February & March 2017 Mountain Happenings

By on February 1, 2017

February & March 2017 Mountain Happenings

Appalachian Country Living’s February / March 2017 Guide to Area Arts, Events, Kid’s Stuff, Music and Theater While we…

ARTS

1/14 thru 2/18
The Art of Max Muller
Blue Ridge, GA. An internationally acclaimed Master Watercolor artist, Muller’s work is visually exciting and emotionally stimulating due to his use of color and light. Max’s work has been featured in numerous art publications and many of his original works were commissioned by Disney’s Epcot Center. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. Visit www.blueridgearts.net or call 706-632-2144.

1/14 thru 3/25
AIR 1st Qtr- Sally Arnold
Blue Ridge, GA. Sally Arnold is a distinguished pastel, oil and encaustic artist who creates beautiful works of art that are a direct reflection of her feelings and mood. Her subject matter, like her art mediums varies; sometimes landscapes, still life or posed figures. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. Visit www.blueridgearts.net or call 706-632-2144.

2/25
Gilmer Arts 2017 Annual Spring Juried Group Art Exhibition
Ellijay, GA. Meet regional artists and learn about their work, while enjoying refreshments and mingling with like-minded art lovers. Awards will be presented at 6pm. The Reception is free and open to the public. Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605 or gilmerarts.org

3/1 thru 3/25
Youth Art Month
Blue Ridge, GA. Youth Art Month is a national celebration of the visual arts in education. YAM is held annually in March and is designed to emphasize the importance of quality art education for all children. Opening Reception March 1st, 4pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. Visit www.blueridgearts.net or call 706-632-2144.

3/24 & 3/25
Meet the Authors!
Ellijay, GA. A Free Literary Event & Book Fair
10am – 5pm. Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605 or gilmerarts.org

4/7 & 4/8
20th Annual Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference.
The Mission of the Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference is to educate, inform, and inspire writers. No matter the level of expertise, the Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference provides a venue for professional writers, editors and agents to provide feedback to the aspiring writer in how to craft that first novel, sell a magazine article, market yourself in the literary world, or finding inspiration for your poetry. Registration now open. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. Visit www.blueridgearts.net or call 706-632-2144.

EVENTS

2/4
Andrews Brewing Company 3rd Annual Chili Festival
Andrews, NC. So much fun!
A Chili Competion! That’s right! The last two years we had some amazing entries! The champion will win the admiration of his or her peers beyond belief. 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Andrews Breweing Co. 565 Aquone Road
Andrews, NC 28901. (828) 321-2006 or andrewsbrewing.com

2/11
4th Anniversary Party
Four years? Really? Noon– 5:00 pm. Andrews Breweing Co. 565 Aquone Road, Andrews, NC 28901. (828) 321-2006 or andrewsbrewing.com

2/18
7th Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook Off
Downtown Blue Ridge City Park. Cook-Off will happen come rain, snow or shine so see you on Saturday. Mark your calendars for live music, ice sculptures and amazing chili! Buy a $10 Tasting Card to sample the competition and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Featuring Live Music and entertainment from the Blue Ridge Community Theater actors. An amazing display of individual and unique ice sculptures from the award winning, National Ice Carving Champion “Rock on Ice” including several ice carving demonstrations. Downtown. Noon – 4:00 pm. Contact: Blue Ridge Business Association: Cory Bryant at 706-455-6800 and/or Pam Fink at 706-258-2432 or visit bestofblueridge.biz.

2/8
GHS 5th Annual Jazz Cats Dinner, Dance & Silent Auction
Ellijay, GA. Gilmer High School Band Presents The Jazz Cats! Music, Dancing, Dinner and Silent Auction. After Five Attire. Proceeds benefit GHS Band Program. This is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year. It’s lots of fun since it is live music performed by our Jazz Cats!! 6:00pm – 8:30pm. Tickets are $15.00 each or Two for $25.00. Contact: 706.276.5099 GHS Band Office.

