What’s Going on this Fall in the Mountains for October & November 2018

By on October 24, 2018

Happenings in the Mountains

While every attempt has been made to provide accurate event listings, we urge you to confirm the information provided before making travel plans.

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First & Third Thursdays
Plein Air Painters of Hiawassee
Meet at ArtWorks and leave at 2pm for a local scenic spot to spend a fun afternoon painting with other artists. All media welcome. . FREE! 2 – 5pm. ArtWorks Gallery & Gifts, 232B Chatuge Way, Hiawassee, GA. www.artworksgalleryga.com

First Fridays
Murphy Art Walk
Murphy, NC. Local chefs and individuals make their special dishes. Stroll through historic downtown Murphy for an exquisite visual, culinary, and performing arts experience. Presented by The Valley River Arts Guild 5-8 pm. Visit http://www.valleyriverarts.com or call Tim Ford (828) 360-3038

Second Fridays
Writer’s Night Out
Blairsville, GA. Featured readers (authors from NC and GA) and open mic. Free and open to the public. Sign up at the door to read for 3 minutes. 7pm – 9pm. Union County Community Center, Blairsville, GA. Info: ttps://netwestwriters.blogspot.com/

Second Saturdays
Art Pickens: Artist Gathering
Jasper, GA. An opportunity for local artists to gather and network with fellow artists as well as meet and talk with residents and art lovers. Demonstrations are encouraged! FREE! 11am – 4pm. Weather permitting. Peace Park, 141 North Main Street, Jasper, GA.

9/6 – 10/14
Plein Air International Paint-Out Show
Blue Ridge, GA. A spectacular exhibit filled with images from local scenery painted during our Fall Plein Air International Paint Out. For info visit www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

9/15 – 10/25
GENESIS XXIV Juried
Art Show
Canton, GA. Art by members of Roswell Fine Arts Alliance. All art is original work and available for purchase. Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 12pm – 5 pm Closed Sunday & MondayCherokee Arts Center, 94 North St. Canton, GA 30114. 770.704.6244
www.cherokeearts.org

10/4
Cheryl Goldsleger and Larry Millard
Young Harris, GA. Cheryl Goldsleger and Larry Millard bring their unique artistic styles together in their exhibition titled Enigma2. Opening Reception Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 PM. Campus Gate Art Gallery, Young Harris College. Info: http://www.yhc.edu

10/6 – 11/10
11th Annual Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show
Blue Ridge, GA. A variety of artists from across the nation in a wide variety of mediums. High caliber national and regional artists on display. Opening reception will be October 6, 5-7pm. For info visit www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

10/6 – 1/4
4th Quarter Artist in Residence- Chris Albertson
Blue Ridge, GA. Enjoy the beautiful watercolor and mixed media creations of artist, Chris Albertson. Opening reception will be held October 6, 5-7pm.For info visit www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

11/10
Meet Mark Warren
Ellijay, GA. Mark has published several books and written extensively about nature for a varirty magazines. FREE! 11am. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

11/14
Who Dunnit?
Blue Ridge, GA. Get amazing artworks from sought-after local and regional artists! Each $50 ticket guarantees you an original piece of art, the mystery is trying to figure out who your artist is. Limited tickets available for this event. For info visit www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Or: 706-632-2144.

11/17- 1/4
Holiday Show & Sale
Creative and unique holiday gifts. Hundreds of hand-made items for sale. Jewelry, pottery, painting or anything in between, get your holiday shopping done. Gift Certificates are available. Opening reception Nov 17, 6-9pm. For info visit www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

EVENTS

Mondays
Garden Tours
Blairsville, GA. Come learn about how our ancestors and native Americans used plants for food, fiber and medicine. Please do not bringNo pets of any kind. 9am – 1pm. The Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center is located 3 miles south of the Blairsville Square, on the east side of Hwy 19/129. Contact: Clare Johnston at 706-745-2655

