What’s Happening in the Mountains for August -September 2019

By on September 14, 2019

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

ARTS

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://visitcherokeecountync.com/  or call 828-557-0602

Thursday Mornings

Plein Air Painters of Hiawassee

If interested in joining the group, contact Joyce Clair  (clairjoy@hotmail.com ) to get on the email notification list. Joyce sends out an email every Wednesday with info on where to meet and whether or not plein air is cancelled due to weather. There is no fee as this is not a class. Bring your own art supplies, chair, water, hat, sunscreen, and bug spray. All media and skill levels. www.artworksgalleryga.com 

7/6 – 9/28

AIR 3rd Qtr – Brenda Pinnick

Blue Ridge, GA. As a lover of color, representational artist, Brenda Pinnick, uses subtle shifts in color temperature and saturation to communicate her beautiful, artistic visions onto canvas. She paints en plein air, exploring shapes, lines, color, value and depth to create visually stunning versions of what her artistic eye sees. Opening reception is July 27, 5-7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Registration & Info: 706-632-2144 or  https://www.blueridgearts.net

8/9 thru 9/12

Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

Ellijay, GA.Photographers from across the region are featured in the display of fine photographic art.  The reception in celebration of these talented artists will be held on opening night when you will be able to meet the artists, and enjoy the company of other supporters of the arts community and Gilmer Arts. The exhibition runs through September 12. Gilmer Arts. Business hours are M-F 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, GA 30540. For info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

8/17 thru 9/20

Annual Gilmer Arts Member Artists Exhibition and Reception

Ellijay, GA. he Gilmer Arts Gallery hosts an exhibition featuring the artwork of our member artists. Join us for the Annual Gilmer Arts Membership Reception 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2019. The exhibition runs through September 20, 2019 at Gilmer Arts. Business hours are M-F 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, GA 30540. For info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

7/27 – 8/25

9th Annual 3D Off the Wall Exhibit

Blue Ridge, GA. Takes the works off the gallery walls and lets you see the beauty of three-dimensional works. This exhibit is open to all three-dimensional artists of all genres only.  Opening reception July 27th from 5 – 7 pm. For info visit www.blueridgearts.net or BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com or call 706-632-2144.

7/27 thru 8/25

National Juried Photography Show

Blue Ridge, GA. Open to all photographers, both amateur and professional, and all original photographic media, including film and digital images. Monetary prizes totaling $3,000.Gallery open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Registration & Info: 706-632-2144 or  www.blueridgearts.net

8/3

3rd Annual Rocku Knob Hammer-In

Come out and learn how to hammer forge a blank piece of steel in to a work of art. Local artisans will be on site to teach and allow you to participate in the making of a keepsake. Please bring eye protection and gloves. No charge for the event. Soda, Hotdogs and Hamburgers will be available for a small fee. 9am -5pm. Crawford’s Campground 87 Horton Rd Murphy NC. 28906. Info: http://crawfordscg.com/special-events.html

8/31 thru 9/28

The Art of Dylan Pierce

Blue Ridge, GA. From the age of 12, this talented artist has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions around the country. Dylan will fill our Richard Low Evans Gallery with beautiful watercolor paintings that capture the soul of his subjects, the delicate beauty of animals, and all the varied wonders that continue to inspire him. Opening reception is August 31, 5-7pm. Gallery open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Registration & Info: 706-632-2144 or  www.blueridgearts.net

9/5 – 9/8

Plein Air International Paint Out 

Blue Ridge, GA. Fannin County provides the perfect setting for nature and art to come together during our 2019 Plein Air International Paint Out Event.  This 4 day event provides a multitude of opportunities to capture the spirit of plein air and the inherent natural beauty of our area. Artists from all over the country travel to our community to enjoy the county-wide paint outs, take part in a workshop, sign up for a quick draw event and silent auction, and enjoy networking with fellow plein air artists. Prizes totaling $1,000 will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  This year’s judge will be plein air artist Ed Cahill. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Registration & Info: 706-632-2144 or www.blueridgearts.net

9/10 thru 10/13

Plein Air International Paint Out Exhibit

Blue Ridge, GA. A spectacular exhibit filled with images from local scenery and landscapes painted during our 2019 Plein Air International Paint Out.  Gallery open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Registration & Info: 706-632-2144 or blueridgearts.net

EVENTS

First Thursdays

Shop Late Blairsville! 

