USDA Loans for Rural Businesses and Ag Producers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the Department is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans may receive funding under USDA Business & Industry (B&I) CARES ACT Program provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

For more information on these loans for Rural Businesses and Ag Producers, go to

HC Legislative Body Meetings

The meetings below have been scheduled at the Houston County Courthouse (unless otherwise specified)


Wednesday, June 24    6:00pm     Working Legislative Body Meeting
Monday, June 29         6:00pm     Legislative Body Meeting


All meetings are open and the general public is encouraged to attend.

Irish Celebration Information

20/20: A Wee Bit of Ireland in Tennessee,  Our Irish Day Celebration has been postponed. The new date is October 31, 2020. More information will be available in the coming months.


Genealogy Workshop

Join us for the 10th year of Genealogy Workshops hosted by Melissa Barker at the Houston County Library. As well as being a professional genealogist, Melissa is the Houston County Archivist.

Bring your research with you and get help checking out genealogy websites! Perhaps you will be able to break down a brick wall!  The Friends of the Houston County Library provide the pizza!

Our workshops have been suspended until further notice.


Irish Day Celebration 2020

The 58th Annual Wearin’ of the Green Irish Day Parade and Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on March 21, 2020. Our Irish Day Celebration is often listed as one of the Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the United States!   

If your little ones would like to be in the Leprechaun Parade, click here for more information.  The Grand Parade rules and application form are here.


HC Historical Society

The Houston County Historical Society meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Erin City Hall at 7:00pm.  Join us to learn about the history of Houston County!

On January 14, James Bridges will be presenting the
State of Houston County”.

Farmers & Artisan Market

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Join us for the Houston County Farmers and Artisan Market
opening the 2nd Saturday in May in Betsy Ligon Park!!

We are accepting applications for the 2020 Season. Locally grown produce, meats, fruits and local Artisan crafters are welcome to submit an application. The fee is $50/season or $40/season for Houston County Area Chamber of Commerce members. If you’re interested in an occasional or one time drop in Saturday the fee is $25 per day. We will have two Holiday Markets, one in November and one in December.  They are included in the seasonal fee. 

Applications are available on this website, at the Houston County Area Chamber of Commerce office, or by email at All applications must be approved by the market managers. Any applications not approved will receive a full refund.

No trucked in produce and no commercial products. We are a growers/producers market.

We look forward to you joining us.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get your space at the Houston County Farmers and Artisan Market!