It is time for our annual Forsythia Festival held March 11-12, in downtown Forsyth! This free, family-fun event features a two-day arts-and-crafts show, a 5K, sporting tournaments, and much more! Revelers will enjoy mouth-watering foods, fine arts and crafts, and activities the whole family can enjoy! More information can be found at forsythiafestival.com.
While you find yourself in Forsyth’s charming historic district, complete with a bustling town square framing the manicured lawns and majestic architecture of the Monroe County Courthouse, stay awhile and discover some hidden gems. The historic downtown is a great spot to grab a bite to eat and while away a few hours with the family.
You will find plenty of unique local dining options that will suit your fancy. From classic comforts to artisanal cuisine, a list of good eats can be found here.
The square is the perfect place to stroll, with plenty of places to pop in and take a look. Step back in time to experience the old-fashioned shopping pleasure of Forsyth Feed & Seed and Georgia Hardware or browse the eclectic delights of boutiques like CoTique Boutique, B. Monroe Boutique, Hometown Boutique Forsyth, and Branded Starr Western Boutique. A Girl & A Goat offers homemade soaps and more that make perfect gifts to take home to your loved ones (and they smell heavenly, so it’s worth a stop just for that!). Art lovers enjoy taking in the creative expressions at the 1823 Artisan Gallery, Navy & Gray Designs, and the Old Mill Market, located just one block from the square and near the town’s very own brewery, Fox City Brewing. There are so many unique local places to explore, so pop in Scoops (next to the Welcome Center) for an ice cream cone and pick a direction to start your way around the square!
As you’re getting your steps in, you might find it interesting to know you’re walking in the footsteps of more than 200 years of Forsyth residents. Be sure to stop and ponder the historic plaques sharing local stories, from the c.1895 historic courthouse to monuments like the Monroe County-Forsyth War Memorial and the Confederate Soldier Monument. There’s the story of “Where Uncle Remus Comes of Age,” the historic Rose Theater, and two 1800s train depots (yes, two!), all within easy walking distance of the courthouse. If you have little ones with you, pick up a copy of the Forsyth Fox Hunt clue sheet at the Welcome Center, and they can enjoy a fun scavenger hunt for our cute bronze foxes hiding around downtown, giving you a chance to take in the sites as you follow along! Other self-guided walking tours that offer insider information on additional spots are also available at the Welcome Center at 20 N. Jackson Street.