International Kaolin Festival

Celebrating our 47th  year

Downtown Sandersville GA

About our Festival…..                                        

1956 was an important year for Washington County, because it was in the fall of that year that the county staged its first Kaolin Festival, a celebration that has continued today. In the first festival, chaired by Howard Sheppard, were featured a golf tournament, Kaolin mine or plant tours, street dance and parade. The annual International Kaolin Festival Parade became one of the outgrowth of a high school homecoming project initiated in Hazel Bedgood Metts’ journalism class in 1952. Today we have a number of events that are scheduled during the week prior to the festival and we invite you to come and enjoy these events.

Arts & Crafts Application

Applications and Festival Links...

Food Vendor Application

Food Vendor Permit Application

Parade Application

Festival Map and Rack Card of Events

Register Online Now For the 2013 Kaolin Festival Century Ride

2013 Kaolin Festival Ride Details

Print Mail In Registration Form for 2013 Kaolin Festival Century Ride

2013 International Kaolin Festival Contributors

Festival Presenter

Burgess Pigment Company

City of Sandersville - In-Kind

IAR Group, Inc. - Julian Diaz, Jr.

Imerys / Imerys Ceramics

Sandersville Progress - In-Kind

Washington County Board of Commissioners - In-Kind

Platinum Sponsor

KaMin, LLC

Thiele Kaolin Company

Trojan Battery

WJFL - In-Kind

WSNT - In-Kind

Gold Sponsor

Alltel Wireless

AL Sandersville, LLC

B-H Transfer

CCI 360, LLC - In-Kind

Citizens Bank of Washington County

Mackinaw Power, LLC - Washington

The Geo. D. Warthen Bank 

Georgia Military College

Howard Sheppard, Inc.

Loretha Thiele - In-Kind

Queensborough National Bank & Trust

Sandersville Railroad Company

Washington EMC

Copper Sponsor

Brian's Fast Food, Inc. / McDonalds

Georgia Power Company

The Transylvania Club

Women's Health Care Center

Silver Sponsor

ABC Women's Clinic


American Railcar Industries

A.W. Smith Sporting Goods

Badcock & More Home Furniture

Bulk Chemical Services

Bush Insurance Agency

Central Fence Company

Children's Healthcare Center of Sandersville

CVB Industrial Contracting, Inc.

Dominion - In-Kind

First Baptist Church Sandersville

Frederica Acres, Inc.

Jet Food Stores

John A. Dana, Attorney At Law


Precision Waste - In-Kind

Sandersville Builders Supply

Sandersville Rotary Club

Sleepy' Package Store

Town & Country Real Estate

Villa South Motel

WACO Electric, Inc.

Washington County High School

Washington County Machine Shop, Inc.

WCMS Concrete

Wright & Wright P.C. CPA

Bronze Sponsor

Barker & Associates

Edward Jones Investments

Eric & Pam Holmes

Franklin Propane Gas, Inc.

Hodges Lumber Company

Maricella's Mexican Grill

May and Smith Funeral Directors

Moye’s Insurance - A Company of

     Duggan Hart Tiernan

Polly & Wendell Tompkins

Quik Mart of Tennille

Rogers-Mix Insurance Agency, Inc.

Scarbrough Insurance Agency

Twin City Country Club

West Drug Company

Friend of the Festival

Brentwood School

Brooker Business Products, Inc.

Caring Companions

Edward Burten

Envincio - formerly Prentiss

Fox's Pizza Den

Gerald & Carol Andrews

Helton Electrical Services

Lamar Binion

Pilot Club of Washington County

Quick Loans of Washington County

Ray & Brenda Hollingsworth

State Farm Insurance

Warthen Community Club

We would like to thank everyone who contributed for your continued support of this great community festival.

Don’t see your business listed. Make a donation today and help make the International Kaolin Festival the best yet!!