If you’re shopping for the perfect gifts, new décor or tchotchkes for any occasion, Georgia has festivals that you won’t want to miss.
St. Simons Island Antique Show, Sept. 3-4, 2016
Each autumn, Postell Park in St. Simons fills with dealers from across the Southeast selling furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware each year. Its proximity in the Pier Village area makes the St. Simons Island Antique Show a favorite, giving attendees plenty of shopping opportunities.
Yellow Daisy Festival, Sept. 8-11, 2016
More than two miles of festival grounds welcome visitors to Stone Mountain Park during this annual event. The Yellow Daisy Festival consistently hosts over 400 vendors selling their wares during the four-day event.
Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, Sept. 16-18, 2016
The Arts in the Heart of August Festival, consistently ranked as one of the best arts festivals in the country, takes over Augusta each fall. It features a number of artists alongside art-centric experiences, a children’s area, and five stages of entertainment.
Cotton Pickin’ Fair, Oct. 1-2, 2016
Happening each spring and fall, Georgia’s Cotton Pickin’ Fair features skilled artisans and antique specialists selling their wares. Popular items for sale include jams, watercolor paintings, jellies, clothing, sculpture, pottery, quilts, flowers, wood carvings, oil paintings and jewelry.
Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival, Oct. 21-23, 2016
Festival-goers drive from hours away to attend this festival in historic downtown Braselton each year. Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival organizers advertise that shoppers will find antiques, rustics, repurposed creations, local art, furniture, vintage, salvage, primitives, architectural, vintage jewelry, repurposed materials, advertising pieces, ironworks, statuaries, glasswork, pottery, and wood workings for sale alongside locally produced food.
Indie Craft Experience, Atlanta
Throughout the year, Indie Craft Experience hosts various maker fairs and pop-up shops. Salvage, a vintage market experience happens each April and September (18, 2016). Summer ICE is set for June, while their Holiday Shopping Spectacular happens right as the holiday season is kicking off.
Eileen Falkenberg-Hull is Georgia’s official Festival Explorer and the editor of Occupy My Family, the Atlanta area’s most comprehensive resource for family fun. Click here for more Festival content from Eileen.