What is the Hummingbird Festival?
Decorated hummingbirds line Main St. as part of the Hogansville Hummingbird Contest. Trolley rides and games engage children from miles around.
When fall foliage is just about peak and the hummingbirds travel through Georgia on their way to points south, Hogansville puts on the Hummingbird Festival. Over 200 artists and vendors plan to attend this annual event. Businesses, churches, and local artists bring out their best, providing entertainment as well as goods.
Hogansville, Georgia, calls itself the City of Friendly People. Never is this more apparent than at the Hummingbird Festival.
Visitors encounter a huge variety of vendors and food for a wide variety of tastes and budgets. The laid back atmosphere and friendly faces have much to do with the growth of the event. Vendors travel to the Hummingbird Festival from all over the country, but the welcoming atmosphere emanates as much from area shop keepers as it does from vendors. Browsers are as welcome at Clemens And Co. and Born Again Antiques as are buyers. Shop keepers answer questions about the area and invite conversation whether check books and credit cards are evident or not. What better way to welcome visitors to west Georgia?
The Hummingbird Festival is an increasingly popular event.
The 1998 festival brought one thousand visitors. Last year’s event brought 15,000 visitors to Hogansville, despite the chill weather. When that chill became too much for some guests, they toured the antique and gift shops lining Main street. Musical entertainment, hot drinks and special treats offered by No Rush gave visitors an additional respite before they returned to browse the huge variety of vendors.
Each year the Hummingbird Festival offers something for everyone. A children’s section delivers rides, crafts, and games to entertain young guests. Craft vendors include everything from unusual jewelry to wood furniture to marionettes. Artisans from around the country bring an array of goods, as do charities and businesses.
Parking is free and comes with the convenience of a shuttle in some locations. Live entertainment sets up on both Saturday and Sunday. When the booths close for the evenings, look for No Rush to continue with food and entertainment. Don’t forget the Hogansville House of Horrors! – it opens the first day of the Hummingbird Festival and promises an amazing Halloween haunting.
Make reservations early, because local motels and camp sites do fill up for this event.
Hogansville Hummingbird Festival