Holy Smoke!

Holy Smoke!  The restaurant Holy Smoke BBQ & More located in historic McDonough, GA has created a lot of “smoke” lately … here are some recent write-ups about their BBQ restaurant.

If you don’t exclusively use wood to smoke your meat, is it still true barbecue?

By  10/6/2018

“One of my most recent discoveries of new barbecue places practicing old customs is Holy Smoke BBQ & More in McDonough. They use a smoker custom-made by a retired hobbyist in Florida who fashioned it from an LP butane tank like you’d see outside a house in the country. (Funny how some of the most tradition-minded barbecue people use old butane and propane tanks.)”

Read the full article here.

Experience Holy Smoke BBQ & More in McDonough, Georgia

By KARYN WOFFORD 10/5/2018

“Georgia possesses a lot of beloved barbecue joints. So how do you decipher the great from the downright legendary? Well, you simply have to try them all, or ask someone who has! Know that when we tell you Holy Smoke BBQ & More, located a bit south of Atlanta, ranks as one of the best, you’re hearing from the taste buds themselves. While just a mere baby when compared to long time staples such as Old Hickory House in Tucker and Fresh Air Barbecue in Jackson, this little southern joint off the McDonough Square has debuted on a high note.”

See the origional article here.

Annual county fair to be held at Heritage Park

The Kiwanis Club of Henry County will host their 2018 fair October 30 thru November 3, 2018.  The annual event will once again be held at Heritage Park in McDonough and include classic midway rides, carnival games, food and craft vendors, 4-H petting zoo and live entertainment on the Edward Jones stage.

The fair will open at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.  General admission is $5 for all ages, with children under six admitted for free. Family and daily specials will also be offered during the week, including the always popular Student Night on Tuesday.

Click here for more information.

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Welcome to McDonough, GA!

While the Carolinas and Virginia brace for Hurricane Florence’s arrival, we anticipate thousands of evacuees traveling to Georgia seeking accommodations. We understand the sense of uncertainty our neighbors are experiencing, and we are confident that Georgia’s tourism partners will provide essential services, information and comfort to our guests throughout the storm and its aftermath.

Easily accessible to I-75, McDonough, GA is a place where evacuees can stop and stay for a while.  We are happy to assist and welcome these guests to McDonough, Georgia.  Please find our list of  hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions that hopefully will be helpful for our out of town guests.

Additionally, The Georgia Visitor Information Centers are our frontline for assisting evacuees, both inside the VICs and at 1-800-VISIT-GA. While this list does not address real-time availability, it does offer evacuees an easily accessible resource to make reservations. The direct link is: https://www.exploregeorgia.org/travel-alerts.

Nothing says fall like the smell of barbecue smoking in the crisp air, shiny classic cars on display and the roar of motorcycle engines … That’s just what you will find at McDonough’s Hogs, Hotrods & Harleys Fall Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2018 in historic downtown McDonough, GA, from 12-4pm!  

Come enjoy a BBQ cookoff, live music, car & motorcycle show, fall festival arts & crafts, talent demonstrations and more!  Join us — there’s something for everyone!

Car & Bike Show Registration online
Backyard BBQ Cook Off Registration online
Fall Festival Vendor application online

Hogs Hotrods & Harleys, Fall Festival, McDonough GA


fall festival, McDonough GA

Scarecrows are coming!

They will be here before we know it!  Every fall this fun-filled event hosted by McDonough Main Street and the Greater McDonough Business Association is open to all individuals/families, businesses, schools, churches, non-profit organizations and governments in McDonough and surrounding areas.  Last year’s event showcased 170 Scarecrows on and around the historic McDonough Square with over 2000 votes cast for the People’s Choice Award.  This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better, with prizes totaling $3,850!

With competition entries due no later than Monday September 24, 2018, it’s not too early to start brainstorming your amazing 2018 Scarecrow ideas. 

For additional information about the contest/registration form and a set of the contest regulations go to the City of McDonough website: www.McDonoughGa.org  or contact the Welcome Center @ 678-782-6230.  Download contest rules & regulations here.

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