Apr. 17 – Taste of Henry


Taste of Henry | Friday, April 17, 2015 6 – 9pm  | Jason T. Harper Event Center

Where else can you try culinary delights from upscale gourmet fare to downhome southern cooking all under one roof? 

Taste of Henry showcases over 25 local restaurants with dishes that are sure to satisfy every palate. The taste-size portions let you sample a variety of different flavors and restaurants. From delicious main courses to appetizers and desserts – if its great food, you are sure to find it at 
Taste of Henry.  This year enjoy a tease of the local tourism attractions in Henry County.

Purchase tickets at the McDonough Welcome Center or online at TasteOfHenry.org.

If you’re looking for Spring Break fun with the kids that won’t break the bank, we have what you’re looking for right here in McDonough, GA!  We’ve got something fun for all ages — exploring the outdoors and eating good food, something the whole family can enjoy!

TBT_61251.  Picnic in the park

Spring is finally here, as if you need a reason to get out and enjoy the beautiful outdoors!  Grab some grub and take advantage of the green space and the sunshine.  On your way to the park, stop by The Lunch Box for a quick bite, or call ahead and pick up your picnic and enjoy it at the park.  Or, pack a picnic yourself to save a little, and you have a fun-filled day at no cost!

Soda Fountain Kirby G's 50's Diner | McDonough, GA

2.  Museum & a milkshake
If you need to bribe the kiddos for a little learning time, tell them they will get a hand-made milkshake at Kirby G’s Diner after you visit the Heritage Park Military Museum.  When you say the word “museum” to the kids, they may not be very excited, but once they step foot inside the Military Museum, they will be captivated by the big vehicles and life-like displays.  And the Huie helicopter at the front door will probably draw them in with ease.  It’s more than a history lesson, all while having fun.  Tell Mr. Jim, one of the Veterans who run the museum, we sent ya!

Steam Engine No7 | Heritage Park | McDonough, GA3.  Tasty Train
Old Engine No. 7 is on display at Heritage Park’s Historic Village is a site to see.  This old steam engine was once in operation, and has a unique story to tell.  So does all the other structures and historic buildings in the Historic Village.  After paying a visit to Heritage Park, stop at the downtown McDonough square for something tasty to eat!  Whether you’re looking for a home-cooked meal, which you will find at Gritz Family Restaurant, or just a sweet treat at Rita’s, or a freshly brewed cup of coffee at Queen Bee, you’ll find something for your taste!

Shanes Hot Shots Paintball | McDonough, GA4.  Paint & Play
Gather a group of friends and spend the day at Shane’s Hot Shots Paintball field!  This is a super fun way to let loose and have a blast with friends!  Make a reservation during the week of April 6 – 10, 2015 and use promo code SPRINGBREAK, and receive a special discount from Shane!  Book via email at PaintballShane(at)Gmail.com.


Film Photo Contest

Film Photo Contest | McDonough, GA


We are excited to see your Movie & Film Photos taken right here in McDonough, GA!  Entries must be received by March 25, 2015.  Winners will be announced by April 3rd.  A random drawing from all entries submitted will be for a $50 gift certificate to a local McDonough restaurant!  We are proud of the filming done in and around our great city, and are looking to promote the popular Film Tourism industry, and would love for you to be apart of that effort.  

By submitting your photos/videos in the contest, you agree to the following Contest Rules.

  1. The contest is open to amateur photographers only. Photographers must be at least 18 yrs of age or have written permission of parent or guardian to enter contest.
  2. Photos must be taken in McDonough, GA, of a filming location for a television show, movie or the like.  Photos can be of the filming site, actors/actresses, the set etc.
  3. No more than three (3) entries per person, per film/movie.
  4. Submission of an entry indicates agreement with this policy on the part of the photographer and any persons featured in the photo. It is the photographer’s responsibility to receive permission of any persons prior to submitting the photo.
  5. Entries must include: your full name, email address, photo location/address, date (or approx date) of photo, film project name, and any other details you can provide.  If you have an interesting story or memory about a particular filming project in McDonough, we would love for you to share that too.
  6. Submit high-resolution photos (largest file size possible) for best quality. 
  7. All photo entries become property of McDonough Hospitality & Tourism and may be used in other media promoting McDonough, GA.  Photos may be used for marketing purposes online, Facebook page, print materials etc. just to mention a few.
  8. Email entries to Tourism(at)VisitMcDonoughGA.com.  Hurry, deadline is 3/25/2015!

Be apart of Geranium Jam 2015!


Be apart of this fun, family-friendly event while supporting great local causes!  

We invite individuals and businesses to partner with us for the 2015 Geranium Jam. Find more information, including sponsorship opportunities here:  2015 Geranium Jam Sponsor Packet  Or call Christy Collier at 678.782.6233 with additional questions.

Get details on the event: Geranium Jam

Super NIT Ball Tournament

baseball, usssa, super nit

According to the Georgia USSSA baseball organization, the largest single weekend amateur baseball tournament in the world is being held right here in McDonough and the surrounding south metro area — March 13-15, 2015.

The ‘Atlanta Spring Dual NIT’ is the official tournament name, but it is also referred to as the Super NIT.  The tournament expects to bring over 500 teams to play games at several McDonough ballparks, including Richard Craig and Alexander Park.  Because of the large number of teams, games will be spread all over the south metro area, with Henry County being the main hub.

Henry County is excited that Georgia USSSA we will be adding a Summer NIT tournament the last weekend of May that will hopefully bring a great number of teams.  

For information on Georgia USSSA baseball and the tournament game schedule, visit www.GaUSSSABaseball.com.

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