Calendar of Events

If you’re looking for something fun to do, THINK TIFTON! We’ve got you covered all year long with fun events and festivals. So check out what’s coming soon and mark your calendar for a good time.

December 2021

  • North Pole Express
    Thu, December 02 to Sat, December 11
    Ticket sales begin on Thursday, November 4 at 9:00 a.m. Children of all ages can ride the North Pole Express to see Santa Claus on Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9-11 from 5-8:20 p.m. at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture. Tickets for the North Pole Express will be available beginning Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. online at gmanorthpoleexpress.eventbrite.com. Tickets are $12 per person and must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be sold at the event. Children one year of age and under are free. Children two years of age and older must have a ticket. The Museum’s 1917 Vulcan steam locomotive will depart for the North Pole every 20 minutes. Guests will begin their journey to Santa starting with a few mischievous elves in Santa’s library! The elves will read the holiday classic, “The Polar Express,” in the Costume Shop, located behind the Clyatt Cabin. Guests will then board the North Pole Express to visit Santa Claus and enjoy the movie version of “The Polar Express” in a rustic holiday atmosphere. Bring along your camera for festive photo opportunities throughout the experience and with Santa. Guests are encouraged to arrive a few minutes before your scheduled session for the best experience possible. The locomotive is open air, and it is recommended that guests dress according to the weather.  

  • Merry on Main Street
    Sat, December 04
    Before and after the Candyland Christmas Parade, all participants and spectators are invited to walk into Downtown Tifton for the "Merry on Main Street" Christmas Open House. Activities will be hosted all day long - including crafts for kids, food vendors, additional vendors brought in, games, photo opportunities, costumed characters, and movies at the Theater.

  • Candyland Christmas Parade
    Sat, December 04, 4:00PM
    Candyland Christmas: Lots of candy, cookies, and sweet treats! Think gingerbread houses. Think whimsical. Ideas include colorful floats, bands dressed as candy canes, and marchers handing out popcorn balls are all great ideas for a candy-themed parade.

  • Golden Light Mic
    Thu, December 09, 12:00AM
    Join us on December 9th at Your Pie Tifton from 7-9 PM for our first ever Golden Light Mic! All clean acts are welcome and we encourage you to bring your friends. We'll see y'all there!

  • A Wiregrass Christmas Carol
    Fri, December 17
    Travel through time with ABAC’s Georgia Museum of Agriculture on Friday, December 17 as it presents A Wiregrass Christmas Carol. Join prickly print shop owner Edwin G. Fitzer as he visits the past, present, and future, guided by three spirits, and learns the meaning of Christmas. Tickets for A Wiregrass Christmas Carol will be available beginning Thursday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. at wiregrasschristmas.eventbrite.com. Guests will journey the Historic Village by tram to watch the story unfold at select sites decorated for the season, including the Print Shop, Schoolhouse, Chapel, and more. The evening will conclude at the Clark Cabin with hot apple cider, fresh-made tea cakes, and classic holiday tunes around a bonfire. The event is not to be missed as a magical retelling of a classic Christmas story, with a Wiregrass twist! Guests are encouraged to arrive a few minutes before your scheduled session for the best experience possible. The tractor-driven trams are open-air, and it is recommended that guests dress according to the weather.  

  • Gnat Drop
    Fri, December 31
    "Matt the Gnat" will drop at midnight December 31st to bring in 2022. The event begins at 7 PM in front of Tift County's Charles Kent Administration Building on Tift Avenue. Live music and food vendors will be available.

  • January 2022

    • 2022 Farm Show
      Wed, January 19 to Thu, January 20
      Make plans to attend the 45th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference set for Jan. 19-20, 2022. The show will be held Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. The show is free and open to all farmers and industry representatives to attend. The show is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with more than 100 agribusinesses and organizations in the peanut and agricultural industry. Farmers will be able to earn private and commercial pesticide applicator certification, as well as learn about cutting-edge research and developments during the University of Georgia Peanut Production Seminar and industry-wide sponsored Peanut Seed Seminar.

  • Ginger Billy’s Backwoods Comedy Tour
    Sun, January 30, 7:00PM to 10:00PM
    Viral comedian GINGER BILLY brings his hilarious "Backwoods Comedy Tour" to the Tift Theatre for Performing Arts. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ginger-billys-backwoods-comedy-tour-tickets-163891956253

  • February 2022

    • Southeast Mayhem
      Fri, February 04 to Sun, February 06
      A gaming convention held at the UGA Conference Center February 4-6th. Registar to play at the link below as well as the admission, vendor, and sponsorship  options.  https://www.southeastmayhem.com/

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