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2014 Calendar of Events


Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt at High Falls State Park

Apr 19, 2014 8:30 PM to 10 PM

Eggs hunts are no long for the day. Bring your Easter basket and get ready to search for over 1,000 glowing eggs under the moon light.  Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 479-993-3053.

Forest Night Life Hike at High Falls State Park

Apr 25, 2014 7:30 PM to 9 PM

Bring your flashlight and walking shoes for this short mile hike to the falls under the moon. We will also discover how nocturnal creatures live in the dark woods. Meet at the Park Office.  $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.

Indian Springs State Park Gopher Mini Golf Challenge

Apr 26, 2014 9:30 AM

Bring your family, bring your friends, and bring your inner child for a mini golf tournament for all ages. Also meet and take your photo with the Georgia State Parks gopher mascot.  $4- $10 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.

Canoe Tour of High Falls Lake

Apr 26, 2014 6 PM to 8:30 PM

Explore a lake-to-creek paddle and experience the changes in wildlife, scenery and your paddling style as we paddle to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Tour will start at Park office. Space is limited. Reservations required.  $15 includes boat rental, PDF, and paddle $5 parking. 478-993-3053.


Village Wide Yard Sale

May 3 and 4th, 2014 Village wide yard sale!  Spring clean and call to reserve a 12x12 space for only $10! Or come browse to find that one treasure you can't live without! 

   Movie Under the Stars AT Dauset Trails

May 10, 2014 8:30 PM

   Showtime will be at 8:30 weather permitting. Featuring "Frozen." A free event for the whole family. Concessions will be sold.

Full Moon Hike at Indian Springs State Park

May 16, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM

Join us for an exceptionally dark evening hike under the new moon. Learn about nocturnal creatures and sensory awareness at night. Bring flashlight, hiking boots, water, and your sense of adventure. Meet at the Overland trailhead parking lot.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.

Campfire Program at Indian Springs State Park

May 23, 2014

Join fellow campers for a sing-along, stories, and roasting marshmallows. Don't forget to bring your roasting sticks and chairs. Meet at the program hut. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.

"Ask the Naturalist" - Folk Toys

 May 24, 2014 until Monday, May 26, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM

Visit with the Naturalist at the museum. See different toys children played with during the pioneer times. Also, take a tour of the museum and sample the natural spring water. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.

   SERC (Southeastern Regional Championship) mountain bike race at Dauset Trails

May 25, 2014

  • 15th Annual South Eastern Regional Championship series
  • No license required
  • Classes for all ages and skill levels, no prequalifying
  • Youth Series
  • Thousands of dollars of cash and prizes awarded during the series
  • Thousands of dollars of cash awarded at the series banquet
  • Series awards banquet
  • $500 pro class guaranteed at each event
  • Flexible schedule, best of 7 races count towards championships, with make-up and drop races.
  • Affordable entry fees

Find out more at goneriding.com


XTERRA Deep South Trail Run at Dauset Trails Nature Center

June 1, 2014

Dirty Spokes will be handing out "Dri-Fit" shirts at each of our trail running races this year! That's right a $25.00 value with your race registration! No guarantee of T-Shirt with late or race day registration. Packet pickup will be the morning of the race starting at 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. SHARP!  This is great single and double track off-road running experience. The race will start in an open field (required for spacing) but will soon lead into the woods. The terrain is made up of a little bit of everything, rolling hills, climbs, single track, double track, roots, gravel and concrete drive along with some technical sections. Water will be available at mile marker 2, 4 and a little bit before mile 7. The course is beautiful and offers something for every runner truly wishing to ´ditch the city´.  
Dirty Spokes will be handing out medals and prizes to our overall top 3 male and female finishers for each race. We will also be handing out medals to our top 3 male and female finishers in each age group (14&U, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70&U) – you must be present to receive your medal we will not mail them to you.   Awards will be given out when we have enough finishers in to fill the categories. Medals will be given out to the top three finishers in each category. Walkers are encouraged to participate; however, you should be able to complete the 15k at a 16 minute mile pace or under to receive an official time.  For more info visit: http://eventful.com/jackson_ga/events/xterra-deep-south-trail-r-/E0-001-038293764-9@2012060208

Dauset Trails Summer Day Camp  

June 2, 2014 

 Camp sessions are June 2-4, June 9-11, June 16-18, June 23-25, and July 7-9.

