History

The Hahira Honeybee Festival was started in 1981 by Mamie Sorrell and Adeline Landrum. These two ladies loved Hahira and had a vision "to liven up the city" with a weekend of Arts & crafts , Entertainment, and a parade. The weekend festival has grown into a week long extravaganza. The festival is now known as one of the best in the Southeast. The parade is touted as the best in South Georgia. It has been estimated that anywhere from 20,000 to 36,000 visitors come to town for the parade and to walk the streets for arts & crafts, and lots of food. The City supports the festival each year with city services and employees. This year, 2017, will be our 36th annual festival. The current members work to carry on the legacy of Mamie and Adeline, to have fun and keep the festival a family oriented event. The Honey Bee Festival Members, known as the "Busy Bees" meet every month from March to September to plan the festival. The meetings are held at the Hahira Courthouse every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7pm. We invite visitors and/or volunteers to join us!