What’s Happening in the Mountains October November 2022

By on October 7, 2022

Welcome to our Calendar!

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 the southern Appalachians has to offer!


1st & 3rd Tuesdays Every Month

Plein Air Painters of Hiawassee

Hiawasee, GA. Meet at ArtWorks and leave at 2pm for a local scenic spot to paint with other artists. All media welcome. During winter, we paint as long as afternoon temperature is at least 50 degrees. 2pm-5pm.  ArtWorks Gallery & Gifts, 232B Chatuge Way, Hiawassee, GA. www.artworksgalleryga.com or 706-896-0932.

3rd Wednesdays Every Month

Quilt Guild

Jasper, GA. Out on a Limb Quilt Guild meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month 1pm – 3pm. Pickens County Community Center, Camp Road, Jasper, GA. 30143. Info: Cathy Vickers (678) 452-2155.

9/3 thru 10/9

Suttles Art: The Art of Bill & Todd Suttles

Blue Ridge, GA. A father/son duo will delight the viewer. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, www.blueridgearts.net, BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, 706-632-2144.

Thru 10/11

Plein Air International Paint Out Exhibit

Blue Ridge, GA. A spectacular exhibit filled with images from local scenery and landscapes. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, www.blueridgearts.net, BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, 706-632-2144.

Thru 12/17

4th Quarter Artist-in-Residence – Scott Davis

Blue Ridge, GA. Encaustic Photography. Artist Reception is October 15th, 5pm to 7pm. 

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, www.blueridgearts.net, BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, 706-632-2144.

10/1 & 11/5

Downtown Murphy Art Walk

Murphy, NC. Presented by The Valley River Arts Guild 5-8 pm. Stroll through historic downtown Murphy for an exquisite visual, culinary, and performing arts experience. There will be something for everyone! Free and open to the public. Info:  David Vanderlaan 828-644-0043 or www.valleyriverarts.com


Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition

Ellijay, GA. Opening reception 3pm-5pm. New division added this year is Cell Phone photography. Prospectus available at Gilmer Arts Gallery 207 Dalton St, Ellijay, GA or at gilmerarts.org For info call 706.635.5605. 

10/15 – 11/11

SAAG National Juried Show

Open to all artists of various 2D and 3D mediums. This juried show offers monetary prizes totaling $4,000, including $1,200 for Best of Show. Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: October 15th, 5pm to 7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, www.blueridgearts.net, BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, 706-632-2144. 


Ellijay Storytellers

Ellijay, GA. Free – 6:30pm at the George Link, Jr Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA  Info: 706.635.5605 or www.gilmerarts.org


The Art of Jae Holstein, Sheryl Holstein, and M. Camille Day 

Ellijay, GA. Opening reception 3pm-5pm. Jae produces amazing woven pine needle baskets while Sheryl will exhibit her one-of-a-kind pottery. Internationally known M. Camille Day will provide her top shelf 2-D art as the backdrop to this beautiful 3-D exhibit. Gilmer Arts Gallery 207 Dalton St, Ellijay, GA or at gilmerarts.org Info: 706.635.5605. 


Ongoing Mondays

Bingo at Buck Bald Brewing

Copperhill, TN. Win cool prizes and have some fun. Starts at 6m. Free! Buck Bald Brewing, 160 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317. Info: buckbaldbrewing.com

2nd, 4th, and 5th Mondays

Twirlers Square Dancing

Jasper, GA. Twirlers dance the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Mondays of the month at 7pm (lessons at 6pm). Bent Tree Club Tamarack, Jasper, GA. Info: 770-893-2629.


Trivia at Lucky’s

Blairsville, GA. Prizes and great food! 7-9pm. Lucky’s Taqueria & Cantina, 17 Merchants Walk, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: www.luckystacoshop.com/ or 706-487-4231.

Ongoing Wednesdays

Cast-Off Pet Rescue Bingo

Blairsville, GA. Would you like to save dogs and cats and win money? Join us for Bingo! 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, games 7pm. Blairsville Civic Center, 165 Wellborn Street, Blairsville, GA. 30512. For info: www.castoffpetrescue.org or call (706) 487-4539.

Ongoing Wednesdays

Team Trivia at Hoppy Trout

Andrews, NC. Prizes are a $5 gift card for each of the first three rounds and a $20 gift card for the overall winning team at the end. 6:30pm. Free! Hoppy Trout Brewing Company 911 Main St. Andrews, NC 28901. Info: www.hoppytroutbrewing.com or 828-835-2111

Ongoing Thursdays

Trivia or Singo at Copperhill Brewery

Copperhill, TN. Gift certificates for first thru 3rd place winners. Starts 6pm SHARP. Copperhill Brewery, 105 Ocoee St, Copper-hill, TN 37317. Info: (423) 548-3030 or copperhillbrewery.com

First Thursdays

Shop Late Thursdays

Blairsville, GA. Downtown Blairsville businesses will be open additional hours from 5pm – 8pm and featuring deals, discounts and other offers! Look for businesses with a red balloon! Info: www.visitblairsvillega.com or 877. 745.5789.

