Think Statesboro is your typical Southern town? Think again. While we do have the traditional staples like barbecue, azaleas and lots of pickup trucks, you’ll soon discover we have far more than that. There’s a reason why there’s only one Statesboro in the entire United States!
We are a growing city of more than 33,000 people with nearly 82,000 folks calling Bulloch County home. Manners are still the mainstream here and you always get a hefty dose of true Southern hospitality, whether you’re visiting or decide to call Statesboro home. This is a city where you know your neighbors and have numerous opportunities to become involved in community, culinary and cultural activities…all within minutes of your home.
Enjoy a day in Statesboro by stretching your legs with a stroll on the S&S Greenway or walk downtown for unique and boutique shopping. Grab the perfect cup of coffee at Cool Beanz Espresso Bar to enjoy during your retail therapy. Charlie’s Funky Junk shop is filled with eclectic treasures and true antique lovers won’t want to miss Heirloom Antiques. Visit the Averitt Center for the Arts to view the latest exhibits and be sure to check out our newest downtown murals, compliments of the Bulloch County Historical Society.
Hungry? Eat like a local! Statesboro’s restaurant scene boasts fine dining options to southern classics with everything in between. Bull & Barrel Steakhouse is a popular date night destination with hand cut steaks and craft cocktails. Find fabulous food and family fun at Dolan’s Bar B Que. They offer daily food and drink specials, live music, and BINGO every Tuesday night. No need to drive to the coast for great seafood when we have The Saucy Shrimp and Ocean Galley Seafood in town and for true Southern fare, look no further than Fordham’s Farmhouse. Enjoy fried chicken and all the fixings seven days a week.
Our city is known worldwide for “Statesboro Blues,” penned in 1928 by Blind Willie McTell, so don’t be surprised if you hear a rendition of it at one of our local live music venues. Eagle Creek Brewing Company, Tandoor & Tap and Vandy’s are just a few to choose from and these three are all within walking distance of one another! Trivia Night is held almost every day of the week at local establishments and you can take the stage for karaoke at Coconut Thai and Gnat’s Landing.
Statesboro offers top notch attractions that are unmatched in South Georgia. The Bulloch County Agricultural Complex hosts farm shows, equestrian competitions and corporate meetings year round. Mill Creek Park’s recreational facilities maintains the highest standards and brings in thousands of visiting athletes annually and locals love the playgrounds and walking trail. Splash in the Boro is THE hotspot for summer fun, but you can always beat the heat at The Clubhouse and enjoy family fun indoors.
Statesboro has a diverse offering of festivals and events all throughout the year. Spring kicks off with the opening of the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market followed by ArtsFest and the Kiwanis Rodeo. Catch a Tormenta FC game and celebrate the 4th of July at Firecracker Fest this summer. Georgia Southern football games are a favorite in the fall and the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is a MUST for locals and visitors alike. The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a drive out to the TMT Farms Christmas Light Display and the ChiliTown Cookoff is fun for the whole family!
Statesboro and Bulloch County have so much so much to offer that it would be impossible to list it all in one article. I encourage you stop by our Visit Statesboro office for more information and follow us on social media to stay up to date on everything going on in the Boro!