2/25
Bringin’ the Blues to Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge, GA. Celebrate Mardis Gras with the Rollin’ Bones! Masks, Cajun Food, Great Music, Dancing, Auction, Door Prizes & More! Benefitting Snack in a Backpack. Advance tickets: $50 per person or $90 per couple. 5 to 9pm – Willow Creek Falls Vineyard. For info and tickets call 706. 851. 8190 or visit snackinabackpack.org.

2/25
Mountain Crossings’ 2017 Thru Hiker Season Kick Off Party
Blairsville, GA. Join us for our Annual Thru Hiker Season Kick Off Party! Each year as thru hikers begin to their North Bound journeys to Maine, we host a party with live music, food, fun for the whole family, a gear raffle and gear demonstrations by outdoor product companies. 11am to 6pm Music from 1pm to 5pm. Mountain Crossings at Walasi-yi, 12471 Gainesville Hwy, Balirsville, GA 30512. Contact 709-745-6095 or www.mountaincrossings.com

3/4
Cork & Canvas
Blue Ridge, GA. Support our youth arts programming as you enjoy delicious wine samplings from various regional area vintners and savory food from our local restaurants. This event includes a silent auction, wine grab and live entertainment. Ticket prices are $35 for non-members, $30 for BRMAA members, and include a commemorative BRMAA wine glass and complimentary glass of wine with each event ticket. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. Visit www.blueridgearts.net or call 706-632-2144.

3/18
Bowls of Hope
Blue Ridge, GA. Benefitting Feed Fannin- Select a bowl made by a local potter, enjoy soups and desserts, listen to live music and bid on items in our silent auction. Our Bowls of Hope event strives to raise awareness and funds to fill the bowls of the hungry in Fannin County. Tickets for Bowls of Hope are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets are available at the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce, Design Refind, the United Community Banks in Blue Ridge and on line at www.feedfannin.com. Time: 12:00 (noon) – 3:00 PM • Silent auction ends at 2:00. Willow Creek Falls, 35 Trackside Lane, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Visit www.feedfannin.org.

3/18
St. PETrick’s Day Parade & Party
Downtown Ellijay, GA. Pet and owner costume contests, a pet parade and plenty of fun at the Barking Lot Party! Food, music, vendors and a woofing good time for everyone. Contest registration at 11:30am – parade at 1pm. Barking Lot Party after the parade. For info call: 706-635-7400.

3/18
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Downtown Blue Ridge, GA. The whole town rolls out the green carpet! Parade at Noon. Live music, food and shenanigans. Celebrate at the Boro Inn & Irish Pub!

KIDS OF ALL AGES

2/11
Mercier’s Valentine’s Kids Baking Class
Blue Ridge, GA. Our next children’s bakery class will be on Saturday, February 11th from 9-11. The kids will be making sugar cookies, and it is $25.00 for the first child and $20.00 for any additional children. Call 800-361-7731, or stop by to reserve your child a spot today!
Mercier Orchards, Hwy 5, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Visit www.mercier-orchards.com/800-361-7731

2/17 & 2/24
Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?
Young Harris, GA. Did a space rock six miles wide slam into the Earth millions of years ago and wipe out a majority of all living species at that time, including the dinosaurs? Explore this impact and other cosmic collisions in this dynamic show. See the numerous craters on worlds like the Moon, Mars, and even distant Pluto. 8pm. Rollins Planetarium, YHC. Tickets are available for advanced purchase online at yhc.edu/planetarium or at the door 30 minutes prior to each show. Call (706) 379-5195 or visit yhc.edu/planetarium.

