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Ellijay is considered the Apple Capital of Georgia.  Ellijay is famous for its apple crops so plan to visit the local orchards and farmstands to buy fresh crisp Georgia grown apples or even better yet, try picking your own apples with your family for a complete apple experience as several orchards offer apple picking.

Georgia, being the Peach State, although the best peaches are grown in Georgia, you'll find some of the most delicious North Georgia grown apples.

Join in the festivities that celebrate the goodness of the apple by attending the Hillcrest Orchards Apple Pickin' Jubilee  located on Hwy. 52 E., Ellijay
706 273-3838

The Apple Pickin' Jubilee features picking your own apples, wagon rides, a playground, pig races, moonshine museum, entertainment, food and cider, a corn maze, petting farm and pony rides. Hillcrest Orchards, Hwy. 52 East in Ellijay.

Plan to attend the famous Annual Georgia Apple Festival of Ellijay where you can celebrate the North Georgia apple festivities with music, food, entertainment and over 300 vendors featuring art, crafts, foods, demonstrations. The Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay  is always held on the second and third "full" weekends in October at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairground South of Ellijay off Highway 5. The Georgia Apple Festival in Elijay is a lively family event that showcases fun activities connected with apples, sampling, picking, exhibits, food and art.
The Georgia Apple Festival of Ellijay is a perfect way to spend a fall weekend in a North Georgia Mountains setting.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day rain or shine!

Come and see nature's way of blanketing and coloring the North Georgia Mountains with stunning fall colors during the months of October and November. Enjoy fun filled days complete with good food and entertainment including bluegrass music, cloggers, arts and crafts, hayrides and horseback rides and all events celebrating the beauty of the harvest and fall.

Many Ellijay apple orchards offer pick-your-own apples.  For a memorable experience, plan to have some good old-fashioned fun picking your own apples.

From July to December, the local apple orchards in Ellijay feature the tastiest, tree-ripened  North Georgia mountain apples for your tasting pleasure. Choose from a huge variety, including Granny Smith, Arkansas Black, Golden Delicious, Early McIntosh, McIntosh, Winter Banana, Red Delicious, Gold Rush, Mutzu, Swiss Gourmet, Pink Lady, Wine Sap, Arkansas Black, Yates, Jonagold, and many others.  Visit the Ellijay farmstands at the apple orchards for a selection of freshly picked apples but also fresh local produce, pies, fritters, breads, jams, ciders, cookies, juice and gifts.
An apple tasting extravaganza of the freshest array, tastiest and crisp apples anywhere awaits you in the North Georgia Mountains.   For some great family fun, try apple picking!  Spend an exciting fun-filled weekend in an Ellijay cabin to complete the mountain experience.

Drink refreshing authentic apple cider and enjoy tasty apple cider doughnuts all produced here in the north Georgia Mountains in Ellijay.

Enjoy horse-drawn hayrides at Blanche Manor through a working apple orchard followed by a homemade dinner around the campfire.

 Apple Orchards

Aaron's Apple House - 355 Aaron Road, Ellijay. 706-273-3180

 9131 Hwy 52 East
At B.J. Reece Apple House, during the harvest season for apple picking, you can pick your own apples from their apple trees located directly behind their apple farm market.  The apple picking season usually begins the 3rd weekend in September until  the 3rd weekend in October or until all the apples have been harvested. Call for specific dates and for varieties available. The guided tours are offered everyday from 10:00am. to 5:30pm. every 30 minutes.

 9696 Highway 52 East
Hillcrest Orchards is a farm market with a lot of fun for the entire family including a petting farm, playground, wagon rides, farmhouse and Moonshine Museums, Pedal carts, Trikes, Apple Pickin' Festival last two weekends in September. Milk cows, watch cloggers and bands and enjoy great food at the festival.

3379 Tails Creek Road
Opening date: Middle of August until the First of December  Open Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pm or so, Sunday 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Red Apple Barn features apples, peaches, muscadine ciders, Dried Apples, Apple Bread, Fried Apple & Strawberry Pies, Honey, Candied Apples, Jams, Jellies, Sorghum Syrup, Pickled Peaches, Pumpkins,their very own cookbook
Come to the mountains and enjoy a trip to the Red Apple Barn. There is beautiful scenery on this 100 acre working farm, plus all kinds of good eating foods, collectibles at the apple house. Enjoy six different types of cider.