Participating Downtown Blairsville businesses will be open additional hours from 5pm – 8pm and will feature deals, discounts and other exciting offers! So, avoid the crowds on the weekends and come spend some time in Downtown Blairsville. Just look for a red balloon and you’ll find a business that’s happy to serve you! 5 – 8pm.

First Fridays

Downtown Canton, GA. First Friday, May through October, Historic Downtown Canton. Live music, car shows, food trucks and local shopping. 6-9pm. https://www.cantonga.gov/visit/mainstreet/first_fridays.htm.

4th Fridays March through September

Georgia Mountain Classics Cruise Ins

Blue Ridge, GA. Great fun for the whole family. Free event but you’ll want to at least buy one of their great desserts!  Free registration if you want to bring your classic car and you get a $4.00 off DQ Certificate when you register. 6pm – 8pm. Dairy Queen 380 Progress Circle Blue Ridge, GA. georgiamountainclassics@hotmail.com

Thru 9/6

8th Annual Stand Up for Stand Down Toiletry Drive

Various Locations. Northside Hospital Cancer Institute collects much-needed toiletry and personal care items to fill “comfort bags” for veterans who attend Stand Down events throughout North and Central Georgia. Travel/sample-size toiletry and personal care items are needed. Donations can be dropped off at any of the 26 Georgia Cancer Specialists locations. For drop off locations: www.gacancer.com or www.facebook.com/SU4SD, for info or to volunteer: 770-864-5347.

8/2

Let’s Get Growing Lecture Series

Hiawassee, GA. Please join us and learn more about managing wildlife and your garden. Lecture begins 11 am and will be held at the Paris Pavilion at Hamilton Gardens. The lecture will be given by Jacob Williams, Extension Agent for Towns/Union counties. For info: https://hamiltongardens.org, info@hamiltongardens.org or 706-979-0011.

8/10

Lessons from a Black Bear: Myths and Relationships

Brasstown Bald Recreation Center, Brasstown, GA. Tom Hennigan, organism biology professor and ambassador for the North American Bear Center explores the use of trust not tranquilizers in bear research. Parking  $5 per adult, 15 & under are free. 11am -Noon. America the Beautiful passes are accepted. Space is limited. Registration: (706) 896-4966 or toll free 1 (800) 984-1543.

8/13 thru 9/13

CASA Volunteer Training

Ellijay, GA. Join us for CASA Volunteer training beginning Tuesday, August 13th. Training will be every Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The training will take place in the CASA office located on the 2nd floor (Suite 201) of the Gilmer County Courthouse. The session ends on Friday, September 13th with a swearing in ceremony at 2:00 pm. Gilmer County Courthouse CASA Office Suite 201, Ellijay, GA. For info: https://appalachiancasa.com/ or Brian Copeland Recruitment & Engagement Specialist
706-276-2272.

8/16

Let’s Get Growing Lecture Series

Hiawassee, GA. Please join us and learn more about mushrooms. Lecture begins 11 am and will be held at the Paris Pavilion at Hamilton Gardens. The lecture will be given by Anne Mitchell, a master naturalist. For info: https://hamiltongardens.org, info@hamiltongardens.org or 706-979-0011.

8/16 & 8/17

23rd Annual Blue Ridge Kiwanis Championship Rodeo

Blue Ridge, GA. Western rodeo event with 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. Advance tickets on sale July 30th. FREE parking shuttle is from Fannin County Middle School. Kiwanis Fairgrounds, Blue Ridge: Jones Street off of E. 2nd Street. 706-632-6644, info@blueridgerodeo.com or www.blueridgerodeo.com

8/17

Fall Gardening Seminar

Woodstock, GA. Cherokee County Master Gardener’s present a seminar on Fall Vegetable Gardening. Learn how to extend the garden growing season up to the holidays. Free! 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Rose Creek Library, 4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, GA. For info: 678-520-5458.

8/21

Natural Heritage of Brasstown Bald

Brasstown Bald Recreation Center, Brasstown, GA. Isolated by elevation, Brasstown Bald is an island in the sky. Join in for a geology and natural communities walk n’ talk with Geologist Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia and bio-geographer Dr. Leslie Edwards, co-author of Natural Communities of Georgia. Parking  $5 per adult, 15 & under are free. 11am -Noon. America the Beautiful passes are accepted. Space is limited. Registration: (706) 896-4966 or toll free 1 (800) 984-1543.

8/24

Taste of the Mountains in Blairsville

Blairsville, GA. Food lovers of all ages are invited to enjoy the variety of food and drink from the regional restaurants. Sample locally produced wine, beer & spirits. This family friendly event features live music, cooking demonstrations, and good old-fashioned Southern Charm. 4pm – 7pm. For info: 706-347-3503 or blairsvillefoodfest.com

9/7 – 9/8

Rust & Roses Vintage Market Days

Young Harris, GA. Time for some junkin’ and treasure searching! The Rust & Roses Vintage Market Days will feature 100 vendors offering antiques, re-purposed, vintage apparel and jewelry, home decor, and hand-made items. Saturday – 10:00am – 5:00pm, Sunday – 11:00am – 4:00pm. $5, children under 14 are free. Towns County Recreation & Conference Center, 150 Foster Park Rd., Young Harris, GA 30582. Info: (706) 896-4966.

9/13

Trail of Tears Georgia Chapter Meeting

Cartersville, GA. The Georgia Chapter of The Trail of Tears Association. Cherokee/Creek Relationship (Part 4) FREE! and open to the public. 10:30 am – 4 pm. Bartow History Museum, E Church Street, Cartersville, GA. Info: 918-464-2258, nationaltota@gmail.com or www.gatrailoftears.org.

9/14

Murphy Tractor Supply Livestock/Poultry/Homemade Good Sale

Murphy, NC. Farm and animal swap the second Saturday of every month at Tractor Supply in Murphy. Also includes homeade goods. To be a vendor contact Rhatigan Farms on Facebook or call 706-897-7096. Vendor fee is $10 Starts at 11 ends at 3. Come support your small local farmers and crafters! Murphy Tractor Supply 340 West US 64 Murphy, NC.

9/14

Hard Hats and High Heels

Blairsville, GA. Hard Hats and High Heels will be a sit-down dinner which will include a fundraiser, silent auction, and it will have a “Casino Night” theme. 5:30 – 9:30pm. For info: Bryan Thomas (706) 379-2484.

9/21

Long Table on Main

Jasper, GA. Over 150 patrons will show their support for Prevent Child Abuse Pickens at the 7th annual fundraiser, ‘The Long Table on Main.’ Downtown Jasper. For info: 706-253- 6488 or http://pcapickens.org/long-table

9/21

8th Annual Pet Celebration at Historic Hayesville Square

Hayesville, NC. There will be demonstrations, live radio show, reduced cost pet vaccinations, Adopt-A-Pets, games, entertainment, music, pet parade/costume contest, vendors, silent auctions, great food/refreshments, weiner dog race and much more. All proceeds go to participating Humane Societies and Rescue Groups who really need your help! 8am to 2pm. For info: Lake Chatuge Animal Hospital (706-896-1244)

Tri-County Animal Clinic (828-837-0050) or Clay County Chamber of Commerce (828-389-3704 or 877-389-3704).

10/3 thru 10/7

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall

Blue Ridge, GA. Welcome to The Traveling Wall

Our Wall is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC, it stands six feet tall at the center and covers almost 300 feet from end to end. This Traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. Behind the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau, 152 Orvin Lance Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. For Info: 706-632-5680 or http://www.travelingwall.us

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Wednesdays

Brasstown Shops

Brasstown, NC. Farmers’ Market in downtown Brasstown at the Brasstown Shops. Seasonal produce, local honey, eggs (as available) and plants. 10am – 1pm. Info: (828) 835-9413

Wednesdays and Saturdays

Lee Newton Park

Jasper, GA. Fresh & locally grown produce, handcrafted goods. Wed & Sat: 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Lee Newton Park, Jasper, GA 30143.