2/18
Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House
Mineral Bluff, GA. The model railroad layout depicting Copper Basin Railroading in the early 1950’s is developing nicely and the Tri-State Model Railroaders invite you to come enjoy the depiction, learn how railroads played such an important role in the development of the Tri-State area and to learn the unique history of the restored brick depot. Enjoy history, model railroading, and great conversation about this Tri-State Region’s railroading history. 10 am -2pm. Tri-State Model Railroaders Mineral Bluff Historic Depot 150 Railroad Avenue, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559. For information call 828-361-2210 or visit www.tsmri.org.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Weekly
Mountain High Hikers
Before hiking with the Mountain High Hikers, please carefully read the Hiking Guidelines on the website and come prepared with water, food, first aid items, rain gear, proper clothing and shoes, hiking sticks, and a small pack to carry your supplies. During deer hunting season wear bright colors (such as an orange hat or vest) so you are visible to the hunters. Visit website for calendar and availability: www.mountainhighhikers.org

2/25 & 2/26
NRC Glacier Breaker
Nantahala Outdoor Center, NC. Presented by the Nantahala Racing Club, the Glacier Breaker is a family-friendly slalom and downriver event on the Nantahala River. This fun, all ages, community event is a great introduction for first-time racers. Participants can use racing or plastic boats. $30. 9am. Registration and info: NantahalaRacingClub.com or 828.488.7285

3/24 thru 3/26
NRC Whitewater US Open
Nantahala Outdoor Center, NC. Slalom and downriver racers converge on Bryson City for this national-level event hosted by Nantahala Racing Club. Course Information- Slalom: Nantahala Falls Course (Class III); Downriver Sprint: Patton’s Run Rapid (Class III); Downriver Classic: Ferebbee Park to the Jumping Rock (Class II). Registration and info: NantahalaRacingClub.com or 828.488.7285

MUSIC

Every Evening
Bell Music from the Tower
Blairsville, GA. 7:00pm – 7:30pm. At the Historic Courthouse on the Square in Downtown Blairsville, GA. Free! Contact (706) 745-5493 or www.unioncountyhistory.org

Fridays – Saturdays
Live Music at Blue Ridge Brewery
Blue Ridge, GA. Serving great food, craft beer, fine wine and top shelf alcohol. Dog friendly outdoor patio. Open Wednesday through Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm. Blue Ridge Brewery, 187 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA . 706. 632. 6611 or www. blueridgebrewery.com

Fridays – Saturdays
Live Music at Chevelle’s Restuarant & Bar 66
Murphy, NC. Fun place to have a good time with great food, awesome music, and good people. Open 11am – 2am. Music at 9pm. Chevelle’s: 66 Hiwassee Street, Murphy NC 28906. 828-835-700. www.chevellerestaurants.com

Wednesdays & Fridays
Live Music at the Daily
Grind and Wine
Murphy, NC. Never a cover charge! However, we do suggest a tip for our fantastic musicians…gas ain’t cheap!
Beer and wine by the glass! Feel free to browse our retail wine section and pick out any bottle to enjoy an additional low
set-up fee of just $5.00! 5-7pm. The Daily Grind and Wine, 46 Valley River Avenue, Murphy, NC 28906

Sundays
WYYZ’s Live Music at Rocco’s
Jasper, GA. Rocco’s Pub is a family friendly restaurant serving the highest quality, local and fresh ingredients. Noon – 11PM. Reservations accepted. Rocco’s Pub, 47 Mountainside Village Parkway, Jasper, GA. Contact 706.253.1900 or visit http://roccosjasper.com

3rd Friday Every Month
Live Music Acoustic Blends
Ellijay, GA. Listen to a Variety of Quality Music Acts … or Join the Jam! You’re welcome to bring your own libations and munchies, or you can purchase water, sodas and snacks while you enjoy some eclectic, spontaneous and fun music! 7 pm. Free & Public Invited. For info please contact Gilmer Arts 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. 706-635-5605 www.gilmerarts.org

2/11
Gene Watson & Joe Diffie
Hiawassee, GA. Gene Watson: With a career which spans seven decades, hit singles and consistently tasteful album releases, Gene Watson is one of the greatest country music artists which Texas, the United States and the world has ever known. Joe Diffie: With chart-toppers like “Pickup Man,” “Third Rock from the Sun,” and “John Deere Green,” and 13 albums and over 20 Top 10 singles to his credit, Joe Diffie has little to prove, yet he still has a fire in his belly to make good country music. Tickets: Level 1: $35.00 + $2.00 Handling. Level 2: $25.00 + $2.00 Handling. Show at 7:00PM. Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. Info: (706) 896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

