Travel Blog

3 things to look forward to this spring in Oconee

  There are only two weeks before it’s officially spring! With hints of warm weather this winter building our anticipation for sunny days and budding flowers, here are three things to look forward to this spring in Oconee County. Locally-grown foods Spring means strawberry season! Washington Farms will open for strawberry season in April. At […]

Posted on: March 8, 2017 | Posted by:

Watkinsville’s 12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Happenings

‘Tis the season for holiday lights, shopping and events! Get in the spirit in Watkinsville and celebrate the holiday season with events, sales, and holiday displays.   EVENTS Watkinsville’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting is a prime event for the season. On the first Friday in December, spectators gather along Main Street for holiday carols, hot […]

Posted on: November 18, 2016 | Posted by:

Oconee County: Then and Now

    The historic community of Oconee County has undergone quite a few transformations while maintaining some of its historic beauty. Take a glimpse of what six historic sites in Oconee County looked like in the past:     The Eagle Tavern Museum formerly served as a 16-room stagecoach stop for travelers in the mid-1800s. The […]

Posted on: October 7, 2016 | Posted by:

Nominate Your Favorite Dish for “100 Plates Locals Love”

  With more than 50 restaurants occupying the county, Oconee County has become quite the place to enjoy diverse culinary options. In Downtown Watkinsville alone, there will be ten places to grab a bite to eat by the end of the year. Notably, locally-owned dining establishments make their mark adding to Oconee County’s uniqueness with their […]

Posted on: October 4, 2016 | Posted by:

3 things to do on your way to the Iron Horse

    On every UGA bucket list, you will find visiting the Iron Horse at the top of the list. The Iron Horse, which sits along the county line of Oconee and Greene on Hwy 15, was moved in the 1950s from the University of Georgia’s campus to its current location on an open farm […]

Posted on: September 23, 2016 | Posted by:

Top 5 for a UGA Game Day Weekend

  The UGA Bulldogs kicked off the 2016 football season with a win over the University of North Carolina on Saturday. Now with the Dawgs’ first home game of the season approaching, the excitement for Game Day between the hedges is near. In between cheering on the Dawgs and tailgating in Athens, find time to […]

Posted on: September 9, 2016 | Posted by:

11 fall festivals along the Georgia Antebellum Trail

Filled with food, fun and history, the cities along the Georgia Antebellum Trail are gearing up for a trail of festivals. Highlighting the historic communities and attractions of Athens, Watkinsville, Madison, Eatonton, Milledgeville, Gray and Macon, the Antebellum Trail is a popular historic adventure among national and international visitors. Engage in fall fun while exploring […]

Posted on: August 24, 2016 | Posted by:

Oconee’s Top Restaurants: The People’s Choice

    The results are in! In a week-long poll, visitors and residents voted for their favorite places to eat in Oconee County. See the results below.     The spot for the number 1 restaurant in Oconee County was a two-way tie among last year’s winner Chops and Hops and newly opened JB’s Smokin’ Pig Barbeque! Taqueria La […]

Posted on: August 18, 2016 | Posted by:

A weekend guide to Perspectives, Georgia’s premier pottery event

A Weekend Guide to Perspectives, Georgia’s Premier Pottery Event  

Posted on: July 27, 2016 | Posted by:

Four ways to get your peach fix in Oconee before summer ends

What’s a Georgia summer without peaches? Here are four places in Oconee to get your peach fix before summer ends: Di’lishi recently announced that its “Just Peachy” frozen yogurt dessert is back! Cool off with peach-flavored frozen yogurt topped with sliced peaches at the self-served yogurt bar at Epps Bridge.   Photo by Di’lishi Frozen Yogurt Bar-Athens […]

Posted on: July 26, 2016 | Posted by: