Events & Tickets

There are several different events during the Forsythia Festival season. Expect to see some of your family’s favorite events in 2019, like Hello Yellow & Food Truck Frenzy Kickoff, Faith Fest, the Forsythia 5K and the Tailgate Toss. The 2019 Forsythia Festival will also have some new events for you to enjoy, like a themed party!

Pre-Festival Events

 Hello, Yellow!

Celebrate the official start to the 32nd Anniversary Forsythia Festival on Saturday, February 23, 2019!  For 2019, Hello Yellow will feature the Food Truck Frenzy for one grand kickoff.  Enjoy a pancake breakfast, get forsythias painted on your car, pick up t-shirts, and more. The fun starts at 10 a.m. and open all day! Thank you, Navicent Health, for sponsoring this year’s event.

MOPS of Macon/Forsyth Children’s Consignment Fundraiser

MOPS of Macon/Forsyth Consignment Fundraiser features children’s clothing, maternity, juniors, toys, baby equipment, decor, furniture, strollers and more! A fundraising event for the MOPS of Macon-Forsyth where additional proceeds go back into the Middle GA community!  Benefiting charities include Monroe County Care Cottage, Forsyth Pregnancy
Center, Anchor of Hope Foundation, Central GA Autism and MANY more!  

Starts on Friday, March 2nd at 9:00 AM.  

Early entrance at 8:30 AM with a $3 donation to Anchor of Hope. Runs until 9:00 PM. Saturday, March 3rd is half price day on items marked “REDUCE”! Starts at 8:00 AM and open until 1:00 PM.  Click here for more information.

Special Themed Night

Theme to be announced soon!  The party starts at 7:30 p.m. on March 2nd at the Monroe County Conference Center. Adult tickets are $25! Must be 21 to enter.  Cash bar and light snacks. Click here to purchase your tickets today!

Blues Festival

Monroe County Fine Arts Center presents a night of blues legends, music, and tales from the road on  Sunday, March 3rd at 7:00 p.m.   For more information, please contact the Monroe County Fine Arts Center at 478-994-2031.

Business 2 Business

Come out and join us on March 5th for our Business 2 Business located at ERA Connie Ham Middle GA Realty.  Enjoy refreshments and fun as we network with the community.  Starts at 5:30!

Festival Weekend

Friday, March 8th – Sunday, March 10th

Exchange Club of Forsyth Annual Golf Tournament

The Exchange Club of Forsyth invites local and non-local golfers alike to come tee off the festival weekend at the Forsyth Golf Club.  This event happens Friday, March 8th. Registration is $60 per player.  Call (478) 747-9833 to register or to get more information.

Used Book Sale

Browse through the selections and pick up some books to add to your collection.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this year’s sale will be held at the Monroe County Clubhouse.  You have three chances to shop, Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 10th from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For more information, call (478) 994-7025.

Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast

The Boy Scouts of Troop 51 will once again host the Forsythia Pancake Breakfast.  Stop by Forsyth United Methodist Church March 9th between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. for a delicious pancake breakfast.  The meal costs $8 per person and proceeds benefit the Boy Scouts.  Call (478) 256-0391 for more information.

Forsythia 5K

The 5K returns for Forsythia!  Registration will begin at FitCo Health Club, 833 Patrol Road, at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 23rd.  Entry is $25 per person. The race will start at 8:00 a.m.  Thank you, Monroe Physical Therapy, for sponsoring the race again this year! Register Here

Art Show

Location is to be determined.

Arts & Crafts Fair

The pinnacle event of the Forsythia Festival is set in the streets of Downtown Forsyth.  Join us March 9-10, 2019 as we welcome roughly 20,000 people, and more than 100 vendors, to Forsyth.  Shop for arts and crafts, enjoy the tasty festival treats, and spend some time with your children at the Kids Corner.  Hours are Saturday from 10:00 a.m.  to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Kids’ Corner

Stop by Kids’ Corner in Downtown Forsyth to enjoy inflatables, obstacle courses and other activities. Grab a wristband to let your child really have a good time.  Pony rides are also available.  Hours are Saturday from 10:00 a.m.  to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Watch as area musicians, dancers and entertainers showcase their talents for the festival crowd. Located in the heart of Downtown Forsyth, the entertainment stage is a must-see. Hours are Saturday from 10:00 a.m.  to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Apply online if you’re interested in performing. Thank you, Robins Financial Credit Union, for sponsoring this year’s stage.

Forsythia Tailgate Toss

The Forsythia Tailgate Toss returns this year with new boards, new bags and fun prizes!  Get ready for a friendly cornhole competition in the Persons Banking Company parking lot.  The tournament starts Saturday, March 9th at 12:00 p.m. Prizes awarded to 1st – 3rd place teams.  The winner receives $100 and entry for a 5-person team in the American Cornhole Organization World Slyder Cup XII Tournament! There is a 32-team limit, with two players per team.  Registration is $25 per team.  On-site registration begins at 11:00 a.m.  Online registration is available here.  Thank you XXXXX for sponsoring the Tailgate Toss.

FaithFest Singing Competition

Celebrate music, faith and our community at FaithFest 2018, our faith-based singing competition.  It happens Saturday, March 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 95 West Morse Street.  Admission is free.  A goodwill offering will be accepted.  If you want to enter, Register Here .  Thank you, Tolbert & Associates, for sponsoring FaithFest again this year.

Community Worship Service

Join us for this special service, Sunday, March 10th.  It takes place at 10:00 a.m. at the Forsyth Presbyterian Church on Jackson Street in Downtown Forsyth.