Georgia National Fairgrounds site of multiple shows
The Georgia National Fairgrounds hosted a few events and displays Saturday and Sunday.
One of those events was the annual Koi show and sale. The show was hosted by the Middle Georgia Koi Society.
Koi breeders from across the country displayed their award winning fish.
While there, spectators were given advise on how to build and manage their own personal Koi pond.
"They're like pieces of art, they really are. You come home from work, you go out there and stand by the pond and gaze down in there," said Bart Atkinson, Vice President of the Middle Georgia Koi Society. "All of them are unique, they are all different colors. It takes your day away to sit there and watch them for a while, it's relaxing."
If you are interested in having a pond of your own, you may attend the society's monthly meeting as a guest.
And just next door in the McGill Marketplace, the 2012 Spring Home and Garden Show was in progress.
Spectators had a chance to browse through handmade crafts and goods, as well as garden plants.
Just as in the Koi show, vendors came from outside of central Georgia to give a taste of what the rest of the country has to offer.
"We have traveled all over the southeast and try to bring in vendors from different places," said Teddie Berry, Co-Chair of the Master Gardeners of Central Georgia. "Things that you're not going to find locally, different things, and try to provide a good variety for the shoppers."
This was the fourth year for both events.