Scarecrows 2019

scarecrows, McDonough GA 2019

Scarecrows are coming to downtown McDonough, GA in October 2019!  Come stroll the sidewalks of the historic downtown Square, as you see all the wonderful fall creations from businesses, families and individuals, who created their version of a “scarecrow”.  Don’t forget to cast a vote for your favorite, at many of the local merchants as well as at the Welcome Center, located at 5 Griffin Street, McDonough, GA. 

Main Street McDonough Program hosts this event every year, and it’s such a fun experience.  Bring the whole family, and shop and dine downtown while you’re here!

Do you have a best-loved hangout, eatery or event around town?  We want to hear!  Help us share it with the world! Let us know your favorite spots around McDonough, GA, and we’ll include the top nominees in our 2020 Visitors Guide.  Your fave businesses will also get sweet bragging rights too!

Just fill out this link to quickly vote for your favorites!  It’s easy to do.  Simply place your vote for each category.  Winners will be recognized in a variety of fun ways in 2020!  Votes collected thru Sept. 15, 2019.

Voting has ended.  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who participated!  Watch for our announcements soon on all the MUST-DO MCDONOUGH categories!

What Is Your Story?

We believe sharing stories can lead to radical empathy, promote deep interpersonal
connections and demonstrate that we are more similar than we are different. What Is Your Story? (@what_isyourstory) is an interactive community-based storytelling exhibit. The exhibit is comprised of three elements: anonymous stories written in used books, printed postcards written to the storytellers and an Instagram account acting as a digital extension of the exhibit.  There are few burdens greater than carrying the weight of an untold story. 

What Is Your Story?

What Is Your Story? allows visitors to write anonymous, handwritten stories displayed in used books. The stories are then displayed as part of the exhibit.  Visitors can also respond to others’ stories on display by writing a supportive postcard. The storyteller then receives supportive postcards, indicating that their voice was heard.

To date, 900+ stories and 300+ postcards have been collected. The exhibit allows host venues to understand more about their communities through the stories community members write and has shown in Toronto and Atlanta. 

More about the exhibit can be viewed here. The exhibit will be on display at the Georgian Gallery in historic downtown McDonough, GA from September 14 – November 1, 2019 and then at the Hood Street Art Center from October 3 – November 3, 2019. 

Join us September 14, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 to celebrate the opening of What Is Your Story? at the Georgian Gallery, 10 Macon Street, McDonough, GA.  


November 21-23, 2019
Henry County Performing Arts Center • McDonough, Georgia 

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Back to school!

Queen Bee Coffee Company – back to school treats!

Summer is almost over!  Bring your kiddos to McDonough for your back to school shopping!  Our retailers have school supplies, backpacks and all the latest styles and trends!  Be sure to show our boutique stores in the historic downtown square, while visiting the retailers in South Point too!  For a list of popular retailers, click here.

Even our hometown coffee shop and ice cream shop get into the back to school mode with tasty treats!  Thank you for shopping local and shopping in McDonough, Ga!

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