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Richland City Hall, 390 Broad St.
Richland, GA 31825
      The Mayor and City Counsel address redevelopment issues in Richland, Ga.                                        


Barbecue competition sanctioned by Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) with carnival, arts & crafts, food vendors.

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.



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!

Meet Charles and Mike Haisch and see the Midway rides

Official Beer at Pig Fest and all year!

View Pig Fest photos from previous years

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:
Deer, quail, dove, boar and turkey populations attract hunters from all over the country to dozens of private hunting preserves around Richland, and the Chattahoochee River offers some of the finest fishing in the state.

Map of the Richland, Ga. area.


Welcome to Richland GA

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
The Department of Community Affairs notified the City of Richland of a grant award on April 1. The grant will be used to rehabilitate eight buildings on Broad St. dating from 1898 – 1910. Work is already underway on this project.

A Message from Mayor Adolph McLendon…
Welcome to the City of Richland, Georgia, and thank you for visiting our Web site. Richland is located 30 miles southeast of Columbus, Ga. and Fort Benning, home of the U.S. Army Infantry and Armor Schools. The fabled Chattahoochee River runs the entire length of our county’s western border. more...


Commercial space available. Development opportunities await.

Contact Richland DDA chair, Rossi Ross.


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 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...

Downtown Developments

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!


MayFest recognizes the history and culture of Richland's Black Community
at this celebration the third weekend in May every year. Basketball 3-on-3 tournaments, entertainment, crafts, baseball tournaments and good food rule the day. Call Kenneth Josey at (229) 938-0376 or Johnny Williams at
(229) 321-0153. see our photos…


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.

Great podcast with Erik and Karin talking about their experience developing Richland Rum

Read about Richland Distilling Co. in the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Visit Richland Rum website to learn more and where to purchase

Read the release about the distillery in the Americus Times Recorder

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.