First Thursdays
Shop Late!
Blairsville, GA. Join us the first Thursday of the month for ‘Shop Late Thursday’s’ in Downtown Blairsville! Participating businesses will be open from 5pm – 8pm.Deals, discounts and other exciting offers. Just look for a red balloon! Info: www.facebook.com/events/1818223438471846/

First Fridays
Block Party
Historic Downtown Canton Loop Block Party, Car Show, Live Music, Food & Good Times! Downtown Canton, 6 p.m. Visit www.cherokeechamber.com

4th Fridays
Classic Car Cruise-In
Blue Ridge, Dairy Queen. Cruise ins are always free to attend! 6-8pm. Contact Annette Long: georgiamountainclassics@hotmail.com, 706-838-4701

Saturdays
The Barking Lot
Downtown Blue Ridge, GA. The wonderful volunteers bring adoptable rescues and try to find them good homes. Come and visit our rescues. They would love to see you! We are at The Barking Lot from 11am – 3pm (weather permitting). East 1st Street & Messer. 706-633-7282

4th Saturdays
Jasper Cruise In
Downtown Jasper, GA. 50/50 Raffle. Live DJ. 4 – 7pm. $5 Donation.

10/6
9th Annual Home Builders Showcase
Blue Ridge, GA. Exhibitors from the building industry; Architects, Builders, Cabinet Makers, Developers, Flooring, Glassworks, Heating/Cooling, Home Furnishings, Insurers, Mortgage Lenders, Realtors, Security Systems, Stonework, Surveyors and more. Food vendors & prize drawings. Fun for the whole family. FREE! 9am -5pm. Info: b.i.a.secretary@icloud.com, or 706-455-7528.

10/20
Good Neighbors
Car Show
Blairsville, GA. More than 200 cars and trucks (Old and New) “Show Off” at the Good Neighbors Auto Show. Free! 8am – 4pm. United Community Bank Parking Lot
Hwy 515E, Blairsville, GA. Info: 828-837-8539 or 706-745-3985.

11/10
The Georgia Chapter of The Trail of Tears Association
Speaking will be Eastern Band of Cherokee citizen, Anita Finger-Smith, about “Those Who Didn’t Go.” This will be the final presentation commemorating the 180th anniversary of the Cherokee removal from GA. Our meetings are free and open to the public. Saturday the 10th at 10:30 AM at the Funk Heritage Center, Waleska, GA.

FESTIVALS

10/4 – 14
Cumming Country Fair & Festival
Cumming, GA. Free concerts, discount days and free-living history exhibits in the Heritage and Indian Villages. Parking $5. Admission $7- cash. Cumming Fair Grounds, 235 Castleberry Rd., Cumming, GA 30040. Contact Information: 770-781-3491 or www.cummingfair.net

10/6
Foxfire Mountaineer Festival
Clayton, GA. Celebration of the rich heritage of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Traditional music, demonstrations, and traditional games and puzzles. $5. Raybun County Civic Center, 201 West Savannah Street, Clayton, GA. Contact Information: 706-746-5828 or www.foxfirefund.org

10/6
Annual Hay Day Festival
Cumming, GA. Proceeds are used to purchase hay for the more than 130 horses and other animals. Activities for kids of all ages. 11am – 4pm. Save the Horses Rescue Farm, 1768 Newt Green Road, Cumming, GA 30028. For more info call 770.886.5419

10/6 – 10/7
Cherokee County Mountain Crafters Festival
Murphy, NC. Showcases Cherokee County’s talented artisans, craftsmen, musicians, dancers, storytellers, quilters, restaurants, food vendors, and small businesses. Sat. 10:00am – 4:00pm. Sun. 10:00am – 3:00pm. Free! Held at The Murphy Middle and Murphy High School Gymnasiums, Murphy, NC. Call (828)837-3589 or visit https://www.facebook.com/

10/6 – 10/7
38th Annual Georgia Marble Festival
Jasper, GA. Celebrate the history of Georgia Marble. Guided tours of the marble industry/structures. Arts, crafts, demonstrations, marble carving, children’s activities, great food & entertainment. Lee Newton Memorial Park, 500 Stegall Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30143. Visit: georgiamarblefestival.com. Call: 706-692-5600.