Thursdays and Saturdays

Potts Mountain Farmers’ Market

Marble Hill, GA. Thursdays: 3pm until dark. Saturdays Noon – 4pm. 618 Steve Tate Highway, Marble Hill, GA.

Saturdays

Blue Ridge Farmers’ Market

Downtown Blue Ridge, GA. In front of courthouse from 8am – noon-ish. Weather permitting. Local honey, baked goods, produce, handmade arts and crafts, hand crafted furniture and much more! 400 West Main Street , Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. Email: blueridgefarmersmarket@gmail.com

Saturdays

Ellijay Farmers’ Market

Ellijay, GA. Shop the Market or Participate as a Vendor! Sponsored by the Gilmer County Master Gardeners – Farmer Market. 8am – 12pm. 1 Broad Street – Downtown Ellijay. Contact: 706.635.4426 

Saturdays

Union County Farmers Market

Blairsville, GA. A local market with items from artisans, beekeepers, bakers, potters, painters, and lots of good things to eat. 7am – 2pm. Old Smokey Rd  (next to the Home Depot) Blairsville, GA. Info: www.ucfarmersmarket.com, (706) 439-6043 or farmersmarket@uniongov.com

Saturdays

Murphy Farmers’ Market

Murphy, NC. Featuring 100% locally sourced crafts and produce.Fresh veggies, fruits, livestock, bedding plants, native & landscaping plants, jams, jellies, goats milk & cheese, meats, chicken, baked goods, honey, live music and much more. 9AM-1PM at the L&N Depot, Railroad St, Murphy, NC 28906. Info: woodlandsoaps@yahoo.com.

Saturdays

Downtown Canton Farmers’ Market

A farmers’ market promoting local farmers and artisans. All produce is Georgia grown and mostly organic. Cooking demonstrations, kid’s activities and music. 9am – 1pm. Rain or shine at Cannon Park.
Info: (770) 704-1500 or cantonhdl.com

8/10 & 8/24

Maker’s Market at Fannin Brewing Company

Blue Ridge, GA. Join the Downtown Market as they set up at Fannin Brewing on selected Sundays during the summer. Shop locally handmade and homegrown items. 1pm – 6pm. Fannin Brewing Company, 3758 East First Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. For info: 706-258-2762 or www.fanninbrewingcompany.com

KIDS OF ALL AGES

Ongoing

Mountain Regional Library System Events

Visit your local library for weekly events such as Story Time, Board Games, Crafting Club, Book Club & more! Visit mountainregionallibrary.org

Ongoing

Sequoyah Regional Library System Events

Visit your local library for weekly events for kids of all ages such as Story Time, Kendama Club, Teen Japanese Culture, Youth Crochet Club, Dungeons & Dragons, Lego Club, Coloring Group, Book Club and more! Visit www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org

Wednesdays

Family Story Time

Ellijay, GA. Family story times are designed for families with children of all ages. Story time followed by a craft activity. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Mornings: 10:30am – 11:30am. Afternoons: 4:00pm – 4:45pm. Free! Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540. Registration is required: 706-635-4528. http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/

8/10

Smokey Bear’s Birthday Party at Anna Ruby Falls

Helen, GA. This year’s annual event will include a celebration of Smokey Bear’s August 9th birthday with a Smokey Bear appearance, cake, and fire prevention material handouts. Anna Ruby Falls Visitor Center 3455 Anna Ruby Falls Rd. Helen, GA 30545. For info: www.facebook.com/events/926071774265561 or www.fs.usda.gov/conf 

