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Griffin is located in Spalding County, of which it is the county seat, in the Southern Rivers Region of the state. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 21,052, a decrease of 273 since 1990. It was named after Gen. Lewis Lawrence Griffin, president of the Monroe Railroad. Well-known residents have included Doc Holliday, gunslinger and Wyomia Tyus, track and field athlete, Olympic medallist.

Accommodations in Griffin include Best Western North Plaza Inn, Comfort Inn And Suites, Days Inn and Double Cabins Plantation Bed And Breakfast. Click for more details, including other accommodations in the area, as well as online reservations.

Griffin is part of the Atlanta, Georgia metro area.

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Vidalia Onion Festival Vidalia GA April18-21 Cooking School, Miss and Little Miss Vidalia Onion Pageants, Onion Maze, Onion Cook-off, Tasting Competition, The Onion Run, parades, carnival, rodeo, street dance, onion shootgun shoot, as well as a Dutch oven cooking demonstration.
Georgia Strawberry Festival Art and Craft Show Reynolds GA April27 The Georgia Strawberry Festival Arts and Crafts Show invite you to Reynolds, Georgia for a funfilled day of arts and crafts, food, fun and entertainment as we celebrate strawberry season.
Madison Fest Madison GA April37 Madison Fest features solutions for living a considered and ""greener"" life. This daylong festival takes place on the last Saturday of April each year.
Inman Park Spring Festival Atlanta GA April27-28 During the last weekend in April each year, Inman Park proudly presents a neighborhood festival widely regarded as Atlanta's most spirited and eclectic. Highlights include: Atlanta's biggest Street Market, A juried Arts and Crafts Show, The city's quirkiest and most colorful Parade, The Tour of Homes, Live music, A Dance Festival, Children's Activities, Food and beverages.
Powers' Festival Newnan GA April27-28 Powers Festival supplies the best arts, crafts, food, fun, and entertainment.