10/6 – 10/7
44th Annual John C. Campbell Folk School Fall Festival
Brasstown, NC. Over 240 fine craft exhibitors tucked along the school’s winding wooded paths. Please bring cash, no ATM on site. John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC 28902. 1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724) or https://folkschool.org

10/6- 10/7
The Valley Above the Clouds Indian
Summer Festival
At Woody Gap School, Georgia’s smallest public school. Car show, crafts, music,dance, and family activities. Saturday, 10K & one-mile run 9 a.m. Country Square Dance with live band at 8 p.m. Advance dance tickets are $6; $8 at the door. 9am-5pm. Info: 706-745-5789 or www.suches.com/festivalinfo.htm

10/ 6 – 7 & 10/13 – 14
Cherry Log Fall Festival
Cherry Log, GA. Serving homemade breakfast and lunch, offering arts and crafts, homemade cakes, pies and canned goods, bluegrass, gospel and country music. Free parking. 9am – 5pm. Cherry Log Community Clubhouse, 341 Cherry Log Street, Cherry Log, Georgia 30522.

10/21 – 10/20
Georgia Mountain Fall Festival
Hiawassee, GA. Musical performances, Arts and Craft vendors, educational demonstrations, Pioneer Village, Old Ways demonstrations, flower show and Georgia’s Official State Fiddlers’ Convention. Wolves of the World- The only traveling wolf pack in the world, and a whole lot more. Fall Festival: Daily 10am- 7pm, Sunday until 6pm. Admission: $12; 3-Day Pass $3; 9-Day Pass $90. Kids under 12- free. Free parking. No pets. Georgia Mountain Fair Grounds, Hiawassee, GA. Information: 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

10/13
8th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Marching
Band Festival
Blue Ridge, GA. More than 2,000 marching band members from nearly 24 area high school bands are expected to participate. 1 pm – 9:30 pm. Fannin County High School, 2346 East First St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513. For information call Band Director, Scott Barnstead 706-633-8595 or visit www.fannincountyband.org

10/13 – 10/14
2018 Annual Fall Arts
in the Park
Blue Ridge, GA. Nearly 100 fine art and fine craft artists, delicious food, and kid’s art zone. 10am-5pm. Admission: adults $5; children under 12 free. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge GA 30513. For info: (706) 632- 2144, BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com or www.blueridgearts.net

10/13 – 10/14 &
10/20 – 10/22

47th Annual Georgia
Apple Festival
Ellijay, GA. Two weekends, hundreds of vendors: food, art, crafts, and more. Apple Festival 5K & 1K, Apple Cake Contest & Apple Pie Contest, Apple Classic Auto Show at the Civic Center on Sat. Oct. 14. Apple Festival Parade Sat.Oct. 21 at 10 AM downtown Ellijay. Festival entrance fee is $5. Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 1729 South Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540. Visit www.georgiaapplefestival.org or Phone: 706-636-4500

10/13 – 10/14 &
10/20 – 10/22

Blairsville Sorghum Festival
Meeks Park, Blairsville, GA. Sorghum syrup demonstrations, country style contests.Parade Saturday Oct 13 11am. Benefits scholarships for local students. Both weekends: Sat. 9am -5pm. Square Dance at 8pm. Sun. 9am – 5pm. Admission 13 and up $4. Free parking. Info visit: www.sorghumfestivalblairsville.org or call 706-745-4745.

10/19 – 10/20
Owl O’Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival
Kennesaw State University Sports & Rec Park, Kennesaw, GA. Atlanta’s ONLY Hot Air Balloon Festival and LARGEST Costume Party! Friday 6pm – 11pm. Saturday: 4pm – 11pm. KSU: 3200 George Busbee Parkway, NW, Kennesaw, GA 30188. Contact Information: http://owl-o-ween.com/ or 470-578-4849.

