August – September 2015 Happenings of North Georgia

By on August 1, 2015

August - September 2015 Happenings of North Georgia

Your guide to area arts, events 
& shows, music, theater and more August/September 2015 happenings of north Georgia

ARTS

8/1
Hot Summer Nights
Live music and glass blowing demonstrations by master glass artist, David Goldhagen. Watch David as he creates fine art glass using ancient glass blowing techniques. Live music provided by John Emil. Reservations are recommended. $10 per person includes admission, parking and raffle for chance to win fine art glass made by David. Goldhagen Art Class Studio, Hayesville, NC
7:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Contact Information: 828-389-8847.

8/1-8/29
SAAG 3D Exhibit
Exhibit opens on August 1st and runs through August 29th. Art by members of the Southern Appalachian Artist’s Guild at The Art Center. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA Contact Information: 706-632-2144.

8/1-10/10
Artist in Residence John Stanford
Come experience the subtle beauty of nature and the awe –inspiring plein air work of John Stanford. John is our 2014 Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show winner for “First in 2D.” Artists’ reception will be August 1, 5-7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
Blue Ridge, GA. 10:00 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact Information: 706-632-2144.

8/1-8/29
3D Exhibit Off the Wall
The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association is proud to present the 5th Annual three-dimensional only art show, Off the Wall. This show is open to all artists whose expression is in 3D art-form of all genres. Prospectus and information available at www.blueridgearts.net. Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
Contact Information: 706-632-2144.

8/1-8/29
BRMAA Founders Exhibit
Celebrate the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association’s 35th Year Anniversary during our Founders Exhibit in August. This exhibit will be comprised of many artworks from several member artists who have helped shape BRMAA into what it is today. A retrospective exhibit showcasing the individuals and artists who have helped to establish our arts association and keep us strong for the past 35 years. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
Blue Ridge, GA. Contact Information: 706-632-2144.

8/8
2nd Saturday Artist Talk
Every second Saturday, Hambidge offers the community a chance to meet the artists in residence and to gain insight into the creative process. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Lucinda’s Rock House, each of the participating residents will give a short reading or presentation. Rabun County, GA. Contact Information: 706-746-5718.

9/05-10/11
National Juried Photography Exhibit
Annual National Juried Nature and Fine Art Photography Exhibit. 100’s of photos will grace the Richard Low Evans Gallery. An opening reception will be on Saturday, September 5th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the exhibit will remain on display through October 11th. This exhibit will be featured during the Fall Arts in the Park Festival taking place the second weekend in October 2011. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
Blue Ridge, GA. 420 W. Main Street Contact Information: 706-632-2144.

EVENTS

Every Saturday
Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament
FREE Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament. Win weekly and seasonal prizes! Great social atmosphere, beginners welcome! Noon.-4:00 p.m. Copperhead Lodge, Blairsville, GA. 706-835-7433 or
thelodgeatcopperhead.com/

Every Sunday
Walk Georgia
Move more. Live more. University of Georgia Extension invites you to increase your physical activity level in a fun, community-oriented way. To learn more visit www.walkgeorgia.org.
Or call 706-635-4426.

8/6
Hippie Day at Hayesville Evening Market
Cookie Demo’s, live entertainment, contests, and food. 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Downtown Hayesville, NC

8/6-8/8
Union County Farmers Market Community Flower Show
Open to the Public on Friday, August 7th from 2pm-5pm and Saturday, August 8th from 9am-3pm. Entries accepted Thursday, August 6, from 1pm – 5pm and on Friday, August 7, from 9am – 11am and limited to exhibitors from Union, Fannin, Towns, & Lumpkin counties of Georgia; and Clay & Cherokee counties of North Carolina. All qualified entries are welcomed. No Entry Fee. plants. Contact: 706-897-5348.

8/8
Scrabble Fundraiser
Union County Interagency and S.A.F.E. are partnering together to host a scrabble game fundraiser. Fee: $5.00. Cabin Coffee, Blairsville, GA Contact: 706-970-0583.

8/7
Friday Night Live
Summer of Love
No pond bathing here, but we can promise a summer-lovin’ time. Break out the tie-dyes & head bands for a little early autumn fun as the history of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival is celebrated! Peace, Love, and Rock & Roll. Spend the first Friday of every month in Downtown Woodstock and enjoy the many restaurants and stores that the area has to offer as the Downtown Merchants stay open late
Downtown Woodstock, GA. 6pm-9pm. http://www.whatsupwoodstock.com

8/15
3rd Saturday Nature Hike
Third Saturday Nature Hikes are led by knowledgeable guides along Hambidge’s extensive trails. Rabun County, GA. Contact: 706-746-5718.

