I found the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair to be delightfully fun, with a unique touch of small-town charm. My husband and I went Monday, the opening night, and hoofed it over to the Heritage Village section. There we had a lovely conversation with Mr. Bowen in the Old Store. He regaled us with the history of the establishment and its role in the community. After that we took a stroll through the historic Aldrich house, watched bees in the bee house, and took in the aroma of woodsmoke wafting from the blacksmith shop.
The attraction that I was most looking forward to – The Kiwanis Pancake House – did not disappoint! Sitting at long picnic tables chowing down on pancakes and local sausage felt like a big community breakfast. That is definitely something unique that Statesboro brings to the fair experience. An elephant ear for dessert and old-fashioned carnival rides took me right back to my childhood fair memories. In short, the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair encapsulated everything charming and nostalgic that I associated with fairs with a dash of local flair.
Thank you to everyone who dropped a suggestion for things to do at the fair! You made this fair novice feel like a truly initiated part of the Statesboro community. – Lauren Della-Piazza
Lauren moved to Statesboro from Pennsylvania to complete her Master’s Degree in Public History at Georgia Southern University.
Being new in Statesboro, I have never been to the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. Sure, I have been to fairs as a general category: the rides, the food, the contests, the local flair. But what makes the Ogeechee Kiwanis Fair unique? Comment on our social media post to share what you think someone who has never been to the fair before MUST do!
I have heard that the Pancake House is a must-do. A fair with an establishment dedicated to slinging up sausage and pancakes? That is something I am looking forward to. But what else distinguishes the Ogeechee Fair as a part of Statesboro culture? It is a decades-long tradition that draws people from counties away, so it must be something special. I am looking forward to attending and getting my first taste!
If there is one thing I have learned in my short time here, it is that Statesboro never ceases to surprise. I am sure that the Ogeechee Fair will do the same. – Lauren Della- Piazza
Lauren moved to Statesboro from Pennsylvania to complete her Master’s Degree in Public History at Georgia Southern University. Look for her fair follow-up coming soon.
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Travel Media Showcase is one of the premier events offering top travel industry professionals and travel journalists the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one, at a single location, for the purpose of exchanging information and developing personal contacts. Dozens of destination writers, broadcast travel journalists and vacation bloggers from all over the United States gathered in Atlanta last week to meet with tourism experts pitching unique story ideas from their areas.
Visit Statesboro’s Executive Director Becky Davis and Marketing Director Justin Samples were among the exhibitors at this year’s event. The three-day program included two days of scheduled journalist/exhibitor appointment sessions, regional press tours, plus numerous other networking opportunities.
Davis compared the showcase to speed dating with a twist. “We researched the profiles of attending writers and geared our Statesboro pitch toward their area of expertise and our desired audience. Justin and I made some great connections with writers that we will definitely be inviting to visit Statesboro.”
Visit Statesboro (Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau) is an accredited Regional Visitor Information Center and the official destination marketing organization for Statesboro and Bulloch County. The staff is dedicated to promoting tourism by attracting more visitors, meetings, groups, and events to the area through destination marketing.
Charlie’s Funky Junk Shop is a must when you’re browsing in Statesboro. Listed on the Georgia Antique Trail, this thrift shop is sure to satisfy your treasure hunting hankering.
This mom-and-daughter owned shop has a little bit of everything from unique clothing, books, and dishware all the way to old love letters. They take in new items with the philosophy of no junk left behind. Whether you are looking for something specific or nothing at all, you are certain to find something you’ll want to take home.
This downtown gem will celebrate its two year anniversary this August. With co-owner Trish being a Georgia Southern professor, the store is excited to be a part of yet another school year here in Statesboro. Look for Charlie’s Funky Junk Shop at GSU’s upcoming Browse the Boro.
Not only do they have all sorts of treasures inside, Charlie’s can be noticed from the street with their magnificent outside mural that doubles as a popular photo shoot backdrop.
Stop and shop but be sure to say “hi” to their welcome pups, Lewis and
Clark. Shop hours are 11am-5pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11am-6pm on Fridays, and 9am-4pm on Saturdays.
Stroll down West Main Street in Statesboro and Reflective Collective is sure to catch your eye.
This upscale consignment boutique offers brands you won’t find anywhere else in the Boro. Browse jewelry, hats, shoes and accessories along with clothing from petite to curvy.
The vibe is upscale but fun and instead of being limited by the taste of a single owner or buyer, you can select from the curated tastes of hundreds of consignors. Much of the inventory is new with tags marked at a fraction of the retail price.
Shop Reflective Collective daily Tuesday – Saturday. Stop in on a Friday and there’s a good chance you’ll get to meet one of RC’s owners, Frenchie.
Theatre South invites you to an evening of murder and mayhem. Six original short plays by student playwrights. See you there…if you dare.
The Ten-Minute Play Festival is an annual program produced by Theatre South, in association with Georgia Southern Theatre. The submitted plays were sent out to a panel of respondents including alumni, theatre professionals, and faculty. The top scoring plays are presented in a staged reading in the Spring Semester.
The Theatre South student club is an open student group that accepts members from all majors. The students host guest artists and run workshops on various theatre topics from improv, to dance, to audition skills, and building a resume.
The Ten-Minute Play Festival will hold on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Sanford Hall, Room 1002. Admission is Free.
See you there . . . If you dare.
The GSUPAC is Proud to Introduce Elle Woods, a Lawyer with a Heart of Gold and a Mane to Match, in Legally Blonde
The Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern is excited to present the fabulously fun musical, Legally Blonde. The heralded national tour stops right here in Statesboro on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now! Don’t wait to secure your seat!
The international award-winning Broadway musical based on the adored movie of the same name, Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of the beautiful, brilliant, and blonde Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams – and justice of course! This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dance numbers. Equal parts hilarious and heartwarming, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!
The sparkling new touring production features choreography by Tony-nominated Denis Jones, snazzy modern scenery, costumes, lighting, and sound, and dynamic LED video screens with new inventive designs by Daniel Brody (of Aladdin, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and the Wizard of Oz fame). A perfect show to bring joy to audiences of all ages, Legally Blonde The Musical will win your heart and inspire you to push past the barriers that stand between you and your own dreams!
“This show is sure to please fans of the classic movie as well as those who are brand new to the story of perky and beautiful but kind Elle Woods and her ragtag group. The music is so much fun and the underlying message to believe in yourself no matter what anyone expects of you really resonates,” says GSUPAC Director Stacie McDaniel.
Tickets are $32 for adults and $16 for youth 17 and under, and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern Box Office. Discounts are available for Georgia Southern students and faculty/staff. Group rates for groups of 10 or more are also available. Visit the Box Office in person Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, or purchase tickets over the phone at 912-478-7999 or online at www.georgiasouthern.edu/pac.
DISCLAIMER: This musical contains adult themes and some mild language. Viewer discretion is advised.
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