Hawkinsville is known as the "Harness Horse Capital" of Georgia.  The Lawrence Bennett Harness Horse Racing facility is owned by the city and serves as an important training ground during winter months.  The Harness Festival takes place every April at the end of training before horses head north for the harness racing season.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,577 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,213 (0.8%)