10/20
12th Annual Paws in
the Park
Blue Ridge, GA. Parade, pet education and demonstrations, rabies clinic, micro-chipping, contests, prizes, photos with your pet, and much more!!! 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Annual 5K Race! Registration starts at 7:30 am – race begins at 8:30 am. Parade starts at 10:00 am. Info: call 706. 633. 3103 or www.humanesocietyofblueridge.org

10/20
Crane Creek Annual Harvest Festival
Young Harris, GA. Celebrate the harvest! Wine tastings, grape stomping, winery tours and live music! 11am-6pm. Admission $20. Crane Creek Vineyards 916 Crane Creek Road Young Harris, GA 30582. http://www.cranecreekvineyards.com or 706-379-1236

10/20
Gibbs Gardens Brew Fest
Ball Ground, GA. Music provided by Atlanta Dance Party. More details coming soon. 11am – 4pm. Gibbs Gardens, 1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground, GA 30107. Info: 770-893-1881, or visit www.gibbsgardens.com

10/20 – 10/21
24th Annual Talking Rock Heritage Days Festival
Talking Rock, GA. Demonstrations, Blue Grass and Southern Gospel Music and good food. Visit the restored 1877 Talking Rock Schoolhouse Teaching Museum or join hobbyists from all over the country in “riding the rails” in restored railcars. 9am -5pm. FREE! Visit www.talkingrockga.com or call 706-253-5515.

10/20 – 10/21
Gold Rush Days Festival
Dahlonega, GA. Over 300 art and craft exhibitors and food vendors gather around the Public Square and Historic District. Voted one of the Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society. Contact: The Dahlonega Jaycees: info@dahlonega.org, 706-864-3513 or visit: dahlonegajaycees.com/gold-rush-days/

10/26 – 10/28
51st Annual Moonshine Festival
Dawsonville, GA. Parade Sat at 9:00am.Two stages with live entertainment in downtown Dawsonville. Car Show, Cruise-In and Swap Meet at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Formerly known as “Thunder Road USA.” Moonshine Run Fri,10:00 AM, registration at 9:00 AM. No pets allowed. Benefitting KARE for Kids, Inc. Visit www.kareforkids.org/mountain-moonshine-festival.html or
(706) 216-KARE (5273).

10/27
3rd Annual Appalachian Craft Brew, Stew & Que Festival
Hiawassee, GA. Featuring 20 breweries from Georgia & North Carolina. Live Americana, Folk, and Bluegrass music. Food vendors, regional arts & crafts vendors. 5:00 – 6:30: 2nd Annual Americana Jam Hosted by Wyatt Espalin! Saturday 11am- 7pm. $40.00 at the Gate, $35.00 Online. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds – 1311 Music Rd.- Hiawassee, GA. Info: www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or 706-896-4191.

10/27
Fall Hoedown at Vogel State Park
Blairsville, GA. Celebrate autumn’s arrival with a 2pm cakewalk, 4:30 pm hay rides, 5pm chili & drinks for sale, 6:30 pm campfire & dancing, at 8pm a professional storyteller around a bonfire. 12noon- 7pm. Parking $5, hayrides $3. Vogel State Park US Hwy 19/129S (11 miles south of) Blairsville, GA. Visit www.gastateparks.org or call Vogel State Park @ 706-745-2628.

10/28
Fall Harvest Festival
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Blue Ridge, GA. The whole family will love the trip to the farmer’s field. Cotton candy, hot apple cider, kids activities Reservations are strongly encouraged. For tickets and info: Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad, www.brscenic.com or call 706-632-8724.

