After returning to Henry County as the champion of The Christmas Cookie Challenge, Nicole Silva opened her bakery storefront Crumbles by Nicole. The Locust Grove shop is where her creative ideas come to life and inspire the fun foodie in all of us. A specialty item Silva added to her menu on Sundays is the Monster Milkshake. Drop in and you’ll be surprised by the theme she comes up with and the intricate, edible items she uses to adorn that week’s shake. Get to the bakery early, as the milkshakes are prepared in limited quantities and sell pretty quickly!
A family-owned business since the 1930s, Southern Belle Farm invites you to grab a basket and fill it to the brim with bright, juicy fruit. If you’re not a fan of picking your own fruit, the McDonough, Georgia attraction also offers pre-picked fruit. The Country Market contains a large selection of items available for purchase including preserves, cider and more. A favorite among many who visit the farm is the homemade ice cream and shortcake. Order this sweet combination then enjoy it while taking a seat in a rocking chair on the market porch.
Overlooking the outdoor hosting space known as “The Yard,” The Watchtower is JailHouse Brewing Company’s indoor live entertainment space. A flight of stairs leads you to the venue, complete with a stage for live performance and a bar where the company’s creative craft beer is served up. Previously the city of Hampton’s jail, the brewery’s character shines through in the details, including the healthy appreciation for art on display in the form of graffitied murals covering the wall located at the entry to the space. Enjoy a cold beverage and a fun show next time you’re in Hampton, Georgia.
The city of Stockbridge, Georgia hosts its weekly Food Truck Tasty Tuesday event during the months of May-July. A variety of food trucks serve flavorful dishes against a backdrop of fun. Clark Park is home to the event which also includes goods sold by vendors and music and on-air talent provided by a local radio station. The city also hosts outdoor events including a summer concert series and movie nights on the lawn. Find dates and event information here.
During the summer, Thursdays and Fridays at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) in Hampton, Georgia are all about fast cars. The Thursday Thunder Legends Series sees legends cars race the short track at AMS. Not only can you watch exciting racing during Friday Night Drags, it’s also open to the public to participate, offering auto enthusiasts the ability to race head-to-head at the famed track. Admission to these activities is affordably priced at $10 for Friday Night Drags and $5 for Thursday Thunder. Kids ages 5 and younger are admitted to the Thursday event for free.
The Creativity Cafe encourages you to embrace your inner artist with a visit to the McDonough, Georgia art studio. Whether you’re an experienced painter or completely new to it, you will find a project suited to your taste. No need to make an appointment or attend a scheduled class if the urge to paint a picture arises. Drop in to create anything from pottery to jewelry with a canvas painting being the most convenient option for those on the go, as the kiln process for ceramics requires a return visit.
Enjoy Even More Summer Fun
Henry County, Georgia offers visitors to the area a variety of options to choose from that appeal to friends and loved ones of all ages. Find more ways to enjoy your summer in Henry County here.