A Guide to Elder Mill Covered Bridge

    Breathtaking only minimally describes the view of Watkinsville’s Elder Mill Covered Bridge. The bridge, which was built in 1897, was originally positioned between Watkinsville and Athens. It now sits boldly above Rose…

Why Oconee County should be on your bucket list

While there are a million reasons to love and visit Oconee County-Watkinsville, I want to share the experiences you don’t get in too many counties. Oconee may be small, but it’s packed with a lot history and uniqueness. So sit back and let…

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:     Left…

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…

Watkinsville’s 12 Days of Christmas: Winter Weather Eats

Watkinsville’s 12 Days of Christmas: Winter Weather Eats Photo courtesy of Online Athens The holidays are upon us and cold weather has officially set in, which means it’s the perfect time for winter treats, meals and beverages.…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

4 New Restaurants to Try

  The dining options in Oconee are growing! Four new restaurants have recently opened this year with great menus and atmospheres. Check them out during your next visit to Oconee. Groove Burgers Located in Epps Bridge Shopping…

The Ultimate Art Experience in Watkinsville, The Artland of Georgia

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Locally Grown Food Destinations

      Homemade, fresh, locally grown: Explore Oconee County’s food destinations from local farms to markets and restaurants. Feast your eyes upon these endless food options grown from and raised on Georgia soil. Read…

Summer Break in Oconee

      The school year is coming to a close, and that means summer break is fast approaching. No worries, however. I’m here to serve you up some family-friendly fun that is sure to keep the kids busy and enjoying…

Mother’s Day in Oconee

  It’s that time to shower the irreplaceable woman in your life with lots of love. Let your mother, wife, or grandmother know just how much they are appreciated by taking advantage of the unique gifts and activities our local shops…

Welcome to Oconee, Tracks of Time

  Bishop has become quite the destination for antique stores. Joining our seven other antique stores and six in Bishop, Tracks of Time Antiques & More is a family-owned shop that sells items from jewelry to furniture and collectibles.…