Ongoing Fridays

Hiawassee Night Market

Hiawassee, GA.  Open-air night artist & artisan market: fresh produce, food trucks, games, and live music. 5pm- 10pm. Town Square at 19 S. Main Street, Hiawassee GA. http://hiawasseega.gov  

2nd Fridy Each Month

Fantastic Finds Friday

Blairsville, GA. Come to Merchants Walk for great deals all day. Save, stay and enjoy! 7:30am- 8pm. Hours vary between merchants. Info: www.visitblairsvillega.com or 877. 745.5789.

Last Saturdays

Tractor Supply Farm And Craft Sale

Blairsville, GA. Lots of great local artists and farms. We always have a wide variety of jams, jellies, candles, childrens books, dog collars and more. FREE! Blairsville Tractor Supply. Info: 706-897-7096

10/7 – 10/8

Rat Rod Rally

Young Harris, GA. Cruiz-In Friday, at 7 p.m. Rat Rod Rally & Swap Meet. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Towns County Recreation and Conference Center 150 Foster Park Road, Young Harris, GA  30582. Info: www.ratrodgearonline.com


15th Annual Paws
in the Park

Blue Ridge, GA. Pet Parade, Costume Contest, Blessing of the Animals, Pet Photos, Rabies Clinic, Micro-chipping & More! Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving Competition! Parade of Animals starts at 10:00 a.m. 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Downtown Blue Ridge Park Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: (706) 633-3103

10/15-16 & 10/22-23

Harvest Sale of Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge, GA. Arts and Crafts Show. Hand-made items from local craftsmen & artisans.  Free! 9AM – 5PM on Saturday and 10AM – 5PM on Sunday. Fannin County Young Farmers Association. Fannin County Schools Agriculture Facility, 43 Station Ridge Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 


Paws-A- Palooza; A Cause for the Paw

Jasper, GA. A FUN evening of great food and drinks, eclectic silent auction, table raffle, games and more! 5pm-8pm. Woodbridge Tavern, 44 Chambers Street, Jasper, GA. Tickets $40 available online at www.be-pawswecareinc.com or order by mail by sending $40 per ticket to: Be-Paws We Care, Inc., 361 Oaklands Dr., Talking Rock GA 30175.

10/21& 10/22

Wild West Show & Rodeo

Ellijay, GA. Entertainment includes mini bulls, mutton bustin’ and more! Cash Only: $15 per person. Kids 5 and under free. Gate at 6pm. Show at 8pm. Gilmer Co. Saddle Club, Old Hwy 5 South, Ellijay.



Jasper, GA. Pet adoptions, vaccine clinic, vendors and more! Costume Contest: Small Pet: 12pm, Large Pet: 12:30pm, Scariest Pet: 1pm, Look-a-like: 1:30 pm. To benefit Partners of Pickens Pets. 10am – 2pm. Rocco’s Pub, 47 Mountainside Village Pkwy, Jasper, GA. Info: judymvet@gmail.com or 678-656-7611.

10/29 & 11/26

Cars and Coffee

Ellijay, GA. SmokeHouse Country Grill, 941 Maddox Drive. Suite 206, East Ellijay, GA  30540

10/11 & 11/8

Pints & Pearls

Copperhill, TN. We are a needlework and fiber group for folks to socialize and have a great beer or two. All skill levels welcome – some instruction may be available. 4 – 8pm Free! 160 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317. Info: buckbaldbrewing.com


Trash to Treasure Sale

Blairsville, GA. Over 40 vendors. Indoor shopping in a heated facility. Early bird 8am – $1. Free 9am – 1pm.  Union County Lions Club. Free vision screening.Union County Civic Center

185 Wellborn Street, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: 706 897-5467.


Cousins Lobster Truck 

Ducktown, TN. Back by Popular demand! Free. Copperhill Brewery at Ocoee, 307 Main Street, Ducktown, TN 37326. Info: 423-548-3030 or www.copperhillbrewery.com


Folk Pottery of North Georgia and Nearby Craft Schools

Ellijay, GA. The Gilmer County Genealogical Society speaker will be Alex Kraft, University of North Georgia Associate Professor of Ceramic Art presenting the “Folk Pottery of North Georgia and Nearby Craft Schools.” 2:00 p.m. Free. Gilmer County Library.


WhoDunIt? Mystery Art Fundraiser

Blue Ridge, GA. The mystery is trying to figure out which artist created your selected piece of art. $50. 6pm- 9pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, www.blueridgearts.net, BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, 706-632-2144.