OUTDOORS

Mondays

Garden Tours

Blairsville, GA. Come learn about how our ancestors and native Americans used plants for food, fiber and medicine. Find out how “weeds” may provide homes to valuable pollinators.Tours tailored to fit your interests are provided by our fabulous garden guides in a beautiful setting. Free! No pets. The Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center is located 3 miles south of the Blairsville Square, on the east side of Hwy 19/129. For info: Clare Johnston at 706-745-2655 or http://gmrec.uga.edu/commcouncil/preserve.html#mondaygardentours

Second Saturday Every Month

BMT Trails

Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT) needs volunteers to work on the trail. Something for everyone from cutting back weeds and painting blazes on trees and more.  For more information, contact Phil Guhl at pguhl AT guhlspace.com or 770-548-5590

2X 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. Visit website for calendar and availability: www.mountainhighhikers.org

8/16

Benton McKaye Trail Association Hike 

Fort Mountain hiking medley – Stone Wall, Tower and Overlook Trail, and Lake Trail loop. 3 miles, easy to moderate. State parking pass or $5 parking fee. Contact hike leader Larry Dumas at ledumas@hotmail.com. http://www.bmta.org/

8/19

Benton McKaye Trail Association Hike 

Amadahy Trail. DOG-FRIENDLY HIKE (adult humans may bring a leashed dog). 5 miles, easy to moderate along the shore of Carter’s Lake. Lunch at the marine campground. Contact hike leader Ken Cissna at kcissna@usf.edu

8/24

Dash to the Vineyard

Young Harris, GA. Walk or run 2.5 KM out and 2.5 KM back to the finish line at beautiful Crane Creek Vineyards. With gently sloping hills, this course is beginner to intermediate. Following the race, participants will receive a wine tasting at Crane Creek (included in admission), sit back, recoup, and enjoy gorgeous mountain vineyard views. A portion of the proceeds go to the Towns County Sherriff’s Department. $30. Online registration: https://dashtothevineyard5k.itsyourrace.com

8/26

North Metro Lions Golf Classic

Canton, GA. Foursome — $400; Individual Player — $110. 10am. BridgeMill Athletic Club, 1190 Bridge Mill Ave, Canton, GA 30114. For info: https://atlggopi.wixsite.com/golf

9/9

Benton McKaye Trail Association Hike

Stanley Gap Trail from Deep Gap Parking on Aska Road to Fall Branch Falls. 5.5 miles, moderate. Short Shuttle. Contact hike leader Evelin Yarns at eyarns@sprynet.com

9/13 – 9/15

Ocoee River Championships

Copperhill, TN. The Ocoee River Championships (ORC) bring annual whitewater competition back to Ocoee Whitewater Center, a world class Olympic venue, for the first time in almost two decades. This three-day whitewater event on September 13 – 15, 2019 will provide live music, regional vendors, and competitions including downriver racing (raft, SUP, canoe, and kayak), slalom racing, freestyle, and squirt boat categories. 9am – 2pm. Ocoee Whitewater Center, 4400 US 64, Copperhill, TN 37317. For info: at 865 590 9778 or www.ocoeeriverchampionships.com

9/16

Benton McKaye Trail Association Hike

BMT near Cherohala and Tellico Plains, TN; from Unicoi Overlook/Beech Gap parking (elevation 4,400’) to Whigg Meadow (elevation 4,940’). 5.8 miles, moderate difficulty. We will place a shuttle car@Mud Gap to shorten the return from Whigg Meadow. Contact Hike Leader Tom Sewell at SewellTom@yahoo.com or text to 706-669-6406.

9/17

Benton McKaye Trail Association Hike  

Tobacco Pouch to Wildcat Campground. 5.1 miles, primarily moderate with occasional strenuous stretches. About 3.5 hours. Hike starts downhill and includes one high-water stream crossing with ropes. The payoff is a beautiful waterfall and pretty terrain along Wildcat Creek. Good hiking/water shoes and poles recommended. Contact hike leader Steve Dennison by text at 706-253-3938 or email at sjd50@etcmail.com 

9/20

Benton McKaye Trail Association Hike  

BMT trail, Highway 60 to/from Toccoa River, and back. DOG-FRIENDLY HIKE (adult humans may bring a leashed dog). 7.4 miles, moderate. Great hike over Toonowee Mt to the “Jewel of the BMT.” Lunch at the River. Contact hike leader Ken Cissna at kcissna@usf.edu or 813-310-6084

