October Events in the Lake Country – See you there!

You are invited to October in the Lake Country!

Monday, October 2 | Taste of Eatonton | Plaza Arts Center, Eatonton

Indulge in bites of new and signature dishes while celebrating the culinary expertise of the community at the 2017 Taste of Eatonton. The Taste of Eatonton features booths for more than 20 different restaurants from Eatonton-Putnam County, Milledgeville, Greensboro, Madison and Monticello. The very best of the best gather to impress attendees with their skills, create delectable dishes and showcase the community’s most adored treats. The Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce’s largest fundraiser of the year also features a silent auction filled with fabulous deals and the famous bottomless wine glass will be back again for $15 per person. This year we are adding live music to the agenda with Tim Cadiere and Washboard Road Band! Tickets are available at The Peoples BankFarmers & Merchants Bank, and Exchange Bank. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Arts Center.  For more information, call 706-485-7701.


Friday, October 6 | Historic Pews & Pulpits Ramble | Bus departs from Home Depot, Greensboro

Join us for our second scenic bus tour through rural east Georgia. We have five stops along the way to tour historic churches tucked away but not forgotten. Not only will you get to go inside the churches and hear about their humble beginnings, you’ll be inspired by songs and words from some of the chancels and pulpits. Snacks & lunch are included. Each church will have a 30-minute program of either the history of the church or a hymnal program, and ample opportunity to walk the grounds and photograph the area from 9:00 a.m – 4:45 p.m. For more information, call 706-465-9604.


Saturday, October 7 | Madison Chili Cook-off and Fall Festival | Madison Town Park

Chili teams compete in two categories with public chili sampling beginning at 12:30 sharp. Sample, and then vote, for your favorite chili. Shop for locally grown produce, fall plants, and beautiful handmade arts and crafts by regional artists while listening to live music from the music tent. There will also be a Krystal’s Chili Pup Eating Contest and Homemade Cornbread Contest as well as lots of fun things for kids to do. Event is from 10:30 am to 4 pm. Admission is free. $5 chili tasting wristbands go on sale at noon. Proceeds help support the volunteer fire department. Visit www.madisonga.com for more information.

Saturday & Sunday, October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 | Southern Living Inspired Home on Lake Oconee Public Tours | Harbor Club on Lake Oconee

Harbor Club will be offering a series of public tours of its stunningly beautiful new Southern Living Inspired Home every Saturday and Sunday during the month of October. A variety of cooking, entertaining and interior design demonstrations from the pages of Southern Living are on tap throughout the month of October. There is no charge to tour the Southern Living Inspired Home, but a $10 donation is suggested, which will fully benefit the Greensboro-based Circle of Love Center. The center provides direct and support services to domestic violence victims and their children in Greene, Morgan, Putnam, Baldwin and Hancock counties (www.colinc.org). Events are every Saturday in October – 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29, Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.harborclub.com/southern-living or call 706-453-7855


Monday, October 9| Oktoberfest | Oconee Brewing Company, Greensboro

Tickets are $40 and include great German food and musical entertainment by Eddie Byrd and the Good Vibrations. There will also be a cash bar. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact, redeemerfundraiser@gmail.com.


Wednesday, October 11| Three-Course Wine dinner | Linger Longer Steakhouse, Greensboro

Join us for a three-course communal dinner alongside expert wine pairings by our resident sommelier. Featuring three different wines to sip, while learning the origin, history, and flavor profile of each. This unique experience has limited availability. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Please call our Restaurant Coordinator at 706-467-7059 to secure your reservation.


Sunday, October 15| UGA British Brass Band | Festival Hall, Greensboro

The “UGA British Brass Band” was established in August 2014, coinciding with the appointment of Philip Smith as Prokasy Professor in the Arts to the trumpet faculty of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Members of the band are chosen through audition each semester. Tickets are General Admission and may be purchased online at www.festivalhallga.com or call 762-243-8022 for more details.


Friday, October 20| Moonlight and Motown | The Stables at Harbor Club, Greensboro

Join us for an evening of Motown and fun as we celebrate and support the Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club. The event is from 7-11 p.m. Learn more & purchase tickets at www.PeteNancebgc.org.


Saturday, October 21| Deep Roots Festival | Downtown Milledgeville

Named one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events, winner of Southeast Festivals and Events Association (SFEA) Best Event 2009 and voted Lake Oconee Living magazine’s Best Event for 2010, Deep Roots is a cultural art and music festival not to be missed. It includes an antique car show, live entertainment, artist market, and LittleRoots KidZone. This year’s event also includes a highly acclaimed barbecue competition through the Georgia Barbecue Association. Event is from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Visit www.deeprootsfestival.com for more information.


Tuesday, October 23| Bibs, Boots and BBQ | Briarpatch Farm, Eatonton

Come support the First Call Pregnancy Center in Greensboro and enjoy some delicious pork or chicken BBQ with ALL the fixins! The fabulous Jake Bartley Band will be entertaining the crowd. Eatin’ and dancin’ goes from 6:30-8:30! Bring a group – tables of 8 are available! Call 706-453-1908 for tickets or more information.


Monday, October 23| Taste n Jam | Downtown Greensboro

Come celebrate our community with sample tastings from a variety of food vendors throughout the area, while dancing to the electrifying sounds of The Jake Bartley Band, back by popular demand! Event begins at 6 pm. Contact Hayley Callaway by email:membership@greeneccoc.org for more information.


Tuesday, October 31| Trick or Treat | Downtown Greensboro

Little ghouls and goblins are invited to Greensboro for Downtown Trick or Treat. Downtown merchants – many in costume – will offer a trick or a treat for children 12 and under. Children should begin their visit to town at the Greene County Court House where they will be given an official trick or treat bag and a snack. All children should be escorted by an adult. The Greensboro Police Department will be on hand to ensure fun and safety for all. From 5-7 p.m. Visit www.greeneccoc.org/events/downtown-trick-or-treat for more information.