The Hogansville Hummingbird Festival - Midwest Georgia's Favorite Fall Festival

"The City of Friendly People" invites you to the annual Hogansville Hummingbird Festival, held the third weekend of every October in historic downtown Hogansville, GA. Our Main Street will be bustling with food, crafts, antiques, music, local artists, open storefronts, rides, and activities for the whole family. Two days of old-fashioned family fun! Includes free parking, shuttles, handicap access, ample security, and kids play area. Vendors and sponsors are welcome!

The next Hummingbird Festival is Sat-Sun Oct 15-16, 2016

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About the Festival

The 2016 Hogansville Hummingbird Festival is an outdoor Festival for the whole family, to be held Saturday and Sunday in historic small town Hogansville, Georgia. The Hogansville Hummingbird Festival is a true small town festival, featuring 200 vendors, food court, live music, kids area, artisan crafts, and more. All proceeds benefit the Hogansville Charitable Trust. To find the downtown Hogansville area on a map, use the address 400 East Main Street, Hogansville, GA.

Registration is open for Tower Trail 5K Walk/Run

Now established as a fixture in the Hummingbird Festival season, the Tower Trail 5K Walk/Run has been scheduled for Saturday, Sep 24, 2016, and registration is now open! Groups or individual walkers are welcome, including dogs and strollers. There is also serious officiating and timekeeping for the runners who want to run the race. Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female finishers. Download and send in this registration form (an Adobe PDF file). $20 pre-registration fee, offer good until 9/16/16; $10 for children 12 and under. Your early registration helps with the planning of the race, and it also locks in a lower registration fee and reserves your Tower Trail 5k t-shirt. Sponsored by All Pro Auto Group!

Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event

Southeastern Tourism Society Top 20 Events logoWe are honored that the Southeast Tourism Society has, for the second year in a row, selected the Hogansville Hummingbird Festival as a Top 20 Event for the month of October 2015. The Top 20 Events program recognizes successful festivals and special events across the Southeast. Selection is performed by independent judges and is a validation of an event's quality. Big thanks to the Southeast Tourism Society!

Information for Vendors

The Hummingbird Festival takes pride in having a well balanced, diverse, and high quality group of vendors offering quality goods that cannot be found just anywhere. Many vendors choose to come back year after year, but we are always interested in meeting new people. Please visit our Hogansville Hummingbird Festival vendor information page. Be sure to also find us and Like us on Facebook. We try to cross-link on Facebook to as many vendors as we can during the lead-up to the festival.

2016 Miss Hummingbird Festival

2016 Miss Hummingbird Festival Sydney HillmanCongratulations to Sydney Hillman, our honored 2016 Miss Hummingbird Festival. Sydney Hillman is a sophomore at Shorter University majoring in musical theatre and minoring in marketing on full scholarship. Her ambition is to be a performer. She is the recipient of the J. Robert and Hazel B. Eubanks Scholarship. Sydney has consistently made the Shorter University Dean's List and is a member of the Shorter Scholars Program. Sydney is one out of eleven recipients of the Georgia Thespians Scholarships and received superior ratings for individual event at the Georgia Thespians Conference in 2013 and 2014. In the Miss Georgia pageant, Sydney made the top 15 along with her fellow queen, Kelly Donoghue, 2016 Miss Middle West Georgia. After a swimsuit competition on Saturday night, the field was cut to 10.

2016 Miss Hummingbird Festival Outstanding Teen Faith AyalaCongratulations to Faith Ayala, our honored 2015 Miss Hummingbird Festival Outstanding Teen.

2016 Hogansville Hummingbird Festival Season

Sat-Sun, Oct 15-16, 2016 Festival Weekend! The festival is held in historic downtown Hogansville, GA, featuring 200 vendors, food court, live music, kids area, artisan crafts, and more. Free parking, free admission. Festival hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 Two days before the festival, the annual Dinner, Dance, and Silent Auction is held at the Victoria Belle Mansion. Beautiful setting, chef-catered buffet-style dining, music, and lots of fun. Everyone is welcome. For tickets and information, please call Mary Stewart at 706-333-2520.
Saturday Oct 1, 2016 There is a cash prize pool in the Charity Poker Tournament, hosted at Hawg Heaven BBQ. No pre-registration required, sign up at the event. Special thanks to tournament operated by Aces and Eights Poker. Click here for more info.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 The Miss Hummingbird Festival Pageant is held annually as a preliminary competition for the Miss Georgia and Miss America pageants. The festival is honored by the representation of Sydney Hillman, 2016 Miss Hummingbird Festival, and Faith Ayala, Miss Hummingbird Festival's 2016 Outsanding Teen. More info.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 Third year for our Tower Trail 5K Run-Walk Fundraiser. We have mapped a fun 5K route through the trails and streets of historic small town Hogansville, GA. We are looking for a big turnout of both local residents and visitors from nearby towns. The time of year is perfect for running and walking in Hogansville. Serious runners will be able to compete for prizes in various age groups. Recreational runners and walkers can join the fun too. All entry fees and sponsorships go directly to benefit local community projects. Click here for more info. (PDF registration form)

Thank You Sponsors and Volunteers

The Hummingbird Festival is a 100% volunteer-driven, community-supported fundraiser for the Hogansville Charitable Trust, a registered non-profit entity that supports Hogansville community improvement projects and programs. As you can see on our Festival Sponsors Page, we are proud to have the support of many businesses, organizations, and individuals, large and small.

The volunteer efforts of dozens of people from the Hogansville community, combined with the funds raised throughout the festival season, combine to create real leverage for the Hogansville Charitible Trust to do good for the City of Friendly People. Click here to download a 'sponsor fact sheet' (PDF file) and find out how you or your organization can be part of the Hogansville Hummingbird Festival!

We always need volunteers! For jobs small, medium, and larg--before, during, and after the festival. Something as simple as helping out in the food court for a couple hours or driving the parking shuttle bus can make a big difference. For more information call Mary Stewart at 706-333-2520.

The Hogansville Hummingbird Festival, now in its 19th year, is the principal fund-raising vehicle for the Hogansville Charitable Trust, a 501(c) 3 Georgia non-profit corporation whose stated purpose is the renovation, preservation and improvement of historic and municipal properties in and around the City of Hogansville, Georgia.

The Festival has raised in excess of $325,000 for this purpose. However, by using these dollars primarily as matching funds for Federal, State and other grants, the money has been leveraged into more than $3,000,000 in improvements for the City.

The projects have included renovations of the historic Royal Theater, now used as Hogansville’s City Hall, three phases of StreetScapes and construction of the Tower Trail which includes a walking trail from Hogansville Elementary School, by the historic Water Tower, and ending on Oak Street by the City’s now retired water treatment plant, and an outdoor classroom.

In addition, the Festival has donated to such charities as the American Red Cross’ Katrina Relief Fund, the Shriners Hospital, the Boys and Girls Clubs of West Georgia, “Breast Friends for Life,” a Troup County support group for breast cancer patients, Hogansville’s GED program, and “God’s Bread Basket,” Hogansville’s Food Bank.

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Historic Hogansville, GA is located on Interstate 85 between Newnan and LaGrange, approximately 40 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.