Winter Book Signing

Blue Ridge, GA. 4th Annual Winter Book Signing Event held by talented members of our very own Poets & Writers Group. 11am to 4pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, www.blueridgearts.net, BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, 706-632-2144 



10/6 – 10/16

Cumming Country Fair & Festival

Cumming, GA. Family and friends gather for free daily attractions, free concerts, discount days and free-living history exhibits. Cumming Fair Grounds, 235 Castleberry Rd., Cumming, GA 30040. Info: 770-781-3491 or www.cummingfair.net

10/7 – 10/15

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival 

Hiawassee, GA. Music, Arts and Craft vendors, Pioneer Village, Rides for the adults & the kiddos! Fair food, games, and more! Daily 10am- 7pm, Sunday until 6pm. Admission is $12, 3-Day Pass $33, 9-Day Pass $90. Kids under 12- free. Free parking. Sorry no pets. Georgia Mountain Fair Grounds, Hiawassee, GA. Info: 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com


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. 1pm-9:30 pm. Fannin County High School, 2346 East First St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: 706-633-8595 or www.fannincountyband.org

10/8 – 10/9

Fall Arts in the Park

Blue Ridge, GA. Festival is held rain or shine. Adults $5; children under 12 free. Proceeds benefit the 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

10/8-10/9 & 10/15-10/16

Georgia Apple Festival

Ellijay, GA. Food, art, crafts, and more. Festival entrance fee is $10. Kids under 12 free. Saturdays: 9am-6pm, Sundays: 9am-5pm.Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 1729 South Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540. Info: www.georgiaapplefestival.org or 706-635-4500.

10/8-10/9 & 10/15-10/16 

Blairsville Sorghum Festival 

Blairsville, GA. Presented by Enotah CASA, Inc. Sorghum syrup making demonstrations plus games & contests. Food vendors and live music. Proceeds support Enotah CASA. Sat. 9am -5pm & Sun. 9am – 5pm. Festival admission 13 and up $5. Free parking. Info: https://blairsvillesorghumfestival.com, sorghumfestivalvendorinfo@gmail.com or 706-745-2272.

10/8 – 10/9

The Valley Above the Clouds Indian Summer Festival 

Suches, GA. On the grounds of Woody Gap School, Georgia’s smallest public school. Food, crafts, music, dance performances, and family activities. Visit the crafts tents for a variety of handmade items. 9am-5pm. Contact Information: 706-745-5789 or www.suches.com/festivalinfo.htm


Chattanooga Bacon & Barrel Festival

Chattanooga, TN. 15 of Chattanooga’s best restaurants and a vast array of spirits to savor a weekend of bacon, bbq and all the good things that come from old oak barrels. 6- 9 pm.  $55. First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd., Chattanooga, TN. Tickets & info: www.baconandbarrel.com/chattanooga

10/14 – 10/16

Chattanooga Motorcar Festival

Chattanooga, TN. The Pace Grand Prix at the Bend, Mecum Auction, the Chattanooga Concours d’Elegance, and The Conossa Fall Rally. Funds go to The Neuroscience Center Innovation Foundation. 9am -10pm. Tickets & info: www.chattanoogamotorcar.com, 423.424.1847, info@chattanoogamotorcar.com

10/15 – 10/16

Talking Rock Heritage Days Festival 

Talking Rock, GA. Arts, crafts and antiques. Demonstrations for the young and old. Music and good food. Visit the 1877 Talking Rock Schoolhouse Teaching Museum, meet the Town Crier, and have a great family day.  9am -5pm. FREE! Info: www.talkingrockga.com or 706-253-5515.

10/15 – 10/16 

Gold Rush Days Festival

Dahlonega, GA. Over 200 art and craft exhibitors and food vendors. Proceeds benefit The Empty Stocking  Fund and scholarships to local seniors. Infot: Dahlonega Jaycees info@dahlonega.org, 706-864-3513 or goldrushdaysfestival.com

10/21 – 10/23

Moonshine Festival & Car Show

Dawsonville, GA. Parade of moonshine and revenue cars. Vendors, live entertainment. Festival, Car Show, and Swap Meet. Legendary racecar drivers, Vintage Race Cars, and Authentic Moonshine-Hauling cars. Saturday: Parade 9am. Parking $10. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and Museum, 415 Highway 53 East Dawsonville, GA 30534. Benefitting KARE for Kids, Inc. Info:  www.kareforkids.org or (706) 216-KARE (5273) or info@kareforkids.com

10/22 – 10/23

Dancing Goats FolkFest

Ellijay, GA. Juried folk art, local music, food, storytelling, kid’s stuff, Sunday gospel brunch. Goat Beauty Pageant both days!! Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. River Park, S. Main Street, Ellijay, GA. Info: edancinggoatsfolkfest@gmail.com, facebook.com/dancinggoatsfolkfest or dancinggoatsfolkfest.com  


Appalachian Craft Brew, Stew & Que Festival 

Hiawassee, GA. 40+ breweries, unlimited tasting, and souvenir glass. Live Americana and Appalachian music. Food vendors, arts & crafts vendors.   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. 

10/22 – 10/23

Chiaha Harvest Fair

Rome, GA. Juried show of artists and craftsmen from all over the country, including many demonstrators. Musicians from far and near. Local food vendors. Adults: $5, Students/Seniors: $4 for, Kids under 12: $1. Free parking. Ridge Ferry Park, 363 Riverside Pkwy NE, Rome, GA 30161. Info: www.chiaha.org


Tennessee Whiskey Festival

Spirit tastings, live music, and more! Plan on tasting and comparing some of the best! Benefitting the Hart Gallery of Chattanooga, TN. 5pm – 10pm. Chattanooga Choo Choo – Glenn Miller Gardens, 1400 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. Tickets and info: www.tnwhiskeyfestival.com, info@tnwhiskeyfestival.com


Smoky Mountains Blue Grass Festival

Maggie Valley, NC. Award-winning bluegrass bands, music-themed vendors, raffles, artist member demonstrations and artwork, a child and adult playground, and local drinks and food. Benefitting the Haywood County Arts Council. 11am – 6pm. $45- Ticket prices vary. Tickets & Info: (828) 452-0593  or www.haywoodarts.org. Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 2875. 


