Local Events And Holidays To Keep In Mind

The North Georgia Festivals and local events are well known for many reasons: their picturesque and friendly atmosphere, magnificent southern and international food, family fun and entertainment, shopping, and outdoor activities. Check out some of the main festivals you shouldn’t miss during your stay with us.



  • U-Pick Mercier Orchards, Blue Ridge, GA (Date: April - August)
  • Arts in the Park, Blue Ridge, GA (Date: May)
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race,  Blue Ridge, GA (Date: May)
  • Pick’n In The Park, Mineral Bluff, GA (Date: May - September - Every Thursday) 
  • Tri The Mountains, Blue Ridge, GA (Date: May)
  • Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks, Lake Blue Ridge Dam (Date: July -Independence Day)
  • Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival, Blue Ridge, GA (Date: September)
  • Light Up Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge, GA (Date: November) 


Georgia Apple Festival


The Georgia Apple Festival hosted in Ellijay brings more than 300 vendors offering food, art, crafts, and more, as well visitors from all over.  There is a parade and antique car show each year. This year promises suprises and new crafts.

When? October 12th - 13th, October 19th - 20th

Where? Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 1729 South Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540

Webiste: http://www.georgiaapplefestival.org/

Sorghum Festival



Sorghum is the 3rd most popular cereal grain in our country and a staple of early Georgia farmers going back to the early 1800’s. One of the most famous products derived from sorghum is the syrup. Celebrate the Art of making this product with a roadshow of activities, such as Arts and Crafts exhibitions, Greased Pole Climbin’, Log Sawin’, Live Music, Face Painting, Vendors and more…

When? October 13th-14th and 20th-21st– from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Where? Meeks Park (Hwy 76, Blairsville GA)

How much?  $5 Adults / Children 12 and under are admitted free. Parking Free!

Website: http://blairsvillesorghumfestival.com


Blairsville Scottish Festival



Live an exciting event in which you will make a trip to the past: you will go directly to ancient Scotland! The Annual Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games brings family fun with a Scottish flair. Feel the joy of Highland music, enjoy the sound of bagpipes, dance and taste exquisite dishes! There’s an athletic competition in traditional games, border collies, and falcons show, as well as Scottish clothing and weapons exhibitions. The good news for children is they can participate in their own Highland Games.

When? 6/8/19 – 6/9/19. Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Where? Meeks Park, 490 Meeks Park Rd Blairsville, GA 30512

How much?  $10 per day / $15 for 2 days. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Website: https://blairsvillescottishfestival.com/

Blue Ridge Trout Festival



Georgia is the Trout Capital. Every year we celebrate it in the historic district of Georgia’s Blue Ridge through The Annual Blue Ridge Trout Festival & Outdoor Adventures; a great event that combines trout fishing and outdoor recreation. Come with your family and enjoy fishing seminars, local fishing guides, adventure outfitters, lodging services, art and gifts, fishing gear, live music, and for the foodies…There´s a Beer Garden and a Food Truck Alley. Click here for a video review.

When? Saturday April 27, 2019   from 10 am to 5 pm

Where? Downtown City Park in gorgeous Blue Ridge, GA.

How much?  $5 admission at the gate (12 and under free)

Website: https://blueridgetroutfest.com/

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