Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tourism Staff attends the Sunbelt Ag Expo

The Peachtree City Staff again attended the Sunbelt Ag Expo last week with another great experience promoting Peachtree City.

“The Expo allows Peachtree City Tourism to target vacationers and inform people on what, where and why Peachtree City is a great place to visit and live. There are not many trade shows that you can reach almost 100 thousand attendees at one time and sell your product.”

The expo showcases a diverse array of labor-saving products, cutting edge technology and interactive educational exhibits for visitors who attend the 32nd anniversary Sunbelt Ag Expo, October 20-22, 2009, in Moultrie, Georgia. As North America's Premier Farm Show™, the Expo attracts more than 1,200 exhibitors and 100,000 attendees.

From farm to market, garden to field, classroom to home, the Expo truly has something for everyone. The Expo’s permanent home is Spence Field, a former airbase on 1,680 acres. The Expo is located four miles southeast of U.S. Hwy. 319 on Georgia Hwy. 133.

Ambassador Program in Peachtree City.

The Peachtree City Tourism Association has started a new program this fall called "The Tourism Ambassador Program".

Tourism Ambassadors will offer a warm welcome to visitors as they visit and stay in our community and attend community events. Ambassadors will also be assisting visitors who come into the Peachtree City Visitors Center. The Tourism Staff is excited to be working with these wonderful ambassadors for Peachtree City and are always looking for more volunteers!

The Tourism Ambassadors have already been out promoting Peachtree City and assisting visitors at this year's Great Georgia Air Show. Two of our great Ambassadors can be seen in the picture above. Stay tuned for updates on the many activities the Ambassadors have planned for the future and remember to look for them at the next Peachtree City event.

If you would like more information about the Ambassador Program and how you can volunteer, contact Jeremy Hogan at jhogan@visitpeachtreecity.com.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Halloween Fun this weekend!

Here are some great ways to spend the weekend in Peachtree City.

Find your perfect pumpkin at the Peachtree City Volunteer Firefighter's Association Pumpkin Sale.  Purchase can be made at Weber Station (481 South Peachtree Parkway) and Leach Station (110 Paschall Road).

If you enjoy a fun and frightful Halloween, check out the Peachtree City Fire Department Haunted House and Haunted Trail on Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th (Also on October 30th and 31st) at Leach Station (110 Paschall Rd).

Finally, for the whole family don't forget the "Not So Frightful Storytelling Halloween Party" on Saturday, October 24th at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheather from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.  There will be storytelling, a costume contest, trick-or-treating and more....

For more information on any of these events, check out http://www.peachtree-city.org/ or http://www.amphitheater.org/.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

WWII Heritage Days April 24 - 25, 2010

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing has announced that they will be hosting the seventh edition of "WWII Heritage Days" on April 24-25, 2010 in Peachtree City, GA. Highlights for the 2010 event include:

  • Opening Ceremony honoring The Greatest Generation.
  • Vintage aircraft, including a p-51 Mustang, SBD Dauntless, and Japanese Zero and Kate.
  • Military vehicles, canteen shows, and educational displays and demonstrations.
  • "Keep 'em Flying" WWII-theme hangar dance, complete with 21-piece band, singers, and BBQ dinner.

WWII Heritage Days is an annual program that promotes historic preservation, education and citizenship through a celebration for the entire family. Last years event included living history displays and demonstrations, vintage aircraft, and vehicles. Reenactors came from all over the southeast to create mock battles set in Europe and the the Pacific. Pictures from the 2009 WWII Heritage Days can be seen at the following link, http://http://pwoodellis.zenfolio.com/p1033771695. Also, for more details on the 2009 event, please visit www.wwiidays.org.

The Commemorative Air Force is a non-profit organization dedicated to flying and restoring World War II Aircraft. www.commemorativeairforce.org.

Stay Tuned for more information as we get closer to the event.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Peachtree City in the News!

Check out the October addition of Southern Living. In the Georgia Living: People and Places section, there is a great article about a local Peachtree City company, Smart Energy Stuff, that sells Solar Golf Carts and other solar products. The article also compliments Peachtree City 's energy savings "conscience" in establishing 90-miles of receational paths with golf carts being an integral part of transportation in the City. If you would like to read more about Peachtree City, check out http://www.blogger.com/www.visitpeachtreecity.com or http://www.peachtree-city.org/.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The LEGO Experience Tour in Peachtree City

LEGO Systems, Inc. announced this week that they will bring their nationwide tour, The LEGO Experience, to Peachtree City, GA at The Great Georgia Airshow on October 10th and 11th.

The LEGO experience lets children and adults enjoy hands-on, minds-on fun from family building games and challenges to video games and inspiration models.

The Lego Experience features the following activity tents

  • The Welcome Experience: families start their LEGO Experience with an overview of the activities, LEGO trivia and are given their event passport to explore the fun,
  • The Model Mash-Up: a celebration of the creative minds of children, LEGO Master Builders drew inspiration from every LEGO theme and play set available today to create a stunning centerpiece landscape of a LEGO CITY full of hidden surprises, humorous moments, creative models and building ideas to showcase how, in a child’s mind, nothing is impossible.
  • The Family Challenge Experience: every member of the family is invited to step up to the podium and go head-to-head with other families in fun games and timed building challenges that get everyone in on the LEGO fun.
  • The Construction Experience: families are invited to get hands-on, minds-on with the LEGO brand by exploring their imaginations and challenging their inner builders to create custom models to add to a LEGO Cityscape.
  • The Bricks & Beyond Experience: families step into a showcase of the best of the rest of what the LEGO brand has to offer. Interactive game stations let families plug into blockbuster LEGO video games. They can take in fan-generated LEGO movies, explore the rich online activities at LEGO.com or sign up to become members of the LEGO Club.

For more information, http://www.TheLegoExperienceTour.blogspot.com or The Great Georgia Airshow website http://s249195248.onlinehome.us/FAQS.aspx