What’s Happening in the Mountains for October / November 2020

By on October 9, 2020

Welcome to our Calendar! 
Due to COVID-19 many events have been cancelled. 
While every attempt has been made to provide accurate event listings, we urge you to confirm the information provided before making travel plans. With that said, come and see all that north Georgia and the southern Appalachians has to offer!

ARTS

9/15 – 10/11

Plein Air International Paint- Out Exhibit

Blue Ridge, GA. A spectacular exhibit filled with images from local scenery and landscapes created during our four-day 2020 Plein Air International Paint-Out. This exhibit will be on display and available for purchase from September 15 – October 11 in our Studio Gallery. All artwork on display will be exhibited during our Fall Arts in the Park festival, which is estimated at over 7,000 attendees and represents the true beauty of our “Art Town.” Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website:  www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144

10/3 – 01/21

AIR 4th Qtr – Don Saunders “The Nature of Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge, GA. Join us in welcoming award-winning, internationally-published nature photographer and author Don Saunders as our 4th Quarter Artist-in-Residence. The quality of Don’s work will leave you breathless as you view nature through the lens of his camera and his artistic eye. His subjects include landscapes, wildlife, and flora. Don is “constantly searching for those special moments and places where the light and subject combine to make the ordinary very extraordinary!” Opening reception is October 3, 5-7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website:  www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144

10/3 – 11/13

13th Annual SAAG National Juried Show

Blue Ridge, GA. Join us for the 13th Annual Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) National Juried Show. The SAAG National Juried Show celebrates a variety of national artists in a wide variety of mediums. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to view these high caliber artists on display who are all vying for the “Best in Show” $1,200 prize. Opening reception will be October 3, 5-7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website:  www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144

10/15 & 11/18

Storytelling in Ellijay

Ellijay, GA. Everyone has a story. All storytellers, poets, songwriters and listeners are WELCOME. Limit 5-7  minutes, first to sign-up. Be respectful. 6:30pm- 8:30 pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 3054. Phone: 706-635-5605 Website: www.gilmerarts.com

11/21

Whodunit? Fundraiser

Blue Ridge, GA. This is a rare opportunity to acquire remarkable artworks from sought-after local and regional artists at an incredible price! Each $50 ticket guarantees you are going home with an original work of art, the mystery is trying to figure out which artist created your selected piece of art. This is an event with fantastic art, delicious food, and lots of fun. Limited tickets are available for this event. 6pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144

11/21 – 01/3

Holiday Show & Sale

Blue Ridge, GA. Looking for that creative and unique holiday gift? Come in and shop this holiday exhibition with hundreds of hand-made items ranging from ornaments to pottery and paintings, all beautifully displayed within our Richard Low Evans Gallery… just in time for the holidays. Gift Certificates are also available. Opening reception will be November 21, 6-9pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

11/21

20th Annual Mistletoe Market

Blairsville, GA. Indoor Arts & Crafts Show held on November 21st from 9-4 and November 22nd from 11-4. Local and regional vendors showcasing their handmade creations which include wood crafts, jewelry,  pottery, and soap to name a few items.  Admission is free and there will be a light lunch available for purchase. FREE! North Georgia Technical College. 121 Meeks Ave., Blairsville, GA. Info: 706-896-0932 or http://www.artworksgalleryga.com.

11/21 – 01/3

SAAG Miniatures Show

Blue Ridge, GA. Big artistic talent in little works of art! Held in conjunction with the BRMAA Holiday Show & Sale, this unique exhibit is focused on miniature artworks created by the very talented artists of our Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG). Opening reception is November 21, 6-9pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

11/28

Shop Small Saturday

Blue Ridge, GA. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

11/28

Winter Book Signing (Poets & Writers)

Blue Ridge, GA We are proud to host the 2nd Annual Winter Book Signing Event held by talented members of our very own Poets & Writers Group inside the Richard Low Evans Gallery. Join us as we celebrate these local authors on November 28 from 11am to 4pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

EVENTS

Ongoing Wednesdays

Cast-Off Pet Rescue Bingo

Blairsville, GA. Would you like to save dogs and cats and win money? Join us every Wednesday for Bingo Night! The Jackpot depends on YOU! If we at have least 60 players, jackpot will be $600.00. At least 80 players, jackpot will be $800.00. At least 100 players, jackpot will be $1,000.00!!! Doors 6 pm and games 7pm. Blairsville Civic Center, 165 Wellborn Street, Blairsville, GA. 30512. For info: www.castoffpetrescue.org or call (706) 487-4539.

