Things to Do in and Near Macon This Week (10/11 - 10/17)


NewTown Macon's Tour of Progress on Wednesday was all about the good things going on in downtown Macon in 2021

Thursday, October 14th

Harry Potter Trivia at The Society Garden (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

The Society Garden invites you to come dressed as your favorite Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin and test your knowledge of Harry Potter lore trivia. There will be themed prizes awarded for those that can prove they are true Potter heads.

If you know what building this is, you might be good at Harry Potter Trivia (Photo courtesy of

98 Degrees at the Georgia National Fair (7:30 - 9:30 p.m.)

If you were a teen in the late 1990’s you have heard of the band 98 Degrees whether you wanted to or not. This former boy band reunited in 2012 and are coming to a fair near you tonight. One bit of trivia about this band is that, unlike many other boy bands, they formed naturally and then were picked up by a label. This concert will be free with paid gate admission and will be located on the Georgia National Stage in the event field. Adult tickets are $10 and children 10 and under get in free with a paying adult.

Karaoke Thursdays at Friends on the HILL in Warner Robins (10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.)

If you feel like singing your heart out all night long, Friends on the HILL is having Thursday Night Karaoke tonight. Friends on the HILL invite you out to eat, drink, and sing until very early Friday morning. There is a $5 cover charge after 8:00 p.m. and this is of course a 21 and up event. Friends on the HILL is a bar and grill located at 104 Westcliff Boulevard in Warner Robins.

Friday, October 15th

Farm Days in Forsyth (1:00 - 3:00 p.m.)

Hamlin Hill Farms invites you and your family to come celebrate all things farming at their unique “agritourism" business. This attraction is located right off of Highway 75 and had antique farm equipment, BBQ and produce to purchase, and a gift shop filled with unique, local gifts. Admission is free.

Oktoberfest At the Garden (4:00 - 11:00 p.m.)

This event will take place through Sunday, October 17th and will include plenty of traditional German food, Oktoberfest beers, and a polka band on Sunday to really get you in the Oktoberfest mood. There will be live music each night and admission is free.

Oktoberfest at The Society Garden will include authentic German food, dark beer, and Polka music (Photo courtesy of

Buti Yoga with Elizabeth at Sparks Yoga (5:30 p.m.)

Sparks Yoga invites you out to a yoga class that includes elements of “cardio, tribal dance, conditioning, and deep abdominal toning.” You do not need any previous experience for this class and Sparks Yoga recommends you bring a towel and something to drink because you will be getting a workout. The cost for this class is $15 and you can register here.

“Hocus Pocus” at The Grand Opera House (7:00 - 9:30 p.m.)

The Grand Opera House invites you to come get spooked (and tickled) watching this cult ’90's movie about an accidental resurrection of three fantastic and powerful witches in Salem, Massachusetts. This movie will start The Grand’s 2021 - 2022 film series that continues later this month on October 30th with the very strange “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. Tickets are a very reasonable $5 and can be purchased here

Saturday, October 16th

Downtown StoryWalk in Perry (8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m)

Shop Downtown Perry hosts this event in Perry where families can walk and read books perfect for Fall (the book selection is for pre-school aged children so bring your own book if your children are older). This event starts on Friday, October 15th and ends on Sunday, October 17th and starts at 936 Carroll Street. Admission is free.

Market at Market Square (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Macon Bubbles & More is a business that makes beauty products such as home made bath bombs. This event takes place at Macon Bubbles & More located at 5468 New Forsyth Road. There will be multiple vendors and a colorful pumpkin patch. Admission is free.

Acrylic Pour Painting Workshop at 567 Center for Renewal (2 - 4:30 p.m.)

This unique art style often looks like a painting of a far away colorful planet. Students will make their own “fluid pour paintings” using old records. Tickets are $38 for members or $45 for members and you must be 18 and older to attend. To register for this event, please visit here or call (478) 238-6051.

The 567 Center for Renewal invites you to come make art that looks like it is out of this world (Photo courtesy of

Pumpkins at Callaway (5:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

Callaway Gardens & Resorts has special themed events throughout the year and Pumpkins at Callaway is their newest creation. This family friendly event will include many Fall themed attractions. The Glow-in-the-Dark mini golf and the Enchanted Forest are best experienced after dark. Pumpkins at Callaway will be open until October 31st. Tickets range for $19.95 to $29.95 and can be purchased here.

Sunday, October 17th

Haunted Montrose 2021 Season (7:00 - 11:00 p.m.)

Get ready to get creeped out at Haunted Montrose’s haunted house this weekend. Haunted Montrose opened their 2021 season this past Sunday and they will be open until October 31st. If that all sounds too scary for you, there is a Scare-Free Zone inside where you can purchase food and drinks and catch your breath. You can purchase tickets here.

Come get the spook scared out of you at Haunted Montrose's scary attraction (Photo courtesy of
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