2/18
Kathy Mattea in Concert
Ellijay, GA. Gilmer Arts & Heritage BEST Series. Two time Grammy winner, with for ACA awards and three CMA awards, country music favorite Kathy Mattea. She will be in concert for an intimate performance of her hits, with stories of a life growing up in the mountains of West Virginia centered on family and music. It will be just delightful. Excellent Valentine’s gift! 7:30 pm. Ellijay Elementary Auditorium 32 McCutchen St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info call 706-635-5605 or visit gilmerarts.org

2/18
Michelle Malone
Blue Ridge, GA. Americana singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer, 2015 winner of the Georgia Music Award for Best Female Rock. Michelle plays slide guitar, drums, saxophone and harmonica. Michelle has 16 releases, some gold and platinum records she wrote for the Indigo Girls. 7:30 PM. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 E. First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. For Tickets and Info call 706-632-9223 or visit www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

2/18
Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues
Hayesville, NC. Mac’s performance has yet to let us down. We have brought this old school Chicago Blues Band back to do it again. Mac honed his skills playing with Muddy Waters, B.B. King and Otis Redding. 7pm. Contact box office at 828-389-2787 to purchase tickets or on-line at peacockperformingarts.center.

3/7
ZZ Top
Hiawassee, GA. Opening act- Austin Hanks. More than four and a half decades after their formation in the Houston area, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees ZZ Top are set to begin a new tour in 2017. The Tonnage Tour takes the trio to several American cities in the South, Northeast and Midwest. Tickets: $75.00 + $2.00 Handling. 7pm. Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. Info: (706) 896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

3/11
Jimmy Web in Concert
Ellijay, GA. Gilmer Arts & Heritage BEST Series. Jimmy Webb, American songwriter, composer and singer known worldwide as a master of his trade. Since his first platinum hit “The Worst That Could Happen,” Webb has had numerous hits including “Up, Up and Away,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “All I Know” and “MacArthur Park.” Advance Tickets: $27 + tax. Door Tickets: $29 + tax. Save 20% on Season Tickets! 7:30 pm. Ellijay Elementary Auditorium 32 McCutchen St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info call 706-635-5605 or visit gilmerarts.org

3/11
Wynonna & The Big Noise
Hiawasee, GA. Earning rave reviews for their acclaimed self-titled debut album—which has achieved Top Ten status on the Americana Airplay chart and reached #2 on the Roots Music Report (country) chart. Tickets: Level 1: $41.00 + $2.00 Handling. Level 2: $31.00 + $2.00 Handling. 7pm. Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. Info: (706) 896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

3/25
Randall Bramblett
Blue Ridge, GA. Acclaimed American artist and singer-songwriter. Georgia born multi-instrumentalist with 35 year impressive music career. Randall is also a sideman who has toured with Gregg Allman and Steve Winwood. Notable
Bonnie Raitt has recorded his songs. 7:30 PM. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 E. First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. For Tickets and Info call 706-632-9223 or visit www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

3/25
MercyMe
Hiawassee, GA. An American contemporary Christian band, originally formed in Greenville, Texas. Level 1: $45.00 + $2.00 Handling. Level 2: $35.00 + $2.00 Handling. $5.00 off church groups of 20 or more. 7pm. Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. Info: (706) 896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

4/7
Clint Black
Hiawassee, GA. Clint Black is back. The multi-million selling country mega-star is releasing on purpose, his first full-length album of new songs in a decade and he’s doing it on his own terms. Tickets On Sale February 17th. Level 1: $41.00 + Handling. Level 2: $31.00 + Handling. 7pm. Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. Info: (706) 896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

4/1
Roxy Watson
Blue Ridge, GA. Roxie Watson is a five-piece string band from Decatur and Atlanta, GA, who play what they like to call “alterna-grass” music that mixes three- and four-part harmonies with elements of old country,
Appalachian music, hymns, and bluegrass, without adhering to the traditions of any one genre. 7:30 PM. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 E. First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. For Tickets and Info call 706-632-9223 or visit www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

