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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Please see the below hotel room availability as of 9/04/19 at 10:47am. Staff members at all hotels are currently very busy booking rooms so the numbers continue to fluctuate. “TBD” means that the hotel staff was busy with customers at the time of our call so the availability is “to be determined”.
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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.
There’s a new cycling event coming to Statesboro this spring! Dubbed the Strade Boro Gravel Fondo the event will take place in Statesboro and will feature some of Bulloch County’s best dirt, clay, and gravel roads!
The inaugural Strade Boro Gravel Fondo is the third unique gravel event hosted by race promoters, Mt.
Pleasant Velo (MPV), and will be a self-supported, timed event meant to challenge riders. Participants will receive a custom Strade Boro 100% cotton event T-shirt, custom finisher award, ride packet and number, and post-ride food from Chazito’s Latin Cuisine with registration. The Strade Boro Gravel Fondo is designed for anyone from gravel newbies who want a new experience or camaraderie to experienced cyclists who want a challenge! There are planned 50 km (~31 mile) and 100 km (~62 mile) ride options.
Founded in 2010, Mt. Pleasant Velo has hosted over 40 cycling events, including the first and longest running gravel stage race in the United States. MPV seeks to promote the sport of cycling by hosting the best competitive and non-competitive bicycle events. MPV provides cyclists access to participate in cycling events, develop camaraderie, and achieve their personal goals.
DATE: May 18, 2019, 9:00 AM
REGISTRATION and INFORMATION:
Registration: www.bikereg.com/strade-boro (beginning February 2, 2019)
More information on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2262712260417277/
PRICING: Ranges from $50 to $70 depending on event entered
CATEGORIES: Men Open, Women Open, Men 40+, Men 50+
RIDE OPTIONS: Half Metric (50 km) and Metric Century (100 km)
The Strade Boro Gravel Fondo is sponsored nationally by Lauf Cycling, Boyd Cycling, Squirt Lube, Schwalbe Tires, GU Energy Nutrition, and Raw Revolution.
Local sponsorships are available: email@example.com
December in Statesboro is packed full of live performances, holiday themed events, and family fun!
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November in Statesboro is packed full of live performances, fall themed events, and family fun!
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