2015 Spring & Summer Festival Preview

By on April 1, 2015

2015 North Georgia Spring Festival Preview

Welcome to the most complete list of festivals and events in north Georgia! There’s surely more to do this Spring than humanly possible and we’re certain there’s something here for everyone.

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!

18th Annual Blue Ridge Writer’s Conference

April 10-11, 2105
A literary tradition and unique cultural asset enjoyed by our many writers and aspiring writers each March as they gather in Blue Ridge, GA to learn more about their special craft. For additional information visit: www.blueridgewritersconference.com, or call 706. 632. 2144.

Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival- “Claim Your Voice”

April 10-11, 2105
Featuring some of the brightest stars in storytelling. Learn about the rich cultural history of Appalachia through storytelling and have the opportunity to become part of its preservation. Performances will enrich and educate listeners, and workshops will enable festival-goers to claim their own voices and become storytellers themselves. We’ll also have a special storytelling session just for children, traditional Appalachian music and crafts. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets in advance via www.gmsf.eventbrite.com is strongly recommended. Follow us on Facebook for the latest festival news: Rollins Campus Center, Young Harris College, 1 College Street, Young Harris, GA 30582, 706-379-5115.

3rd Alpine Helen Annual Spring Fest

April 11, 2015
Help us welcome Spring to Helen at our annual Springfest! This will be a celebration of new life returning to the mountains of Northeast Georgia. Enjoy music, dancing, food, and beverages in the Festhalle on the banks of the beautiful Chattahoochee River. 6pm-11pm. Alpine Helen Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss St., Helen, GA 30545. Sponsored by the Helen Chamber of Commerce. www.helenchamber.com or 706.-878-1908.

19th Annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival

April 18- 19. 2015
Historic Downtown Dahlonega’s award-winning Bear on the Square Mountain Festival is a yearly celebration of the Southern Appalachian culture, including music, art and folkways. Dahlonega is a picturesque town in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains and this year’s event will be held in and around the town’s Historic Square during the third weekend in April. For more info visit www.bearonthesquare.org. Contact Information: (706) 864-3711 or (800) 231-5543.

39th Annual Big Shanty Festival

April 18-19, 2015
Sponsored by Superior Plumbing, The Big Shanty Festival has grown to become one of the largest arts and crafts shows in north Georgia. More than 250 booths featuring a vast array of one-of-a-kind and homemade crafts. The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History sits at the center of the festival. FREE Robinson’s Racing Pigs and Paddling Porkers Show. Outstanding local entertainment and all your favorite festival foods. Parade kicks off at 9:30 am on Saturday. at Adams Park and continue down Main Street through downtown Kennesaw. FREE. For more information call Peter Jezerinac or Bill Watson at 770-423-1330 or visit www.kennesawbusiness.org

Earth Week Celebration

April 22- 26, 2015
Enjoy a full week celebrating our planet. Native plant information, natural medicines, Trail of Tears information, nature hikes, fishing tournaments, gospel music and much more! April 22 – Opening Ceremonies 9:00 am, miscellaneous events. April 23 – Information Station, Gospel Sing, Trout Fishing Tournament & more. April 24 – Information Station, Trout Fishing Tournament & more. April 25 – Trout Fishing Tournament, Information Station, Fish Fry & more. April 26 – Closing Ceremonies 1:00 pm. Events take place in Andrews, NC– a beautiful, peaceful small town located within the heart of North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains. Individual locations vary by activity. For more info visit: www.andrewsnc.com or contact Eve Miranda at 1-828-342-3265.

