Chi Town – New Year’s Eve

Look what’s in-store for New Year’s Eve in downtown McDonough, GA, at the 8th Annual Geranium Drop!  The Chi Town Transit Authority … LIVE!

New Year’s Eve 2018

New Years Eve, McDonough GA

McDonough, GA has a variety to offer those who love to celebrate on New Year’s Eve … from quaint, local hangouts like Queen Bee Coffee Company, or popular dining spots like Pasta Max, Macon Street Tacos and Kirby G’s, then for those who like to have a few drinks, PJ’s Cafe has a bar.  Hang out all within walking distance to the Geranium Drop celebration downtown, so as the year draws to a close, you will be there for the celebration!

As the clock counts down on New Year’s Eve, a crowd will gather on the downtown McDonough, Georgia square awaiting the giant, glowing Geranium to drop at the stroke of midnight!  This is a free, family-friendly event, so bring the whole family to enjoy live music by the Chi-town Transit Authority…Chicago Tribute band and the infamous Weston Forbes as DJ!  Click here for more event info! 

We invite you to hang out all night — and stay in one of our lovely hotels overnight!  Make your reservations as they will fill up for this event.

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:

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