• Buggy Days

  • Barnesville Buggy Days
  • Celebrate At Barnesville Buggy Days

    Barnesville Buggy Days is the city’s benchmark festival, celebrating Barnesville’s historic heritage as the “Buggy Capital of the South” during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. With original events such as hog calling, wagon pulling, choir competitions, and even a fiddle contest, Buggy Days got its start in November of 1974. Since then, it has been featured in Southern Living Magazine, and its parade has even been granted the title of the “Longest Hometown Parade in the South”.  Now held every third full* weekend in September, the Barnesville Buggy Days Festival is dedicated to furthering the camaraderie of family, community, and tradition, with the exhibition, sale, and charitable exchange of local, handcrafted, handmade goods from around the southeast region of these glorious United States.

     

    Buggy Days September 21-22-23

  • Craft Vendor Registration Forms

    NOW AVAILABLE!


  • Get Crafty With It!

    Every year, nearly 200 artisans and crafts-persons sell their handcrafted wares right in the historic heart of Barnesville. With original antique Barnesville Buggies on display, it is truly a hometown sight to behold. And, each year our local civic organizations pair with a local and delectable food vendor to provide some of the most flavorful treats you can possibly get your hands on.

  • Craft and Food Booth Craft and Food Booth

    Craft and Food Booth Spaces are available on first come, first served basis. While we try to make every effort to provide the same space to our returning vendors, spaces cannot be guaranteed as we do make efforts to make our local downtown merchants a priority. We ask that you please fill out your applications as soon as possible. Also, please do not make a payment on your booth space until you have received an approval contract from the Buggy Days Committee. Thank you in advance!

    And Now A Word From Our Sponsor (Row)… And Now A Word From Our Sponsor (Row)…

    If you would like to be a vendor, but do not sell a handmade craft, we offer a limited amount of booth spaces located in the heart of downtown Barnesville during the festival. These spaces are also first come, first served. For more information, please email harriettegreene@barnesville.org.

  • The Buggy Days Kickoff Party

    This is an annual tradition you won't want to miss. Combining good local food and local businesses, this Business After Hours event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and this year, Deraney's Two City Tavern located in the heart of downtown Barnesville, is an opportunity for local fellowship. This year, live music and great food will help get Buggy Days get kicked off in style! Join the Buggy Days Committee and the Chamber of Commerce at Deraney's Two City Tavern from 5:00-7:00 PM located at 216 Main Street, Barnesville. 


  • Buggy Days Parade
  • The South’s Longest Hometown Parade!

    Stretching out at just over a mile of beautiful mayhem and colorful sound and fury, the Buggy Days parade features themed floats, epic horses of all sizes, a host of civic groups and local organizations, and yep, you guessed it, buggies! The parade always begins at 2:00 PM on Buggy Days Saturday, leading off with our Grand Marshal—the Citizen of the Year. This year, the 45th Annual Barnesville Buggy Days Parade will be the longest, loudest, and brightest it’s been in its entire existence. 

  • Parade Details Parade Details

    Parade Details

    • Line-up and staging for the parade begins at 12:00 NOON at Summers Field and the Gordon State College Parking Lot. Details for float, horse, and band entry are in each application.
    • Parade and Float Application and Guidelines
    • Horse Registration and Guidelines (form link to follow)

  • The Buggy Days Concert and Street Party

    Held at the fabulous Ritz Park Amphitheater in downtown Barnesville, The Chamber of Commerce, along with a host of our incredible sponsors invite you to the annual Friday night Buggy Days Concert. This year, we are excited to announce that we will have the incredible Swingin' Medallions as our headlining band. Gates will open at 5:30 with a DJ spinning until the concert starts at 7:00. This year, tickets will be $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the gate. This is a concert you will NOT want to miss! AND—many thanks to our Official Concert Sponsors Georgia Power and Macon Beer Company! 



  • The Buggy Days Beauty Pageant

    An annual tradition gowns, glitter, and goddesses of all ages. This fabulous event is held the weekend before Buggy Days at the Lamar County High School Performing Arts Center. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2018—and open to ladies of every age and from all surrounding counties! Click here for the official pageant registration form.

     


  • Festival FAQ

    Below are some common questions that we have received for the Buggy Days festival:

  • How much are vendor spaces? How much are vendor spaces?

    For arts and crafts vendors, the booth fee is $125. For general food vendors, the fee is $100.  **Remember** Food vendors must be associated with a local non-profit organization.

    How big are your spaces? What do I do if I end up needing additional space? How big are your spaces? What do I do if I end up needing additional space?

    The vendor spaces are 12×12 and located on asphalt surfaces. We make every attempt to assist vendors with spacing needs, however due to the number of vendors that participate in Buggy Days sometimes additional space cannot be accommodated. Therefore, we encourage all of our vendors to ensure before setting up that their total booth display is 12×12 or less.

    This is a two day event. What do I do with my merchandise after the first day? What is the plan for adverse weather? This is a two day event. What do I do with my merchandise after the first day? What is the plan for adverse weather?

    Since this is a two-day event, vendors have 1 of 2 options. Vendors may pack up their merchandise and display items and bring them back the second day or they may cover their items and leave them at their booth overnight. In the event of rain and/or adverse weather conditions, we cannot offer a refund for any booth space.

    I want my same space as last year… I want my same space as last year…

    While this is not something we can guarantee, we will make every effort to accommodate these requests. Instances may arise where this simply is not possible. Here is a general example:
    ex: Kristen had a corner space at last year’s festival and wants the same space this year. She sent her application in late and did not send any pictures of her craft. Robert had a space next to Kristen’s last year, but this year he requested an additional space. He sent his complete application in on time and ended up being placed in Kristen’s space.

    I am having an issue with my space, another vendor, etc. Who should I contact? I am having an issue with my space, another vendor, etc. Who should I contact?

    If you are experiencing an issue with your space, another vendor, or have any other question or concern, please contact a member of the Buggy Days volunteer team. There will be many of them running around and they will all be wearing neon orange shirts.

    I have heard that vendors will be allowed to participate in the Buggy Days concert. How do I sign up? I have heard that vendors will be allowed to participate in the Buggy Days concert. How do I sign up?

    For more information on vending at the Buggy Days concert, please contact Director, Christopher J. Deraney, cjderaney@barnesville.org

    The Barnesville Buggy Days is a family fun festival that is rich in the history of the community. There is truly something for everyone. The week starts off with a Beauty Pageant, music, arts and crafts, a parade, good food, and so much more. Be sure to check out the complete brochure for times and details.

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