Nestled in Lowndes County, just 11 miles from Valdosta, Hahira is a honey of a small town. Founded in 1891, Hahira’s early growth was attributed to the railroad that provided the primary transportation of goods, including cotton and tobacco.
Though the original train depot is gone, Hahira’s new depot and the adjacent park are the focal points for community events, including Saturday’s Farmers Market and the annual Honey Bee Festival, which takes place the first weekend in October.
Attracting more than 30,000 visitors to the Hahira area, the Honey Bee Festival includes arts and crafts, food, entertainment, and parade considered the largest in South Georgia.
Grab a bite to eat at Church Street Café, where its classic American dishes and southern-inspired daily specials.
A few miles from Hahira’s downtown is the Cattle Company at Parker Farms, which features locally sourced beef, pork, chicken, eggs, dairy, cheese, and Georgia Grown products.
If you’re making plans to stay overnight, why not experience a converted grain silo? The Silo at Oak Hill Farm is the perfect getaway for guests wanting a farm experience. Designed with a modern farmhouse feel, it has all the amenities of home with a bit of twist.
The Silo is bright and airy, with a décor mixed with leather and cowhide prints. A modern retro feel in the kitchen provides guests with everything they need to prepare a small meal. A stunning spiral staircase leads to the loft bedroom highlighted by a queen four-poster bed. More than a typical Airbnb, guests at the Silo enjoy eggs from farm-raised chickens for breakfast, along with organic oatmeal.