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 30th Anniversary Forsythia Festival on Saturday, February 24, 2018!  Enjoy a pancake breakfast, get forsythias painted on your car and pick up pins, t-shirts and more. The fun starts at Dairy Queen at 10 a.m.  Thank you Navicent Health for sponsoring this year’s event.

MOPS of Macon/Forsyth Children’s Consignment Fundraiser

Visit New Providence Baptist Church on March 3rd and 4th for this huge consignment sale.  Brown through baby, children, junior and maternity clothes and goods.  Shop Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Click here for more information.

Casino Night

Put on your favorite 20s attire and prepare to enjoy a night of fun, food and dancing.  The party starts at 7:30 p.m. on March 3rd at the Monroe County Conference Center. Adult tickets are $20.  Click here to purchase yours today.

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.

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!

Art Show

View an art exhibit by local students.  Stop by the City Hall Annex Saturday, March 10th between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 11th between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Admission is free.

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.  Click here 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 closed.  Thank you Persons Banking Company for sponsoring the Tailgate Toss.

FaithFest Singing Competition

Celebrate music, faith and our community at FaithFest 2017, 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, click 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.