9/24 – 11/8

Fall Foliage Train

Blue Ridge, GA. Don’t miss the lovely fall foliage as we glide through the Blue Ridge countryside. Reconnect with nature as the leaves change colors this Fall. Please check the TRAIN SCHEDULE for various dates and times. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, 241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Visit: https://brscenic.com 

10/1 – 10/31

Scarecrow Invasion

Hiawassee & Young Harris, GA. The Hiawassee Square & Young Harris Mayor’s Park has been invaded by scarecrows! As you come into the towns of Hiawassee and Young Harris during the month of October you will be welcomed by dozens of silly and creative scarecrows. The Hiawassee Square & Young Harris Mayor’s Park will be filled with selfie spots – remember to strike a pose, snap a pic, and tag us in your selfie using hashtag ChatugeScarecrowInvasion. Info: 706-896-4966.

10/3

North Georgia Master Gardeners Plant Sale

Blue Ridge, GA. Native and Non-Native Plants at Great Prices! Master Gardeners available for assistance with plant selection! Don’t wait they sell out fast! North Georgia Master Gardeners is an organization whose purpose is to promote good horticultural practices in cooperation with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Office of Fannin County – non-profit – service organization for education. Be sure to follow them on Facebook. 8am – 1pm. Fannin County Agricultural Center, 43 Station Ridge Rd., Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. Info: 706. 632.3061 or http://www.fanninmastergardeners.com/

10/9- 11 & 10/16-18

Fall Arts & Crafts Show

Hiawassee, GA. This 2 weekend event will feature more than 80 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and musicians playing throughout the Fairgrounds! The event will take place October 9th, 10th, & 11th as well as October 16th, 17th, & 18th. Admission is $5 per person and children 12 and under are FREE! 10am to 6pm. Georgia Mountain Fair Grounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info: Phone: 706-896-4191 or https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

10/10 & 10/11

Home & Garden Show 2020

Young Harris, GA. North East Georgia & Western North Carolina’s Annual Home & Garden Show – See the newest in home improvement products and services – Furnishings, accessories, decorating and remodeling ideas – the latest from floor to roof, patio to pool – Inside and out. 

Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm. FREE! Towns County Recreation and Conference Center, Young Harris, Ga. Info:  855-321-2110 or 828-321-2111, http://www.expomanagementinc.com 

10/10 & 11/13

Animal and Homemade Goods Sale/Swap

Murphy, NC. Please come out and support all your local farmers! Only $10 set up fee and please let me know at least one week in advance if you would like to be a vendor. Tractor Supply in Murphy, NC. 11am – 3pm. Info: Hollie Rhatigan- 706-897-7096, Rhatiganfarms@gmail.com, or on Facebook private message Rhatigan Family Farms.

10/23- 10/25

53rd Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival

Dawsonville, GA. To benefit KARE for Kids, Inc. One of the largest car shows in the Eastern US is located at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame (starting on Friday) and the festival spreads throughout historic downtown Dawsonville’s welcoming hometown  streets. While leisurely walking through hundreds of vintage cars you can hear the sounds of live music that brings back shades of the past. With classic vehicles of all kinds, you will see 50’s cars, race cars, hot rods, dune buggies, vintage trucks, V8 muscle cars, Ford model Ts and model As just to name a few. Dawsonville is notorious for it’s passion of the cars that ran moonshine up and down Hwy 9.See the parade of moonshine and revenue cars to kick off festivities at 9:00 Saturday morning. 

300+ Vendors – something for everyone: Arts and Crafts, Kid’s Activities, Three stages with live entertainment around the square in downtown Dawsonville. Car Show and Cruise-In held at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Formerly known as “Thunder Road USA.” Moonshine Run on Friday, October 23rd, leaving Bearden Funeral Home at approximately 10:00 AM on Friday, registration to begin at 9:00 AM.Meet many legendary race car drivers. See Vintage Race Cars and more Authentic Moonshine-Hauling cars than you’ll ever see gathered in one place anywhere in the US! Help out with a very worthy cause, KARE for Kids, Inc. Friday 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday 8 am to 5 pm, Sunday 8 am to 3 pm. We kindly ask that you leave your pet at home. Our streets are paved and there is no location for pets to go to the bathroom. We thank you for your cooperation. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, 415 Hwy 53, Dawsonville, GA 30534. Info: Phone: 706-216-5273 Website: https://www.kfkmountainmoonshinefestival.org/