10/29
3rd Annual Oktoberfest
October 29, 2018
Andrews, NC. Beer, beer, and even wine! The food will be the best you have ever tasted in your life! Music? Of course! 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Hall Park on First Street, Andrews, NC 28901. For info visit www.andrewsnc.com or call Eric Carlson 828-321-2006. Or: www.cherokeecountychamber.com

11/2 – 11/4
14th Annual HemlockFest
Dahlonega, GA. All-ages, eco-friendly event features live music, primitive camping, educational exhibits, arts and crafts vendors, a kid’s nature village, great food, and free canoeing. Proceeds go to saving our GA Hemlocks! Starbridge Farm is located off Hwy 52E between Dahlonega and Cleveland. For info:
Call The Lumpkin Coalition 706-864-9003, or visit www.hemlockfest.org.

11/3
Tate Day Festival
Historic Downtown Tate, The Home of Georgia Marble. Old time parade at 10am. Tours
of Marble Quarry, and the Marble School Building (only one in the world), Arts & Crafts in the refurbished Old Tate Depot, Cake Bake-Off, Live Entertainment, BBQ lunch in the Old Tate Gym and much more. For info or for BBQ tickets call: 770-735-3151

11/3 – 11/30
Japanese Maples Colorfest
Ball Ground, GA. 100’s of Japanese Maples and Burning Bushes come alive in brilliant Fall color. For schedule visit Gibbs Gardens, 1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground, GA 30107. Info: 770-893-1881 or www.gibbsgardens.com

11/22 – 12/30
Mountain Country Christmas in Lights
Hiawassee, GA. A magical holiday light show, with caroling, art & craft vendors, holiday food, visit and pictures with Santa, and hot chocolate & s’mores. Eudora Animal Farms petting zoo and animal rides. Thurs – Sat 6pm -9pm. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds – 1311 Music Rd.- Hiawassee, GA. www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or 706-896-4191.

11/23
Light Up Ellijay- Return
to Whoville
Historic Downtown Ellijay. Return to Whoville and stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas! Live music, craft vendors, and food from local restaurants on the square beginning at 4 p.m. Lighted parade ushers in Santa Claus at 6 p.m. Lighting of the tree immediately afterward. For info: www.gilmerchamber.com or call 706-635-7400

11/24
Light Up Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge, GA. An all day fun event for the family. Holiday music, Santa Clause arrives at 11:15 a.m. Photo with Santa 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Christmas Parade with Santa starts at 5:30 p.m followed by the Lighting of the Great Tree at 7:00 p.m. For info: email: cesarmart2@icloud.com or www.lightupblueridge.info

12/1
Light Up the Basin
McCaysville, GA – Copperhill, TN. Bring the family out for the city of McCaysville Christmas Tree lighting. Music at 5:45 with tree lighting at 6 pm. Contact: Tri Cities Business Association, Phone: 423-443-1636, Email: TriCitiesBA@gmail.com or visit: www.greatercopperbasin.com

11/23- 12/23
Santa Pavilion Night Train
Blue Ridge, GA. The Santa Express: Featuring “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Daytime fun-filled trip with Santa. Approximately 1 Hour Trip Time. Please check the TRAIN SCHEDULE for dates and times. Reservations strongly encouraged. Tickets and info: Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad, www.brscenic.com or call 706-632-8724.

HALLOWEEN

10/1 – 10/20
The Great Halloween Costume Swap!
Ellijay, GA. Instead of purchasing another new Halloween costume this year, how about a swap? Starting Oct 1st, participants of any age may drop off their used, but in otherwise GREAT condition costumes for infants through adults at the library circulation desk and get a ticket for a swap. Then you return to the library on Friday,Oct 19th between 3PM and 5PM with your ticket to pick out your new costume in our organized costume gallery. Saturday,Oct 20th is open and free to everyone who wishes to find a costume– no ticket required. Gilmer County Library 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540 For Info Call: 706-635-4528 or Visit www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org

10/18 – 10/27
Union County Ghost Tour
Blairsville, GA. Journey deep into the local history, legend, and evidence of paranormal events that have taken place in our area on this new walking tour of historic Blairsville-Union County. This is not a “haunted house jump scare event,” but an unforgettable experience. 6 – 8pm. Info: (706) 745-5493 or www.facebook.com/pg/unioncountyhauntedhistorytour

