2021 Fantastic Fall Festivals & Fairs

By on August 5, 2021

Welcome to the Most Complete List of Fall Festivals & Fairs for 2021 in north Georgia!

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! 


Welcome to the most complete list of Fall Festivals & Fairs in north Georgia! 


Due to COVID-19 many events have been cancelled and others require following CDC Covid rules. 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! 


25th Annual Blue Ridge Kiwanis Championship Rodeo

August 20 – 21, 2021

Blue Ridge, GA. Bull riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, bareback, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and special events. Mountain Valley Boot Toss to win a 2021 Ram Truck! Food and fun for all, 8 p.m. Gates open early. Proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Kiwanis. $15, children under 8, free. FREE parking shuttle is from Fannin County Middle School. Kiwanis Fairgrounds, Blue Ridge: Jones Street off of E. 2nd Street. 706-632-6644, info@www.blueridgerodeo.com/


20th Annual Pigs & Peaches
BBQ Festival

August 20- 21, 2021

Kennesaw, GA. The festival features a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned competition, recognized as a Georgia State Championship event, as well as Pro/Backyard BBQ, Anything Butt, and, Peach Dessert contests. Over $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to contest winners. Shop, eat, drink and interact with over 200 vendors and exhibitors. Keep the little ones laughing and playing for hours in the Kid Zone — a family-friendly playground of inflatable jumpers, amusements and attractions. Free concerts every night. Fireworks Sat. night. Friday 6pm-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm. Kennesaw’s Adams Park, 2753 Watts Drive in Kennesaw, GA. (770) 422-9714 or www.pigsandpeaches.com/


16th Annual Franklin Area
Folk Festival

August 21, 2021

Franklin, NC. This family-friendly festival features live heritage demonstrations, Appalachian crafts, jammin’ sessions that feature old-time mountain music and bluegrass, kids’ activities, food, textiles, pottery, local history & more! Hands-on activities to experience what mountain life was like way back when. Woodcarving, moonshinin’, weaving and spinning, and many other heritage skills demonstrations. Additional highlights include special quilts on display (like the famous Cabarras Quilt, The Celebrate America Autograph Quilt, etc.), village blacksmith, flint napping, woodworking/woodcarving, Border Collies’ demonstrations, farmer’s market, old-time music and more. 10am – 4pm. Free and Free parking will be designated offsite with a shuttle to drop you off right at the front door of Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center, 51 Cowee School Drive, Franklin, NC 28734. For more information (828) 524-6564 or  www.FranklinFolkFestival.com/


Sherriff’s Jeep Fest 

September 2- 5, 2021

Jasper, GA. Gathering together Jeep enthusiasts from all over this great nation to help provide a place to live, food, clothing, supplies, love and anything else a child might need to prosper, while sharing a love for off-road. Enjoy 3 Days of Family Friendly Fun: trails, mud, & obstacles, rides, concerts, food & much more. 60 Miles North of Atlanta: 8795 Hwy 53 East Jasper, GA 30143. Registration open now! For more information please contact the Pickens County Sherriff’s Office. Contact Information: 706-253-8900 or visit www.sheriffsjeepfest.com/


Grape Stomp Fest

September 4, 2021

Blairsville, GA. Join us for this annual festival for a grape stomping good time. $25 Ticket includes admission and your souvenir wine glass. Live Music all day, food vendor, craft vendors, grape stomping at 2 & 4 p.m. Lucy-look-a-like contest with WINE PRIZES. Purchase tickets in advance. Limited quantities. 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Paradise Hills, Winery Resort & Spa, 366 Paradise Road , Blairsville, GA 30512. For info and tickets  706-745-7483  or www.paradisehillsga.com/