3rd Annual Bud Break Weekend in Mountain Wine Country

April 24- 26, 2015
The Mountain Wine Country Cooperative is delighted to present the 3rd Annual Bud Break Wine Weekend in Mountain Wine Country. Purchase a passport at any of the twelve participating wineries and receive a Mountain Wine Country glass. This passport gives you access to taste wines at each of the nine wineries and three days of fun. Each winery is offering a special experience to its Bud Break Weekend visitors! This is an excellent way to have a quick weekend getaway from the winter’s cabin fever and explore all the areas of Mountain Wine Country. Visit www.mountainwinecountry.com for info and a list of participating wineries

Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival

April 25 – 26, 2015
The Jonquil Festival is located on the beautiful Village Green in downtown Smyrna and will showcase arts and crafts by more than 150 artists/crafters from across the country. The event also offers fun for the entire family to enjoy with continuous entertainment, a children’s section, and a wide selection of festival foods. The Jonquil Jog will kick the festival off Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m., with the 5K Run/Walk. The jog will be held at the City of Smyrna Municipal Building next to the Village Green- registration is required call 770-319-5401 or on-line at www.smyrnacity.com). The festival hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 25, and noon – 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, April 26. Admission is FREE. For more information call Tod Miller or Bill Watson at 770-423-1330.

25th Georgia Mountain Rally Hosted by the BMW Motorcycle Club of Georgia

May 1 – 3, 2015
The BMW Motorcycle Club of Georgia celebrates its 25th Georgia Mountain Rally with a Silver Celebration events program at the fairgrounds in Hiawassee over May 1st to 3rd, 2015. The area offers rewarding twisties, inspiring vistas and renowned mountain hospitality. Plus, this is dual-sport heaven for all skill levels. The perfect start to anyone’s riding season! Visit www.bmwmcoga.org or rally@bmwmcoga.org.

6th Annual Trail Fest

May 2, 2015
Greenprints Alliance Trailfest starts with a 5K race, 1 mile Fun Run, followed by live music, food, beer and community. Food vendors and beer will be available while you enjoy the music. Try your skills on the mountain bike trail! We have built a 1/8 mile test track in the event area. If biking isn’t your thing, there will be other activities as well including a rock climbing wall. 8am – 8pm; Market Street and the Elm Street Arts Village Event Green in Downtown Woodstock. The space is located one block west of Main Street and one block south of Towne Lake Parkway. Visit www.woodstocktrails.com or call 770- 517-6788.

2nd Annual Georgia Apple Blossom Festival

May 2-3, 2015
The Georgia Apple Blossom Festival focus is everything LOCAL. Hosting the best arts, craft and food vendors in the region. The festival will be pet-friendly and offer no cost for admission. There will be plenty of parking and restaurants in close proximity to the festival grounds. Only an hour north of Atlanta you can come enjoy the festival, and all the sights and scenery Gilmer County has to offer. 9am-5pm in East Ellijay on Craig Street parallel to Highway 515. Visit www.georgiaappleblossomfestival.com or contact: Gilmer County Chamber 706-635-7400.

6th Annual North Cobb Rotary Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival

May 8 -9 , 2015

Superior Plumbing is presenting the event which kicks off with a free concert and fireworks on Friday night. This Georgia Barbecue Association-sanctioned barbecue cooking competition will continue all night along the banks of beautiful Lake Acworth and the event will open back up to the public on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. You can visit the teams and taste all the BBQ you desire, as the Taster’s Choice award will also be decided by patrons of the event. Tickets to taste the backyard teams BBQ will be on sale for a nominal charge. Vote with your stomach early and often to crown the winner of a Primo Grill and the title of the 2015 People’s Choice Champion. Activities for the kids will be in the Kids Zone. For information, call (770) 423-1330, or visit www.smokeonthelake.org and follow us on facebook.

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26th Annual Cherokee Indian Festival & Mother’s Day Powwow

May 9 -10, 2015
Celebrating Cherokee County’s rich history through entertainment, education and cultural fellowship! Native American dance exhibitions and competitions. Warriors on horseback. Native American cuisine such as buffalo, roasted corn, Pima wraps, Indian fry-bread and more. Native arts and crafts. Hoop dancers and Aztec dancers. Tipis, wigwam and living Indian village and displays. Northern Plains encampment and a Muscogee Creek settlement. Environmental and wildlife displays & Birds of Prey show. Saturday, May 9:10am – 6pm and Sunday, May 10: 11am – 6pm. Tickets on sale at the gate: Adults (13 years and up): $15. Children (6-12 years old): $5. 5 years and under: FREE. Everyone is welcome! Boling Park, 1098 Marietta Hwy., Canton, GA 30114. For more info: www.rthunder.com , 770-735-6275 or rollingthunder34@ymail.com.

