Midwest Georgia's Favorite Fall Festival

Arts • Crafts • Food • Music • Fun For Kids

It's Festival Time!

The 2018 Festival is here,
Saturday and Sunday, October 20th and 21st
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days!
Free Admission!

How to Get to Hogansville

Historic Hogansville is located on Interstate 85 between Newnan and LaGrange, approximately 45 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.

Keep scrolling past the map for parking information...

Partner Sponsor

"For years, Piedmont Newnan Hospital has been a cornerstone of wellness in Newnan, Georgia, providing high-quality, comprehensive healthcare. In 2012, Piedmont Newnan expanded to better meet the needs of Coweta County residents, opening a state-of-the-art 362,000 square-foot, 136-bed hospital." When you go in for care, be sure to thank the Piedmont Newnan staff for their generous support of the Hogansville community.
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Parking and Festival Access

General Parking Advice

We encourage festival goers to park in designated parking areas around the edges of the downtown festival area. Parking shuttles run to these lots every fifteen minutes. Plan an extra fifteen minutes, and you can relax, enjoy the ride, and avoid driving through and circling around downtown. Lots are organized and supervised by local nonprofit and church groups. Look for the parking signs and smiling people waving flags.

Coming in from the I-85 Exit, there is a parking area on East Main St (Hwy 54), near the Tucker's store. A mile or so in from the highway, slow down and look for the signs and flag wavers. There is also parking closer to downtown in the Elementary School, but this lot can fill up by mid-day, easily.

Coming in from LaGrange on Hwy 29, look for parking along Hwy 29. The Piggly Wiggly lot is one spot, but there will be signs pointing to other lots along Hwy 29. You can also come in over the RR crossing near Van's Hardware to Oak St, where there is parking near the Tower Trail trailhead. Look for the signs.

Coming in from Grantville/Carrolton on Hwy 29, the first parking you see on Hwy 29 when you come into town is your best bet. Look for the signs, before you get to Main St. Much of the parking along there is close enough to walk, and the free shuttles will be running. You can also cross over onto College Ave at the Johnson St RR crossing, which leads to some parking behind the train depot area.

Handicap Parking and Special Needs Access

Handicap access parking is in the building that used to be PNC Bank, near the post office, on the southeast end of main street. You can scope that out in the map below.

The best/easiest way to reach the handicap lot is from the east end of town, coming in on Hwy 54. Coming from the west, you will spend a few extra minutes driving through the downtown, but you can do it. When you see the churches on your left, turn right into the corner where the post office and PNC Bank is located. This lot gives you ready access to the main festival booths area, entertainment stages, and food court.

Parking Advice for Vendors and Exhibitors

Two parking lots near the downtown area are generally reserved, but not guaranteed, for parking by vendors and exhibitors. One lot is on Commerce St, one street north of Main St. The other is in the grassy area along College Ave (aka College St), south of the depot. On the assumption that you are arriving and setting up early, you should find parking. But once the festival starts, any remaining spaces could be used by festival attendees.

Parking Advice for Entertainers

If you need to load or unload equipment for the main stage, you can access it from High St. If you are performing at one of the satellite stages, plan ahead for how and whether you need to get a vehicle near the stage for loading and unloading. The best advice and information will come from the person who booked you for this show.

About the Hummingbird Festival

The 2018 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.

2018 Festival Art!

Artist Elisa Dallas

Elisa Dallas

Winner of the 2018 Festival Art Contest

The Hogansville Hummingbird Festival committee has selected the artwork to represent this fall’s Hummingbird Festival. Out of a crowded field of 30 submissions of original art, Elisa Dallas’s painting of two green, ruby-throated hummingbirds on a blue background was the winning entry. Dallas’s acrylic painting, with its geometric lines and elegant flowers, evokes the Art Deco or Art Nouveau style of art.

Dallas has also signed up as a festival vendor and will have a booth at the 2018 festival. She plans have pieces for sale that will be geared toward the Festival. Dallas shares her art on a artist website and on Instagram as elisa.dallas.

Check out the new 2018 poster in the Poster Gallery!

Elisa Dallas’s original framed painting will hang in City Hall downtown, along with the works of art of previous Festival artists. As in past years, this year’s art will be used in the designs for this year’s Festival T-shirt, poster, and guidebook.

Benefits of the Hummingbird Festival

The Hogansville Hummingbird Festival, 2018 being its 21st 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 2016, the Charitable Trust purchased land in the center of downtown, which has since been donated to the city and named Askew Park. This preserves greenspace for our beautiful historic downtown. In 2018, the Trust made another large purchase for the benefit of the city, this time the PNC Bank building, which is being donated to the City of Hogansville with the intent of using it as a new City Hall.

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.

Donate to the Hogansville Charitable Trust

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.

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 large--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.

Looking for information about hummingbirds? Check out Hummingbird Central.