Lumberjack Festival 

Blue Ridge, GA.Performances by professional lumberjacks that have been featured on ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games, STIHL’s Timbersport Series, and ABC’s Wide World of Sports. Country Boy Stone, 1511 Appalachian Highway, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: lumberjackfestbr.com, info@lumberjackfestbr.com


North GA Folk and Outsider Art Festival

Cumming, GA. Lakewood Antiques, Atlanta’s Premier Antiques Market – Vintage, Architectural Salvage, Antiques, Shabby Chic, Farmhouse & More! Open the 3rd Weekend Monthly. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5. $3. 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA 30040. Info: 770-889-3400, lakewood400@earthlink.net, lakewoodantiques.com



10/8 – 11/1

Scarecrow Invasion & Moonlight Walk

Ellijay, GA. Take a spooky stroll through Harrison Park and check out all of the creative scarecrows. Moonlight Walk Oct. 14th 6pm-9pm. For info or to exhibit your scarecrow contact Lisa Harrison: 561-793-1908 or lisalharrison57@gmail.com


Haunts and Harvest

Blue Ridge, GA. An Evening of Appalachian Ghost Stories, tales of terror and mystery, local legends and frightful stories that may just be true! 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults / $5.00 for students. Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: (706) 632-9223. blueridgecommunitytheater.com


Movie Night Hocus Pocus

Blue Ridge, GA. Costume Contest at 6 p.m. Movie Starts at 7 p.m. Bring chairs and/or blankets. Refreshments available for purchase. Free! 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Farmers Market, 787 Summit Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Phone: (706) 632-2091


Halloween Bash

Ellijay, GA. It was a graveyard smash! Ghoulishly good time with snacks, music, and a costume contest! Free! Registration is not required. 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay GA 30540. Info: 706-635-4528 or http://www.calendarwiz.com/sequoyahreglib


Copperhill Brewery Halloween Costume Dance Party
Ducktown, TN. Lights, Music, Food, and Most important Craft Beer! Music hosted by DJ Bud Miller. Music from all eras. Costume judging from 8-9 by celebrity costume judges. Prize giveaways for various different costume categories! 6pm. Free. 

307 Main Street, Ducktown, TN 37326. Info: 423-548-3030 or www.copperhillbrewery.com


Chimp or Treat

Morganton, GA. Special Halloween Sanctuary Tour. Children are invited to “Chimp or Treat” in costume. A 45-60 minute, guided, walking tour. Tickets $10 per child 15 & under, available from 10:30am -1:30pm – tour time determined at check in. Each child’s ticket comes with a free adult ticket. Additional adult tickets $35 each. Project Chimps, 2031 Lowery Road, Morganton, GA 30560. Info: info@projectchimps.org,  706-374-3675


Halloween Safety Zone 

McCaysville, GA & Copperhill, TN. Trick or Treat from the Merchants. Free event open to all children. 5pm – 7pm.


Haunted Halls of McCaysville

McCaysville, GA. Riverwalk Shops beginning at 6 p.m. lasting until 8 p.m.


Zombie Fest

Jasper, GA. Costume Contest, Pony Rides, Cake Walk, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Trunk or Treat, Games, Arts & Crafts, Food Truck, Obstacle Course, Hot Air Balloon Rides. FREE! Proceeds benefit North Georgia Boys and Girls Club. 4pm – 8pm. Lee Newton Park, Veterans Memorial Blvd. | Stegall Drive, Jasper, GA 30143. Info: zombie@prestigemedicalgroup.org


Trick or Treat on Main Street

Jasper, GA. Free Halloween Fun for Everyone! Ghosts, ghouls, zombies and princesses! Plenty of candy and fun! 5pm-7pm. Downtown Jasper.


Halloween Safe Zone

Blue Ridge, GA. Candy distribution starts at 5 pm. Costume Contest will begin at 5:30 pm – Categories coming soon. Pet category is for dogs and cats only, no large animals. East Main Street between Church St. and Mountain Street. 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Email: cesarmart2@icloud.com


Boo Bash & Haunted Forest

Blairsville, GA. Spooktacular night of trick or treating at Meeks Park. Dress in your best costume and compete for prizes. Haunted Forest! Candy, Food Trucks & More. Free! 4pm- 7pm. Meeks Park, Blairsville, GA.


