The Georgia Apple Festival features over 300 vendors with hand-crafted items, food, music, anything that celebrates the apple and many on-site demonstrations of how selected types of crafts are made.
Wildlife & Nature Art Festival & Expo
Downtown City Park
Blue Ridge, Georgia
Amicalola Deer Park
Amicalola Deer Park is a great place to have fun, to take a hike and to enjoy viewing the beautiful deer. When you visit Amicalola Deer Park, you are helping to create a place of sanctuary and help because all donations are used to rehabilitate injured, neglected and abused aniimals. Located on Highway 52 on your way to Amicalola Falls, Dahlonega Square and Burts Pumpkin Farm.
Gilmer County Festivals
Dahlonega Festivals and Events
Apple Pickin' Jubilee
APPALACHIAN SAMPLER FESTIVALS held (rain or shine) in Ellijay, Georgia on the third weekend monthly April - September
Scottish Festival and Highland Games of Blairsville celebrates the Celtic traditions, kilts and bagpipes celebrate Scotland in the North Georgia Mountains. The Celts settled in the North Georgia Mountains and North Carolina Mountains influencing the culture of the area. The Scottish Festival and Highland Games of Blairsville features Clan Gatherings, Scottish vendors , pipe and drum bands, parade of Tartans Amateur Athletics, Border Collie demonstrations, children's games and ac tivities, Scottish dancing and music,Scottish village exhibit,Scottish fiddle Workshop Scottish Harp Workshop , Genealogy Tent, Kilted Golf Tournament Classic, Special Concerts
Blue Ridge Arts Association Blue Ridge
Events promoting the arts and local artisians in Blue Ridge Georgia
Arts Around the Square in Ellijay is held the third Saturday of every month featuring local artists in the North Georgia Mountains
You'll think you traveled to a Europian alpine village where you can join in the Oktoberfest festivities and spirit with bratwurst and Germna beer in Helen in the North Georgia Mountains.
Dahlonega, GA 30533
It's harvest time in the North Georgia Mountains! Come have a little taste of "Georgia Wine Country" at Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery.
Marble Festival Jasper GA
Historic marble quarry in Jasper is open during the Marble Festival for daily tours. Marble Festival features celebration, music,food, art and crafts, fun for the whole family and entertainment. October 2-3 706-692-5600
Sorghum Festival is held in Blairsville for 3 consecutive weekends in October.
Highlights sorghum and include contests, arts and crafts, food and entertainment.
Fall Festival and Fair Hiawassee, GA
The Fall Festival and Fair is held at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee. Enjoy north Georgia Mountains arts and culture featuring clogging, singing, dancing, Blue Grass and Gospel music, arts, crafts and regional food and the official Georgia Old Timerís Fiddlerís Convention.
Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, Dahlonega, GA
The 12th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival is an incredible weekend of music and art held each spring in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. From April 18-20, 2008, old time and blue grass music will fill the Historic Public Square in Dahlonega, GA.
Mountain Flower Art Festival is the third weekend in May. It features juried original fine art and fine craft of regional artists. The festival is located on the historic square of Dahlonega, and also celebrates the local and area mountain wildflowers. The Dahlonega Master Gardeners also will be holding their annual plant sale, along with a wildflower display and Garden Expo with workshops. website
Georgia Winecountry Festival
Dahlonega Literary Festival
The Fourth Annual Dahlonega Literary Festival will be held August 8,9, and 10, 2008 in historic Dahlonega, Georgia.
Mountain Moonshine Festival Dawsonville
Gold Rush Days Dahlonega October
Attendees gather to view fall colors and celebrate the discovery of gold in Dahlonega. Over 300 art and craft exhibitors , music, food and good times. 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!
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. Located in the Auraria community.
For more information call 706-864-6426.
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Autumnfest Dahlonega September
Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration Dahlonega December
Dahlonega's Old Fashioned Christmas month-long celebration. The festivities are set into motion on Saturday, December 6, 2008 with the Lighting of the Square, and with a real home-town parade bringing Santa to town.. Plenty of other festive holiday events continue almost daily throughout December until after New Yearís with caroling, entertainment, wine sampling, live theater Christmas events.
The Praterís Mill Country Fair showcases and celebrates North Georgia mountains music, good Southern cooking, living history exhibits including Civil War reenactments and the crafts and original art of local artisans and mountain music. Craft demonstrations include blacksmithing, spinning, quilting, rug hooking, woodcarving and hand tufting, a cottage industry that evolved into the tufted carpet industry centered in Dalton, GA. Historical country fair is held in October.
