Category Archives: Hahira Honeybee Festival

Hahira Honeybee Breakfast

300x225 food line, in Hahira Honeybee Breakfast, by Gretchen Quarterman, 29 September 2014 Gretchen reports it was congenial but poorly attended, presumably because there are no local political races undecided that affect Hahira: both County Commission Districts 2 and 5 are already done, and there’s no county Chairman or Sheriff race, and no Hahira city races this year. The only Hahira City Council member there was Terry Benjamin, although Police Chief Terry Davis and City Manager Jonathan Sumner were there, plus Wayne Bullard, who according to Hahira’s website is still Mayor.

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Hahira Honeybee Festival

Once again time for the Hahira Honeybee Festival, 29 September through 4 October 2014. Starting this morning with the “Kick-Off Breakfast 7-9 a.m. Community Center- Randall St. Everyone Welcome”

This festival is not run by the City of Hahira, rather by Hahira Honeybee Festival, Inc., registered agent Melba Locher of Shiloh Road, Helen Petitjean Secretary, Melba Locher CFO, Carol Jacobs CEO, according to the Georgia Secretary of State.

According to the Festival’s history page:

The Hahira Honeybee Festival was st arted in 1981 by Mamie Sorrell and Adeline Landrum. These two ladies loved Hahira and had a vision “to liven up city” with a weekend of Arts & crafts , Entertainment, and a parade. The weekend festival has grown into a week long extravaganza. The festival is now known as one of the best in the Southeast. The parade is touted as the best in South Georgia. It has been estimated that anywhere from 20,000 to Continue reading

Hahira Senior Walk 2012-10-02

Gretchen attended the annual Hahira Honeybee Festival Senior Walk Tuesday. Today’s the parade, with candidates.

Ready to go Sunny day

Sunny day
Pictures by gretchen for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE), Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 2 October 2012.

Here’s a slideshow.

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Hahira Honeybee Parade Saturday noon, with candidates

Missed the candidates at VSU Tuesday? You can watch them on video (now with a third viewpoint). And you can come to Hahira tomorrow to see them in the 31st Annual Hahira Honey Bee Festival, Inc. Parade.

Here are some pictures and videos from last year. The food and festivities start early in the morning and continue all day, with the parade in the middle. They had about 35,000 people last year, more than a dozen times the usual population of Hahira.


Hahira Honeybee breakfast @ Honeybee 2012-10-01

Monday morning was the first event of the 31st annual Hahira Honeybee festival: early morning food and conversation at the Honeybee breakfast.

Food Servers

People eating Gretchen Quarterman and Ashley Paulk laughing

This was underneath the water tower, at the community center on Randall Street, where the Senior Walk is going on this morning.

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Hahira Honeybee Festival 8 October 2011

Hahira’s biggest event of the year, the Hahira Honeybee Festival, filled up Main Street from the Middle School to Branch Street. Last year reputedly drew 25,000 people; I’m no expert, but I’ll be surprised if there weren’t at least as many this year.

Here are pictures in a slideshow and videos in a playlist.

No local parade is complete without the Georgia Bridgemen Lowndes High School band marching.

You can tell by all the City Council candidates that there’s an election going on. See if you can spot the mayor. (I didn’t, until I was revewing the pictures.) My favorite is this one of Charles Henry Hobrat.

Hahira Honeybee Festival, Hahira, Lowndes County, Georgia, 8 October 2011.
Pictures and Videos by John S. Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.


Hahira Honeybee festival

The bees buzz in Hahira again this year. I went to the breakfast Monday at O-dark-thirty. Other events have already happened, but these are going on today:
Saturday Oct. 9th – 8 am until 6pm Arts & Crafts and Food Concessions. All day we will have events like The 5k Run, Century Bike Ride, Dog Show, Cloggers and other entertainment. There will also be a Kid’s Zone with lots of inflatables, a train ride, live pony rides, mountain climb and carousel.

Parade start time is 12:00 Noon. This is one of the largest parades in South Georgia. We have one of the largest high school bands in Georgia from Lowndes High School, The Georgia Bridgmen, Floats Of All kinds, Local Queens, City Officials, Our Senior Citizen, State Officials, and Lots and lots of Shriners and much more.