"Ask the Naturalist" - Wilderness Survival Tips at Indian Springs State Park

 June 7, 2014

 June 15, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM

Visit with the Naturalist at the museum. Learn about the basics of surviving in the woods. Also, take a tour if the museum and sample the natural spring water. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.

Junior Ranger Camp

June 9, 2014 to June 12, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM

June 16, 2014 to June 19, 2014 9 AM to 3 AM

Want something fun to do this summer? At Jr. Ranger Camp, children learn about nature, history, and animals while playing games and making new friends. Children will earn badges to take home. Children ages 10-12. Register at the park office before May 23, 2014.  $40 per child. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.

     Fishing Rodeo New day Dauset Trails

 June 14, 2014

Saturday from 9:00 - 12:00. Bring your own bait and tackle. Keep what you catch. $5.00 donation only for each person fishing. A full moon promises good fishin'.


National Ice Cream Month in July
July 1 - 31, 2014
  The sizzling summer cools down at Mrs. Lee's Stagecoach Sweet Stop in July with the celebration of National Ice Cream Month. The shop features Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream and Matt's Supreme Cones as well as homemade fudge and other fine candies. Homemade peach ice cream tops off the celebration!

Fun for the Fourth at Indian Springs State Park

 Jul 4, 2014 8 PM to 9:30 PM

Join fellow campers for a fun night, making s'mores playing games and sing-along. Great for all ages. Don't forget to bring your roasting sticks and chairs. Meet at the program hut. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.

"Ask the Naturalist" - Leave No Trace at Indian Springs State Park

 Jul 5, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM

Jul 6, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM

 Jul 26, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM

Visit with the Naturalist at the museum. Learn about the basics of surviving in the woods. Also take a tour of the Indian Springs museum and sample the spring water. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.

 Indian Springs Holiness Campground Meeting
July 10 - 20, 2014


August Herb Days in The Village
August 1 – 31, 2014
An herbal theme infuses the Village in August.  Learn to cook with herbs with creative classes at Pinky’s Parlor & Café. Take home an herbal adventure coloring book for the little ones at Ladybugs & Tadpoles Children’s Boutique.  Enjoy a custom potted herb kit at Vintage Post Antiques.  Protect your skin naturally with Herbal Armor Skin products at Watkins Outfitters.

"Ask the Naturalist" Park Wildlife at Indian Springs State Park

 Aug 2, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM

Aug 16, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM

Aug 30, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM

Visit with the Naturalist at the Museum. Learn about different mammals common to the park. Also, tour the museum and sample the natural spring water. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.


"Ask the Naturalist" Lost Prevention at Indian Springs State Park

Sep 1, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM

 Sep 6, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM

Sep 7, 2014 12 PM to 4 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.

Native American Festival
September 6th & 7th, 2014
Make plans to attend the 24th annual Indian Springs Native American Festival and PowWowto be held at the Indian Spring Hotel/Museum. Bring your family to listen to the old stories, see the colorful Native American regalia, and enjoy the traditional music. Hear the singing by noted artists and the beating of the ceremonial drums. The featured performers are the Poarch Creek Stomp Dancers from Atmore, Alabama who will perform dances that can be traced back through the centuries. We will also be welcoming our special guests, the Winged Ambassadors (Birds of Prey) with Dale Arrowood, Conservationist and Master Falconer, who will provide educational facts and interesting details about each bird. Don't miss the Grand Entry at 1:00p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Please visit the many Native American vendors featuring arts, crafts, and demonstrations. 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!!! The hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 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, at770-655-5905, or e-mail t_r_m@etcmail.com

Junior Angler Fishing Rodeo - Your State Parks Day- Indian Springs State Park

Sep 27, 2014 9:15 AM to 2 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

September 27, 2014

 Showtime will be 7:30 weather permitting. Movie title TBA. A free event for the whole family.


Fall Hike at Indian springs State Park

Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to 11 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

October 11, 2014

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. Archaeologist, Stephen Hammack and several other members of the Ocmulgee Archaeological Society will be on hand to 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 wjshannon123@bellsouth.net.

12 Hours of Dauset
October 12, 2014

The Barn Terror at Dauset Trails

October 24-25, 2014

 starting at 7:00 pm. $5.00 admission per person at door.

  Pumpkin carving party at Dauset Trails

October 26, 2014

 4:00 pm at Pavilion 1. $5.00 with your own pumpkin; $10.00 without

Village Wide Yard Sale and Halloween Costume Contest!

