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Banks County 
County Seat:
Homer, Georgia 30547
(706) 677-6800

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm



 
 
Visiting Banks County

From the foothills to the crossroads... Simply the best!
 

Services:
Fort Hollingsworth:
Oldest Structure in North Georgia
 
Take a step back in time.  The annual Day at the Fort celebration is held each year from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on one Saturday in May at Fort Hollingsworth - White House. Fort Hollingsworth is located just off Highway 441 between Cornelia and Homer, in the Hollingsworth Community at 2307 Wynn Lake Rd. Alto, Ga. 30510. Watch for the signs. Activities include tours of the pioneer fort built in 1793, music, dancing, storytelling, food, car show and a Civil War re-enactment. Bring a lawn chair, a camera and spend the day. It's also an opportunity for an educational experience involving historic foothill culture.  Best of all there is no gate fee!  For more information:
             Email:  fort@forthollingsworth-whitehouse.com 
             Website:  www.forthollingsworth-whitehouse.com
Chimney Oaks Golf Club:
Newest in Banks County
148 Hammers Glen Dr
Homer, Georgia 30547
Banks County
Phone(s): (706) 677-3333
Fax: (706) 677-2957
Website: http://www.chimneyoaksgolfclub.com
Social Media:  www.facebook.com/chimneyoaks

Atlanta Dragway:
Fastest Cars Around

500 East Ridgeway Road
Commerce, Georgia  30529  
Website: www.atlantadragway.com
 





Banks Crossing:
Shopping, Dining & Fun Galore
Shoppes at Banks Crossing
Commerce Crossing Stores
Tanger Factory Outlet Mall
Jaemor Farms Market
Funopolis Family Fun Center


 


Annual Festivals and Events: (Click to Expand)
Annual Festivals and Events

SPRING:
Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway
Call 706-335-2301 or see www.atlantadragway.com for information. 

Day at Fort Hollingsworth
Call 800-638-5004

Folk Potters Festival
Banks County Recreation Center in Homer
Call 706-677-1528 or email Steve Turpin for information.

 
SUMMER:
Fireworks Celebration
Banks County High School in Homer.  Call 706-677-3510 for more information.

Sunday School Celebration
Historic Courthouse lawn in Homer.  Call 800-638-5004 for information

Labor Day Festival
Historic Courthouse lawn in Homer.  Call 706-677-350 for information

 
FALL:.
Turning and Burning Old Time Festival
Hewell's Pottery in gillsville.  Call 706-869-3469 or go to www.hewellspottery.com for information.

Banks County CVB Car and Truck Show
Banks Crossing.  Call 404-403-4719 for information.

October Bikefest
Atlanta Dragway.  Call 706-335-2301 or see  www.atlantadragway.com for information. 

Banks County Chocolate Fair
Call 706-677-5265 or email for entry form and information.

Scarecrow Spooktacular 

Call 706-318-5448 or email Keep Banks Beautiful for entry form and information.

Spooktacular Sprint & Fun Run
Call 706-677-4407 or email Banks County Parks & Recreation for entry form and information.
 
WINTER:
Holiday Sale
Banks Crossing Outlet Stores
Call 800-638-5004 for information.

Tree Lighting
Old Historic Courthouse in Homer.  Call 800-638-5004 for information.
Lodging: (Click to Expand)
Lodging

​AMERICA’S   BEST INN & SUITES  
706-335-5191

AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN 
 706-335-2595

BEST   WESTERN/COMMERCE INN
 706-335-3640

COMFORT SUITE HOTEL 
706-336-0000

DANDELION INN 
706-335-5783

FAIRFIELD INN  & SUITES BY MARRIOTT
706-336-0066

HAMPTON INN
706-335-6161
 
HOLIDAY INN  EXPRESS 
706-336-8666

HOWARD JOHNSON   INN
706-335-5581

MOTEL 6 
706-335-5561

SCOTTISH INN 
706-335-5147

SUPER 8
706-336-8008

THE RIVER CABIN AT GROVE RIVER RANCH 
706-677-0072

TRAVEL LODGE
706-335-3738

TRIGILD INC
858-242-1222
Shopping: (Click to Expand)
Banks County is known for the extensive outlet shopping spanning both sides of Exit 149. Shoppers have been known to drive a couple of hours from their homes just to spend the day at Shoppes at Banks Crossing, Tanger Outlet Center, and Commerce Crossing Stores, and that doesn’t include the hundreds of thousands of travelers who stop here when they are just passing through.