Halloween at the Fairgrounds

Hiawassee, GA. Bring your little ghosts & goblins to show off their costumes and get lots of candy from local businesses. Free! 5pm- 9pm. GA Mountain Fairgrounds. Info: https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com



11/5 – 11/6

Lake Chatuge Holiday Bazaar

Young Harris, GA. 75 vendors offering a wide variety of products made, grown, brewed, harvested, stitched, and crafted. Holiday gourmet food and treats from some of Georgia’s top chefs. Crafts, art, photography, pottery, holiday decorations, candles, jellies, cookies, and more. Daily $5, Weekend $7,14 & under free. Sat: 10am- 5pm Sun: 11am- 4pm. Towns County Recreation and Conference Center, 150 Foster Park Rd. Young Harris, GA 30582. Info: 706-896-4966 or https://bit.ly/3TgjzUC


U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Comes to Historic Downtown Murphy

Murphy, NC. The 2022 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Pisgah Forest arrives in Murphy at 1pm to great fanfare. Sign a Christmas card to the tree, take photos in front of the tree, take photos with Santa, activities for families, games for kids, caroling, music, Christmas character sightings, and downtown shopping. Vendors will be selling cocoa, sweets, coffee and other tasty treats. The festivities will culminate with the lighting of Murphy’s own Christmas tree at 6pm. Free! Info: 828) 837 – 2510 or visit www.TownofMurphyNC.com

11/19 – 12/17

Holiday Show and Sale and SAAG Marvelous Miniatures Exhibit

Blue Ridge, GA. Hundreds of hand-made items ranging from ornaments to pottery and paintings. Gift Certificates. Unique exhibit focused on miniature artworks created by artists of our Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG). Free. Opening reception 11/20, 6-9pm. The Art Center, 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. Info: 706-632-2144 or https://www.blueridgearts.net

11/18 & 11/19

Holiday Market & Friday Night Extravaganza

Jasper, GA. Over 100 booths with arts, crafts, decor, fashion and much more. Friday: 4:30pm- 8pm. Saturday: 9am- 4pm. Chattahoochee Technical College, 100 Campus Drive, Jasper, GA


Cozy Country Christmas Arts & Craft Show

Blairsville, GA. 60+ local and regional artisans showcasing their handcrafted items for giving or keeping. Free. 10am- 4pm. North Georgia Technical College in Blairsville. Info: FB- Pumpkin Hollow Handmade Crafts

11/19 & 11/20

Mistletoe Market Art & Crafts Show

Hiawassee, GA. Presented by the Mountain Regional Arts and Crafts Guild. Free. Sat: 9am – 4pm, Sun: 10am- 4pm. The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge, 3499 US-76, Young Harris, GA 30546. Info: http://mountainartscrafts.org or 706-896-0932

11/24 – 12/23

Mountain Country Christmas in Lights

Hiawassee, GA. The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds will transform into a spectacular, magical holiday light show immersed in Christmas music, arts and crafts, food, fun, entertainment, photo opportunities, and a visit with Santa Claus! Come early on Saturdays for the Craft Show and stay for the lights 4pm-9pm! Thursday, Friday, & Saturday from November 24-December 17th. Open EVERY night from December 18th-23rd! Admission: $6.00 Kids under 12 Free. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, PO Box 444, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Info: (706) 896-4191 or https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

11/24 – 12/23

Holiday Express Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Blue Ridge, GA.  A 1-hour train ride with holiday music, “The Night Before Christmas,” hot chocolate or other snacks available for sale. Kids get a BRSR jingle bell, candy cane, and activity packet. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, 241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: (877) 413-8724, info@brscenic.com, www.brscenic.com


Christmas on the River

McCaysville, GA. Light up the season on the river with family & friends! Shop, Dine, & Unwind into the holidays. Visit Santa in the Riverwalk Shops. Light-up festivities will begin at 4 p.m. and the lighting of the tree is at 7:00 p.m. 10 minutes from Blue Ridge on Blue Ridge Drive (Hwy 5), McCaysville, Georgia 30555. 

11/25 – 11/26

Light Up Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge, GA. Merchants store discounts, Christmas holiday cheer, food vendors and strolling entertainment. Visit Santa in the Gazebo. Gingerbread Village will be open to the public at noon from November 25th to December 11th at the Arts Center. The Christmas Parade is on Saturday the day of Light Up Blue Ridge, it starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends with the lighting of the tree. Downtown Blue Ridge City Park Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: 706-258-8289, pam@lgwebconsulting.com or https://lightupblueridge.info

12/1 thru 12/31

Tour of Trees

Blairsville, GA. Come see the magical display of Christmas trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses designed by our local businesses! Free. Union County Community Center, 129 Union County Rec Rd., Blairsville, GA. Info: VisitBlairsvilleGA.com

12/2 -12/3

Dailey & Vincent ChristmasFest

Hiawassee, GA. Two days of Country, Bluegrass, Gospel, and all the Christmas music you can handle! Tickets: 1-Day: $75.00, 2-Day: $135.00. 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.  Info: (706) 896-4191, georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

12/2- 12/3 & 12/9- 12/10

Christmas Market on Candy Cane Lane 

Dahlonega, GA. Hosted by Dahlonega Woman’s Club. Shop for unique gifts offered by artists and crafters, themed gift baskets, and homemade sweets. Proceeds benefit children of Dahlonega and Lumpkin County. Free! 10am-5pm, Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10, Community House, 111 N. Park St., downtown Dahlonega. DahlonegaWomansClub.org.