8/20
Cake Bake Off at Hayesville
Cookie Demo’s, live entertainment, contests, and food. 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Evening Market, Downtown Hayesville, NC

8/21-8/22
19th Annual Kiwanis Western Rodeo
Bull riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, bareback, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and special events. Food and fun for all, 8 p.m. Gates open early. Kiwanis Fairgrounds, Blue Ridge, GA
Contact: 706-632-6644.

8/21, 8/28, 9/18 & 10/2
From Earth to the Universe Rollins Planetarium, U of Young Harris
This awesome voyage through space and time conveys the Universe as revealed to us by science. Featuring a sweeping soundtrack and truly amazing images, this new full-dome show allows audiences to revel in the splendor of the worlds in our solar system and the ferocity of the scorching Sun. Travel to the colorful birthplaces and cataclysmic burial grounds of the stars. Then, journey farther beyond our Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of myriads of galaxies, as today’s giant telescopes allow us to probe ever deeper into the cosmos. 8pm. Adults: $5, Children & Non-YHC Students: $3. Information and tickets: www.yhc.edu/academics/math-science/rollins-planetarium/public-shows

8/22
Dash to the Vineyards
Crane Creek Vineyards, Young Harris, GA. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Towns County Chamber of Commerce and Crane Creek Vineyards, a sanctioned 5k and 10K road race through the rolling hills of Young Harris in the North Georgia Mountains.
Contact Information: 706-896-4966.

8/29
Food Fight Championship
Enjoy over 80 vendors selling fresh fruits, veggies, crafts, and more! Union County Farmers Market, 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Contact: 706-439-6000.

8/29 & 9/25
Classic Cars Cruise In
Classic Car, “Cruise In” on the 4th Friday of every month beginning in March and running through September from 6 p.m. to dark. Dairy Queen Parking Lot, Blue Ridge, GA. 6:00 p.m. Contact: 706-838-4701.

9/01
Labor Day BBQ
Everyone welcome, come downtown on Monday for great family style entertainment, featuring Ole Time Music, Bluegrass and Gospel. Downtown Blue Ridge City Park Contact: LDBBQ@bellsouth.net.

9/4
Friday Night Live
The Great Downtown Tailgate
No need for doubletakes, that’s the grill you smell. Put on your team colors and strike up the band for a little early autumn fun! Spend the first Friday of every month in Downtown Woodstock and enjoy the many restaurants and stores that the area has to offer as the Downtown Merchants stay open late
Downtown Woodstock, GA. 6pm-9pm. http://www.whatsupwoodstock.com

9/5-9/7
Labor Day Weekend at the Ridges Resort & Marina
Celebrate Labor Day on the Lake! Join us for our Labor Day Celebration on September 5th for great food and live music! The Ridges Resort & Marina , Hiawassee, GA

9/5
6th Annual Salute to our Farmers/Tractor Parade
Enjoy over 80 vendors selling fresh fruits, veggies, crafts, and more! Union County Farmers Market
Blairsville, GA. 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Contact: 706-439-6000.

9/5
North Georgia Gun Show
Pat Haralson Civic Center
Blairsville, GA. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Contact Information: 706-994-4405.

9/11-9/13
English Waltz Clog with Annie Fain Barralon
A beautiful form of percussive dance, waltz clogging dates back to American clogging’s earliest roots in British Isles. John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC.Contact: 800-365-5724.

9/12
Annual Meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association
The speaker is Mr. Robert C. Jones, President of the Kennesaw Historical Society and a member of the executive board of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation. Our meetings are free and open to the public. 10:30 to 12:00 Noon. Kennesaw Mountain Battlefied Education Center, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30152. For information email Tony Harris at harris7627@bellsouth.net. Contact: 770-247-4686.

9/26 – 9/27
5th Annual IPRA Championship RODEO
It’s that time of year again. You know what time we are talking about. The excitement is in the air. It’s Rodeo Time! Gilmer County Saddle Club is proud to present the 5th Annual Championship Rodeo sponsored by Bill Holt Chevrolet. It will be held September 26th and 27th at 8:00pm. The gates will open at 6:00pm; arrive early and check out all the vendors while you wait for the rodeo to start!

