2020 Georgia Trustees

One of the things that sets Georgia apart from other states, so the anecdotal evidence says, is the dedication of business leaders to making the state more than a great place to do business, but also a great place for…


Shifting Sands

We are proud to present the Georgia Trend 2020 Legislative Guide, our indispensable guide to lawmakers convening in Atlanta to hash out the state’s laws and finances. This will be Georgia’s 156th session of the General Assembly, which is one…

Heart to Heart

Heart disease was once thought of as a man’s disease or an older person’s disease. But recent research confirms it is both of these – and a whole lot more. A large, multistate study published in the November 2018 edition…

Bird’s-eye View of Georgia’s Coast

Georgia’s coastline covers about 100 miles, as the roseate spoonbill flies. And this exotic bird – large and pink with a combination of great beauty and comic facial features – does, improbably, fly the Georgia coast, from its start where…

Visionary Cities

Cities that are successful at luring residents and visitors all have one thing in common – a vision for making that happen. This year, the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) and Georgia Trend have teamed up to honor nine cities with…


Organizations: Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia (FBNG) started modestly, with a few cans of soup in an Athens garage in 1992. Since then, it has amassed inventory that includes flash-frozen fruits and vegetables along with canned food, bread, dairy products,…

Sustainable Georgia Roundup

Water War Victory: The Supreme Court-appointed federal judge known as the special master has recommended that the nation’s highest court dismiss Florida’s ongoing water rights case against Georgia. The ruling is a victory for our state in the six-year legal…

Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-betweens

Loeffler Sworn In: Republican businesswoman Kelly Loeffler became Georgia’s junior senator in January, when she was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence. She was selected by Gov. Brian Kemp to replace former Sen. Johnny Isakson, who retired for health…

Trendsetters: Community Connection

Ten minutes southeast of Atlanta’s City Hall, on a quiet residential street in the Lakewood-Browns Mill neighborhood, is a growing community asset – literally. On 7.1 acres of land that was a farm until the early 2000s, Georgia’s first food…

Economic Development Around the State

Adairsville Flooring: Chinese company GreenView Floors International Inc., which makes vinyl and laminate flooring, is opening its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Bartow County. The $26-million investment will create 238 jobs. Newnan Consolidation: Goodyear is consolidating its Metro Atlanta facilities…


Business Casual: SNAP, Again?

A surefire and apparently irresistible way for Washington officials to flex their muscles is to go after the nation’s food stamp program. Officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the program had its beginnings back in 1939 to…

At Issue: Political Drama

The House impeachment and Senate trial of President Donald Trump has consumed much of the nation’s attention for the past several months. The Democratic Party’s campaign to dethrone Trump, which began just after his election in 2016, has produced the…


Georgia Fare: Black Sheep in Blue Ridge

It might have been easy to predict why and where the state’s exploding restaurant scene has spiked the most sharply in the past year or so: Atlanta (of course). Athens (always ahead of the curve). Savannah (long overdue). But... the…

Sports Desk: A Nice Guy Wins

Whenever a Braves game is finished, I am always interested in what the manager has to say. Brian Snitker, the highly regarded incumbent, will offer up positive appraisals of his players. He will defend them as if they had grown…

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Hawkinsville Harness Festival @ Harness Racing Facility
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day
Join us as we celebrate the tradition of harness horse racing at the Hawkinsville Harness Training Facility on April 4, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. After the races, enjoy our nighttime family-friendly event that includes an Amateur Cooking Contest, a Fun Zone, food vendors, local entertainment, a chance to win a great raffle prize, music.
Facility Amenities
  • Parking on Site
  • Concessions
  • Public Restrooms
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  • All Ages
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  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission

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