10/18 – 10/27
3rd Annual Fright Nights
At The Fairgrounds Haunted House
Blue Ridge, GA. Kiwanis Fairgrounds. Get ready for a mind-altering experience at our Fright Nights at the Fairgrounds. Thursdays – Saturdays 7pm. $9 at the door. Info: www.facebook.com/blueridgekiwanis

10/19 & 10/26
Ooky Spooky Light Show
Young Harris, GA. Classic Halloween tunes such as “Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters,” “Thriller,” amazing full-dome graphics and light show. Great for families, visuals are fun, a little spooky, and will leave you smiling $5. 7pm & 8pm. Young Harris College, Rollins Planetarium. (800) 241-3754 www.yhc.edu/academics/math-science/rollins-planetarium/public-shows

10/25
An Evening of Appalachian Ghost Stories
Blue Ridge, GA. Haunts & Harvest. Rosann Kent, southern storyteller and professor of UNG’s Appalachian Studies Center performs an evening of Appalachian Ghost Stories. 7pm – 9pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

10/31
Halloween Safe Zone
Blue Ridge, GA. Hundreds of costumed kids and grown-up kids. Bring your pets in costume as well. Downtown merchants will be passing out candy. Fun begins at 5:30 pm.

KIDS OF All AGES

10/26 – 11/4
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Musical
Blue Ridge, GA. Production by the Sunny D Children’s Theater. Musical adaption of the classic beloved children’s novel.The show will run two weeks, Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s 2 p.m. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: (706) 632-9223. Visit: www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

10/27 & 11/24
Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House
Mineral Bluff, GA. Come learn how railroads played an important role in the development of the Tri-State area. 10am -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.

MUSIC

Every Evening
Bell Music from the Tower
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
Andrews Brewing Company
Great music, craft beer and a good time. Andrews Brewing Company, 14 Miles for Harrah’s Casino, 565 Aquone Road, Andrews, NC 28901. For info: 828-321-2006 or www.andrewsbrewing.com

Sundays
WYYZ’s Live Music at Rocco’s
Rocco’s Pub, 47 Mountainside Village Parkway, Jasper, GA. Contact 706.253.1900 or visit http://roccosjasper.com

Thursdays – Saturdays
Live Music at Blue Ridge Brewery
Blue Ridge Brewery, 187 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA . 706. 632. 6611 or www.blueridgebrewery.com

Thursdays Thru Oct
Pickin’ in the Park
Mineral Bluff, GA. Live music jams & pickin’ on the banks of the Toccoa River Bring your chairs & blankets. FREE! 6pm to dusk. Horseshoe Bend Park, 1156 River Rd, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559

Fridays
Concert Series at the Old Courthouse
Blairsville, GA. Free! 7pm. Old Historic Courthouse, 1 Town Square, Blairsville GA. For info: Union County Historical Society 706-745-5493 or http://www.unioncountyhistory.org/

3rd Friday Every Month
Live Music Acoustic Blends
Listen to a Variety of Quality Music Acts- or Join the Jam! Bring your own libations and munchies. 7 pm. Free & Public Invited. For info contact Gilmer Arts 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. 706-635-5605. Visit www.gilmerarts.org

Weekends
LIve Music at Engelheim Vineyards
Engelheim Vineyards 127 Lakeview Road, Ellijay, GA 30540. Call 706-635-WINE (9463) or www.engelheim.com.

Weekends
Fannin Brewing Company
Live Music in the Bier Garden
Fannin Brewing: 3758 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. www.fanninbrewingcompany.com or 706.258.2762

Weekends
Cartecay Vineyards
Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30535. Call 706. 698. 9463 (WINE) or visit www.cartecayvineyards.com

Weekends
Chateau Meichtry Vineyards
Chateau Meichtry, 1862 Orchard Lane, Talking Rock, GA 30175. Info: (706) 502-1608 or www. chateaumeichtry.com.