Holly, Jolly Christmas

Blairsville, GA. Breakfast and photos with Santa, games, a small train for kids to ride. Free! Info: www.visitblairsvillega.com


Kris Kringle Market

Blairsville, GA. A wide variety of crafts, activities for kids and of course Santa. Union County Farmers Market. Free. Info: www.visitblairsvillega.com


Christmas on the Square

Blairsville, GA. A Family-Friendly Event for Elves of All Ages! Santa at the Historic Courthouse, activities for kids like ornament painting and games, caroling and the tree-lighting, and of course our night-time parade starting at 6pm. Free! 3pm- 8pm. Info: http://www.visitblairsvillega.com


Copper Basin Christmas Parade

Copperhill, TN. Copperhill Kiwanis Club, 63nd Annual Christmas Parade. Come out to take part of a fun and exciting day! 2pm-4pm. Info: Howard Jabaley-706-455-0082

12/3 – 12/4

Christmas at Young Harris College

Young Harris, GA. Celebrate the season with the Mountain Community Chorus at this beloved annual concert that showcases the collaborative spirit of musicians from the College and local community. 7pm. Tickets & Info: 706-379-4307. Glenn – McGinnis Hall


Holiday Tour of Homes

Jasper, GA. Visit Historic Homes in Downtown Jasper. Benefiting ACES Youth Home. 1pm- 5pm. $25 Advance, $30 Day of Tour. Call 706-253-2375 or visit www.acesyouthhome.org for more information and to purchase tickets. 


Night of Lights Christmas Celebration and Parade 

Jasper, GA. Parade Theme is “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Event Begins at 2pm, Parade Starts: 6pm. Hosted by the Jasper Merchants Association. Main Street Downtown Jasper.


Ongoing Wednesdays

Themed Storytime & Crafts

Jasper, GA. Join Miss Crystal at Pickens County Recreation Department in classroom one for Storytime! We’ll have themed stories and a themed craft! Children must be accompanied by an adult. To sign up for this event, call 706-692-5411 or visit calendarwiz.com/sequoyahreglib. Pickens County Recreation Department, 1329 Camp Road, Jasper, GA

Second Saturdays

Children’s Story Time

Blairsville, GA. Bring your little ones, ages 3-10, to our monthly Storytime at Book Bound Bookstore to enjoy a different story, a craft, and a drawing to win a free book! Story starts @ 1PM with craft to follow! Free! Book Bound Bookstore, 35 Blue Ridge St., Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: 706-897-4198 or http://Bookboundbooks.com

10/8-9 & 11/25-26

Ride The Rails ~ Tri State Model Railroaders

Mineral Bluff, GA. A 5-mile round-trip ride by Railroad Motor Car traveling through the Iron Bridge over the beautiful Toccoa River to Murphy Junction and returning over the bridge back to the Historic Mineral Bluff Depot. Then take a short ride on the genuine Railroad Hand Car. Real fun for all ages. Special for children: Ride the miniature 7½ gauge hand car for free! Suggested Donations: MOTOR CAR $15.00 – Adults 18+, FREE  – Youths 0 -17 with paid adult, HAND CAR $ 2.00 Per person/per trip, MINI HAND CAR, Free to all ages. Noon- 4pm. Info: (423) 299-3914 or visit https://tsmri.org. Historic L&N Depot, 150 Railroad Avenue, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559.  

10/21- 11/6


Blue Ridge, GA. Christopher Robin’s fat little “bear of very little brain” finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit, with his countless relations. Pooh’s intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. Friday & Saturday – 7 pm, Sunday – 2 pm. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: (706) 632-9191 or blueridgecommunitytheater.com




Dual Sport Vento Adventure Touring

McCaysville, GA. The thrill of the outdoors, the beauty of nature, the serenity of being unplugged. Our moto tour through Georgia offers you all of these experiences, with more than 1000 miles of natural beauty. Info: www.ventooffroadadventure.com.


Benton McKaye Trail Association Hikes 

BMTA normally schedules four or five hikes per month, some “leisure” hikes that are shorter and easier and some 5 to 8 miles and of moderate difficulty. In addition, we have occasional backpacking hikes and more difficult ones that might be called “hardy hikes.” Occasionally we co-sponsor hikes with other organizations. Some, but not all, of our hikes are “dog friendly.” Although more hikes are in Georgia than the other states, you will find hikes in all three BMT states: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.


Fun Runs at The Riverwalk

McCaysville, GA.Walk, jog, or run with us every Thursday at 5:30pm .. then stick around to unwind with a craft beer or fine wine. Meet by the steel bridge. Location: Riverwalk Shops ~ Burra Burra, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555. Info:www.riverwalkshops.com


2nd Annual Golf for the Arts Tournament. 

Ellijay, GA. Gilmerarts.org/golf for info on sponsorships, foursomes, etc. Proceeds go to the gallery renovation project. 