With high-end brands such as Coach, Lenox China, Abercrombie & Fitch, Eddie Bauer and many, many others offering outlet priced merchandise, Banks County is definitely a destination for bargainistas. See the following list of “shoppertunities” awaiting you here at Exit 149.

The Shoppes at Banks Crossing
877-630-9094
  • Aaron’s Rent to Own, 706-335-0007
  • Coleman
  • Black & Decker, 706-336-6807
  • Bon Worth, 706-336-8062
  • Cato, 706-336-8007
  • Dollar Tree, 706-335-2685
  • Dress Barn, 706-336-6800
  • Fabulous Finds Consignment
  • Hibbett Sports, 706-335-0520
  • Kitchen Collection, 706-335-9165
  • Krazy Al’s Music, 706-336-6565
  • L’eggs/Hanes/Bali, 706-335-7148
  • Nail Pearl & Tan, 706-423-9343
  • Nova Cinemas, 706-335-4366
  • Papa John’s Pizza, 706-335-2050
  • PetSense, 706-423-9399
Tanger Outlet Center
706-335-3354
  • Abercrombie & Fitch, 706-423-9395
  • Aeropostale, 706-423-9773
  • American Eagle Outfitters, 706-335-6002
  • Ann Taylor Factory Store, 706-335-2470
  • Banana Republic Factory Store, 706-336-8588
  • Bath & Body Works, 706-336-5901
  • Body Central, 706-336-6615
  • Bon Worth, 706-335-4350
  • Brooks Brothers Factory Store, 706-336-6947
  • Calvin Klein, 706-336-6921
  • Carter's, 706-335-9535
  • Casual Male XL Outlet, 706-335-0883
  • Chico's Outlet, 706-335-3331
  • Claire's, 706-336-5953
  • Clarks Bostonian, 706-335-0714
  • Coach Factory, 706-335-3003
  • Coleman, 706-335-6969
  • Crazy 8, 706-336-8693
  • Crocs Outlet, 706-423-9325
  • Direct Tools, 706-335-7304
  • dressbarn, 706-335-2508
  • Easy Spirit Outlet, 706-336-5802
  • ecko unltd., 706-335-5239
  • Eddie Bauer Outlet, 706-335-3281
  • Famous Footwear Outlet, 706-335-4469
  • Fanatic Fanz, 706-336-8081
  • Fossil, 706-335-1919
  • G.H. Bass & Co., 706-335-2206
  • Gap Factory Store, 706-335-0977
  • GOLDTOE, 706-335-5547
  • GUESS Factory Store, 706-335-2562
  • Gymboree Outlet, 706-335-3061
  • Haggar, 706-335-1928
  • H & M Clothing,
  • Hollister, 706-423-9316
  • J.Crew | crewcuts Factory, 706-335-0666
  • Jockey, 706-335-3977
  • Jones New York, 706-336-8150
  • Journeys, 706-335-0151
  • Justice, 706-335-0691
  • Kasper, 706-335-9656
  • Kay Jewelers, 706-423-9833
  • Kirkland's, 706-423-9720
  • Lane Bryant Outlet, 706-335-7417
  • L'eggs Hanes Bali Playtex, 706-335-3657
  • Le Gourmet Chef, 706-335-3535
  • Levi's Outlet, 706-335-0144
  • Lids, 706-335-2853
  • LOFT Outlet, 706-336-0071
  • Motherhood Maternity Outlet, 706-336-6607
  • Nautica, 706-335-4488
  • Nautica Kids, 706-335-4488
  • Nike Factory Store, 706-335-5502
  • Old Navy Outlet
  • OshKosh B'gosh, 706-336-8474
  • P.S. from Aeropostale, 706-335-3556
  • PacSun, 706-423-9434
  • Papaya Clothing, 706-335-0642
  • Perfumania, 706-335-4826
  • Perfume Studio, 706-423-9815
  • Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, 706-335-4803
  • Rack Room Shoes, 706-335-9330
  • rue21, 706-336-8860
  • Samsonite Factory Outlet, 706-336-6537