Weekends
Live Music at
Chevelles 66
Murphy, NC. Check the website for performers. 9pm.
66 Hiwassee St
Murphy, NC 28906. Info: 828-835-7001 or www.chevellerestaurants.com

Saturdays
Saturday at the Legion on the River!
Ellijay, GA. From live bands to jam sessions on the porch. The community is always welcome! For the love of Veterans, Family, Community. FREE! 4pm – 10pm. 297 Legion Rd, Ellijay, GA.

10/11
Philosophy and Jazz
Blue Ridge, GA. With Dr. Bruce Ellis Benson. “While there are different ways of thinking about jazz, in my work, I’ve used the metaphor of conversation. What makes all of this particularly interesting is that, as I will argue, jazz can easily be seen as a metaphor for life itself….” Dr. Bruce Ellis Benson, Senior Research Fellow at the Logos Institute, University of St. Andrews. 7 – 10pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: (706) 632-9223. Visit: www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

10/20
Michelle Malone
Blue Ridge, GA. Michelle is back by popular demand!!! Armed with a bottleneck slide, harmonica, and her signature soul-filled vocals; Michelle Malone will be rocking the theater. $35. 7:30pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: (706) 632-9223. Visit: www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

11/3
Carolyn Aiken
Ellijay, GA. Named “The Best Acoustic Act”in her birth town of Atlanta, GA, Caroline’s history includes recording and performing with Bonnie Raitt and the Indigo Girls, opening for Arlo Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Doc Watson, Randy Newman, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, 38 Special, Beach Boys, Janis Ian, and Richie Havens. 7pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. Tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

11/10
Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk
Blue Ridge, GA. This energetic 10 piece band with full horn section, will keep you up and dancing performing R&B, Jazz & Soul songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s along with today’s top 40 favorites. $35. 7:30pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: (706) 632-9223. Visit: www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

11/10
The Crawdaddies
Ellijay, GA. Put on your dancing shoes for this fun, funky and fabulous acoustic dance band. A band founded in 1995 on the premise of “why not, it might just work.” The Crawdaddies sound that is unquestionably its own. 7pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

11/16
Dwight Yoakam
Hiawassee, GA. Anderson Music Hall. Tickets On Sale September 28, 2018
Level 1: $45.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Level 2: $35.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, P.O. Box 444 Hiawassee, GA 30546. Tickets: www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or 706-896-4191.

11/17
Blue Oyster Cult
Hiawassee, GA. Anderson Music Hall. Tickets On Sale September 28, 2018
Level 1: $45.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Level 2: $35.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, P.O. Box 444 Hiawassee, GA 30546. Tickets: www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or 706-896-4191.

OUTDOORS

10/3
Benton MacKaye Trail Association Sponsored Hikes
Talking Rock, GA. Talking Rock Nature Preserve 4 miles, easy. Contact hike leader Sara Bland at jsbland@windstream.net.

10/6
Benton MacKaye Trail Association Sponsored Hikes
Highway 515 to Weaver Creek and return. 5 miles, easy. Mostly dirt roads. Contact Hike Leader Tom Sewell at SewellTom@yahoo.com or text to (706)669-6406

10/6
Benton MacKaye Trail Association Sponsored Hikes
Big Frog Mtn. via Big Frog Mtn. Trail and BMT trail and return. 11-12 miles total. Moderate to strenuous difficulty; 1300’ elevation change. Hiking time about 7 hours. Contact Hike Leader Tom Sewell at SewellTom@yahoo.com or text to (706)669-6406

THEATER

9/20 thru 10/7
Hot Bed Hotel
Blue Ridge, GA. Terri and Brian Cody are hoping to sell their “One Star Hotel” in the Florida Keys, to the only man who has expressed any interest, a Mr. Sam Lewis from New York. You can see where this is leading…it is a farce after all! Thursdays thru Saturdays, 7:30 pm; Sundays, 2:00pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: (706) 632-9223. Visit: www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

