With a calendar full of festive events to choose from, you may just stay entertained ´til the cows come home! Seems like there’s always something to do along the North Georgia Farm Trail — from entire festivals dedicated to mountain apples and wine grapes to weekend celebrations of sorghum! These down-home events offer a host of family friendly activities — parades, contests, rustic demonstrations and, of course, plenty of food and drink! Check the calendar of events for dates of upcoming events and festivals.

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April-May After a long cold winter, nothing says “spring is here” quite like the blooming of the rhododendrons at Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge. It’s a yearly tradition of strolling through the magnificent and rare beauty of…

Annual Fine Juried Arts & Crafts Festival

The Butternut Creek Festival is an annual fine craft and art show held the third weekend of every July by the High Country Artisans in Blairsville, Georgia. Held in beautiful Meeks Park along the banks of Butternut Creek, it features great musical…

Arts & Crafts • Music • Kids Area • Marble Quarry Tours

First Weekend in October Most of Pickens County’s early industry revolved around the marble industry. For decades, Georgia marble has been mined and used to create historic architecture around the world, including the Archives Building in…

Fair • Rides • Food • Arts & Crafts • Games  

August Fair • Rides • Food • Arts & Crafts • Games Held at the Lions Club Fairgrounds, the Gilmer County Fair offers entertainment for the whole family, including rides, live entertainment and an exhibition of Quilts, Agriculture, Crafts, Food,…

June Rodeo • Farm Animals • Attractions

Rodeo • Farm Animals • Attractions  

June Head to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds for the new Hiawassee Pro Rodeo! Enjoy the best bucking horses, bulls, world class contestants from all over the United States and Canada, and the top of the line specialty acts! This is a family event…

Rodeo • Farm Animals • Attractions

August The annual Kiwanis Rodeo is ALWAYS held on the third FULL weekend of August and is open on both Friday and Saturday nights (rain or shine!). The event consists of seven rodeo events each night with a professional rodeo clown and bull riding.…

Local Food • Arts & Crafts • Music • History

Labor Day Weekend The expansive lawn at the Mountain Life Museum is the location for the annual Mountain Heritage Festival, a heritage event that celebrates the history, lifeways and folk traditions of this small mountain community. You’ll…

Sorghum • Arts & Crafts • Music • Events • Square Dance

2nd & 3rd Weekends in October Blairsville’s most famous event, Georgia’s official Sorghum Festival, is the perfect time to celebrate this unique North Georgia sweet taste. Plan your visit and enjoy arts & crafts, exhibits, food, music,…

Local Food • Arts & Crafts • Music

May Historic downtown Ellijay comes alive in a celebration of all things food! For one special evening,  restaurants, caterers and food vendors from all around Gilmer County gather on North Main Street to ring in summer with food, fun, music and…

Wine Tasting Festival • Food • Visit Several Wineries

March This may be the Peach State, but grapes are the passion of the Winegrowers Association of Georgia. The clusters in their vineyards produce award-winning wines, which are gaining national recognition and fueling the emergence of North Georgia…