  • SAS Shoes, 706-335-9576
  • Silver Treasures, 706-335-6992
  • Skechers, 706-336-8471
  • Sunglass Warehouse, 706-335-0031
  • The Children's Place, 706-335-6679
  • Timberland Factory Store, 706-336-6961
  • Tommy Hilfiger, 706-335-8144
  • Under Armour, 706-335-7078
  • Van Heusen, 706-336-5845
  • VF Outlet, 706-335-3098
  • Vitamin World, 706-335-3871
  • Wilsons Leather, 706-335-3830
  • Zales The Diamond Store Outlet, 706-336-8564
Commerce Crossing Stores
706-335-6352
  • Bookstand of NE Georgia, 706-335-2665
  • Bullfrogs & Butterflies Children, 706-336-0024
  • Choi Kwang-Do Martial Arts, 706-335-7776
  • Commerce Crossing Dental, 706-336-8318
  • Commerce Hair Salon, 706-335-9038
  • Don Byram Art & Hand Crafted Framing, 706-336-8080
  • GNC, 706-336-6668
  • Grand Buffet Chinese Restaurant, 706-335-0899
  • Hen's Nest Consignment
  • Lodge Cast Iron, 706-335-4875
  • Outback Steakhouse, 706-423-0022
  • PakMail, 706-335-4626
  • Queen’s Nail & Tan, 706-336-5942
  • Radio Shack, 706-335-8000
  • Red Hound Antiques
  • Rockabilly Auction, 770-652-8075
  • Sassy Rabbit, 706-335-9518
  • The Uniform Outlet, 706-335-3704
  • Windstream, 706-335-6640
The Crossings at Commerce
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 706-335-0955
  • New Age Hearing Aids, 706-335-4630
  • Quixotic Salon, 706-335-2188
  • Verizon Wireless, 706-335-9821
The Shops at Commerce
  • Evan’s Second Skin Tattoo, 706-335-6027
  • Hog Wild BBQ Restaurant
Other Shopping
  • Boots Etc., 706-335-2668
  • Dollar General Store, 706-335-2410
  • Fabulous Finds Consignment
  • Fastenal, 706-423-0059
  • Home Depot, 706-335-5883
  • Jaemor Farms Market
  • Sears, 706-335-3879
  • Shuler’s Great Outdoors, 706-335-3337
  • Technoguruz, 706-335-9591
  • Walmart Super Center, 706-335-7563
Dining: (Click to Expand)
Weather/Climate: (Click to Expand)
Banks County, Georgia, gets about 54 inches of rain and 2 inches of snow per year, compared to the U.S. averages of 37 inches of rain and 25 inches of snow. On average, Banks County residents enjoy 218 sunny days per year, and only 104 days with any measurable precipitation.

Banks County experiences four distinct seasons of the year. Temperatures range from a high in July around 89 degrees Fahrenheit to a low in January of 29 degrees Fahrenheit.

Source: Sperling’s Best Places.net
Annual Festivals and Events: (Click to Expand)
February
UGA Music Festival
UGA Basketball

March
Commerce Fine Arts Potter’s Festival
March Madness

April
Festival of Arts
All Star Nationals

May
Southern Nationals
Day at the Fort

June
North Georgia Folk Potters Festival

August
College Football

September
College Football

October
Petite LeMans
Tanger 5K
Scarecrow Spooktacular
Spooktacular Sprint & Fun Run

November
College Football
Black Friday at Tanger

December
Christmas Parades & Festivities
Newcomers: (Click to Expand)
Newcomers

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