9/19
Denim and Diamonds
Wear your Blue Jeans, Boots, and Bling. Join us for a night of dancing, spectacular meal and a silent auction. Fee: $65.00 per ticket. Benefits Georgia Mountains Hospice. 6:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Willow Creek Falls and Vineyard, Blue Ridge, GA. Contact: 1-800-692-7199.

9/19
Taste of Home Cooking Show
Experience two hours of exciting recipe demonstrations using seasonal ingredients that are easily found at the local grocery store. We show step-by-step how to create satisfying and flavorful dishes. Gift bags, product samples and door prizes. GA Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawasse, GA. www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com. Or 706-896-4191.

9/26 – 9/27
5th Annual IPRA Championship RODEO
It’s that time of year again. You know what time we are talking about. The excitement is in the air. It’s Rodeo Time! Gilmer County Saddle Club is proud to present the 5th Annual Championship Rodeo sponsored by Bill Holt Chevrolet. It will be held September 26th and 27th at 8:00pm. The gates will open at 6:00pm; arrive early and check out all the vendors while you wait for the rodeo to start! Tickets at the gate $14, advance tickets at local businesses or online.
www.gilmercountysaddleclub.com/ or Heaven Crump: 706-889-0215

9/26-9/27
Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride
Boasting many of the same roads and mountain climbs as the elite Tour de Georgia. Come ride the Ride of the Pros! Elevations for the six gaps in this ride range from 1,400 feet to 3,460 feet. Lumpkin County High School, Dahlonega, GA

FARMER’S MARKETS

Saturdays August-October
Canton Farmers Market
Located in Historic Downtown Canton the market offers an open air market experience with live music and something for everyone. Contact: 770-704-1549

Saturdays
Gilmer County Farmers Market
North Georgia Mountain farmers and crafts people sell delicious home grown and organic fruits and vegetables, baked and canned goods, flowers, plants, handmade crafts, jewelry, pottery, quilts, furniture, art and other items. Location: The courthouse parking lot, off the round-about in downtown Ellijay, Georgia 3054. Contact Information: 706-276-3360.

Saturdays
Blue Ridge Farmers Market
Acommunity market for farmers, hobby gardeners, artists and crafters. We are open from 8am to 12 pm on Saturdays. We are located in the downtown City Park in front of the courthouse.
Be sure to check our calendar for special events. You can follow us on Facebook, for up-to-the-minute reports on available produce and special offers at the market.
www.brfarmersmarket.com
(706) 258-4552


Saturdays
Towns County Farmers Market
Located on Hwy 76 across from the Ga. Mountain Fair, Hiawassee, GA. Address 908 US Hwy 76 West. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Contact Information: townscountyfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Saturdays & Wednesdays
Jasper Farmers Market
Fresh vegetables & fruits in season, many different types of plants, herbs, shrubs, trees & hanging baskets, honey, farm animals, eggs, wooden crafts & arts, pottery, artwork, jewelry, yard art, soaps, etc. 7:30 a.m. to Noon. Located in the Jasper’s Park & Ride Lot just off of Hwy 53, next to the Chamber of Commerce & Newton Park. Contact: 706-253-8840.

Saturdays and Tuesdays
Dahlonega Farmers Market
Hancock Park Dahlonega, GA Contact Information: 706-482-2707.

Saturdays and Tuesdays
Woodstock Farmers Market
The Saturday market will be held in Downtown on Market Street between Mill and Maple Streets adjacent to the Elm Street Arts Village event green and a Tuesday night market will also be held along Market Street. Additional events will be added at both markets including cooking demonstrations by local chefs and farm related events presented by the Cherokee County Farm Bureau for children and adults alike.
Saturdays 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Tuesdays 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.
www.whatsupwoodstock.com

8/4-10/26
Union County Farmers Market
This is a seasonal covered market with 70 stalls, rest rooms, and kid’s activities. Farmers to artisans, beekeepers to bakers and potters to painters. All products have been produced right here in this area! Open Tuesdays at 3-7pm, Saturday at 7am-1pm. Address: 148 Old Smokey Road near Home Depot in Blairsville, Georgia. Contact Information: 706-439-6000.

8/1
Tomato Sandwich Day
Union County Farmers Market

8/8
Honey Day/ Honey Bees & Flowers 8/1
Union County Farmers Market

8/15
Berries, Jams, & Jellies Day
Union County Farmers Market

8/22
Watermelon/Cantaloupe Day
Union County Farmers Market
7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Enjoy over 80 vendors selling fresh fruits, veggies, crafts, and more! Contact Information: 706-439-6000.