Prater's Mill teems with life as crafters and entertainers gear up for this quality arts and crafts show held in the atmosphere of an old-fashioned country fair. The mill, built in 1855, actually grinds corn during the fair. Country cooking fills the air with a heart-warming welcome. The event has grown over the years from a meager 20 exhibitors to more than 200 in recent years, displaying articles ranging from handmade knives and baskets to fine oil paintings. A small admission fee is charged. Children under 12 are free with an adult. Funds raised at the fair are used to preserve the unique three-story grist mill. From a dilapidated building with holes in the roof and floor, peeling paint and rotten beams, Prater's Mill is now a gleaming red building with white trim, a new tin roof and a repaired floor.
Often featured in Brown's Guide to Georgia, the Prater's Mill Country Fair has been recognized by the American Bus Association as a Top 100 Event and is frequently listed as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. The festival has been visited by Senator Herman Talmage, Georgia Governor Lestor Maddox, and a multitude of politicians and officials.
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Admission & Fees
Children 12 and under $0
Suitable for Ages
Antique, Craft & Hobby, Entertainment, Fairs & Festivals, Family Friendly