Pulaski County's affair with harness racing began in 1894. Since that time, several world champions have been trained on the Hawkinsville tracks. The Georgia red clay and mild climate make an excellent combination for conditioning young horses. For almost forty years, Pulaski County has celebrated its enduring bond to harness racing with the Annual Harness Horse Festival. The festival prides itself on an outstanding facility, community spirit, and fantastic entertainment. So follow the picturesque Ocmulgee River right into the heart of downtown Hawkinsville, and be prepared to experience Southern small-town living at its best. 
 
Please note the 2014 Harness Festival 5K
has been cancelled.