Richland City Hall, 390 Broad St.
Richland, GA 31825
Fri. & Sat., Nov. 8 - 9, 2013
Best little cook off in Georgia!
The Richland Pig Fest is the primary fund raising activity for Richland Main Street. All funds are used to match federal and foundation grants unavailable to public organizations like the city, or as matching facade grants to downtown businesses. Their primary goals are to restore Broad St. commercially and beautify downtown Richland, encouraging economic development.
SPONSORED BY CHAR-BROIL
Sanctioned by the Georgia Barbecue Association
Second Weekend in November every year.
Cook teams vie for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes at "the best little cook-off in Georgia." Street dances, fireworks display, carnival rides, car & truck show, arts & crafts, food, rail speeder car rides and much more.
C&M Southern Midways set for Pig Fest XVI
Charles and Mike Haisch will provide the carnival for this year. The brothers have been in the carnival business for more than 30 years. Their rides are safe and clean. They specialize in festivals rather than shopping center appearances. We're happy to announce this partnership!
Official Beer at Pig Fest and all year!
Pig Fest vendor forms will not be online. Please call (229) 887-3433 to receive a vendor form. Food vendors are generally sold out by Aug. 1. New Arts & Crafts and commercial vendors are always welcome.
Tell us what you'd like to see at Pig Fest XVI here.
American Legion Post 128:
Support American Legion Funding Campaign!
American Legion City Park and Post 128 have been a part of the social fabric of Richland since the 1920s. What began as a small cabin built by WWI vets grew to an open pavilion for BBQs. Eventually the pavilion was closed in and became the social center for several generations of Richland families.
American Legion Post 128 members are raising money to air condition the post building and assure that it remains an attractive gathering place for the next generation. You can help. Your contribution, large or small, to the capital campaign fund can be mailed to:
American Legion Post 128 Donation Fund
Farmers State Bank
Richland, GA 31825
You can also drop off your check when you stop by the bank on personal business. Your donation is tax deductible.
To make membership inquiries or to schedule Legionnaires for speaking engagements at your school, church, or other social group, call Post Commander Hank Wilson (229) 887-9343, Post Adjutant Danny Mitchell (229) 887-2121 or Post Service Officer Jim Boling (229) 887-2331.
Hunting & Fishing Paradise:
Above: Broad St. in the late 1800s; the historic Richland Hotel building (c.1889); Broad St. before the railroad came to town (pre-1885); the old school (burned); and a peach orchard at Red HIll, just north of town. Many of our unique Victorian storefronts still stand and eight are under redevelopment and available for future occupancy arrangements now.
Richland receives Redevelopment Grant for $432,000
A Message from Mayor Adolph McLendon…
Commercial space available. Development opportunities await.
WESTVILLE: 1850s in Georgia
Visit "Keep Westville in Stewart Co." on Facebook. Save our resources!
Westville is an 1850s Living History Museum located in Stewart Co. near Richland. Visit their website at www.Westville.org for more information on this unique site. Regularly scheduled special events occur all during the year.
A short history of Richland
Richland is a friendly small town with a proud history and an exciting future. Rich farmland, coupled with hard-working families, fostered a prosperous agrarian economy that has endured for nearly two centuries. more...
The purpose of the Richland Downtown Development Authority is to revitalize and redevelop the central business district. Every time you visit Broad Street, you're helping. more…
MayFest Celebration draws big crowds!
Richland Rum is everywhere in the news these days!
New Tasting Room is coming to Broad Street in October!
Richland Rum is a big hit all over the state…its taste, unique.
Richland Rum is making a splash all over the state and invading Tennessee, too!
Erik Vonk created the company and Jay McCain is now cooking up a storm. Richland has a legal still that is delivering small batches of artisan rum. Richland Distilling Co. is turning sugar cane and cane syrup into rum in historic downtown Richland at 333 Broad St. The artisan product has been featured in Atlanta Magazine, Garden & Gun, SVM, the AJC and Southwest Georgia Living, not to mention many regional daily and weekly newspapers. The rum is now available in popular bars and restaurant all over Georgia. And, Richland Rum is now available in the Chattanooga area, the first foray outside Georgia for the rum.
Thanks to Donyel Perry, cameraman and Matt Lally, news producer at WLTZ,, Channel 38 in Columbus, for providing news coverage for the ribbon cutting.
Distiller Jay McCain fills bottles with 120 proof alcohol distilled from sugar cane juice. The contents of these bottles will be placed into charred barrels for aging.
Raquel Rodriquez of WRBL-TV was in town April 16 to film a special on Richland Distillery that aired April 30, 2012 on the 11 p.m. news. It will be posted on the WRBL-TV website. See the link above to watch the spotlight on Richland Rum.