Butternut Creek Festival

July The annual Butternut Creek Festival in Blairsville, GA, is one of the finest juried arts and crafts shows in the southeast. The 2-day festival showcases the work of 65+ artists and craftsmen in basketry, fine art, fabric art, decorative painting, glass, jewelry, metal working, photography, pottery, scrimshaw, woodturning and more. Held annually at Meeks […]

Bud Break Wine Highway Weekend

Late April Purchase a passport at any of the participating wineries for $20 and receive a Mountain Wine Country glass. The passport lets you taste wines at each of the participating wineries for three days of fun. Each winery offers a special experience to its Bud Break Weekend visitors! Participating Wineries include: Calaboose Cellars, Andrews, […]

Georgia Apple Festival

October There’s no other town more in love with its local fruit than Ellijay. And with good reason — introduced into North Georgia in the early 1900s, apples saved Gilmer County from the devastation of the boll weevil on local cotton crops. Now, the middle two weekends of October are set aside for a celebration of […]

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival

October During October, the mountains come alive with the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, featuring arts and crafts and big-name musical shows at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Music is certainly in the air as the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival brings big-name musical acts in country and gospel to town, as well as Georgia’s Official State Fiddler’s […]

Mountain Heritage Festival

Labor Day Weekend: Celebrate Mountain Life 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 find arts & crafts, food and demonstrations of old-timey ways each Labor Day weekend in […]