50th Annual Helen Oktoberfest 

September 9- 12, September 16- 19, September 23- 26, September 30- Nov 7, 2021

Helen Festhalle, Helen, GA . Admission $8.00 Monday-Friday. $10.00 on Saturdays and FREE on Sundays. Weekdays 6:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday 6:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m., Saturday 1:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Beer, brats, bands and lederhosen—the Helen Oktoberfest is the longest running Oktoberfest in the United States. Every year the Helen Festhalle hosts the event. German-style bands from around the country and around the world play on the stage for your listening and viewing pleasure. Dogs welcome in the Beir Garden! Contact Information: 706-878-1908 or www.helenchamber.com/


Chattahoochee Mountain Fair

September 10-18, 2021

Clarkesville, GA. This Habersham County tradition features family entertainment that includes: carnival, livestock judging, arts & crafts, various exhibits and demonstrations, and nightly entertainment. Come enjoy The Miss Chattahoochee Pageant, talent contests, arts, crafts, livestock shows and thrilling rides all week!  Chattahoochee Mountain Fair, 182 Hwy 17, Clarkesville, GA.
For more information visit: http://www.chattahoocheemountainfair.org


7th Annual Dailey & Vincent LandFest in the Mountains

September 16 – 18, 2021

GA Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawasse, GA. Dailey & Vincent LandFest in the Mountains will offer festival goers live music, camping, comedy, and down-home fun for all ages, making for an experience that’s sure to be an unforgettable weekend. The music portion of the festival will be held inside the air-conditioned 2,900 seat Anderson Music Hall at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, and the venue boasts sprawling grounds with two playgrounds, a boat ramp, two tennis courts, playing courts, paved and shaded picnic areas, and splendid nature walking trails, all along beautiful Lake Chatuge. For tickets and camping info contact Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, P.O. Box 444, Hiawassee, GA 30546 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or call (706) 896-4191. For more info visit http://www.daileyvincentfest.com/


10th Annual Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Music Festival 

September 16 – 18, 2021

Blue Ridge, GA. Downtown Blue Ridge sets the stage as a fantastic back drop and venue location for a perfect early fall event. The leaves start to change with cooler days and crisp evenings that invite outdoor activities! The sounds of Blues music and the sweet smell of BBQ from local and regional cookers will fill the air as families and groups of friends enjoy this unique setting and event. Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Event is $10.00 with children 12 and under free. Lots of great BBQ and craft beer available on site. Special section full of fun stuff for the kids to do. No coolers are allowed, be sure to bring a blanket or chair, no umbrellas. No pets are allowed. See website for information regarding service animals. Be sure to check out the Blues Crawl and Kiwanis Blues Train the night before, Friday, September 17th. –  Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Lodging Association to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia. Contact: info@blueridgelodgingassociation.com. Or visit www.blueridgebluesandbbq.com/


10th Annual Cherokee Heritage Festival

September 18, 2021

Hayesville, NC. Enjoy traditional dancing, cultural arts demonstrations, storytelling, frybread, singing, and  flute music during this free festival at the outdoor 17th century Cherokee Homestead Exhibit, one of five attractions along a 2-mile Cherokee History Trail in Hayesville. Children of all ages will enjoy craft activities, practicing blowgun techniques and a scavenger hunt with their families.  Adults will enjoy plant walks through Native Botanical Gardens, led by Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition staff.  The adjacent Clay County “Old Jail” Museum will be open throughout the event. Free admission, parking and shuttle bus. 10:00am – 3:00pm. Cherokee Homestead Exhibit, 805 Hwy 64 Business, Hayesville, NC 28904. For information, call 828-389-3045 or visit www.ccra-nc.org/


10th Annual Cartecay Vineyards Crush Festival

September 18 & 19 2021

Ellijay, GA. Join the fun in our vineyard! Grape Stomping, Tastings and Cartecay Vineyards’ Logo Wine Glass.  Food and Arts/Crafts Vendors on Site. Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00– 5:30 p.m. Live Music both days! Cost: $20.00 Pre-Sale, $25.00 Day of Event. Free parking! Pet friendly! Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30536. For info: 706-698-9463 (WINE) or www.cartecayvineyards.com/


