As college students in the small town of Toccoa, GA, we are always looking for something fun to do on the weekend. More specifically, we want something that won’t burn a hole in our wallets. Each November, the city of Toccoa hosts a Harvest Festival to bring everyone together to enjoy the fall festivities.
This weekend, Toccoa will have their 34th annual Harvest Festival on Main Street in downtown Toccoa. On Saturday, activities will be taking place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and on Sunday, from 12 noon until 4 p.m. Each year this event brings in thousands of families from all over North Georgia to share in the fun that fall brings.
Entry into the Harvest Festival is free and open to people of all ages. There will be food for sale by local vendors as well as a selection of international food. Toccoans will also have booths set up selling a number of unique homemade trinkets to show off their talents and maybe even provide some people with an early Christmas gift. For those interested in artwork, the Currahee Artist Guild will have an art exhibit on display with several pieces for sale.
If you get a little ancy just looking at the booths, other activities will be taking place all day. These include horse and buggy rides, a petting zoo, pony rides and puppet shows, along with non-stop musical entertainment.
For students with out cars…have no worries. There will be a shuttle going from the college to downtown Toccoa bringing anyone in need of a ride. Whether it be that you have no vehicle or just don’t want to worry about finding a parking spot amidst the crowd.
Come prepared to eat, shop and celebrate fall with others in the community.