Welcome to the Jug Tavern Festival


The 2015 Jug Tavern Festival will take place Friday, September 11th through
Saturday, September 12th.


Events during the festival include the Winder Fire Department 5K, the Dixie Cruisers Car Show, live entertainment and the first-ever Jug Tavern Festival Cornhole Tournament.

Admission to the festival is free to the public.

Whether you’re coming for the food, arts & crafts, entertainment or all of the above, we’re glad to have you, and WELCOME TO WINDER, GEORGIA!

About Jug Tavern Festival

Winder has a long and rich history. It was a place for early settlement, being first occupied hundreds of years ago by Creek Indians who called it Snodon. When white settlers established homes and farms near the village in 1793, the town was renamed to The Jug. Ten years later it became Jug Tavern. The town was renamed again in 1893 as the City of Winder in recognition of the General Manager of the Seaboard Railway, John H. Winder. Jug Tavern Festival is in its 6th year (2015).  However, it was previously known to the people of Winder as Chautauqua Festival for the previous 15 years.

2015 Featured Food Vendors

  • Coming…
  • Watch this space…

2015 Craft Vendors

  • Coming…

  • Watch this space…