Sponsored by the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County and the Douglas County Department of Parks and Recreation, Pioneer Days is a very charming autumn highlight in West Georgia.
Pioneer Days is a two day family festival which takes place each fall just west of Douglasville, Georgia in celebration of the early history of Douglas County. The bucolic pastures in scenic Clinton Nature Preserve serve as the backdrop for an assortment of "back to your roots" experiences including a Cowboy Campfire, Cowboy Poets, local artisans showing off their quilting, quilling, pottery making, wood turning and other traditional crafts. This is just the beginning . . .
Reptile Man enthralls the audiences with his dangerous over-the-top performances with exotic snakes, alligators, lizards and turtles. His combination of showmanship and scientific information proves to be quite memorable. He often meanders through the crowds wearing a huge snake or encouraging people to pet one of his alligators.
The Cultural Arts Council has partnered with the Southeastern Blue Grass Association to present its 3 hour Annual Bluegrass Concert. Last year the very polished and talented bluegrass band Peachtree Station appeared and gave a top notch performance. The video embedded above lasts for about 17 minutes and serves as a small sampling of their music.
According to Peachtree Station’s MySpace page:
Peachtree Station is one of the most exciting bluegrass bands in Georgia. This band performs regularly at The RedLight Café in Atlanta, as well as regional festivals. Peachtree Station is a band whose music offers traditional and contemporary bluegrass with influences of newgrass, folk and rock . . .
Peachtree Station also has an AOL Hometown website.
This year’s Pioneer Days takes place on Friday, October 17th from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, October 18th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, read the .pdf document located here.