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Quick Facts
  • U.S. Census Population (official): 4,226
  • U.S. Census Population (2015 estimate): 4,196
  • Regional Commission: Heart of Georgia Altamaha
  • County: Jeff Davis
  • Congressional District: 2
  • State Senate District: 19
  • State Legislature Districts: 149, 156, 19

Annual Events

Spring and Summer Events

Georgia Great Steak Cook-Off
Dates to be announced
Georgia’s official steak cook-off championship with prizes totaling more than $5,000. For additional information, visit www.georgiagreatsteakcookoff.com or call the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce at (912) 375-4543

Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale
Second full weekend in March
Each spring on this exciting weekend, bargain hunters come from across the United States to meander some 200 miles down Highway 341 from Barnesville to Brunswick on the Georgia coast in search of antiques, collectibles, and hidden treasures. Mile after mile, the roadside is filled with tents and tables offering used and new goods and lots of good food. For additional information, visit www.PeachesToTheBeaches.com.

Three Rivers Paddle
Spring 2017 dates to be announced
From the starting point at Towns Bluff Park, paddle the Ocmulgee, Oconee, and Altamaha, three of Georgia’s greatest rivers, in this two-day family-friendly camping and paddling event sponsored by the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Board of Tourism and the Georgia Conservancy. For additional information, visit www.georgiaconservancy.org/threerivers.

Three Rivers Festival at Towns Bluff
Three Rivers Barbecue Festival
April
The dual festival, held at Towns Bluff at beautiful and shady oak-filled Towns Bluff Park on the banks of the Altamaha River, is a celebration of food, music, arts and crafts, and barbecue. The event draws pit-masters from around Georgia and the Southeast for a barbecue cook-off sanctioned by the Georgia Barbecue Association. For additional information, visit www.TownsBluffPark.com or telephone (912) 379-9303.

Memorial Day Ceremony and Remembrance at Veterans Square
Memorial Day
The Jeff Davis County Veterans Association holds its annual Memorial Day ceremony and remembrance at Veterans Square as they honor veterans who lost their lives in defense of America’s freedoms. Music, patriotic events, and more. Visit www.JDCVA.com or www.facebook.com/jeffdaviscountyveterans.

Fall and Winter Events

Jeff Davis Cotton and Music Festival
October
Held at the Jeff Davis County Fairgrounds by the Friends of Jeff Davis, the event is lively celebration of King Cotton. For more information, call (912) 347-9105 or visit www.facebook.com/thefriendsofjeffdavis/.

Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Square
Veterans Day November 11
The Jeff Davis County Veterans Association holds its annual Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Square as they honor veterans of all wars with music and patriotic events. Visit www.JDCVA.com or www.facebook.com/jeffdaviscountyveterans.

Annual Christmas Parade
December
Santa comes to Hazlehurst to visit and lead a colorful celebration of Christmas joy with bands, floats, lights, and so much more. For kids and the kid in you. For more information, call (912) 375-4543 or visit www.HazlehurstChamberOfCommerce.com.

Snipesville New Year’s Day Parade
January 1
The annual event, complete with tractors, floats, and horses, rings in the new year. For more information, call Wooten’s Store at (912) 375-2796.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
January
Sponsored by the Community League, Inc., of Hazlehurst, the lively parade celebrates Martin Luther King Jr., with marching bands, entertainers, floats, and more.