5th Annual Georgia Mountain Egg Fest

May 15 – 16, 2015
An EggFest is a gathering of Big Green Egg fans and experienced cooks/chefs from all across the country. The cooks will be preparing recipes all day long. The non-cooks (tasters) are free to stroll through the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee, GA and sample and experience wonderful egged food. For important details visit: www.mountainegg.com

4th Annual Woodstock Public Safety Foundation Spring Fest

May 16, 2015
Help support the many different projects of the Foundation and Woodstock Police & Fire Departments. An early morning “Hustle for Heroes” 5K race is planned at First Baptist Woodstock, register at www.active.com! Come out and “legally out run the Police and smoke the Firemen”! Following the race from 10am to 5pm, the fun begins for all! Join us at The Park at City Center for a huge kid’s zone with moonwalks, games, rock climbing wall, bungee ride, monster water balls, and other fun activities! Enjoy the Police k-9 demos, food vendors, arts & craft vendors, DJ, and live music in the gazebo all day! Explore police & fire trucks on display. Participate in the fundraising raffle and win many, many valuable prizes donated from the great supporters of the Woodstock Public Safety foundation! Visit www.wpsfoundation.org or 770-592-6000 for more info.

Mountain Flower Art Festival

May 16-17, 2015
The festival, located on the historic square of Dahlonega, Georgia, is a juried art and quality craft festival held for over 20 years on the 3rd weekend in May. In conjunction with the arts festival there will be local plant and flower vendors. Please join us for this wonderful, historic event! Come out and see your favorite exhibitors as well as the addition of new exhibitors. Saturday night there will be an artist reception at the Old Cannery Arts Center just off the square, 61 Enota Street, Dahlonega Georgia from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The 2015 Mountain Flower Art Flower is being produced by the Dahlonega Arts Council. For more info: www.dahlonegarts.org or 706-482-8390.

Canton Festival of the Arts

May 16-17, 2015
Just 40 minutes from downtown Atlanta, Canton offers the charm of a historic river town with a view of the North Georgia mountains. The festival is located in Canton’s newly revitalized historic downtown district. The annual Canton Festival of the Arts features:

  • Artist’s Market with over 75 exhibitors from nine states. Serenity Gardens celebrates the art of living well. If you are interested in gardening, sustainability, incorporating nature into your life and all things green, this is the place for you.
  • Tempting food concessions and a wine and beer garden. The Interactive Children’s Experience offers hands on art activities for children, including mural painting, photography, drawing, dance, drama and so much more. Live entertainment on the Main Stage. Historic Downtown Canton on Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17 from 10am-5pm.

For more info visit www.cherokeearts.org/festival or Email: info@cherokeearts.org.

Bavarian Fest

May 23, 2015
Experience a bit of Bavaria while you and your family enjoy this Memorial Day celebration at the Festhalle! A live Oompa band, dancing, and a festive Bavarian atmosphere help us honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Imported and domestic beer and wines; wursts on a bun, sauerkraut, hot dogs, pretzels and desserts will be available for sale. 6pm to 11pm. Active military and veterans receive free admission. 1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen GA. For more information contact www.helenchamber.com or call 706-878-1908.

39th Annual Spring Arts in the Park Festival

May 23-24, 2015
Memorial Day Weekend in Historic Downtown Blue Ridge. With over 185 fine arts, crafts and food booths, Arts in the Park has something for everyone. Enjoy a wide variety of arts, crafts, food and more. There are always activities for the children, along with special events for the big kids. Blue Ridge, Georgia is one of the top art destinations in the country and features a unique shopping experience in its downtown shops and galleries and Arts in the Park is one of the town’s signature events. Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm. For more info visit www.blueridgearts.net or call Lisa Tyler at 706-632-2144.