10/5 thru 10/21
Greater Tuna
Ellijay, GA. Back by popular demand! Don’t miss this hilariously funny small town satire about Tuna, Texas -where the Lion’s Club is too Liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.Friday & Saturdays at 7:00pm, Sundays at 2pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

WINE & BEER TASTINGS

Open Every Day
Copperhill Brewery
Copperhill, TN. Your New Favorite Place Serving Craft Beer You’ll Dig! Pints, Flights & Growlers of Exceptional Tasting Beer! Mon – Sat 12-8pm. Sun 12-8pm. 105 Main Street, Copperhiil, TN 37313. Call 423-548-3030 or visit
copperhillbrewery.com

Open Every Day
Engelheim Vineyards
Engelheim Vineyards 127 Lakeview Road, Ellijay, GA 30540. Call 706-635-WINE (9463) or visit www.engelheim.com.

Open Every Day
Bear Claw Vineyards
Blue Ridge, GA. Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm, Friday & Saturday 12-8pm. 2281 Tennis Court Rd., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Visit bearclawvineyards.com.

Ongoing
Cartecay Vineyards
Wine Tastings on the Chimney Patio or the Nealey Barn Loft. Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30535. Call 706. 698. 9463 (WINE) or visit www.cartecayvineyards.com

Ongoing
Buck Bald Brewing
A small family owned brewery. 160 Ocoee Street,
Copperhill, TN 37317
Call 706.431.7141 or visit buckbaldbrewing.com

Ongoing Wed – Sun
Blue Ridge Brewery
Dog friendly outdoor patio. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Blue Ridge Brewery, 187 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA . 706. 632. 6611 or www.blueridgebrewery.com

Ongoing Thurs – Sun
Fannin Brewing Company
3758 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 706.258.2762 or www.fanninbrewingcompany.com

Ongoing Thurs – Sat
Grumpy Old Men Brewing
Dog & kid friendly. 1315 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. 770-331-8870/404-966-2665, grumpyoldmenbrewing.com

Ongoing Mon- Sun
Valley River Brewery & Eatery
Located in Historic Downtown Murphy, NC at 71 Tennessee Street. 828-837-BEER or www.valleyriverbrewery.com

Open Daily
Chateau Meichtry
Chateau Meichtry, 1862 Orchard Lane, Talking Rock, GA 30175.
Info: (706) 502-1608 or www.chateaumeichtry.com.

Wednesdays
Bistro 29’s Wine Wednesdays
Murphy, NC. Wine Special: $5 off any bottle purchase or a discount of $1 off any glass of wine. Bistro 29, 29 Tennessee St, Murphy NC 28906. For info: 828-837-9022 or visit www.mybistro29.com

Saturdays
Out Of The Blue Wine Tasting
Blue Ridge, GA. Drinking alcohol is just drinking. Wine is a lifestyle. Gourmet Living. We sell fine wine, cheeses, and beer along with specialty kitchen items. Wine tastings Saturdays at 1:00 pm. Out of the Blue, 647 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, 706-258-2750. Visit www.outofzbleu.com

Ongoing Thurs – Sun
Reformation Brewery
Tour & Tasting Hours Thurs 5:30-8pm, Fri 5:30-9pm, Sat 1-9pm, Sunday 2-4pm500 Arnold Mill Way, Woodstock, GA 30188. info@reformationbrewery.com, (678) 341-0828 or www.reformationbrewery.com

Ongoing Sat & Sun
Montaluce Wine Hikes
‘Wine Hikers’ are guided by trained outdoor staff along nature trails, to the headwaters of the Etowah River, and through the vineyard. 1.8 mile hike and a ‘mixed flight’ of 5 wines. Price: $45 Per Person. Time: 10am – 1pm. To schedule contact matthew@montaluce.com, 706.867.4060. Or www.montaluce.com

While every attempt has been made to provide accurate event listings, we urge you to confirm the information provided before making travel plans.