Details released for the 2017 'Possum Drop' New Year’s Eve Celebration

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Visitors traveling to West Georgia to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the annual Possum Drop New Year’s Eve Celebration in Tallapoosa, Ga will be treated to two nights of entertainment this New Year’s Eve Weekend.

On Saturday evening December 30, 2017 the activities begin with live music, food vendors, children's activities and more. Music by Johnathan East and The Johnathan East Band.

On Sunday December 31, 2017, New Year’s Eve, it’s going to be a full night of Music, Food, Fireworks, Family Fun and Entertainment. Join our Host for the 2018 Celebration, George Franco. Nominated for three Emmys, Mr. Franco has received various awards from the Radio Television News Directors Association and is a winner at the 2017 RICE Awards for “Best in Media”.

The featured band for the evening is “On The Border ~ The Ultimate Eagles Tribute” from Charlotte, North Carolina. The bands continues to be touted as the most authentic sounding Eagles Tribute band in the country and in 2015, were crowned "The Greatest EAGLES Tribute Band in the World" by AXSTV and Host Katie Daryl! The band travels nationally, preforming in well-known venues, as well as performances on national television. Opening bands are “South of Nashville” and “Elvis” Tribute Artist, Eric Schneider. Detailed information may be found on the Information Page on the Possum Drop website

Possum Drop New Year’s Eve Weekend Celebration in Tallapoosa, Ga

Saturday Evening December 30, 2017 ~ 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM ~ Live Music ~ Various Activities for Adults and Children.

Sunday Evening December 31, 2017 ~ NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION ~ 6:00 PM to 12:15 AM

Host: George Franco / Fox 5 News Atlanta

Live Music by: “Eagles” Tribute Band, “On The Border - The Ultimate Eagles Tribute”.

Opening Band / Entertainment: Country Music Band “South of Nashville” and “Elvis” Tribute Artist - Eric Schneider

Food and Souvenir Vendors ~ Fireworks ~ Children’s Activities

About The Possum Drop New Year’s Eve Celebration:

The celebration which began in the mid 1990’s with a small gathering of friends and local residents has now grown to crowds of 7000 to 10,000 people. Visitors travel to this West Ga town from across the nation to celebrate on New Year’s Eve and watch a Stuffed Possum named “Spencer” be lowered from the top of one of the city’s oldest buildings at midnight to ring in the New Year.

Before taking the name of the nearby river, Tallapoosa was originally named “Possum Snout” in the 1800’s. To solidify the unofficial possum mascot, Bud Jones, a local taxidermist, decided to stuff and preserve a possum he found dead on the side of the road in the mid-1990s. He named it “Spencer,” after 19th century Tallapoosa businessman Ralph Spencer.

Visitors to the celebration enjoy Music, Food & Souvenir Vendors, Fireworks Display and Family Fun & Entertainment in a friendly hometown atmosphere. Visit our website for details and information on this year’s event: