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Hillbilly Hog BBQ & Fall Festival-Oct. 23 & 24th

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Learn more about the Kansas City BBQ Society’s culinary competition and enjoy a wonderful fall festival in the Georgia Mountains. The two day event, Oct. 23 & 24th, offers music, a piglet playground, arts and craft booths.

Kid’s Q Heats Up the Afternoon at BabyLand for the Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown

Cleveland, Georgia (September 23, 2015) – The Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown and Fall Festival will once again take place at BabyLand General® Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia this October. For the sixth year, a special “kid friendly” contest will be featured at this family friendly event. Kids will have a chance to display their own BBQ culinary skills on October 24th as part of the Kid’s Q at the 2015 Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown & Fall Festival. “Each year I am wowed by the creativity, concentration and skill these kids display during their portion of our event,” says event organizer, Heather Sinyard.


The Kid’s Q cooking competition is sponsored again this year by BabyLand General® Hospital and Springer Mountain Farms® to further the mission of educating youth about the world of BBQ and cooking. Each child competing will be provided with a prep area, a grill with hot charcoal and the meat they will prepare for judging. This year the kids will be cooking boneless, skinless chicken breasts from Springer Mountain Farms®, an American Humane Association-certified poultry producer that raises healthy chickens on family farms. The children are encouraged to use their creativity in their cooking method, seasoning and presentation for judging. All contestants will bring their own cooking utensils, cooking supplies and seasonings.


There are two age levels to compete in: the Mini Pit Masters, ages 6-11, and Junior Pit Masters, ages 12-17. Each child is required to have an adult supervise their activities during the contest and may assist with lighting fires, handling knives, etc., but cannot help with the actual food preparation or cooking. Space is limited with several spots already starting to fill up. Top cooks in each category will receive a $50 cash prize and an Exclusive Cabbage Patch® from BabyLand General® Hospital. Second place in each category will also take home a $25 cash prize. All participants will receive a commemorative Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown souvenir.


In addition to the Kid’s Q, the Throwdown will feature a professional KCBS competition including several teams featured on popular BBQ shows, a “King of the Grill” amateur contest for the non-professional BBQ enthusiasts, entertainment, food vendors, arts & crafts, kid fun in the Piglet Playland and self-guided tours through BabyLand General® Hospital.


Parents or kids interested in the Kid’s Q can get more information, including the official rules and application by visiting the Throwdown’s website at and clicking on “Contest Apps” tab. Additionally, they can contact Heather Sinyard at 706-809-0139 or

About Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown Fires Up at BabyLand General® Hospital October 23rd

Looking for a fun way to enjoy the beautiful fall scenery and weather? Make plans to attend the 7th Annual Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown & Fall Festival on Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th at BabyLand General® Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia. This event is a fundraiser for the United Way of White County and the many non-profit agencies they support each year.


Great BBQ takes center stage at the event with dozens of BBQ teams competing in the Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned pro contest and the “King of the Grill” backyard/amateur contest. The professional contest is also a qualifier for the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational and the American Royal. This will also be the 5th year the event will host a special category for budding young pit masters with the Kid’s Q. Two age categories will compete for great prizes, including an exclusive Cabbage Patch Kid®. The Kid’s Q contestants will be cooking Springer Mountain Farms® boneless, skinless chicken breasts.


There will be plenty of opportunity for attendees to sample some great BBQ from some top notch BBQ teams cooking for the United Way BBQ food booth as well as the Friday night and Saturday afternoon BBQ Tastings while supplies last. On Friday, dive into the Springer Mountain Farms® chicken wing challenge where attendees get to help pick the “King of the Wing”. On Saturday, there are pulled pork tastings with samples from competition teams and attendees will be able to vote for the “Best Butt in Town”.


A new tasting category will debut for 2015. Several professional BBQ teams, that also commercially produce their award winning sauces, have donated gallons of sauce to the United Way to use for a sauce tasting this year. The sauce tasting will take place on Friday and Saturday. All tastings will operate as long as supplies last. The wing and sauce tastings begin at 6PM on Friday and the pork and sauce tastings on Saturday start at 11AM. Sauce tastings are $5 per person, wings and pulled pork are both $10 per person.


The highly popular Rib King-rib eating contest returns for 2015. Contestants will be given a few minutes to eat as many ribs as possible with all vying for the coveted title of “Rib King.” The rib eaters are encouraged to gather donations for the United Way for a special advantage of a head start or extra ribs added to their final count. Dustin Procter of Cleveland MMA & Fitness was one of the contestants that tied for first place last year and will be returning to defend his title. The rib eating contest will take place at noon.


The United Way of White County will also be selling raffle tickets for several amazing prizes including a 7 cubic foot freezer & 100 pounds of Springer Mountain Farms® delivered to your door, a custom fire pit from Deep South Smokers, an Exclusive Cabbage Patch Kid©, and more. Tickets for the freezer can be purchased ahead of time online at the website below, at the Cleveland branch of United Community Bank or at White County Farm Bureau. Tickets for all other items will be sold during the event.


Admission is free to everyone. Don’t miss all the fun, great food, arts & crafts, and kid’s activities in the Piglet Playland, corn boxes, an art wall and fun activities inside BabyLand General® Hospital. Gates open Friday at 5PM-9PM and Saturday at 10AM-5PM. For more info go to

For Competitor entry forms or vendor information visit:


Schedule and more details to follow.

                                                                         Community Partners
BabyLand General Hospital Title Sponsor
White County Divine Swine
United Community Bank
Hormel Foods Best Butt In Town
Springer Mountain Farm King of The Wing
Habersham EMC Hawg Wild Partner
Performance Foodservice Miltons
Farm Bureau-Ward Gann Hawg Wild Partner
South State Bank Hawg Wild Partner


Sold Out-Cabbage Patch Kids Tea Party – Aug. 15, 2015

Plan to have tea with the Cabbage Patch Kids.

Plan to have tea with the Cabbage Patch Kids.

Find a fun, feathered, “fascinator”, put on your gloves with a cool Summer outfit; and come to the Cabbage Patch Kids Tea Party on Saturday, August 15, 201 at 2 p.m. at BabyLand General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia. Admire many of the flower arrangements, some of which are made with flowers cut from BabyLand General’s own gardens.

Make new friends. Enjoy finger sandwiches, scones, mini cupcakes, cookies and tea. Take a picture with your favorite Cabbage Patch Kid costumed character and receive a free party favor.

The Tea will be held in the BabyLand Ballroom in the 70,000 sq. foot, Southern Columned-Style home. Cost is $12.00 per person and reservations are required.

Admission to BabyLand is always free.

Cost is $12. Reservations Required. Click– Find out more — for Reservation Form or call 706-865-2171, Ext. “0”.

CPK Tea Party Reservation Form to Reserve  .


Enjoy tea and BabyLand General's summer gardens.

Enjoy tea and BabyLand General’s summer gardens.

Cabbage Patch Kids Tea Party – June 20, 2015

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Sip tea with friends, family and the Cabbage Patch Kids in the BabyLand Ballroom at 2 p.m. on Saturday June 20, 2015. Finger sandwiches, cookies, mini-cupcakes are delightful presented. Cabbage Patch Kid Costume Character. Gift. Cost is $12. Reservations Required. To reserve click here for Tea Party Reservation Form CPK Tea Party Reservation Form to Reserve or call 706-865-2171, Ext. “0”.

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Closed Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Easter Bunny will be at BabyLand on Saturday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Photos will be available with Keepsake folder $10. BabyLand will be closed April 5, Easter Sunday.

Cabbage Patch Kids Tea Time is 2 p.m. April 11, 2015.

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Cabbage Patch Kids Tea Time is 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015. Finger sandwiches, scones, cupcakes and lovely china teacups and pots. Beautifully decorated BabyLand Ballroom is a fun family outing. $12. Reservations required. 706-865-2171, “0”.

2015 Spring Event for Members of The Little People Collectors Club

2015 Spring Event

CLEVELAND, Ga. — This Collectors’ gathering is an annual tradition for members  of The Little People Collectors Club. Some have attended every event since 1988.  Sharing their love for the hand-made as well as the mass market toy version of the babies, the collectors enjoy the creativity,  imagination and comraderie that is a big part of this event. Fun themes that range from Camp Cabbage, Hollywood, Renaissance, Circus to this year’s Hawaiian Luau, make wonderful memories and friends for life. Open to current club members, space is limited to the 2015 Spring Event from April 27 to May 1. Registration is $185.* For further information call Billie Cameron at 706-865-2171, Ext. 264, for Collector Club Membership and Spring Event Application.  More details to follow.

Registration fees are not refundable after April 10, 2015.

Link to Download Registration Form: 2015 SE Invitation-1



27th Annual Cabbage Patch Kids Magical Easter Eggstravaganza-March 28

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27th Annual Cabbage Patch Kids Magical Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday, March 28, 2015



What’s Happening



8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Pancake BreakfastCost: $10.00 All ages. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Cabbage Patch Kids, gifts and prizes. Reservations Required: 706-865-2171, Ext. 0 (Credit Cards accepted). BabyLand Ballroom
9 a.m.-5 p.m. BabyLand GeneralFREE Witness A Delivery. NO ADMISSION CHARGE TO Hospital. Prize drawings all day. BabyLand General 
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & Crafts, FestivalVendor Prices vary Games, inflatable, rides, face painting, local artists, food, DJ, Dancing, costumes. Bungee $7, Train $3, Inflatibles $1 or All day Wrist Band $7. BabyLand GeneralGrounds
9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Pictures with Easter Bunny $10 Get a picture with the Easter Bunny BabyLand General
11 a.m. Community ParadeCost:  Free Floats, collectible cars, Cabbage Patch Kid Costume characters and more. Cars in parade will be displayed. Downtown Cleveland On the Square
1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Cupcakes & CarrotsCost:  $5 Cost:  $5; Assortment of cupcakes, carrots, Orange Kool-Aid, Punch, Water. Reservations not required. Guests served on first-come, first-served basis. BabyLand Ballroom
2 p.m. Easter Egg HuntCost:  Free 30,000 prize, candy and toy eggs. Ages 10 and under.  Areas for 0-3, 4-5, 6 to 10. BabyLand Front Lawn
3 p.m. Easter Bonnet ContestCost:  Free Be creative and design a bonnet. Prize awarded for Bonnet made by Child up to 10 and a prize awarded for Bonnet made by Adult 11 and older.  Judging by crowd attending. BabyLand General  Ballroom Covered Porch

Vendor Information Contact Vicky Frankum: White County Chamber of Commerce, 706-865-5356.

Car Parade Information: Stephanie Westbrook: 706-969-2503



St. Patrick’s Celebration

It's a Lucky Day for Everyone.

It’s a Lucky Day for Everyone.

St. Patrick’s Celebration at BabyLand General is on March 14, 2015. Prize drawings, coloring pages, gold chocolate coins, Costume Character.

Find Your Valentine’s Day Family Sweetheart

Find your Valentine’s Day Family Sweetheart on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. There will be prize drawings, holiday craft, candy goody bag and costume character.

Valentine Hugs at BabyLand General

Valentine Hugs at BabyLand General

Closed for Inventory Jan. 28 & 29 2015

We will be closed for Inventory on Wednesday, Jan. 28, and Thursday, Jan. 29th, 2015. We will resume regular Visiting Hours Friday, Jan. 30th, at 9 a.m.