Monticello-Jasper County Visitors' Center
Explore Jasper County!  Monticello, Georgia
119 W. Washington Street
     Post Office Box 133

     Monticello, Georgia 31064

     Phone: 706-468-8994



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Events and Things to do in Jasper County...
Visit Small Business Saturday
at the
Monticello Market on the Square
Saturday, June 3, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The first Saturday of each month is Small Business Saturday. In addition to the Market vendors on the Square there will be additional vendors inside the Visitors' Center.  This was a big success for May. Join us a pick up some produce and much more. 

Monticello Market 
on the Square
Every Saturday in June
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Events for June
June 3, Small Business Saturday, Rodeo Queen
June 10, Health and Wellness Fair
June 17, Read with the Mayor
June 24, 1st Responder's Appreciation 
Shady Dale Rodeo
Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3, 2017
Gates open at 5:00 pm each night.

  The Shady Dale Rodeo, now in it's 34nd year, is presented by Masonic Lodges Walton #200 and Jasper #50 of Jasper County. The Shady Dale Rodeo is a IPRA sanctioned  professional rodeo event produced by Southern Rodeo Company.   It has been voted the Number One Outdoor Rodeo in the Southeast many times. The Shady Dale Rodeo is put on by an all volunteer crew of local Masons, Shriners, and other citizens of the surrounding area.  In addition to the rodeo action you can enjoy a full line of concessions including pit cooked barbecue and fresh baked goods. 
Proceeds go to various Masonic charities and scholarships.
Community Vacation Bible School
Monticello First United Methodist Church 
June 5 through June 9 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

At VBS Hero Central, your students will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they discover their strength in God. They will become Heroes and explore how to serve God and God's mission for their lives.

After a high-energy opening assembly at Hero Central, the Heroes make their way to the Bible Story Headquarters. Interactive Bible lessons reveal Hero Codes to equip your Heroes for an active life with God. Your Heroes will discover a Hero Verse (Bible memory verse) that will remain with them in their faith long after VBS.

The students will expand on what they've discovered by participating in a variety of activities: making their own art projects at Craft Headquarters, singing new songs  at Music Headquarters, exploring the wonders of creation at Science Headquarters, playing games at Recreation Headquarters, and enjoying tasty treats at Snack Headquarters. Along the way, the Heroes will hear about our mission project and as their respond to a call for action!

Join us at Monticello First United Methodist Church on June 5 through June 9 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. To register or to find out more about VBS Hero Central, call the church office at 706.468.6118 Monday through Thursday or visit the church website at

MKR Memorial Race

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Gates open at 8:00 am
Race starts at 1:00 pm

Shady Dale Rodeo Grounds 

Go-Cart Racing 
~for the entire family~

 Inflatables. Food.  Fun. 

Go Cart Fun!

Jackson Lake Poker Run
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Jackson Lake

Registration: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Gather Cards: 1:00-4:00pm
Check In and Lunch 3:30-5:00pm
Winner announced at 6:00pm
Live Music by Hudson Road from 3:30-7:00pm
Summer Reading Program

Jasper County Library 
Summer Reading Program

Wed, June 6 
Dairy Mobile Classroom
11 am

Wed, June 14 
Barry Stewart Mann
2 pm

Wed, June 20 
Keith Karnook Magician
11 am

Wed, June 28 
Lego Build a Better World
All Day

Events at Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center
A Night of Froggery
Friday, June 2, 2017
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

DNR's herpetologist  John Jensen will help  us learn more about  frogs and toads. We  will catch frogs to find  out how to identify these croaking creatures  by sight and sound, and why they call. Our  program begins with a presentation, then a
hike to nearby ponds. Then we will travel via caravans (bring your own  vehicle) around the CEWC property. Bring a headlamp or flashlight and  dress for the outdoors (especially if you want to go after frogs in the  water.) Boots and shoes to get muddy are welcomed. Program is held  rain or shine.
All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised. Register now!
Public Kids Fishing Event
Saturday, June 10, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

KFEs are for ages 15 and under meaning that no license is necessary. A  DNR Fisheries Education Specialist leads the event and provides limited
amounts of tackle and bait. KFEs are held at 'high catch' rate ponds.  Catch and keep limits vary per event.  Marben PFA hosts several public KFEs every year. Each public KFE lasts from 8am-12pm.
Signs will be posted directing public to the KFE. If you have questions, call 678-767-3058

Birds of Prey
Saturday, June 17, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a program with Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center's Birds of Prey  at 10:00 am in the visitor center classroom. Live birds will help  demonstrate why they are called Raptors. All ages welcome. Program is  limited to 60 people and will be available on a 1st come 1st serve basis.

13th Annual Teacher Conservation Workshop
June 19 - June 23, 2017

The workshop focuses on topics related to the benefits of forestry, including the cycle of growing trees, the utilization of trees for common consumer products and the management of trees for water and wildlife.

Events at Thomas Persons Hall
ART Classes at TPH !! Jeanne Trammell hosts Adult Watercolors
Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Art For Kids ! Jeanne Trammell Children's Art
June 5 - 7, 2017
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Bridge Luncheon
June 5 - 7, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Musical Theater Camp 2017 - Rock & Roll Revue! - Band Is Ready
June 12 -17, 2017
8:30 am - 2:00 pm