Minutes from Athens and only an hour east of Atlanta, Watkinsville retains a small-town atmosphere. The circa 1801 Eagle Tavern remains in its original site, and its museum reveals daily life in frontier Georgia. The Elder Mill Covered Bridge, built in 1897 by Nathaniel Richardson, is located 5 miles south of Watkinsville and still carries traffic over its wooden trusses.
History isn't all that we have to offer. Take a leisurely stroll in downtown, do some shopping in Town Center or in the many antique shops, art galleries and specialty shops. Travel down Highway 441 and stop at any of the roadside stands for fresh fruits and vegetables before making your way to Bishop, where you will need to stop in Bishops Blue Women of Pottery and watch them create magic before your eyes. A short drive further on 441 will take you by Winterhawk Pottery, located in the historic Farmington Train Depot. There is so much to see and do, and we're waiting for you to discover it all!
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Watkinsville, GA 30677
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13th Annual Perspectives Georgia Pottery Invitational
The opening Gala, Reception and Preview Sale is a pottery collector’s paradise with an extensive selection of handmade functional pottery with over 5,000 handmade pieces in the Rocket Hall Sales Gallery. Meet and mingle with this year’s participating potters.
Oct 17, 2015 - Oct 17, 2015Historic Downtown WatkinsvilleView on Map
706-769-7947Now in its 41st year, the Oconee Chamber Fall Festival is known as a premiere arts & crafts festival. With over 200+ booths and 25,000 in attendance, this one day festival... Find Out More
Aug 28, 2015 - Sep 16, 201534 School StreetView on Map
706-769-4565Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation's (OCAF) Annual Perspectives pottery event is one of the premier and largest pottery events in the region. Showcasing the works of 50... Find Out More
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