Art Festival at Rose Lawn

September 18- 19, 2021

Rose Lawn, Cartersville, GA.  The annual art festival, held on the grounds at Rose Lawn, features the works of artists from across the Southeast. Fine art and Heritage Craft exhibits include oils, watercolors, and pastels, sculptures in wood, brass, and glass, and many other unique hand-crafted items. The house will be open for guided tours. Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday Noon – 5 p.m. Free Admission. Contact Information: 770-387-5162. Visit www.roselawnmuseum.com/


Tri-State Model Railroaders Annual Ride the Rails Festival 

September 25 – 26, 2021

Mineral Bluff, GA. A 5 mile round trip by railroad motor car traveling through the Iron Bridge over the beautiful Toccoa River, then returning over the bridge back to the beautiful and historic Mineral Bluff Depot. Then take a ride on the genuine Railroad Hand Car! Motor Car Rides: Suggested Donation $13.00 for Adults, $6.00 for Children 2-17. Hand Pump Car Rides, $2.00 per person per round trip. A fun day for all! Both days: 10am – 3pm. Mineral Bluff Historic Depot, 150 Railroad Avenue (Hwy 60 northbound, Railroad avenue is next street on your left after the 4 way stop sign at Spur 60), Mineral Bluff, GA 30559. For more information call 706-455-8903 or visit http://www.tsmri.org/


4th Annual Dancing Goat FolkFest

September 25 – 26, 2021

Ellijay, GA. Harkening back to the old mountain shindigs and a sharing of endangered art, music and oral traditions. The juried folk art show will present the work of untrained artists, known and new. The music will be local and the storytelling will recall the old mountain tales. Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no admission to the event on Ellijay’s unique downtown boardwalk. For information email: dancinggoatsfolkfest@gmail.com, see facebook.com/dancinggoatsfolkfest or visit https://dancinggoatsfolkfest.com/


36th Annual Riverfest Arts & Crafts Festival 

September 25 – 26, 2021

Etowah River Park, Canton, GA. Featured against the picturesque banks of the Etowah River Park in Canton, the Riverfest Arts & Crafts festival is the League’s flagship fundraising event where all funds raised support Cherokee County children in need. Begin your Riverfest experience by talking with our amazing sponsors who support our mission through their generous donations. Continue through the park to shop from more than 150 artists and crafters from all around Georgia and other southeastern states. Stop by the concessions area to try a wide variety of festival fare and delicious food and treats from local food trucks. A Children’s area features with games, bouncy houses, a petting zoo, and miniature train rides. Sports fans can relax in our tailgating area with live broadcasts of football games. There’s something for everyone! The festival hours are Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Admission is a $5 donation and children 10 and under are free.

Proceeds benefit the needy children of Cherokee County. Etowah River Park, 600 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA. Contact Information: 770-704-5991 or www.serviceleague.net/riverfest-1


Foxfire Mountaineer Festival 

October 2, 2021

Clayton, GA. A one-day celebration of the rich heritage of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, featuring traditional music, showcases and demonstrations of heritage skills and trades, and all manner of traditional games and puzzles for young and old alike. The outdoor field events gives adventurous visitors a chance to see how you would fare in the mountains of old, with physical and mental challenges from the past: brute-strength and endurance contests like wood-chopping and log-sawing, archery and greased-pig chases, three-legged relays and sack races. The Festival also honors the people of Southern Appalachia, represented at the event by the some of the kind folks who have shared their lives and experiences with Foxfire students since 1966, allowing their stories to be shared with the world through the pages of The Foxfire Magazine and The Foxfire Book series. Regular admission is $5 per person with children 5 and under free. All proceeds go to The Foxfire Fund, Inc. and support our many educational programs at our museum and in our schools. 10am – 5pm. Admission $5. Raybun County Civic Center, 201 West Savannah Street, Clayton, GA. Contact Information: 706-746-5828 or www.foxfirefund.org/festival.html