10/22 – 10/23

Pickling for First Responders

Blairsville, GA. Blairsville Pickleball Club. Round Robin Tournament-Men’s, Women’s-and Mixed Doubles. $60. Union County Recreation Department Pickleball Courts, 67 Chase Drive Blairsville, GA. Info & Reg: Https://pickleballbrackets.com?P4FR


Big Foot Boogie 5K

McCaysville, GA. The course takes runners through McCaysville, GA and sister city Copperhill, TN. Covering 3.1 miles, the course crosses from GA into TN and back into GA. 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Riverwalk Shops, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555. Info: www.riverwalkrunseries.com 


Lake Chatuge Shoreline Cleanup

Hiawassee, GA. Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition & GA Rivers Alive! 9am for breakfast & coffee. Prizes will be awarded to volunteers who collect the most trash, find the most unique items, and uncover the hidden golden trash treasure. Towns Co. Swim Beach across from the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Info: Tony Ward 828-837-5414 or https://mountaintrue.org


Blue Ridge Turkey Trot 5k Marathon

Blue Ridge, GA. The race is for all abilities from walkers to the serious competitor. We are one of the biggest races in our surrounding area with over 700 runners, walkers and fans joining in the Thanksgiving fun! Don’t worry you will be home in time to put the turkey in the oven! Now let’s get trotting! $30. Registration 7am, Race 8am. Downtown Blue Ridge City Park, 241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: cherie@blueridgeturkeytrot.com Phone: (828) 557-5405



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

Live Music at Misty Mountain Hops

Blue Ridge, GA. 6- 9pm. Misty Mountain Hops, 3300 East 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: 706-946-8620

Fridays & Saturdays

Live Music at the Reece Farm & Heritage Center

Blairsville, GA. Small venue concerts. Free, donations accepted. 1pm- 3pm. Reece Farm and Heritage Center, 8552 Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: Web: http://www.unioncountyga.gov/reecefarm/ Email: bhrfarm@uniongov.com Phone: (706) 745-2034

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.com


Live Music at Rocco’s

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

10/1 & 11/5

Analog Revolution

Ellijay, GA.  Music for Young people or the Young at Heart. Three bands on every ticket. Tickets $10 at the door or info at gilmerarts.org 6:30pm George Link, Jr Gilmer Arts Playhouse 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA


Kool Breeze featuring Jim Richter

Ellijay, GA. Jim’s latest release is entitled Mr. Kool (2020). It’s an all-instrumental album. It’s very jazzy, but with a few rock influences here and there. In general, he has moved more and more toward jazz-oriented music, while still incorporating other influences. He has teamed with Kool Breeze musicians who have had varied careers themselves. John Rathbone, Nolan Walker, Chris Otts, Markham White, Bill Craig, and Michael Cornett will join Jim on stage to bring you an evening of smooth jazz. Tickets & info: https://gilmerarts.com


Chantal Lynn

Murphy, NC. 6pm. Info: (828) 837-4151 or FB@Parson’s Pub, Parson’s Pub,19 Tennessee St, Murphy, NC 28906


Topper-Voices Unplugged!

Murphy, NC. 7pm. Tickets & Info: (828) 390-4333 or FB @TheMasonBarMurphy, The Mason Bar 46 Valley River Ave, Murphy, NC 28906


Scott Stambaugh

Murphy, NC. 6 pm. Tickets & Info: (828) 390-4333 or FB @TheMasonBar, Murphy The Mason Bar 46 Valley River Ave, Murphy, NC 28906


Live Music Is Better – Just Roxie

Blue Ridge, GA. With such musical influences as Emmylou Harris, The Wailin’ Jennys, Alison Kraus and Gillian Welch –  their style honors Classic Country, Folk, Americana, Bluegrass, Rock’n Roll and more.  7:30pm – 9:30pm. Tickets $38.50. Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: (706) 632-9223. blueridgecommunitytheater.com


Sarah Murdock

Murphy, NC. 5:30pm. Info: (828) 837-4151 or FB@Parson’s Pub, Parson’s Pub,19 Tennessee St, Murphy, NC 28906


Nikki Darnell

Murphy, NC. 5pm. Info: (828) 837-4151 or FB@Parson’s Pub, Parson’s Pub,19 Tennessee St, Murphy, NC 28906


MG Bailey

Murphy, NC. 5:30pm. Info: (828) 837-4151 or FB @Parson’s Pub, Parson’s Pub,19 Tennessee St, Murphy, NC 28906


Somebody’s Child

Murphy, NC. 7 pm. Tickets & Info: (828) 390-4333 or FB @TheMasonBarMurphy, The Mason Bar 46 Valley River Ave, Murphy, NC 28906


Blue Betty Sessions 

Ellijay, GA. Songwriters workshop and concert. Join Robin Salmon, Bryan HIll, and Stephen Simmons for a songwriters workshop at 4pm followed by a concert at 7pm. George Link, Jr Gilmer Arts Playhouse 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA  Tickets and info: 706.635.5605 or www.gilmerarts.org/musical-arts/


Live Music is Better ~ Randall Bramblett

Blue Ridge, GA. Deep into his self-described second act of his solo career, and living in Athens, Georgia, Bramblett’s talents are repeatedly praised by musicians, critics and fans.  He adds to his storied body of work with continual reinvention and true conviction on his 12th album, Pine Needle Fire. $39.00. 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Email: info@blueridgecommunitytheater.com Phone: (706) 632-9191



