Agritourism in Georgia and the Southeastern Region is alive and thriving! Barn doors and roadside fences are open to welcome visitors looking for locally grown and organic foods, seasonal fairs and festivals, farmers markets, wine tastings, guided hunts, breath taking scenery, delicious dishes, authentic gifts, and old-fashioned Southern hospitality!
AGRITOURISM is a unique experience that combines traditional agriculture with tourism. Mention the phrase ‘Agritourism’ to the average person, and you’ll probably get a wide range of reactions. Some might imagine waking up before dawn to help the farmer, others might picture themselves making cheese, picking fruit, or crushing grapes or olives. Other may imagine guided hunts, or fishing. Many may see themselves and their families having the time of their lives (and maybe getting a little dirty, too) on an adventure packed full of excitement and fun. Whatever the case, this new ‘-ism’ is one that is fast growing!
Agritourism includes visits to working farms, orchards, ranches, wineries, and other agricultural operations — and these destinations offer a huge variety of outdoor adventures as well as educational, entertainment, relaxation, hospitality, shopping and dining experiences. Everyone enjoys having a LOT of fun, making agritourism one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry, all while supporting and sustaining Georgia’s farm lands. Just about every single commodity discussed on this website is connected with the agritourism industry in some way.
In Georgia, agriculture and tourism are our state’s top two economic generators. The Georgia Agritourism Association is the official voice of this exciting combination. The Association is an Agritourism Operator led 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation.
The Georgia Agritourism Association is much like the blended industry it represents: growing rapidly and looking for new opportunities to serve its customers.
Georgia Agritourism Association Mission:
To promote Georgia’s agritourism operations; to educate the public regarding locations, products and seasonal events available through Georgia’s agritourism operations; to encourage the highest standards involving hospitality and business operations; to facilitate economic growth derived from increased tourism and expanded farming operations in the state.
The Georgia Agritourism Association represents agritourism venues in the State of Georgia to advance the farm direct marketing industry through: