| Festivals and Fairs
Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay is completely anything and everything you can imagine made from fresh apples, various homemade country cooking, art and crafted items, games, demonstrations,activities for the kids, live entertainment.
Thirty sixth annual Apple Festival, 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 on the 13th and a parade on the 20th.
held (rain or shine) in Ellijay, Georgia on the third weekend monthly April - September.
Hillcrest Apple Orchards
Fall Harvest Festival
Montaluce Estate and Vineyards will host its first annual Harvest Festival on Saturday and Sunday 10/11 & 12, from 1 to 9 p.m. each day.
Fun for the whole family including face painting, hayrides, gelato tastings, cooking with the chef.
Special fall menu and savory BBQ. Wine tasting and observation of winemaking in action.
Artisan specialties and crafts for sale. College and pro football on the terrace.
Music headliners: Georgia Mudcats on Saturday at 5PM and Norgaard Jones Project at 3PM on Sunday.
501 Hightower Church Rd
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Mountain Harvest Sale
Mountain arts, crafts, antiques, good food. State Farmer's Market, Blue Ridge.
Saturday, Oct 18, 2008 9 AM - 5 PM
Mountain Moonshine Festival Dawsonville
Gold Rush Days are held the 3rd weekend in October, when tourists from all over come to see fall colors peaking and celebrate the Gold Rush of Dahlonega. Over 300 art and craft exhibitors are at the Public Square and Historic District.
Gold Rush Days include 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.
Shinin’ Times Rendezvous
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11 AM - 7 PM Oct 17, 2008 until Oct 19, 2008
Shinin’ Times Rendezvous is a step back into the 1800’s where you can experience the sights and sounds of the past in the community of Auraria. Families can observe how people worked and played as well as enjoy the food, crafts and skills of early Americans. Special events include knife throwing, a blackpowder match, primitive bow, a costume contest, and more!
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11 AM - 8 PM Nov 7, 2008 until Nov 9, 2008
Hemlock Fest is the annual awareness and benefit fundraiser in Dahlonega, GA to help save the Hemlock trees that are facing near total devastation from the invasive woolly adelgid. Hemlock Fest will be held at Starbridge (just one hour north of Atlanta near the historic town of Dahlonega). This is a beautiful 40-acre camping venue with small lake for canoeing, fishing, and other outdoor activities. 100% of donations/proceeds from the festival will go toward advancing the hemlocks defense against the woolly adelgid. Fire dances as well as music from such genres as singer songwriter, blue/newgrass, blues, Celtic rock, and jam bands will be performed. There are many family and children's activities. Arts and Craft vendors will be present; food, drink, t-shirts and other festival paraphernalia will be available for purchase.
Georgia Wine Country Festival
At the Sorghum Festival in Blairsville,celebrate sorghum and be sure to try some delicious sorghum syrup, perfect with some homemade biscuits for a genuine country breakfast. The Sorghum Festival features arts and crafts, live music and celebration.
Georgia Mountain Fall Festival in Hiawassee is a grand event with Appalachian Mountains crafts, arts,exhibitions, children's fun and activities, live bluegrass and gospel music, a flower show and more.
Georgia Marble Festival Jasper October
Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival Canton
At Oktoberfest in Helen, come celebrate the spirit of Bavaria with authentic Bavarian food, beer, music, dancing.
Bear on the Square Festival
A fun-filled weekend with music and art.. During that weekend, old time and bluegrass music fill the Historic Public Square in Dahlonega. On-stage performances by local, regional, and national musicians are featured. A juried artist's marketplace features traditional mountain art and crafts.
Autumnfest Dahlonega September
Due to construction, Autmnfest will nto be held in 2007.
Wildflower Festival of the Arts Dahlonega May
Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration Dahlonega December
Scottish Festival & Highland Games held in 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
The Prater’s Mill Country Fair features Georgia mountains music, good Southern cooking, living history exhibits including Civil War reenactmentsand the crafts and original art of local artisans. 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.
Mountain music, Southern foods, living history exhibits and handmade crafts and original art of 185 artisans. Demonstrations including blacksmithing, spinning, quilting, rug hooking, woodcarving and hand tufting. Food and fun for all ages.
Home of Rhododendron Festival, Bluegrass Festival, Summer Fair, the Superstar Concert Series, the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival and Georgia’s Official State Fiddlers Festival.
Celtic Music Festival goers will also be entertained with Celtic-themed workshops, bagpipers, and storytellers. In addition, Celtic arts and craft vendors will set up throughout downtown Dahlonega and around the historic town square.
Annual spring event opening the ranger camp to the public for one day.
A fine art festival held every spring in Dahlonega. Festival includes plant sale, wildflower walk, gardening demos, handcrafted art, ranging from watercolors, painters, potters, silversmiths, photographers to weavers. In addition performing artists playing during the weekend on the square.
Blairsville Scottish Festival Blairsville
Blairsville Scottish Festival features clan gatherings, Scottish Vendors, pipe and drum bands, parade of Tartans, Border Collie demonstrations, children's games and activities, Scottish dancing and Music, Scottish village exhibit, Scottish fiddle and harp workshops,
Family Fishing Festival
Chattahoochee National Forest National Fish Hatchery, Suches, Ga.
Fun for the whole family. 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. 16 and under can fish free. Bring your poles and bait and the hatchery provides the fish in Rock Creek. Bring the kids out to learn about environmental conservation, as well as trout fishing as a sport and fly fishing. Chattahoochee/Oconee Forest Service, US Army Corp of Engineers and many more. Face painting, t-shirts and great food. Come spend the day.
Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery
John C. Campbell Fall Festival
This is a big one if you love Appalachian arts and crafts.
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!
Blue Ridge Arts Association Blue Ridge
Events promoting the arts and local artisians in Blue Ridge Georgia
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.
For more information, call 706-455-8903
Held the third Saturday of every month features local artists in the North Georgia Mountains
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.
Mountain Life Museum just one block south of the Historic Court House on the square.
September 21: Friday, 6pm to 11pm
September 22: Saturday, 11am -11 pm
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. Performances held on 3 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.
Indian Summer Festival
Indian Summer Festival
Woody Gap School
Car show, food and fine arts and crafts.
Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce
25th Annual Marble Festival - Jasper
Historic Tate Marble Quarry is open for tours only one time every year. Arts and crafts, entertainment, food and more.
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.
For more information call
Sorghum biscuit eating contests, arts and crafts, entertainment and food booths.
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
Blue Ridge Scenic Railways' Punkin Pickin Special
Downtown Blue Ridge
Travel to the Great Pumkin Patch where you will get off the train to meet Farmer Brown and his loveable scarecrow. While at the Patch choose your very own special pumpkin. Departures at 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Reservations suggested.
For reservations and/or information, call 706-632-9833 or 800-934-1898
The South's longest lasting Oktoberfest. Live entertainment, Great German and Austrian food and drink. Nice ride from Blue Ridge.
For more information, call the Helen Chamber of Commerce, 706-878-2181
Talking Rock, Ga.
Arts and crafts, entertainment and food.
Annual Ocoee River Days Festival: Ocoee Whitewater Center, September
Big name entertainment, food, fun, exhibits, games and activities for all ages.
Festival of Trees
Ocoee Whitewater Center, Ducktown, December
Enjoy the beauty of the Christmas season and view the beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local businesses, schools and organizations.
Dahlonega Historic Village Square
Dahlonega's Old-Fashioned Christmas is a month-long celebration of the season. The festivities will be set into motion on Saturday, December 6, 2008 with the Lighting of the Square and a hometown parade bringing Santa to town. Plenty of other festive holiday events continue almost daily throughout December until after New Year’s with caroling, entertainment, wine sampling, live theater Christmas events, and much more.