this year, the Deep Roots Festival is celebrating 20 years! On Saturday, October 21, 2023, the streets of downtown Milledgeville are the place to be with an antique car show, live entertainment ranging from magicians to rock-and-roll, an artist market, food trucks, and a KidZone. The 2023 headliner is Blues Traveler, purchase your tickets now!
October 26th -
Wine in the Woods
Experience Lockerly Arboretum at a different time of day during Wine in the Woods. Showcasing a particular collection on the property, stroll softly lit paths while sipping a glass of wine, a perfect way to enjoy the fall weather and gorgeous property.
October 27th -
Full Moon Flow
Celebrate the full moon and restore your body's energy with a Full Moon Flow. Lockerly Arboretum is hosting Soul Rebellion Yoga for a full moon yoga flow on Friday, October 27th at 7 pm. The registration fee is $40.00 and attendees should bring their own yoga mat and flashlight or headlamp.
Looking for more events? See our full events calendar here.