Take self-guided tours of the operating gristmill, the country store, Shugart Cotton Gin and the Westbrook Barn and barnyard animals.
Home of Rhododendron Festival, Bluegrass Festival, Summer Fair, the Superstar Concert Series, the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival and Georgiaís Official State Fiddlers Festival.
Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race
80 co-ed teams of three hike, mountain bike, run and kayak in the Chattahoochee National Forest. The race begins at a secret location in the Chattahoochee National Forest and ends in Downtown Blue Ridge City Park, with live music, food and the finish line. For more information, call (706) 632-5680 or see Adventure Race on this website.
Arts In The Park
Arts in the Park is located in downtown Blue Ridge City Park
Blue Ridge, Memorial Day Weekend
Features over 200 arts, crafts and food booths. The best in mountain crafts and fine arts, artist's demonstrations, music and dance. Arts in the Park has been recognized as one of the Top 20 Events by the Southeastern Tourism Society. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. Call (706) 632-2144 for more information.
Pickin' in the Park
Ron Henry Horseshoe Bend Park, May thru September
Casual jam sessions for acoustic musicians are held under the trees and pavillions along the Toccoa River at Ron Henry Horseshoe Bend Park every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. til dusk beginning May 26 through the end of September. Free admission to musicians of all levels and listeners who appreciate good music. Bring your picnic supper and enjoy the music! For more information call 423-496-4653 or see www.pickinthepark.com.
Old Timers Day
Downtown Blue Ridge, Saturday Closest to July 4th
Celebration and parade in Downtown Blue Ridge. Food, crafts, ice cream and entertainment. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Business Association.
Downtown McCaysville, July 4th Weekend
Miners homecoming takes place in Ducktown, TN. every July 4th weekend. Old fashioned Independence Day fireworks are shot from Tater Hill in downtown McCaysville-Copperhill on July 4th at dark-thirty. Fourth of July Kiwanis parade and festivities take place on July 5th, also in McCaysville-Copperhill.
Concerts in the Park
Downtown Blue Ridge Park, July & August
Good music in a beautiful setting on warm summer nights. Bring your own quilt or lawn chair and a picnic supper. Call the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association for more information, (706) 632-2144.
Smokey Bear's Birthday
Ocoee Whitewater Center, August
Games, face-painting, storytelling, puppet shows and, of course, Smokey the Bear! For more information, call (423) 496-5197.
Blue Ridge Kiwanis Rodeo
Western rodeo with bull riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, bareback, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and special events. Great food and fun for all ages. Call (706) 632-3400 for more information.
Wildlife Festival of the Arts
Downtown Blue Ridge Park, September
Showcasing the works of the finest wildlife artists in the Southeast. More than 75 artists sell their sculpture, painting and woodworking. Forest service information, fly-fishing demonstrations, food and entertainment. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. Call (706) 632-2144.
Family Fishing Festival
Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery, September
Fly-tying and casting demonstrations, educational exhibits and plenty of fish to catch in Rock Creek. Call (706) 838-4723 for more information.
Mountain Harvest Sale
Blue Ridge Farmer's Market, 3rd and 4th weekend in October
Sponsored by the Fannin County Homemaker's Council, the Mountain Harvest Sale features local arts, crafts, food and fun on two separate October weekends. For information, please call (706) 632-2858.
Holiday Art Show & Sale
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Assn., Each November-December
Shop for regional art and crafts at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association Thanksgiving through Christmas. For more information, call (706) 632-2144.
Light up Blue Ridge
Downtown Blue Ridge, Saturday after Thanksgiving
Christmas festival in Downtown Blue Ridge. Music, refreshments, caroling and all-day activities. Official lighting of the Christmas tree and Santa arrives!! Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Business Association.
Downtown McCaysville, First Saturday of December
Parade, Santa's arrival, food, refreshments and entertainment. Lighting of the bridge. For information, call (706) 632-4236.
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Christmas Express
Blue Ridge, Weekends in December
Come ride the holiday train and see Santa, Mrs. Santa and the elves. Listen to Christmas stories and sing carols. For information, call (706) 632-9833.
Festival of Trees,Ocoee Whitewater Center, Ducktown, December
Come enjoy the beauty of the season and see the beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local businesses, schools and organizations.