Murphy, NC. 6pm. Tickets & Info: (828) 390-4333 or FB @TheMasonBarMurphy, The Mason Bar 46 Valley River Ave, Murphy, NC 28906


Community Chorus Patriotic Concert

Ellijay, GA. Gilmer Arts 3:30pm. Tickets $10 at the door or at gilmerarts.org Ellijay Elementary Auditorium 32 McCutcheon St. Ellijay, GA


Marlin Brackett Band 

Ellijay, GA. Americana music, 7pm. George Link, Jr Gilmer Arts Playhouse 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA  Tickets and info: 706.635.5605 or http://www.gilmerarts.org/musical-arts/


Mountain Gypsy Music

Murphy, NC. 4:30pm. Info: (828) 837-4151 or FB@Parson’s Pub, Parson’s Pub,19 Tennessee St, Murphy, NC 28906


Surrender Hill Band

Ellijay, GA. Americana Music, Robin and Afton Salmon, 7pm George Link, Jr Gilmer Arts Playhouse 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA  Tickets and info: 706.635.5605 or http://www.gilmerarts.org/musical-arts/



10/8-9, 10/14-16

Bette and Joan

Ellijay, GA. When two mavins of Hollywood teetering on the edge of has-beens are offered the leading roles in “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane” they bring their rivalry to the back lot to begin filming. This production is a ‘dressing-room’ look at the two as they throw barbs at each other, gossip about each other, fuss about each other but, being true to their craft, deliver one of their most memorable films. Tickets and info: 706.635.5605 or http://www.gilmerarts.org/performing-arts/ Fridays & Saturdays 7pm Sundays 2pm. George Link, Jr Gilmer Arts Playhouse 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA  


Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Ellijay, GA. Midnight at the Masquarade, costumes encouraged, audience participation in the fun – mandatory. Tickets and info: 706.635.5605 or http://www.gilmerarts.org/performing-arts/ Proceeds go to Gallery renovation project. George Link, Jr Gilmer Arts Playhouse 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA  

11/11- 11/13

A Tuna Christmas

Ellijay, GA. Centersed on the town’s annual Christmas Yard Display Contest, won 14 times in a row by Vera Carp. A mysterious “Christmas Phantom”, known for vandalizing the yard displays, threatens to throw the contest into turmoil. ONE Wknd ONLY, Fridays & Saturdays 7pm Sundays 2pm. Tickets and info:  706.635.5605 or http://www.gilmerarts.org/performing-arts/. George Link, Jr Gilmer Arts Playhouse 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA. 

11/17 – 12/11

Elf: The Musical

Blue Ridge, GA. Rated PG-13. Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets and Info: Email: info@blueridgecommunitytheater.com Phone: (706) 632-9191

Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 



Open Every Day

Engelheim Vineyards 

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


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 visitcartecayvineyards.com

Cartecay Wine & Craft

Ellijay, GA. Serving our wines, other GA Wines and GA Craft Beers. 19 South Main Street Ellijay, Georgia 30540. 706-697-9463 or FB@cartecaywineandcraft


Cartecay Wine & Craft

Blue Ridge, GA. Serving our wines, other GA Wines and GA Craft Beers. 598 E Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. (706) 946-3050 or FB@cartecaywineandcraft


Chateau Meichtry

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

Tuesdays – Sundays

Crane Creek VIneyards 

Young Harris, GA. Crane Creek Road | Young Harris, GA 30582. 706.379.1236 or visit cranecreekvineyards.com


Out Of The Blue Wine Tasting

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


Copperhill Brewery

Copperhill, TN. High quality craft brews, stop in and experience ours! 105 Ocoee Street – Copperhill, TN  37317. Info: 423-548-3030 or copperhillbrewery.com


Buck Bald Brewing- Copperhill, TN

Buck Bald Brewing, 160 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317. Noon-8pm. Info: buckbaldbrewing.com or


Buck Bald Brewing- Murphy, NC

Buck Bald Brewing, Noon- 8pm. Now serving wine! 104 Tennesse Street Suite D Murphy, NC. buckbaldbrewing.com or @buckbaldbrewingmurphy


Grumpy Old Men Brewing

Dog & kid friendly. 1315 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. 770-331-8870, grumpyoldmenbrewing.com

Ongoing Thurs – Sun

Fannin Brewing Company

3758 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 706.258.2762 or www.fanninbrewingcompany.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

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 orcartecayriverbrewing.com

Fridays – Sundays

Pendley Creek Brewing Company

Jasper, GA. Flights, pints, and growlers to-go, we are proud to be Jasper’s first small-hold brewery. Friday: 12pm – 9pm, Saturday: 12pm – 9pm, Sunday: 12pm – 5pm. Pendley Creek Brewing Company,  57 N. Main Street Jasper, GA 30143. Info: @PendleyCreek  Brewery,(706) 253-2739 or pendleycreekbrewingco.com


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


Angry Hops Brewing

Blue Ridge, GA. 341 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513. Hours vary, check on https://www.facebook.com/AngryHopsBrewing or visit:


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

Editor’s Note: While we try our best to include everyone, we’re sure we’ve unintentionally missed some Happenings or made a few errors 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