Load up the kids and stop in Haralson County along your route to enjoy genuine family fun. With a community event almost every month of the year, chances are you will always run up on a hot funnel cake, local entertainment or fresh veggies at the farmers markets. Plus, we have unique events that we promise you will be talking about for years to come including the largest New Year’s Eve Possum Drop! Come prepared to experience fun activities designed to bring smiles to all ages.
Travel the Scenic Byway
Ever wonder what happened to the lazy Sunday afternoons when there was nothing to do but take a drive through the country just to get out the house for a while? Haralson County has some of those roads you could drive to forget the work week and travel back to a bygone era. The roads are quiet and peaceful and reminiscent of grandma’s days. They are rough in places but the quiet drive is worth it. The roads do not connect for a trail but you can drive them together or one at a time. Come back with your friends and family and experience this drive during the changing seasons. Scenic Byway
Paddle the Tallapoosa River
Dub Denman Canoe Trail was named for a local resident who championed a trail to be developed on the Tallapoosa River. Official launch sites on the river:
(1) 2122 Poplar Springs Rd/ Tallapoosa 33°48’47.91N, 85°16’31.10W
(2) 4689 GA Hwy 100/Tallapoosa , 33°46’34.28N, 85°17’47.83W
(3) 1085 Broad Street/ Tallapoosa, 33°45’57.82N, 85°19’21.77W
Lazy River Rentals * 131 Doe Valley Dr. * Tallapoosa, GA * 770.574.0995
Bike Walk Northwest Georgia
Three bicycle routes in Haralson County along city/county roads : 103, 130, 117 bike walk northwest GA Maps
Car Cruises in Haralson County
Antique cars. Downtown Buchanan around the historic courthouse. Held April-October. 4 p.m.-until 7 p.m. . Check the website for details or call Kim Verner 770.722.8938.
Tallapoosa Dogwood Festival
Held in Tallapoosa the second Saturday in April. Fair begins at 9:oo a.m. and offers a variety of hand made crafts as well as demonstrations by local artisans. 5K Walk/Run begins at 8:00 a.m. Parade at 2 p.m. 770.574.2345
Tallapoosa City Wide Yard Sale
Follow the signs throughout the town for treasures. Held the 4th Saturday in April and the first Saturday in October from 8 am to 3 pm. 770.574.2345.
Buchanan Spring and Fall Festivals
Held the third Saturday in May and September on the square in Buchanan. Arts, crafts, food and live entertainment for all ages. 770.646.3369 for more information.
Veterans Association Annual BBQ
The first Saturday after Memorial Day in Tallapoosa at Helton Howland Park. Features BBQ and car show. 10 am to 4 pm. 770.574.2482.
Fourth of July Celebration
Every 4th of July! Americana memorial service at Veterans Memorial and Medal of Honor Park at 10 am followed by Parade at 1 pm. Then enjoy a traditional corn boil, watermelon cutting, and fireworks at Helton Howland Park. Tallapoosa. 678.416.1401.
Bremen Towne Festival
Third Saturday in October in downtown Bremen. 9 am to 4 pm. Features parade, crafts, games and food. 770.537.6570
Waco Fall Festival
Second Saturday in September in downtown Waco. Features arts & crafts, children’s games, entertainment and food. 770.537.3314
Downtown Trick or Treat
Held in downtown Bremen the last Friday in October. Safe and fun trick or treating and costume contest. 770.537.4222.
Great Pumpkin Caper
Held a day the week of Halloween on the square in Buchanan. Features over 100 pumpkins, food, children’s games and safe trick or treating. 770.646.3369.
Veterans Freedom Ride and Parade
The 80 mile motorcycle ride begins at 10:30 am and leads the Veteran’s Day Parade through downtown Tallapoosa. Call for date before Veteran’s Day in November. 770.537.4708
Christmas in Possum Snout
On Thanksgiving Day in downtown Tallapoosa, businesses open at 2 pm for refreshments and shopping to usher in the holiday season. 770.574.2482.
Santa Is Coming To Town
First Friday in December at 6 pm in downtown Bremen. Enjoy the lighting of the tree, pictures with Santa, fun holiday activities and refreshments. 770.537.4222.
Lighted Christmas Parade
Annual parade held the second Tuesday in December. This event is located in downtown Tallapoosa and begins at 7 pm. 770.574.2482.
Come to downtown Tallapoosa on New Year’s Eve for live entertainment and fireworks display. Meet Spencer the stuffed Possum located in the lighted ball. Info? Contact Danny Welch 770.574.2345.