10/5

Blairsville Extreme Adventure Race (BEAR)

Blairsville, GA. Unleash the adventure in you!  They will have teams exploring the mountains, rivers, lakes, trails and beautiful woods surrounding Blairsville Georgia. Home of the highest mountain in Georgia. 8am – 5pm. Starts at Meeks Park, Blairsville GA. For info: www.argeorgia.com or 719-237-5109

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. 6pm – 8pm. 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

Live Music at Rocco’s

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

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 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 please contact Gilmer Arts 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. 706-635-5605. Visit www.gilmerarts.org

Weekends

Copperhill Brewery

Live Music. Definitely casual.  Easy to relax. Roomy. Sometimes there’s music. Monday – Saturday :  Noon to 8 PM Sunday: Noon to 5 PM. Copperhill Brewery – 105 Ocoee Street – Copperhill, TN  37317. Info: info@copperhillbrewery.com, 423-548-3030 or copperhillbrewery.com

Weekends 

LIve Music at Engelheim Vineyards

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

Weekends

Live Music in the Bier Garden

Fannin Brewing Company: 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

8/2

Blood Sweat and Tears

Hiawassee, GA. 7:00PM. Level 1: $40.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Level 2: $30.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road – Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info: 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

8/3

Fred Johnson – Live Music is Better

Blue Ridge, GA.  An accomplished writer, vocalist, and percussionist and is recognized internationally as one of the world’s greatest vocal jazz improvisers and one of the worlds most passionate and versed chanters of sacred text. $25. 7:30 pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. Tickets and contact 305.878.1985,  info@brcmf.org or visit blueridgecommunitytheater.com

8/9

Vince Gill & Jedd Hughes

Hiawasee, GA. 7:00PM. Level 1: $77.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Level 2: $67.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road – Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info: 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com.

8/9

An Evening with the Eagles at Chateau Meichtry

Talking Rock, GA. The Matty Croxton & Craig McGriff Band, will be performing as the legendary 70’s icons, performing all their hits to your delight!! 6:30 – 9:30pm. Tickets are limited: $100 couple / $65 per single, and include tickets to the concert, a bottle of your favorite CMV wine, a souvenir glass & dinner from the Angelfire Food Truck!! Chateau Meichtry, 1862 Orchard Lane, Talking Rock, GA 30175. Info: (706) 502-1608 or www. chateaumeichtry.com.

8/15

Moonlight Concerts at Hamilton Gardens

Hiawassee, GA. Teddy Baker – sponsored by Baker Chiropractic of Blairsville, GA. For info: https://hamiltongardens.org, info@hamiltongardens.org or 706-979-0011.

8/17

Canton River Rock Free Summer Concerts – Kentucky Headhunters

Canton, GA. Etowah River Park Amphitheater. Kid’s activities, food trucks galore, and top musical acts. Bring your chairs, blankets & coolers. No tents and no glass, please. Fun starts at 6pm! Etowah River Park is located at 600 Brown Industrial Pkwy, Canton. Info: www.cantonga.gov/visit/canton_river_rock_concerts.htm

8/24

Roy Perren (Elvis) Live

Hiawassee, GA. Join us at Mountain Home Music Theatre on Saturday, Roy Perren (Elvis) from Hiawassee, GA. Admission is $8.00. 2532 Hwy. 76 West (Next to Total Auto Parts. 3/4 mile from the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds), Hiawassee, GA 30546. For info: (706) 896-4966

8/31

Chi-Town Transit Authority – Chicago Tribute Band

Ellijay, GA. This seven-piece band based out of Atlanta has been wowing audiences at performing arts showcases with renditions from the famed “rock band with horns.” The band Chicago is known for hits such as “Just You ‘n’ Me,” “Saturday in the Park,” “You’re the Inspiration,” “Hard Habit to Break” and many more. $33.00 – $35.00 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

8/31

Sawyer Brown and Exile

Hiawassee, GA. 7:00PM. Level 1: $45.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Level 2: $35.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road – Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info: 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com.