4/8
John Jorgenson’s Bluegrass Band
Ellijay, GA. Gilmer Arts & Heritage BEST Series. 7:30pm. Ellijay Elementary School Auditorium located at 32 McCutchen St., Ellijay, GA 30540. Advance Tickets: $27 + tax (Mbrs. save 10%)Door Tickets: $29 + tax. Members Save 20% on Season Tickets! For tickets and info call 706-635-5605 or visit gilmerarts.org

THEATER

1/27 thru 2/5
Dinner Theater- Trouble at the Tropicabana
Ellijay, GA. Last year we were sold out, so don’t delay! Menu: 30 min. hors d’oeuvres & refreshments, followed by dinner of salad, pot roast, loaded mashed potatoes, and dessert (vegetarian option available by request). Book early for whole tables and wheelchair/ scooter seating (each night has one table of 12, two tables of six, and 5 tables of 10). 6pm- 9pm. Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605.

2/3 thru 2/12
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Thur – Sat – 7:30 pm; Sun – 2:00pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 E. First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. For Tickets and Info call 706-632-9223 or visit www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

3/2 thru 3/19
The Count of Monte Cristo
Betrayal, obsession, and redemption provide the backdrop for this compelling adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel. Unjustly imprisoned, Edmond Dantes befriends an inmate who bequeaths him an enormous treasure. Dantes eventually escapes and returns to society disguised as the Count of Monte Cristo with plans to enact his revenge on those who betrayed him. As Dantes becomes increasingly consumed with vengeance, he finds himself losing his humanity and any hope of reconciling with the love of his life. Thur – Sat – 7:30 pm; Sun – 2:00pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 E. First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. For Tickets and Info call 706-632-9223 or visit www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

3/3 thru 4/19
Taming of the Shrew
Jasper, GA. Shakespeare’s comic look at courtship and marriage. Come on and kiss me, Kate! Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 PM Tickets $18 adults, $$16 seniors, $14 students. Buy Flex Passes and save even more. Visit our Buy Tickets page on the website. Evening shows at 7:30pm. Sundays at 2:00pm. Tater Patch Players Theater, 95 Philadelphia Lane in Jasper, GA, 30143. For info and tickets visit www.taterpatchplayers.org or call 706-253-2800.

WINE & BEER TASTINGS

Ongoing 7 Days a Week
Cartecay Vineyards
Live Music Saturdays
Ellijay, GA. Cartecay Vineyards is located in The Southern Appalachians in North Georgia are ideal for growing wine grapes. The elevation, the soil and the climate combine to produce wine grapes of the highest quality and subsequently, fine wines. Live Music weekends 1:30 – 5:30. Mon-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12:30- 5:30pm (thru December). 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30536. 706-698-9463 (WINE) or www.cartecayvineyards.com

Ongoing Thurs – Mon
Engelheim Vineyards
LIve Music Weekends
Located near Ellijay, Georgia in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, focuses on growing outstanding grapes to produce the highest quality of wines. And honoring the original residents of Engelheim, the Cherokee Nation. Tasting Room Hours: Thursday – Monday 12:30 to 6:00 P.M. Engelheim Vineyards 127 Lakeview Road, Ellijay, GA 30540. Call 706-635-WINE (9463) or visit www.engelheim.com.

