Events & Tickets

There are several different events during the Forsythia Festival season. Expect to see some of your family’s favorite events in 2018, like Hello Yellow, Faith Fest, the Forsythia 5K and the Tailgate Toss. The 2018 Forsythia Festival will also have some new events for you and your family to enjoy, like a themed party  and an evening of food trucks.

Pre-Festival Events

 Hello, Yellow!

Celebrate the official start to the 31st Anniversary Forsythia Festival on Saturday, February 24, 2018!  Enjoy a pancake breakfast, get forsythias painted on your car and pick up t-shirts and more. The fun starts at Dairy Queen at 9 a.m.  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 HopeFoundation, Central GA Autism and MANY more!  
Starts on Friday, March
 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.

Casino Night

Put on your favorite 20s attire and prepare to enjoy a night of fun, food and dancing.  Compete in a Costume Contest and gamble the night away!  The party starts at 7:30 p.m. on March 3rd at the Monroe County Conference Center. Adult tickets are $20, which comes with $100 worth of gambling money to get your luck started!  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 4th at 7;00 p.m.   Headline act is Big Bill Morganfield (son of blues legend Muddy
Waters)  featuring The Crossroads Band, with special guests E.G.
Kight (Georgia Music Legend); Sherry Paul (Chicago Harp Player); and Rick
Maxwell (Atlanta Rhythm Section).  Opening
Act is Charles Davis and Brian Olson.  Show
MCs are  Alan Walden (Capricorn Records) and
Newton Collier (touring musician with Otis Redding, Sam & Dave).  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 6th 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 9th – Sunday, March 11th

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 9th. 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 9th and 10th from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 11th from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For more information, call (478) 994-7025.

Forsythia Food Truck Frenzy

That’s right, food trucks are coming to Forsyth on Friday, March 9th!  Bring the family out for delicious food truck treats and fun with inflatables.  Check back soon for more information!

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 10th 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 to festival weekend!  Registration will begin at FitCo Healthclub, 833 Patrol Road, at 7:00 a.m. on March 10th.  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 10-11, 2018 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 $15 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 10th 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 Persons Banking Company 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 10th 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 11th.  It takes place at 10:00 a.m. at the Forsyth Presbyterian Church on Jackson Street in Downtown Forsyth.