Hahira, located eleven miles north of Valdosta, has a population of just over 2,800. Hahirans enjoy a charming, small-town atmosphere and the luxury of being just minutes away from a larger city. Residents live within walking distance (or a golf-cart ride) of shopping, banking, recreation, and worship.
One of the main attractions in Hahira is the Annual Hahira Honey Bee Festival, which began in 1981. This week-long celebration held in early October features arts and crafts, live entertainment, a beauty pageant, a parade, and demonstrations of the secret life of bees, and is attended by over 20,000 visitors each year!
Hahira is also home to several horseback riding facilities. JustAmere Farms offers horseback riding lessons and summer camps for kids. Jacobs’ Ladder Therapeutic Riding Center serves special needs children and adults by teaching horseback riding in a safe, non-stressful environment.
Hahira’s city beautification program has resulted in recognition as a “Tree City USA,” and each year its citizens join together in the annual “Let’s Keep Georgia Peachy Clean” Cleanup Week. For its revitalization efforts, Hahira has also earned “Better Hometown Community” designation. For more info about Hahira and the local events, visit hahira.ga.us.