Hawkinsville, which bills itself as the Harness Horse Capital of Georgia, has a long history of festivities connected to harness horse racing. Since 1894, harness horses have journeyed to Hawkinsville in October to train for six months each year. During April, the horses’ training culminates in the Hawkinsville Harness Festival’s qualifying races. This year the tradition continues on April 7 and 8 at the harness training facility. The Hawkinsville Harness Festival is a fun-filled family event featuring live racing, local music, arts and crafts and delicious food.
Photos courtesy of the Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce