Forsythia Festival | Forsyth Ga.

Gateway Macon Forsythia Festival Forsyth Georgia Monroe County2019 Forsythia Festival
Saturday & Sunday, March 8-10

Kick off spring with the Forsythia Festival, held annually the second weekend in March, at downtown Forsyth, Georgia. This free, family-fun event features a two-day arts-and-crafts show, children’s fair, a 5K run, sporting tournaments, live entertainment, and much more! Join us Saturday night for FaithFest, our faith-based singing competition celebrating music, faith, and our community. Celebrate the whole week with community events and a beauty pageant.

Pre-Festival Events:

Hello Yellow Kickoff
Saturday February 23rd
FitCo Health Club, 833 Patrol Road

Celebrate the official start to the 32nd Anniversary Forsythia Festival on Saturday, February 23, 2019!  For 2019, Hello Yellow will feature the Forsythia 5K, and the Food Truck Frenzy for one grand kickoff.  Get forsythias painted on your car, pick up t-shirts, grab a bite to eat and more. The fun starts at 11 a.m. and open all day! Thank you, Navicent Health, for sponsoring this year’s event.  The Forsythia 5K registration will begin at FitCo Health Club, 833 Patrol Road, at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 23rd.  Entry is $30 per person. The race will start at 9:30 a.m.

Register Here

Forsyth’s Greatest Night 2019

Need a fun night out with your favorite person? Have a night to remember with tarot card readers, caricatures, and other carnival games. Full bar available and alcohol infused ice-cream.   There will also be door prizes, costume contests, and more!  The party starts at 7:30 p.m. on March 2nd at the Monroe County Conference Center.

Admit ONE $25
Admit TWO $40

Must be 21 to enter.  Cash bar and light snacks. Click here to purchase your tickets today!

Festival Events - Friday, March 8th – Sunday, March 10th

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.

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! 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 Person’s Bank 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. 


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