Historic Hogansville is located on Interstate 85 between Newnan and LaGrange, approximately 45 minutes south of the Atlanta Airport. Turn West at I-85 exit 28 onto GA 100/54. Downtown is only 3 miles off the Interstate.
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We encourage festival goers to park in designated parking areas around the edges of the downtown festival area. Parking shuttles run to these lots every fifteen minutes. Plan an extra fifteen minutes, and you can relax, enjoy the ride, and avoid driving through and circling around downtown. Lots are organized and supervised by local nonprofit and church groups. Look for the parking signs and smiling people waving flags.
Coming in from the I-85 Exit, there is a parking area on East Main St (Hwy 54), near the Tucker's store. A mile or so in from the highway, slow down and look for the signs and flag wavers. There is also parking closer to downtown in the Elementary School, but this lot can fill up by mid-day, easily.
Coming in from LaGrange on Hwy 29, look for parking along Hwy 29. The Piggly Wiggly lot is one spot, but there will be signs pointing to other lots along Hwy 29. You can also come in over the RR crossing near Van's Hardware to Oak St, where there is parking near the Tower Trail trailhead. Look for the signs.
Coming in from Grantville/Carrolton on Hwy 29, the first parking you see on Hwy 29 when you come into town is your best bet. Look for the signs, before you get to Main St. Much of the parking along there is close enough to walk, and the free shuttles will be running. You can also cross over onto College Ave at the Johnson St RR crossing, which leads to some parking behind the train depot area.
Handicap access parking is in the building that used to be PNC Bank, near the post office, on the southeast end of main street. You can scope that out in the map below.
The best/easiest way to reach the handicap lot is from the east end of town, coming in on Hwy 54. Coming from the west, you will spend a few extra minutes driving through the downtown, but you can do it. When you see the churches on your left, turn right into the corner where the post office and PNC Bank is located. This lot gives you ready access to the main festival booths area, entertainment stages, and food court.
Two parking lots near the downtown area are generally reserved, but not guaranteed, for parking by vendors and exhibitors. One lot is on Commerce St, one street north of Main St. The other is in the grassy area along College Ave (aka College St), south of the depot. On the assumption that you are arriving and setting up early, you should find parking. But once the festival starts, any remaining spaces could be used by festival attendees.
If you need to load or unload equipment for the main stage, you can access it from High St. If you are performing at one of the satellite stages, plan ahead for how and whether you need to get a vehicle near the stage for loading and unloading. The best advice and information will come from the person who booked you for this show.
The 2017 Hummingbird Festival Committee is pleased to announce the winner of this year's Festival Art Contest. Trent Cannon is a former Greenwave baseball player who has been painting for only a couple of years. Trent's winning painting is his own composition--muted greens and purples complementing a colorful ruby-throated hummingbird and bright white flowers.
Cannon's family lived on Askew Street in Hogansville while he was growing up. He starting earning money at age 12 cutting lawns in the Mill Village, and attended Hogansville High School in 1984.
Trent Cannon’s original framed painting will hang in City Hall downtown, along with the works of art of previous Festival artists. As in past years, this year’s art will be used in the designs for this year’s Festival T-shirt, poster, and guidebook. Those designs will be revealed in the coming weeks, and 2017 Festival T-shirts will be available for sale in the early fall.
Looking for information about hummingbirds? Check out Hummingbird Central.