Forsyth, GA

Forsyth is a city in Monroe County that is famous for its Commercial Historic District, a tourist attraction listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The District includes the Monroe County Courthouse and the Courthouse Square along with several examples of 19th-century architecture.

There are a lot of activities that people can look forward to at the Square, foremost of which is the Fall Festival every October 31st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

If you are in Forsyth, come celebrate Halloween with the locals at the historic square where the streets will be closed so kids can do a fun trick or treat.

At the square, business owners will distribute candies while kids enjoy a lot of games, inflatables and delectable food. You can check here for details

On Sept. 2 from 8:00am to 12:00pm, go shopping at Forsyth’s annual City Yard Sale at the Square. But you can also sell your old clothing, furniture, or anything you want to sell at the venue. Click this link for further details

Every October, the city also hosts the Green Tomato Festival over at Juliette, a celebration of the movie that made Juliette world-famous.

During the festival, guests can dine in at the Whistle Stop Café, browse booths of goods made by local artisans, and browse the unique shops and boutiques of Juliette. You can click here for details

But Forsyth’s biggest Fall event is the Historic Train Festival in November, an annual event that celebrates the history of railway travel in the city.

The Festival began in 2013 as the city’s railway industry celebrated its 175th year.

This year, no definite date has been set yet for the festival but in 2016, the event was held November 5 and featured 911 first responders locomotive, authentic caboose tour, cemetery tour, model train exhibit, trackless train rides, historic railroad display, historic train museum exhibit, children’s hobo parade, children’s art show, hobo stew cook off, crafts and activities, rattle the tracks car and bike show, food and beverage concessions, inflata fair for kids and live entertainment. Click this link for further details

Locals always look forward to celebrating Christmas in Forsyth since a lot of activities are held every year.

The annual Hometown Holidays Parade in Downtown is one of a kind in Central Georgia and is one of the most anticipated events of the year as the community ushers in the holiday season in a grand style.

Locals and guests would certainly enjoy the wonderful nighttime holiday parade, and the brilliant spectacle of lights and music promenading through the city’s historic commercial district.

Last year, the parade was held December 1.

The Hometown Holidays Parade has been named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Check here for details

Aside from the parade, the city also holds the annual Christmas Tree Lighting event, a visit with Santa Claus and the Mayor’s New Year’s Eve party.