9/12

Moonlight Concerts at Hamilton Gardens

Hiawassee, GA. Surrender Hill – sponsored by North & Main Clothing Company, Hiawassee GA. For info: https://hamiltongardens.org, info@hamiltongardens.org or 706-979-0011.

9/14

Roxy Watson

Ellijay, GA. Roxie Watson is a four-piece string band from Atlanta, Georgia that blends gorgeous vocal harmonies and stellar songs into live performances that will just as soon make you laugh as shed a tear. Their music combines elements of old country, rock-a-billy, bluegrass, gospel, and even a little touch of classic rock ‘n roll. $30 – $32.00 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

9/31

Tracy Lawrence

Hiawassee, GA. 7:00PM. Tickets $40.00 + Handling & Credit Card Fees. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road – Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info: 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

THEATER

8/15 thru 9/1

Everybody Loves Opal

Blue Ridge, GA. A devious little comedy in which 3 dastardly conmen attempt to Insure & kill off the kind-hearted, benevolent Opal Kronike. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. Tickets and contact 305.878.1985,  info@brcmf.org or visit blueridgecommunitytheater.com

9/19 thru 10/6

A Facility for Living

Blue Ridge, GA. Imagine a quasi-dystopian comedy where healthcare omits you for the smallest of tresspasses and prisons are ‘renovated’ into Senior Care Facilities. Here a community of loveable, irascible inmates hell-bent on bucking the dehumanizing system in which they have landed. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. Tickets and contact 305.878.1985,  info@brcmf.org or visit blueridgecommunitytheater.com

9/20 thru 9/29

On Golden Pond

Jasper, GA. Aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. They are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé Billy Ray and his son Billy Ray Jr. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm. Tater Patch Players, 95 Philadelphia Lane, Jasper, GA. Tickets and info: 706-253-2800 or  taterpatchplayers@gmail.com

10/4 – 10/20

Live Theatre – Arsenic and Old Lace

Ellijay, GA. Dark comedy. Charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously acceptable roomers. $22.00 t- $24.00. Dinner option available for an additional $12.00. Fridays & Saturdays 7pm. Sundays 2pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA. Tickets and info: 706-635-5605 or www.gilmerarts.com

WINE & BEER TASTINGS

Open Every Day

Bear Claw Vineyards

Blue Ridge, GA. Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm, Friday & Saturday 12-8pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. 2281 Tennis Court Rd., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Visit bearclawvineyards.com

Open Every Day

Engelheim Vineyards 

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

Cartecay Wine & Craft

Ellijay, GA. Cartecay Wine & Craft is a tasting room of Cartecay Vineyards’ located in Historic Downtown Ellijay, serving our wines, other GA Wines and GA Craft Beers.19 South Main Street Ellijay, Georgia 30540. Phone: 706-697-9463 or www.facebook.com/cartecaywineandcraft/

Daily

Chateau Meichtry

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

Ongoing

Crane Creek VIneyards 

Young Harriss, GA. Tapas Fridays with live acoustic music. Saturday Vinters Tours. Open Tuesday – Sunday. 16 Crane Creek Road | Young Harris, GA 30582. 706.379.1236. cranecreekvineyards.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. Also join Wayne to sample his feature wine of the day. 4pm- 10pm. 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 Thur – Mon

Copperhill Brewery

Copperhill, TN. We have created our tap room to be a local hangout and loved establishment. If you appreciate high quality craft brews, stop in and experience ours! Monday – Saturday: Noon to 8 PM Sunday: Noon to 5 PM. Copperhill Brewery – 105 Ocoee Street – Copperhill, TN  37317. Info: 423-548-3030 or copperhillbrewery.com

Ongoing Thurs – Mon

Buck Bald Brewing

Thursday, Friday, Saturday – Noon to 8pm

Sunday – Noon to 6pm. Buck Bald Brewing, 160 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317. Info: 706.431.7141 or https://buckbaldbrewing.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