| FESTIVALS AND FAIRS
Annual Apple Festival in Ellijay Georgia, over 300 vendors with handmade/hand crafted items. Lots of good things to eat. Other fun things to do will be an antique car show and a parade.
APPALACHIAN SAMPLER FESTIVALS held (rain or shine) in Ellijay, Georgia on the third weekend monthly April - September.
Celebrate the rich heritage of the Appalachians at the annual fall festival, featuring over 180 juried and non-juried crafts people. Continous Live Music and dance, craft demonstrations good food and much more!
John C. Campbell Folk School
Indian Summer Festival
Woody Gap School
Car show, food and fine arts and crafts. Square dance, arts and crafts, barbeque, turkey shoot, pony rides, bungee jumps for kids, auction.
Gold Rush Days Dahlonega
Over 300 art and craft exhibitors, parade, children’s activities, fashion show, gold panning contest, wheelbarrow race, King and Queen Coronation, hog calling, buck dancing concert, gospel singing, wrist wrestling, and great food.
Gold Rush Days are held the third weekend in October , when thousands come to see fall colors peaking and celebrate Dahlonega's 1828 discovery of gold. Over 300 art and craft exhibitors gather around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event, and it is estimated that a crowd of over 200,000 visit over the weekend to join in the fun and excitement!
Gold Rush Days has been voted one of the Top 20 Events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Included in the two day event are a parade, children's activities, a fashion show, gold panning contest, wheelbarrow race, King and Queen Coronation, hog calling, buck dancing contest, gospel singing and other live entertainment, wrist wrestling, and last but not least – some delicious food! It's a big festive event that you can't miss!
Shinin' Times Rendezvous
Step back in time to the 1800's and experience the sights, sounds and folks of yesteryear. See how people worked and played during this early part of our American history. Enjoy the food, crafts, and early American skills that made this country great. October 17-19, 2008 located in the Auraria community in Dahlonega.
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Mountain Moonshine Festival Dawsonville
Dawson county’s history when running moonshine; birthplace of NASCAR, old moonshine still, stories from both Trippers and Revenuers, music, dancers, kids games, rides, exhibits, crafts, food and cars. All proceeds go to help Dawson county children.
26th Annual Marble Festival. Historic Tate Marble Quarry is open for tours only one time every year. Arts and crafts, entertainment, food and more. Marble Festival road race, live music, clogging, motorcyle ride and expo, children’s area, crafts, fine art competition exhibition, and the only time of the year that quarries are open to the public!
Cherry Log Festival
Cherry Log, Ga.
First 3 weekends each October in the community of Cherry Log, just north of Ellijay, celebrates the harvest with the Cherry Log Festival. Arts and Crafts. Great food and entertainment. Fun for the whole family.
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Sorghum biscuit eating contests, arts and crafts, entertainment and food booths. Antique and special car show, biskit eatin’ contest, square dances, pole climbin’, log sawin’, rock throwin’, baccur spittin’, and much more.
For additional information including times call the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce
Georgia Mountain Fall Festival
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Hiawassee, Ga.
Arts, crafts & exhibits. Clogging, singing, authentic mountain demonstrations, pioneer village, kiddie rides and a new show, Kay Rosaires Big Cat Encounter. Regional food and lots of fun for the whole family. Also included in this is the Ole Time Fiddlers Convention.
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
Mountain Harvest Sale
9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Mountain Arts & Crafts, food and fun for the whole family. Lots of local vendors.
Fannin County Homemakers Council
Apple Pickin' Jubilee
Scottish Festival & Highland Games Blairsville
Celtic traditions, kilts and bagpipes celebrate Scotland in the North Georgia Mountains. Featuring Clan Gatherings, Scottish Vendors , Pipe and Drum Bands,Parade of Tartans Amateur Athletics, Border Collie Demonstrations, Children's Games & Activities Scottish Dancing & Music,Scottish Village Exhibit,Scottish Fiddle Workshop Scottish Harp Workshop , Genealogy Tent, Kilted Golf Tournament Classic, Special Concerts
Wildlife & Nature Art Festival & Expo
Downtown City Park
Blue Ridge, Georgia
Wildflower Festival of the Arts
Wildflower Festival of the Arts
Enjoy a lively weekend of seeing and learning about wildflowers, listening to music, roaming through displays of paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry and other fine arts and crafts all around the Dahlonega square.
Bear on the Square
The Bear on the Square Festival celebrates bluegrass and old-time mountain music, crafts, and folk traditions. The Bear on the Square Festival is held every third weekend in April on and around Dahlonega's quaint Historic Town Square and in Hancock Park, next to the square. The park is the focal point for concerts and other festival activities. Vendors sell authentic Appalachian Mountains crafts and items. Mnay amateur and professional acoustic musicians gather for impromptu jam sessions.
Authentic mountain crafts, living history, animals and games for the kids
Mountain Marketplace Heritage Festival is sponsored by the Union County Historical Society and is free and open to the public.
September , 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on Labor Day weekend
Mountain Life Museum just one block south of the Historic Court House on the square.
The Southeastern Bluegrass Festival is held at the Old Courthouse on Town Square while Saturday's activities will be at the Old Courthouse, Mountain Life Center and City Hall, both located a block from the Old Courthouse. The South Eastern Bluegrass Association (SEBA) celebrates its 23nd birthday with performances on three stages running simultaneously and jamming all around Downtown Blairsville. Workshops on different instruments, sound and recording technology and music vendors. Vendors with music-related items are welcome. Free admission.
Ride the Rails Festival
Highway 60 at Spur 60 To benefit the Mineral Bluff Depot Renovation and TSMR. A five mile round trip by railroad motor car traveling through the Iron Bridge over the beautiful Toccoa River, then climbing the grade out of the valley to Murphy Jct and return. Food, balloons for the kids, a must for any train or railroad enthusiast. Donations: $9.00 adults $5.00 for children (2-12). Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Southern Tree Plantation Fall Fun
4.7 miles south of Blairsville
Pumpkins, Hayrides, Petting Farm, Marshmallow Roasting, Mountain Crafts, Maze, Playground, Pony rides, Kids Train Ride. Available during selected weekends. Located in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains. You'll find all this at Southern Tree Plantations "Fall Fun on the Farm" event. Southern Tree Plantation is a working farm currently growing thousands of pumpkins and Christmas trees.
Fridays 12-6 Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 12-6. For more information and directions, call 706-745-0601
AMICALOLA DEER PARK'S FALL FEST
Featuring The Headless Horseman
Hayrides, Pumpkin Carving, Food and Live Music
Hayrides, Pumpkin Carving, Food, Haunted Hayride and the Headless Horseman