8th Annual Blairsville Spring Arts & Crafts Festival

May 23-24, 2015
Celebrating at TWO locations this year! Most vendors & all food vendors will be at the The Historical Society’s Mountain Life Museum – Butt-Mock House and Payne Cabin, one block south of the Square. Other vendor will be on the grass around the Courthouse and local musician Sam Ensley will have jamming going on thru out the day Saturday & Sunday and there will music for both the Mock House and at the Courthouse Friday night. Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm. Visit the Union County Historical Society at www.unioncountyhistory.org or call 706-745-5493.

1st Annual ClusterFest at Crane Creek

May 30, 2015
Celebrate SPRING and join us for our, a celebration of regional musical talent, artisans, wine, and food at Crane Creek Vineyards. Local and Regional singer\songwriters will be performing all day at the vineyard. Come for your favorite, or listen to them all. $20.00 per guest includes daily admission, food, wine tasting, shopping local artisans, a souvenir Crane Creek Vineyards wine glass, in addition to a front row seat to some of our areas best talent! 11am -6:00pm. Crane Creek Vineyards, 916 Crane Creek Road, Young Harris, GA. For more info: www.cranecreekvineyards.com or 706-379-1236.

Wing & Rock Fest

May 30- 31, 2015
The Wing and Rock Festival is a 2-day family friendly food & music event that has something for everyone. This FREE event is the third largest wing fest in the country featuring some of Atlanta’s best tasting chicken wings from local restaurants & bars plus great live music on two stages featuring over a dozen bands. For the kids we have jumpies, rides, face painting & more along with local teen bands on the gazebo stage. For the adults we will have cold beverages to wash down those tasty wings and specialty foods plus a large art and crafts area for those looking for some unique hand crafted items from the area. Saturday, May 30, Noon – 10:00 p.m., Sunday, May 31, Noon – 6:00 p.m. The Park at City Center Woodstock, GA. www.whatsupwoodstock.com

30th Annual British in the Blue Ridge

June 5 – 6, 2015
Make your camping reservations with Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds for the event. We look forward to seeing everyone for another fun weekend of British Bikes in the north Georgia mountains! Rally, rides and bike show. Sponsored by the Greater Atlanta British Motorcycle Association. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee, GA. Visit www.gabma.us or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

30th Annual British in the Blue Ridge

June 5 – 6, 2015
Make your camping reservations with Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds for the event. We look forward to seeing everyone for another fun weekend of British Bikes in the north Georgia mountains! Rally, rides and bike show. Sponsored by the Greater Atlanta British Motorcycle Association. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee, GA. Visit www.gabma.us or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

Family Fishing Festival

June 6, 2015
Family Fishing Festival is a free event to youth ages 16 and under. Bring your own fishing gear and bait. Free lunch, prizes, exhibit booths, and scavenger hunt. Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations will apply. 9am – 4pm At the Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery, Located on Rock Creek Road off GA Hwy 60 near Suches, GA. Contact 706-838-4723 or chattahoocheeforest@fws.gov.

15th Annual Waterfest

June 6-7, 2015
Coosawattee River Basin Initiative’s Annual Paddle Sports and Environmental Education Extravaganza will take place at Rome, Georgia’s Heritage Park on the Etowah River. Join us for paddle-powered fun including our 6 -Mile Canoe Kayak, Paddle Board and Raft Race. Other events may include Canoe & Kayak Tug-O-Wars, Environmental Fair and Exhibits, Environmental Scavenger Hunt for kids, live animal demonstrations from Coosa River Science School, great food and the Environmental Quiz Bowl competition for area elementary schools. For more info visit www.coosa.org or call 706-232-CRBI (2724).