Mercier Orchards , Bakery and Gift Store,
Blue Ridge
(706) 632-3411
Mercier Orchards is located 1.5 miles North of Blue Ridge, GA on Highway 5 or 8660 Blue Ridge Drive
Family owned and operated apple orchard nestled in the North Georgia Mountains of Blue Ridge, GA on. Hwy 5 toward McCaysville. Features  produce, baked goods, coffee bar, gifts and more goodies.  Open year round.

Buck's Meat & Cheese Shop: Featuring meat from BuckHead Beef and Cheese from SweetWater Valley

Adele's Kitchen: Unique Kitchen gifts & Cookbooks

Blue Ridge Birdseed Company: Gifts for all your birding needs

Mountain Blooms: Fresh cut flowers and special arrangements

Sugar Creek Market: Kids farm toys featuring John Deere

The Poundarosa: Unique pet supplies

Wrapsody in Blue: Specialty Home furnishings

The Mercier Orchard has been producing Georgia's top apples for over 60 years, and is still a family-run business. On fall weekends you can pick your own apples. After an afternoon of apple picking, eat at Mercier Orchards as they offer snacks and gourmet sandwiches. Try their apple cinnamon bread and fried apple hand pies. Your Ellijay cabin rental will feel even more homey with a bowl of freshly picked apples sitting on the kitchen table, and a delicous apple pie baking in the oven!

Country Apples/Country Hearth  706-276-6541

2.5 miles south of Ellijay on Appalachian Highway 515
Panorama Orchards is a family-run fruit farm and was established in the 1920's to grow and sell apples. Panorama Orchards produces more than 20 varieties of apples, as well as peaches, and fall vegetables. The fresh apples, fruits and vegetables, along with a large assortment of apple derived  foods and baked goods from their bakery kitchens, is sold direct to the public at their farm market.  Apples, peaches, cider, fried pies, ice cream, apple breads and butter, jams, jellies, dried fruit, bakery items, gift shop, quilts, call about  pick-your-own apples. Open 7 days a week year round.

 5505 Highway 52
East Ellijay
706-273-3821 or 706-273-2639
R & A Orchards features apples, peaches (in season), nectarines, apple products, fries pies, cakes, cookies, peanut brittle, homemade cider, honey, jams, jellies, sorghum syrup, canned goods, fruit baskets, chow chows, tomatoes, sweet corn and various other produce.

Mountain View Orchards 2984 Mobile Road, Mc Caysville  

Oak Hill Orchards 4986 Highway 52 East, Ellijay  706-273-3644

Little Bend Orchards 3385 Tails Creek Road, Ellijay

Mack Aaron Apple House
8 miles east of Ellijay on Highway 52

Apples, Peaches, Cider, Jams, Jellies, Relishes, Honey, Syrups, Bakery Items, Eleven Flavors of Fried Pies, Apple Peelers and other Kitchen Gadgets

Seller's Orchard  Rt. 52 East, Ellijay 706-273-3026

Oak Hill Orchards  4986 Hwy 52 East, Ellijay 706-273-3644

Penland's Apple House  
Hwy 515 Bypass
Additional location at Ga Hwy 282 and US 76
 8 miles west of Ellijay
 Open: August through December, 7 days a week, 9am to 6pm.
Penland's Apple House has two locations. They also provide an assortment of apple products, including jams and jellies, apple butter, fried apple pies, apple fritters, apple bread, apple cider and a wide variety of decorative items for the home. Tree ripened apples and peaches are available from early August to early December. By purchasing them directly at their farmstand since they are the grower, you are assured of getting better tasting, fresher, and less expensive apples and peaches.

Hudsons Apples 8036 Hwy 52 East, Ellijay 30540. 706-273-3160. Open 7 days, 8:30 am to 5 pm.

6045 Murphy Hwy
Mineral Bluff
706 374-4852
 Plums, Peaches, Apples, Pears, Cherries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, cider. In season, also farm fresh eggs.

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