10/24

Mountain High Music, Craft & Car Show

Franklin, NC. Enjoy the day at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts with music, crafts, cars, food and family fun. An all-day ticket includes tickets to Mountain Faith Band, Blue Highway & Balsam Range. Please contact the theatre box office at 828-524-1598 for more information or to make a reservation. Event schedule: Car & craft show begin at 10am. Mountain Faith 11am, Blue Highway 2pm, Clogging Show 4pm, Balsam Range 7:30pm. Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Rd, Franklin, NC 28734. Phone: (828) 524-1598, Website: http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/

10/24

Cruisin’ for the Kids

Jasper, GA. 40 Mile Run benefiting ACES Youth Home. 10 am Registration 11 am Kickstands Up. Live Music, Auction and Raffle starting at Noon. $20 Rider $10 Passenger. Rocco’s Pub, Hwy 515 in Jasper. For more info, contact aces@acesyouthome.org or 706-253-2375. 

10/24

Appalachian Brew, Stew, & Que Festival

Hiawassee, GA. Great craft breweries from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina & Alabama. There will also be delicious food from area restaurants, regional arts & crafts, and lots of Appalachian & Americana music! $40 at the gate or $35 online. 25 breweries. Unlimited tasting! Souvenir glass, music and vendors! Shuttle services to the campgrounds and hotels will be available. 11am – 4pm. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road , Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info: http://www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or 706-896-4191.

10/24 & 10/25

Fall Festival at Vogel State Park

Blairsville, GA. Celebrate autumn’s arrival with Vogel’s Fall Festival! 12:00pm (Noon) – Concessions Sales Begin, 1:00pm – Hayrides ($3.00 per person), 2:00pm – Cake Walk ($1 per participant per round), 4:00pm – “Buck a Duck” race ($1 per duck), 6:00pm – Campsite Decoration Contest (Free), 7:00pm – Professional Story Telling. Parking $5. Vogel State Park

US Hwy 19/129S (11 miles south of Blairsville), Blairsville, GA. Phone: 706-745-2628

Website: http://www.gastateparks.org.

10/31 & 11/28

Cars and Coffee Cruise-In

Ellijay, GA. North Georgia’s monthly meet of auto and motorcycle enthusiasts. Held in beautiful Ellijay, Ga on the last Saturday of each month. Bring your everything on wheels and enjoy free coffee and donuts. 50/50 raffle and great conversation. 8am -11am. Riverside Pavillion on Main Street, ELLIJAY, GA  30540. Contact Information: Michael Johnson 843-814-3774 (p) mhjfedex@aol.com

11/7

Lake Chatuge Shoreline Cleanup

Hiawassee, GA. The Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition will host its annual Lake Chatuge Shoreline Cleanup, in conjunction with GA Rivers Alive! The event will kick off at the Towns County Swim Beach Pavilion at 9:00AM with breakfast and coffee. Volunteer coordinators will lead teams of 5-8 to designated trash sites along the shores of Lake Chatuge and we’ll meet back at the swim beach pavilion at noon for prizes and refreshments. The first 100 volunteers to sign-in will receive a free Rivers Alive t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to volunteers who collect the most trash, find the most unique items, and uncover the hidden golden trash treasure. 9am – 11am. FREE! Towns Co. Swim Beach across from the Georgia Mountain Fair Grounds. Contact: Tony Ward 828-837-5414.

11/20 & 11/21

Holiday Market in Jasper

Japser, GA. Friday Night Extravaganza, Friday, November 20, 2020 – 4:30 p.m. til 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: $25.00. Food, Entertainment, Drinks, and Shopping!! Spectacular Shopping Saturday

Saturday, November 21, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. til 4:00 p.m. Door Donation: $1.00 or more

SHOPPING and more Shopping!! All Holiday Market in Jasper event profits are awarded to non-profit and charity organizations. Chattahoochee Technical College, 100 Campus Drive, Jasper, GA 30143. For more information visit our Facebook page, website – holidaymarketinjasper.com, or call 678-986-0621. 