42nd Annual Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival

June 4 – 6, 2015
The South’s oldest balloon event will begin with a mass ascension of 30 colorful hot air balloons. Balloonists compete in local events Thursday evening beginning around 6pm thru Saturday. Local flying events will take place also on Friday and Saturday. The balloons will fly around 7:30 am and 6:00 pm each day (weather permitting). Many opportunities available to the public; assisting with the inflations, being a part of a chase crew, taking a tethered ride in a balloon or a champagne flight over the mountains. For more information contact Race Headquarters at 706-878-2271 to schedule a balloon flight. www.helenballoon.com.

5th Annual Art, River and Music Festival

June 6, 2015
Downtown Murphy, NC on the beautiful River Walk trail located at the Historic L&N Depot. The Farmers Market will take place at the Depot, and the Art, River and Music Festival will stretch back in the cool shade along the River Walk trail. Arts activities for kids are available during the day, as well as other fun diversions!

Art: Over 50 local and regional artists will have booths both in the Farmers Market and in the juried section along the River Walk. These fine crafters and artists will have a variety of wonderful art for sale including jewelry, woodturning, pottery, weaving, photography, woodcarvings, furniture, paintings, baskets and much more. Live demonstrations of artists work will be featured throughout the day.

River: Appalachian Outfitters and the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition (HRWC) will lead free to the public canoe trips on the river, visiting various points of interest. In addition, HRWC will judge a crazy float contest on the river at 2pm.
Music: The stage will feature local and regional musicians and dancers throughout the day and will include music and dance traditional to our unique mountain region, as well as contemporary original music! FREE! 9am – 4pm. For more info visit www.cherokeeartscouncil.org

2nd Annual Appalachian Jazz & Art Festival

June 12 – 13, 2015
Join us for the 2nd annual Appalachian Wine & Jazz Festival located in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Enjoy two complete days of the finest wine, jazz, food and artists. The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds are located along the shores of beautiful Lake Chatuge in the north Georgia mountain community of Hiawassee and is only two hours from Atlanta, Greenville, Ashville and Chattanooga. Tickets: Friday Only – $20.00, Saturday Only – $40.00, Friday & Saturday – $50.00. Hours: Friday – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Saturday – 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. For more info: gamtfair@windstream.net , 706-896-4191 or www.mountainwinefest.com

12th Annual Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 12 – 14, 2015
Residents and visitors look forward to the second weekend in June when Blairsville spotlights the heritage of their area. This three day event offers a Kilted Golf Classic; Ceilidh (dinner party); Pipe and Drum Bands; Athletic Competitions; Vendors; Children’s Games; a Concert; and Scottish Food, Music, Dancing, Reenactments and the popular Mini-Cooper Car Show. This is one unique festival you just can’t miss! No pets. For Additional Information Visit: www.BlairsvilleScottishFestival.com. Contact Information: 706-745-2161 or email: BSFHG1@yahoo.com.

Mountain Fling

June 27- 28, 2015
Blairsville, GA. Enjoy arts & crafts galore the last weekend in June. Exhibits set both indoors and out. The event will be held at North Georgia Technical College in Blairsville, GA. 6/27: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 6/28: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. See more at: www.blairsvillechamber.com. Contact Information: 706-896-0932.

Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival Season II: Musical Journey

June 18- 28, 2015
Professional musicians Maggie & Scott Flavin thought it would be great to start a small festival, invite friends and colleagues of international stature to perform, and give something back to Blue Ridge. They bring three exciting world-class ensembles to our area in a combination of Festival Concerts, Encore Performances and Family Concerts.
Festival Concerts
Blue Ridge United Methodist Church
322 West Main St. Blue Ridge, GA

  • June 19 7:00 p.m. “From Russia with Love” Bergonzi String Quartet
  • June 21 3:00 pm“From Glenn Miller to Mozart” The Backsliders
  • June 26 7:00pm “Across the Pond: Songs from the British Isles” Jana Young, soprano, Marina Radiushina, piano
  • June 28 3:00pm “Coming Home” PULSE Trio

