May 4 and 5(1st Full Weekend in May and October)
Cotton Pickin' Fair - Gay, Georgia - 800-538-6814 
Nationally acclaimed as one of the top ten festivals in America, an old   plantation in Gay, Georgia is the backdrop for the semi-annual Cotton Pickin' Antiques, Arts and Crafts Festival!  Festival goes will enjoy the famous entourage of artisans, good down-home southern cooking, music, entertainment, and activities for the children.  Admission charged.  No pets please!


May 4 and 5 (1st Full Weekend in May and October)

Shady Days in Gay - Gay, Georgia - 706-977-8548

Arts and Crafts Festival -   Come stroll and see some of the history of Gay, Georgia, as you visit this town the first full weekend in May and October.  Your eyes will be amazed as Shady Days in Gay hosts over 200 fabulous exhibitors from the Southeast that continues the spirit of craftsmanship, skill, talent and vision that many area farmers, homemakers, and craftsmen began in this town. Bring your family and meander throughout the town and enjoy some of the most wonderful exhibits.  Admission is FREE.  Don't stop to eat on your way - there's always great food available for the hungry shopper.  Be sure to bring the children as we have a great kid's area.  The hours are 9:00am until 5:00pm on Saturday - 10:00am until 5:00pm Sunday and held rain or shine.  We're located at 18785 GA Hwy 85 in Gay, approximately 45 miles south of Atlanta and 55 miles north of Columbus.

May 12 - Spend Mother's Day in Warm Springs!  Bring Mom for dinner at a local restaurant, then shop the town for great bargains!