2015 Calendar of Events
Fishing Rodeo at Dauset Trails
May 2, 2015, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bring your own bait and tackle. Keep what you catch. FREE! Fishing at Visitors Center pond only for this rodeo.
Tour the Museum at Indian Springs State Park
May 2, 2015, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The Indian Springs State Park Museum will be open the first Saturday of each month from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. A staff member of park volunteer will be available to answer questions about the oldest state park in the country, its history, and upcoming events.
Movie Under the Stars at Dauset Trail
May 9, 2015
Showtime is 8:30 PM. FREE! Bring a blanket or chairs. Personal snacks are allowed. Concessions will be sold. No pets or alcohol.
Memorial Day Miniature Golf Tournament at Indian Springs State Park
May 23, 2015, 10:00 AM
Show your skills at this year’s miniature golf tournament! Compete against your friends and family as you celebrate the holiday. Wear something patriotic and you may find yourself on the park's Facebook page!
National Trails Day - Volunteer Work Day at Indian Springs State Park
June 6, 2015, 8:00 AM
Join fellow volunteers in trail clean up and maintenance projects along the 3/4 mile nature trail or the 3 mile multi-use trail. Projects may include gathering trash and debris from the trails, removing low tree limbs, and general trail beautification.
Junior Ranger Day Camp at Indian Springs State Park
June 15, 2015, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Want something fun to do this summer? At Junior Ranger Day Camp, children learn about nature, history, and animals while playing games and making new friends. Children will earn badges to take home. Join your child for International Picnic Day on the last day of camp! Open to children ages 6-12. Register at the park office before June 1, 2015.
"Ask the Naturalist" Lost Prevention at Indian Springs State Park
Sep 6, 2015, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 7, 2015, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Discuss how not to get lost and what to do if you or someone else is missing. Also tour the museum and sample the natural spring water. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Quilts and Woodturners Exhibition
Reception Sept 5 at The Gallery at Indian Springs and Exhibition Sept 6-Oct 11
Come see the amazing work of these talented artists!!
Native American Festival
Make plans to attend the 26th annual Indian Springs Native American Festival and Pow Wow to be held at the Indian Spring Hotel/Museum. The beautiful Indian Spring Hotel/Museum, built by Chief William McIntosh in 1823, will be open for tours and then take a stroll through the lovely Elizabeth Harris garden. Perhaps you may even see some butterflies!!!
Check back here for activity and schedule updates!
The hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday. There is a donation of $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12. Infants are free. Free parking is across the street. For additional information, please contact Trina Mansfield at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call The Big Chief at 770-775-5350.
Beginning Photography Instructed by Alan Jones
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM both days at The Arts Center in The Village. Learn basics with your camera with practical application. $40 fee.
Improving Your Photography with Alan Jones
Improve your knowledge, skills and techniques as you shoot and print photos. 1pm-4pm both days at The Arts Center in The Village. Materials provided. $40 fee
The Village at Indian Springs Amphitheater Presents "So You Think You Have Talent?"
Come be entertained by talented individuals performing on The Village at Indian Springs Amphitheater stage. Gates open at 6pm. Event starts at 7:00pm. Beer and wine will be sold. Brown bagging not allowed by State. Please bring rain coats, the show will go on rain or shine. Tickets $5. Children under 3 free. Stop by the The Big Chief Country Store for Tickets or reserve with a credit card at 770-775-5350
Junior Angler Fishing Rodeo - Your State Parks Day- Indian Springs State Park
9:15 AM to 2:00 PM
Join us for a fun-filled morning where even little fish bring on big smiles and each fish caught makes you a prize-winning angler! Participants ages 15 and younger are welcomed with an adult. Please bring poles, tackle and chairs. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn about fishing while supporting our Georgia State Parks. 770-504-2277.
Movie Under the Stars at Dauset Trails
Showtime will be 7:30 weather permitting. Movie title TBA. A free event for the whole family.
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Vendors, food, and fun for the whole family! Located in the Jackson Square.
