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.
Think you’ve got the best Chili in the Boro? Here’s your chance to prove it! Join us in Chili Town on December 6th at the Downtown Statesboro Holiday Celebration. It’s FREE to enter and registration is easy. Forms can be filled out online, emailed to email@example.com or dropped off at the Visit Statesboro office at 222 S. Main Street.
2019 Cook-Off Categories:
- Overall Best Chili
- Best Restaurant Chili
- People’s Choice
- Best Decorated Booth
FOR CHILI CONTESTANTS: This competition is open to organizations, businesses or amateur chefs. Chili Town will be located across from City Hall where participants will be assigned a 10×10 space with access to power. You must bring and set up your own tables, tents (if you so desire) and decorations. Set up begins at 3:00pm. Set up must be completed by 4:45pm and judge’s chili samples will be collected at 5pm. Sample cups and spoons will be provided for all samplers to be made available at tables.
CHILI TOWN WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT 5:30 P.M. Please have at least 4 to 5 gallons of chili on-hand for the public to sample for voting in the People’s Choice category. Participants are expected to bring their own condiments such as crackers, sour cream or cheese. Participants must also have a visible SIGN with the team name and bring their own extension cords to power all electrical units.
Each participating table must provide team members to serve chili during the Chili Town hours. Volunteers are not available to man any booths or tents for this event!
FOR CHILI TASTERS: Admission to Chili Town is FREE and open to the public. Tickets will be available for purchase to vote in the People’s Choice category for $1.
The Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern kicks off the second half of their 2018-2019 Main Stage Season with a performance by Jon Lehrer and Dancers on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now at the PAC Box Office.
Jon Lehrer and Dancers have toured extensively both nationally and internationally, and now they bring their artistry here to Statesboro!
With creativity, athleticism, and the ability to make contemporary, modern, and jazz dance accessible to all audiences, Jon Lehrer and Dancers have made quite a name for themselves in the dance and theatre world. Striking the elusive balance between art and entertainment, Lehrer and Dancers showcases unique choreography and a fun, distinctive style which fuses jazz and modern dance. Featuring some of the genre’s most athletic professional dancers, Lehrer’s choreography focuses on three main elements of movement: circularity, three-dimensionality, and momentum, coming together to create a true spectacle onstage which can be enjoyed by dance experts and novices alike; this is truly a dance show for all with colorful costuming, exciting music, and inventive movement.
This performance is an exciting opportunity for the community. Performing Arts Center Director Stacie McDaniel explains, “I think audiences often have the misconception that contemporary dance is going to be hard to follow, or too out there, or that they won’t be able to appreciate or understand it without a dance background. Jon Lehrer breaks all of those misconceptions down, giving an accessible, colorful performance that is both entertaining and full of artistic merit.”
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 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 atwww.georgiasouthern.edu/pac.
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December in Statesboro is packed full of live performances, holiday themed events, and family fun!
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Bulloch County’s Military Heritage is the county’s premier exhibit space that examines the involvement of Bulloch County, Georgia in the history of American warfare. The permanent exhibit lives in the Bulloch County annex off of Main Street and is open to the public. As new scholarships opened up new opportunities to expand the exhibit, the Georgia Southern Museum is renovating the space with the help of a History Department graduate student, Breezy James. The project seeks to educate the public on American military history and share Bulloch County’s heritage by memorializing those who died in service and by studying the past.
Currently, the exhibit covers the roots of the county in the American Revolution through the Global War on Terror. The exhibit recognizes those who paid the ultimate price in combat through memorial plaques. The space presents a rotating central exhibit that explores one war and its impact in the county. It features artifacts and interactive components to further dive into the past and understand the war on a deeper level. There is now an exhibit on the Global War on Terrorism, and the upcoming installation will highlight the Vietnam War.
The Georgia Southern Museum is seeking local artifacts to showcase in the exhibit. To reach this goal, they are hosting an event to collect artifacts from the Vietnam War era, which will be held at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Statesboro) on November 27th, 2018 from 4 o’clock to 8 o’clock in the evening. Come by during the open house and bring your artifacts and curators will take a look. They are seeking to add interviews to the Georgia Southern Museum collection from local Vietnam veterans as well, and some will be featured in the exhibit. If you are interested in loaning or donating items to the museum for the exhibit, or if you would like to be interviewed for the project, come by the SCVB on November 27th.
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November in Statesboro is packed full of live performances, fall themed events, and family fun!
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With the temperature cooling down (a bit) and football season in full swing, you’ll find lots to do when you visit Statesboro this month! The family friendly events are plentiful! A great one to kick off the month is GreenFest in downtown Statesboro on the 6th. The 57th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair begins on the 15th for a week full of thrills and chills on the midway plus the famous Kiwanis Pancake House is a tradition that brings people back to the Boro year after year. Scare on the Square will pack downtown on the 27thwith Trunk or Treaters and zombies who will close the night with Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance through the streets. Looking for adult only entertainment? Break out the boas and stilettos for the Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE on October 26th and 27th at the Averitt Center for the Arts.
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There’s so much to do so clear your calendar for Fall fun in Statesboro! See the Community Calendar with a complete list of events.
Georgia Southern Theatre brings “Émilie: The Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight“ by Lauren Gunderson as the fall season opener.
The 18th century scientific genius Émilie du Châtelet is back and determined to answer the question she
died with: love or philosophy, head or heart? In this highly theatrical rediscovery of one of history’s most intriguing women, Émilie defends her life and loves and ends up with both a formula and a legacy that permeates history.
Directed by Lisa L. Abbott, Émilie is the story of a mathematical genius, the first woman published by the French Academy of Science, a member of the royalty and a lover of Voltaire. The Marquise overcomes the challenges faced by women of her time by living her life on her own terms. She fought for her own education, carried out experiments in physics and completed a translation and commentary of Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica that is still in use to date.
Lauren Gunderson is an American playwright who is best known for her plays about women in science and history and comedies based on Shakespeare. She is currently one of America’s top 20 most produced playwrights.
Georgia Southern Theatre brings Émilie Du Châtelet to life on Wednesday, September 26 and runs
through Wednesday, 0ctober 3. Curtain for all performances is at 7:30pm (The Sunday Matinee is on September 30 at 2pm). We encourage audience members to arrive at least 15 minutes early as all seats are open admission.
Ticket prices are $12 for general admission and $6 for Students, Seniors and Members of the Military.
Group rates are available. Contact the box at 912-478-5379 to make reservations. Reservation requests can be left on the box office voicemail 24-hours a day.
The Box office is located at the Center for Arts and Theatre and is open in the Afternoons Monday – Friday for ticket purchases and reopens at 6pm on performance days. Tickets can also be purchased through the Marketplace on the GSU website at http:/class.georgiasouthern.edu/cat/season
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Georgia Southern Eagle Football is back and nobody celebrates the season better than True Blue fans! The excitement doesn’t stop there, though! September in Statesboro is bursting at the seams with live music including country music legend Tanya Tucker, Victor Wainwright and the Train, and a celebration of the music of Tom Petty. Bring the kids to Brooklet for the 29th Annual Peanut Festival and be sure to get tickets early for The Addams Family Musical at the Averitt Center for the Arts. Check out our weekly calendar to see where you can kick back with karaoke or trivia and be sure to put the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market on your “to do” list when you Visit Statesboro..
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