Encore Performances
Grace Presbyterian Church
170 Georgia 9, Dawsonville, GA

  • June 20 7:00 p.m. “From Russia with Love” Bergonzi String Quartet
  • June 27 7:00pm “Across the Pond: Songs from the British Isles” Jana Young, soprano Marina Radiushina, piano,

Family Concerts
Presented in partnership with the Fannin County Library
First Baptist Youth Center
907 East Main St. Blue Ridge, GA

  • June 18 3:00pm “Peter and the Wolf” Bergonzi String Quartet
  • June 25 3:00pm “Gulliver’s Travels” Margaret Donaghue Flavin, Baroque recorders Scott Flavin, Baroque violin

Tickets: Online at www.brcmf.com or at the door: Single Concerts $20/$10; Festival Pass $60/$30. Admission to Family Concerts is free, however there is a suggested donation of a canned good or non-perishable item, to be donated to Feed Fannin. For info: www.brcmf.com, 305.878.1985, email info@brcmf.com.

Woodstock, GA Freedom Fest

July 4, 2015
Our huge parade kicks off the celebration at 10am. After the parade, join us in The Park at City Center until 3pm for food, live music, and children’s games, cake walk, arts & crafts, and vendors of all types. Fun for young and old! Don’t forget the Annual Woodstock Freedom Run at 7:30am. See http://www.woodstockfreedomrun.com/ for more details. The day concludes with fireworks at dusk behind the Target shopping center. For info visit: www.woodstockparksandrec.com

65th Annual Georgia Mountain Fair

July 17 – 25
Thousands of visitors from across the region have experienced the excitement and nostalgia that this event has to offer. With first class musical performances, arts & crafts, fun carnival rides, unique attractions and a glimpse into North Georgia’s rich history and culture, the Fair provides something for every member of the family. Georgia Mountain Fair, Inc. P.O. Box 444, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546, Phone: (706) 896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

17th Annual Butternut Creek Festival

July 18-19, 2015
Celebrate and enjoy the Arts of this Mountain Region! The Butternut Creek Festival is one of the finest juried arts and crafts shows in the southeast. The two-day festival showcases the work of 65 artists and craftsmen in categories from basketry, fine art, fabric art, and decorative painting, to glass, jewelry, metal working, photography, pottery, scrimshaw, and woodturning. Held annually at Meeks Park in Blairsville, Georgia, you don’t want to miss it! Visit www.butternutcreekfestival.com Contact info: 706-781-1221 or email: butternutcreekfestival@gmail.com.

Blairsville Green Bean Festival

July 25 , 2015
Celebrate the green bean and “green” living the last weekend in July with pageants, a square dance, tractor show, quilting exhibit, storytellers, crafts, “living green” demonstrations, farmers’ market, and “Green Ribbon” recipe contest. Look for different varieties of green beans (from heirloom pole beans to mountain white half-runners) and lots of other fresh, juicy produce – freshly harvested by Union County farmers. The whole county turns out for this family “Country Fair” type event. Blairsville Farmer’s Market, 148 Old Smokey Road , Blairsville, GA 30512. Visit www.blairsvillechamber.com.

Annual Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-In

July 30- August 1 , 2015
Come join us for the Annual Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-In at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds on beautiful Lake Chatuge. Camping is available. Stay right at the show site. Enjoy three fun filled days of good ole mountain hillbilly fun. See a Pioneer village, real moonshine still in the works, mountain crafts, and plenty of hot classic cars, trucks, bikes, rat rods and more! Contact us: 662- 587- 9572 or www.gammoonshinecruizin.com

2015 The Young Harris Art Fest

August 29 – 30, 2015
This show will be held at Mayors Park located in Young Harris GA. This is an outdoor show in a grassed area with fairly level ground. This is a juried show so all items offered must be hand made by the artist. This show starts the fall line up for shows in the Mountains. Free Parking and Free Admission. Hours: SAT 10am – 5pm, SUN 10am -4pm. Mayors Park – Hwy 76 – Young Harris, GA. Contact Robin Roberts Promotions 706-897-6179 or visit www.robinrobertspromotions.com for more information.

Note: 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!