11/27

Blue Friday

Blue Ridge, GA. Friday is BLUE Friday, when all merchants will be offering discounts and the downtown area will be filled with live entertainment throughout the day. 10am- 7:30pm. 

Contact: Light Up Blue Ridge, Email: cesarmart2@icloud.com, Phone: 706-258-2432

11/28

Light Up Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge, GA. A full day of fun begins on Saturday when Santa arrives on the train approximately 11:00  a.m. Santa will be in the park from 12:30 to 4:40 p.m. for visits with the kids.   Parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. with lighting of the Great Tree at 7 p.m. Contact: Light Up Blue Ridge, Email: cesarmart2@icloud.com, Phone: 706-258-2432

12/5

Light Up the Basin

Copperhill, TN. & McCaysville, GA. Save the date for the Copperhill Kiwanis Club 61st Annual Christmas Parade and Light UP the Basin.  Always held (weather permitting) the first Saturday in December. 

12/5

Light Up Ellijay- A Small Town Holiday Celebration

Ellijay, GA. Activities include arts and craft vendors set up on board street during the day and through the evening events. There is a lighted Christmas parade at 6:00pm, following the lighting of the Christmas tree. The tree is lit to the sounds of carolers are 5:30pm. Info: www.gilmerchamber.com or 706-635-7400.

12/31

New Year’s Midnight Train

Blue Ridge, GA.Come aboard and party with us as we celebrate the New Year! We will serve wine, beer, champagne, and hors d’ oeuvres during the event. Please check the TRAIN SCHEDULE for various dates and times. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, 241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Visit: https://brscenic.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/

10/23 – 11/1

Harriet’s Halloween Candy

Blue Ridge, GA. A Fun Halloween Musical and Sunny D Production! Harriet loves Halloween. She loves dressing up, hanging out with her friends, and getting all that delicious candy! What she does not love is having to share with her baby brother, Walter, even when her parents make her. Once back from her trick-or-treating, Harriet must decide which of her treasures she will bestow on her brother. Licorice whips? Marshmallow puffs? Chocolate drops? No! They’re all too good to share. And they’re all hers. To keep her stash safe, Harriet tries hiding it, even taking it to school with her! But when she refuses to share, her obsession has landed her in a sticky mess. But with the help of her mother, Harriet proves that she knows nothing is sweeter than a true friend. HOURS: Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East First St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Phone: 706-632-9223 or visit www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

10/24 & 10/25

Chimp or Treat at Project Chimps

Blue Ridge, GA. Join us for a special Halloween sanctuary tour designed just for kids!

Children are invited to “Chimp or Treat” in costume to see the sanctuary and enrich the lives of the chimps! Each child will receive: A 30-45 minute, guided, walking tour with other children and adults; Special treats at seven stops including vegan and palm-oil free candies as well as non-food treats items such as temporary tattoos, erasers, and other goodies; A special “treat” bag for their goodies; The chance to see a chimpanzee from one of our viewing windows. If you would like your child to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project and receive only non-food goodies, please indicate this at checkout. Each child’s ticket comes with a free adult ticket. Additional adults may purchase a ticket too. Children 2 and under are free! To register please visit: https://projectchimps.org/events/chimp-or-treat-2/

11/27 – 12-23

Santa Express

Blue Ridge, GA.The Santa Express: Featuring “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. 

Due to COVID, Santa and Mrs. Claus will not be on the train this year. However, they will be open for visits and photos in their Christmas caboose at the Depot. Children will not be allowed to sit with or hug Santa and Mrs. Claus. Thanks for your understanding. As always, our number one priority is the safety of our guests. Please check the TRAIN SCHEDULE for various dates and times. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, 241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Visit: https://brscenic.com 

12/5, 12/12 & 12/19

Santa Pavillion

Blue Ridge, GA. Embark on a magical train ride to the sister towns of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Santa Pavilion! Children will not be allowed to sit with or hug Santa and Mrs. Claus. Thanks for your understanding. As always, our number one priority is the safety of our guests. Please check the TRAIN SCHEDULE for various dates and times. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, 241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Visit: https://brscenic.com 

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


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 Returns 11/20

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 

Live Music at Engelheim Vineyards

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

Weekends

Fannin Brewing Company

Live Music in the Bier Garden at 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 Mystic Mountain Pizza

Blue Ridge, GA. We’re excited to showcase some of the Groovy local live talent. Mystic Mountain Pizza, 4118 E First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: www.facebook.com/topstreet1, mysticmountainpizzaco.com or 706-946-0378.