Fall Hike at Indian springs State Park
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bring your binoculars as we hike looking at the beautiful colors of the fall leafs and looking for wildlife, wear comfortable shoes, and bring water. Weather permitting. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Seven Islands Artifacts ID Day and Civil War Days
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
We are thrilled to host the seventh annual Seven Islands Artifacts ID Day at the Indian Spring Hotel/Museum. This event has become the Ocmulgee Archaeological Society's largest Artifact ID Day in Georgia, with over 200 people bringing artifacts to be identified last year, some dating back to the Paleo Indian period which was 12,000 to 15,000 years ago. The public is invited to bring their artifacts to be identified and dated by members of the Ocmulgee Archaeological Society. Watch eight Archaeologist identify Indian artifacts from all periods and historic artifacts from the earliest days of settlement. Of special note, Georgia Paleoindian Recordation Project Coordinator Jerald Ledbetter and John Whatley, author of "An Overview of Georgia Projectile Points and Selected Cutting Tools," will be here to identify and record Clovis, Dalton, and other early projectile points. There will be several collections on display and flint-knapping demonstrations by Dave Swetmon. For event information contact W.J. Shannon, 770-361-7185 or e-mail email@example.com.
This year, a coordinated Civil War Reenactment will be held on site with both the North and South represented. Come learn of the rudimentary ways of battle and survival of yesteryear. And, celebrate the peace we all enjoy now in a land of Indian Springs were all are welcome!
12 Hours of Dauset
Oct 12 - Come race for half a day on your mountain bike while your family enjoys The village Shops!
Enjoy the sounds of Heaven as church choirs compete. Burgers, dogs and other goodies sold by Trish's Dishes. Gates open at 6pm. Shows begins at 7pm. Tickets are $3 and are available for purchase at The Big Chief. Call 770-775-5350.
Civil War Living History Event at High Falls
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
This day-long event will include educational presentations on U.S. Gen. Kilpatrick's troops, cooking demonstration, firing demonstration, and camp life of the soldiers. Free but donations accepted $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Pumpkin carving party at Dauset Trails
4:00 PM at Pavilion 1. $5.00 with your own pumpkin; $10.00 without.
"The Barn" Terror at Dauset Trails
Oct 31-November 1
Starting at 7:00 PM. $5.00 admission per person at door.
Cane Syrup Demonstration at Dauset Trails Nature Center
Work will be in progress when we open at 9:00 am. Come watch sugar cane juice transform into the best tasting cane syrup cooked over fire in an 80 gallon kettle. This event is always the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Call 770-775-6798 for more information.
Lighting the Night Celebration and Christmas Tour of Homes and Historic Sites
Dec 5 Music 2-4 and Tour of homes 4-8 Lighting of Lights 5:30pm
The Village comes alive and is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights and festive music. The Butts County Schools will perform at The Village Amphitheater beginning at 2pm to 4pm. Then begin the County wide Festive Tour of Homes from 4 to 8. Gather in The Village at 5:30 for the flipping of the switch for the Lighting of the Lights!! Eight homes, the historic Hotel and 8 shops will be appropriately decorated serving cookies and featuring unique gifts from which to choose. Horse drawn carriage rides complete with sleigh bells add to the magic of the season for $2.00 per person to feed the horses! Cuddle up with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee next to the dual indoor fireplace at Pinky’s Parlor & Café. Children enjoy pictures with Santa while adults enjoy the Christmas music that is piped thru the entire Village. Gingerbread house contest with $4 entry fee for supplies at Pinky’s Parlor & Café (call to reserve a sot). Stop by and stroll through the gardens or even stay the night in one of our holiday decorated cottages...but be prepared for tour goers until 8pm.
Santa Mike at Indian Springs Pavillion
Bring the family for a magical evening at Indian Springs State Park. Visit Santa and hear stories by the fire. Enjoy milk, cookies and games from 6pm-9pm.
Thank you for all your support!!!!!!
The Village at Indian Springs
1834 Hwy 42 South
Flovilla, GA 30216