Valley Voices Outdoor Drama

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Valley Voices Outdoor Drama

Come enjoy an evening of outdoor theater at Hardman Farm with this original play written by Emory Jones and directed by Kathy Blandin.

By Hardman Farm State Historic Site

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Thursday, June 1 · 5pm EDT


Hardman Farm State Historic Site 143 Georgia 17 Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

Refund Policy

No Refunds


5:00 PM

Gates Open

Grab dinner from Mutt & Jeff's BBQ food truck and a brew from Tantrum Brewing Co and picnic on the grounds. Peruse Hardman Farm's outbuildings including the 100+ year old dairy barn.

5:30 PM

Pre-show Performances Begin

Debbie Lee and Joe Whelchel will take the stage from 5:30-6:00 followed by Katie Deal from 6:30-7:00.

7:30 PM

Valley Voices

Take a journey through 150 years of history of the Nacoochee Valley.

About this event

Written by locally renowned author, playwright and columnist, Emory Jones, and directed by Piedmont University's Kathy Blandin, Valley Voices--Stories from Hardman Farm, is a journey through over 150 years of history of the Nacoochee Valley. From its original Native American traditions to the first settlers and the three families who called Hardman Farm home you'll discover the stories this land holds dear. A collaboration between Hardman Farm's volunteer organization, The Friends of Hardman Farm, and Piedmont University's North Georgia Theatre, this outdoor drama brings the farm and its rich history to life.

The event will play host to a trifecta of performances beginning with live music from Debbie Lee and Joe Welchel and continuing with a musical performance by Katie Deal. The presentation of Valley Voices will round out the event.

Gates will open at 5pm each evening. Guests are encouraged to come early to grab a bite to eat from a local food truck, Mutt & Jeff's BBQ and picnic on the grounds. The site's 19 outbuildings, including the impressive 100+ year-old dairy barn will be open for patrons to explore, and guests will be able to interact with actors depicting the families who once called Hardman Farm home.

Bring your own lawn chair. Please do not bring pets due to horses and gunfire in the play.

Pre-show performances will begin at 5:30pm and the presentation of Valley Voices will begin at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $25+ tax and fees. Children 5 and under are free.

This event is a fundraiser for The Friends of Hardman Farm State Historic Site. All proceeds from this event go towards future restoration projects and events at Hardman Farm.

If the event is canceled due to inclement weather, we will notify you by email on the day of the show and will post notices to the Hardman Farm Facebook page (HardmanFarmStateHistoricSite). We will gladly offer you a refund for your ticket price + tax, or you may allow your ticket purchase to be used as a donation to The Friends of Hardman Farm State Historic Site. In that event, you may request a donation letter by emailing

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