Ongoing 7 Days a Week
Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard & Winery
LIve Music Weekends
Tasting, wines by the glass, a fabulous view, live music on weekends and great company. Open 7 days a week: Mon-Sat 11am -6pm, Sun 12:30pm -5:30pm. 1862 Orchard Lane Talking Rock, GA 30175. For our friends using GPS or Google maps, please use the address: 2100 Orchard Lane, Talking Rock, GA 30175. Call 706.502.1608 or visit: http://chateaumeichtry.com

Ongoing Fridays
Chocolatasm!
Blue Ridge, GA. The Vine Wine Bar and Bistro in Blue Ridge and Chocolatasm are proud to present a special wine and chocolate pairing Friday evenings at 6pm. Reservations required. Call Leann Martin at 706-946-8463 or email your RSVP to Leannhmartin@gmail.com by the Thursday before the date to reserve your place. Regular wine tastings every day with no reservation required. www.thevineofblueridge.com

Ongoing Wed – Sat
Blue Ridge Brewery
Blue Ridge, GA. Serving great food, craft beer, fine wine and top shelf alcohol. Dog friendly outdoor patio. Open Wednesday through Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm. Blue Ridge Brewery, 187 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA . 706. 632. 6611 or www.blueridgebrewery.com

Ongoing Fri – Sat
Fannin Brewing Company
Blue Ridge, GA. Everyone’s welcome (including dogs, kids and non-drinkers!) when we throw the doors open, but bring your ID – you must be 21 to taste. Join us to sample both production beers and works in progress – there’s always something fun going on! Fri 5:30- 7:30pm, Sat 2:00 – 6:00pm. 3758 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 706.258.2762 or www.fanninbrewingcompany.com

Ongoing Thurs – Sat
Grumpy Old Men Brewing
Blue Ridge, GA. If we don’t like it, we don’t drink it. If we don’t drink it, we don’t sell it. The Brewery it is small. We are small on purpose. Dog & kid friendly. 1:00pm – 5:00pm. 1315 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. 770-331-8870/404-966-2665, info@grumpyoldmenbrewing.com or www.grumpyoldmenbrewing.com

Ongoing Thurs – Sun
Reformation Brewery
Woodstock, GA. Tour & Tasting Hours Thurs 5:30-8pm, Fri 5:30-9pm, Sat 1-9pm, Sunday 2-4pm, 500 Arnold Mill Way, Woodstock, GA 30188. info@reformationbrewery.com, (678) 341-0828 or www.reformationbrewery.com

Ongoing Mon- Sun
Valley River Brewery & Eatery
Murphy, NC. Featuring 15 of our own Craft Beers, Wood Fired Pizza made with fresh toppings, Outstanding Burgers, Homemade Desserts. Located in Historic Downtown Murphy, NC at 71 Tennessee Street. Mon – Sat 11am – 10pm, Sun 12pm – 10pm. 828-837-BEER or www.valleyriverbrewery.com

Ongoing Thurs Thru Sun
Ferncrest Winery
Enjoy tastings & wines by the glass local cheeses & jams. Buy your favorite bottle! All tastings include a souvenir logo glass.Thursday – Saturday 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Sunday 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Other Days and Times by Reservations. 1060 Main Street, Andrews NC 2890. Contact: 828-321-1600 or www.ferncrestwinery.com

Ongoing Mon Thru Sun
Andrews Brewing Company
Welcome to the prettiest little tap room in the mountains! Nestled comfortably in North Carolina’s far western region,
“Two Hours from Everywhere”, which suits us just fine. Noon– 6:00 pm, 7pm weekends. Andrews Breweing Co. 565 Aquone Road, Andrews, NC 28901. (828) 321-2006 or andrewsbrewing.com

Ongoing from Tues- Sun
Crane Creek Vineyards
Vineyard View Tapas & Acoustics
Young Harris, GA. Fridays 6pm – 8pm. Reservations recommended. Tasting room: Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Crane Creek Vineyards, 916 Crane Creek Road · Young Harris, GA | 706.379.1236. www.cranecreekvineyards.com

3/24 thru 4/2
Wine Growers of Georgia 2017 Wine Highway Weekend
Purchase your “Passport” and receive your souvenir glass at any of the 21 participating wineries. Cost of the passport is $40 and that allows you 5 tastings at each winery.

The Passport is good for every day of the event. You must remember to have your passport and glass at each winery. For those who will be staying in the region for several days, many of the wineries are open during the week and will accept the passports for tastings during the week. Noon- 5pm. Visit www.georgiawine.com