October 25th and 26th,  2014
Have an Ebay Store?  Antique Dealer? Super Saver Shopper?  This event is for you.  Antiques, household items, books, toys, and much more.  10x10 booth space available for $10.     Come dressed in your funniest, scariest or oat creative for $500 cash prize to be announced at 4pm!

Call Big Chief Country Store at 770-775-5350 to reserve a booth!

"The Barn" Terror at Dauset Trails

October 31-November 1, 2014

 starting at 7:00 pm. $5.00 admission per person at door


Civil War Living History Event at High Falls

 Nov 15, 2014 8 AM to 5 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.

Cane Syrup Demonstration at Dauset Trails Nature Center
November 23, 2014
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
December 1, 2014 - January 1, 2015
The Village comes alive and is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights.  Each shop is appropriately decorated and features unique gifts to choose from.  Horse drawn carriage rides complete with sleigh bells add to the magic of the season.  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.  Poinsettias, wreaths and garland is available for sale at Watkins Outfitters.  Gingerbread house contest a Pinky’s Parlor & Café.  Stop by and stroll through the gardens or even stay the night in one of our holiday decorated cottages.

Indian Springs Wine Tasting Club
Join other wine lovers for an evening filled with fun and information at Pinky's Parlor and Cafe'! The theme will be "Wine & Chocolate." Six extraordinary wines will be paired up with chocolates from around the world. This second class in a series explores the history of wine. Take home reference sheets are provided at no charge. Private after hours shopping to explore the newest arrivals of international and domestic wines available at the adjacent Big Chief Country Store will follow. $10 per person fee. Please call 770-775-5350 to reserve your space and come enjoy our unique setting and have some fun and laughs too. Limited availability.

Christmas Tour of Homes and Historic Sites in The Village and Butts County

December 6, 2014 from 2pm-8pm

Come see a historic Christmas in southern style. Purchase tickets at Big Chief country store or call for reservations.

Dauset Trails Christmas Event

December 13, 2014


Generations Gallery is open on weekends Fridays and Saturdays all year. You will find fine art originals, gifts, books, candles, and kid’s art activities. Take an ART CLASS, see artists at work in our OPEN STUDIO ENVIRONMENT... or just stop by and talk. The casual atmosphere encourages the creative spirit - we believe art is for everyone and encourage the emerging artist and writer. Follow Generations Gallery on FACEBOOK or go tohttp://www.gallerygenerations.com/

PASTELS and ACRYLICS CLASSES: An amazingly good teacher, Preston King will engage you in the techniques of pastels and acrylics. $100, 4 consecutive two-hour sessions. Preston will give individual instruction for beginners and advanced students in an open studio workshop in the gallery. Call weekdays770-227-4002 or 770-775-7916 on Fridays and Saturdays to register. A list of supplies will be provided at registration or email: generationsgallery@bellsouth.net

FREE Art Workshop Kids of all ages can come and draw, paint, and work with clay every Saturday 10 am until Noon. Walk-Ins welcome. Families can come and play together or leave the creative minded at the gallery while you shop the village.

FREE Writer's Workshops for older teens and adults. Saturday 1 - 4 p.m. 

Come join in the discussions, gain experience from the guidance of published authors/educators. Get professional direction on how to have your work published. Sessions are free. Walk-ins are welcome, but you are encourage to bring some of your work to read and get supportive input from other writers.

Indian Springs Holiness Campground Meeting

July 10 - 20, 2014

Indian Springs Holiness Campground Meeting

July 9 - 19, 2015



The Village at Indian Springs

1834 Hwy 42 South

Flovilla, GA 30216



A POPULAR GEORGIA RESORT SINCE 1825. A relaxing get-away built around the recently restored Indian Spring Hotel Museum - the original building where the Treaty of 1825 was signed with the Creek Indians deeding most of GA and AL to the US. Civil War History tells of Sherman's troops camping here. Make it a day trip with the family or spend the weekend at one of the few remaining natural mineral springs. At the entrance to Indian Springs State Park, just one hour South of ATLANTA. Take I-75S Exit 201 East, follow signs to state parks. AS SEEN IN SOUTHERN LIVING and GEORGIA TREND MAGAZINE.

The Village is now OPEN and in full bloom! Come visit the free beautiful gardens and shops!

The Village at Indian Springs
1834 Hwy 42 South
Flovilla, GA 30216
Phone: 770-775-5350
Fax:  770-775-5358

Email:  info@thevillageatindiansprings.com

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