10/17

EB Cole & Wilkes

Ellijay, GA. Hometown girl returns from Nashville, TN with storyteller Wilkes. Night filled with a little bit of country and a little bit of rock n roll to feed your soul. 7 -9pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St .Ellijay, GA 3054. Phone: 706-635-5605 Website: www.gilmerarts.com

11/21

Community Chorus Fall Concert

Ellijay, GA. Come hear glorious voices perform in the Gilmer Arts Community Chorus Concert. Admission is $10.00. 7pm – 9pm. Ellijay Elementary School, 32 McCutchen St., Ellijay, GA 30540. Info: www.gilmerarts.com or 706 635 5626.

11/30

Surrender Hill 

Ellijay, GA. If you’ve enjoyed Surrender Hill at local wineries and pubs, you’re going to LOVE hearing them at the Gilmer Arts Playhouse in Ellijay, GA. In the theatre concert venue, Surrender Hill’s music will come to life with bigger sound, more production, more depth, and more roots-in-rock vibe to the soulful duo’s creative chemistry than can be heard anywhere else! 7pm. Tickets and info: www.gilmerarts.com or 706-635-5605.  George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540 

THEATER

10/31

Totally 80’s Totally Murder – Dinner Theatre & Auction 

Ellijay, GA. Poison Ratenstein is in town for a killer concert, but his fans may be looking for a refund after this twisted tour turns tragic with a murder and a mystery to solve. This radical show could be super lame if no one can solve who was buggin’ so we can all cool out and get the show started! Help the crowd and the detective figure out who ruined this totally tubular night, so everyone can, like, take a chill pill.Make sure you are dressed with the times or someone may ask you to bag your head! Grab your most righteous ‘80s concert gear to rock out in style while you solve a crime with your friends. Jean jackets and spandex leggings, big hair, bangles, leg warmers, and ripped jeans will be all the rage at this rocking night of mystery. See you there!Plus during this wild affair there will a silent auction and once the murder is determined let’s celebrate with a live auction. It’s going to be a night of fun and great bargains! $75, 6pm – 11pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St .Ellijay, GA 3054. Phone: 706-635-5605 Website: www.gilmerarts.com

11/27 thru 12/13

Gift of the Magi 2.0

Blue Ridge, GA. Gift of the Magi 2.0 re-imagines O. Henry’s holiday classic Gift of the Magi, setting the tale in Atlanta in the 1950s. This affecting adaptation centers around a local streetcar driver who’s struggling to stay afloat during the Atlanta Transit strike. Christmas is around the corner, and the young man is determined to find a way to buy his wife the perfect gift, without realizing she’s doing the same for him. This play tells the story of love, sacrifice and the blessings that we take for granted. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: (706) 632-9223. Visit: www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

WINE & BEER TASTINGS

Open Every Day

Engelheim Vineyards 

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

Ongoing

Cartecay Vineyards 

Ellijay, GA. 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

Ongoing 

Chateau Meichtry

Talking Rock, GA. 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

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

Copperhill Brewery

Copperhill, TN. 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 copperhill brewery.com

Ongoing Thurs – Sun

Buck Bald Brewing

Copperhill, TN. Monday- 2 – 8pm, 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

Blue Ridge, GA. 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. 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

Murphy, NC. Located in Historic Downtown Murphy, NC at 71 Tennessee Street. 828-837-BEER or www.valleyriverbreweries.com

Ongoing Thurs- Sun

Cartecay River Brewing Co.

Ellijay, GA. Thurs – Sun. Craft beers on the river. At 26 River Terrace, Ellijay, GA 30540. Info: (706) 395-8935 or www.cartecayriverbrewing.com

Ongoing

Currahhee Brewing Co.

Franklin, NC. Mon-Thur 12-9 PM // Fri & Sat 12-10 PM // Sunday 12-8 PM. 100 Lakeside Dr, Franklin, NC 28734. Info: 828.634.0078 or www.curraheebrew.com

Please be aware of closings and cancellations due to COVID-19. 

We recommend checking events before making
travel plans as dates and times can change.

Editor’s Note: While we try our best to include everyone, we’re sure we’ve missed some Happenings along the way. 

If you’d like to be included in our CALENDAR, please email the information to alice@blueridgemediagroup.com or call 706. 492. 5070