Georgia State Clogging Festival

October 2, 2021

Hiawassee, GA. This NCHC Sanctioned competition will offer all Sanctioned Categories, Solos, and Duets. Tickets are $8, Kids 9 and under are Free! Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Contact Information: 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com Learn more: http://www.clog.org/


40th Annual Georgia Marble Festival 

October 2 – 3, 2021

Jasper, GA. Come Celebrate the Marble Valley of Pickens County and the History of Georgia Marble. A full weekend of activities begins with the Marble Festival 5K Run/Walk Road Race Saturday morning. The 5K starts at 8 a.m. followed by the 1 mile Fun Run at 9 a.m. To register, visit jasperumc.org. Then, catch the festival parade down Main Street at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Throw Back to the 80’s”.   Take a quarry tour to learn about the marble industry. Enjoy arts, crafts, retail, demonstrations, marble carving, sponsor showcases and a kids zone at the festival grounds. Enjoy lots of great food while appreciating a vast array of live entertainment on the Headliner Stage. Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Located at Lee Newton Memorial Park, 500 Veterans Memorial Park, Jasper, Georgia 30143. Contact Information: Michelle Kuriger, georgiamarblefestival@pickenschamber.com or 706-692-5600 For more information please visit: www.georgiamarblefestival.com/


The Valley “Above the Clouds” Indian Summer Festival 

October 2 – 3, 2021

Suches, GA. On the grounds of Woody Gap School, Georgia’s smallest public school, on GA Hwy. 60, between Dahlonega and Blue Ridge. Car show, crafts, music and dance performances, and family activities. Saturday, the Run Above the Clouds 10K and a one-mile run will begin at 9 a.m. A Country Square Dance with a live band at 8 p.m. in the school gym. Advance dance tickets are $6; $7 at the door. Enjoy performances by elementary students of Woody Gap School, the crowning of the King and Queen, clogging, an auction, Mountain Rangers hand-to-hand combat demonstration, mountain music, and an archery demonstration. Food vendors will feature pork BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, boiled peanuts, cotton candy, fried apple pies, homemade preserves and more. Visit the crafts tents for a variety of handmade items. 9am-5pm. Contact Information: 706-745-5789 or www.suches.com/festivalinfo.htm/


Cumming Country Fair & Festival

October 7 – 17, 2021

Cumming, GA. The fair is an affordable family outing providing entertainment around every corner. There are free daily attractions, free concerts, discount days and free-living history exhibits in the Heritage and Indian Villages. K-9s in Flight, Lady Houdini, Human Cannonball, Atlanta Puppet Show, Petting Zoo, Chainsaw Carving & Auction, Carnival Midway, Concerts, and much more! Hours: Monday – Thursday 4:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.; Friday 4:00 p.m.- Midnight; Saturday 10:00 am – Midnight; Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. No pets, alcohol or coolers. Cash only, ATM on site. Parking $5. Admission $10 cash or credit only. Cumming Fair Grounds, 235 Castleberry Rd., Cumming, GA 30040. Contact Information: 770-781-3491 or www.cummingfair.net/


Georgia Mountain Fall Festival 

October 8 – 16, 2021

Hiawassee, GA. With its mild temperatures and beautiful scenery there is no better place to be than the North Georgia Mountains in the fall. Each October, the 9-day event features carnival rides, exciting musical performances, Arts and Craft vendors, educational demonstrations, Pioneer Village, Old Ways demonstrations, Daredevil Circus, Cowboy Circus, Cooking & Photo Contests. Fall Festival: 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. Contact Information: 706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/


Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Marching Band Festival

October 9, 2021

Blue Ridge, GA. More than 2,000 marching band members from nearly 24 area high school bands are expected to participate. Bands will range in size from 40 members to more than 150 members. Come for the day spend some time downtown at one of our art festivals.Beginning at 1 pm and continuing until 9:30 pm. Fannin County High School, 2346 East First St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513. For info call Band Director, Scott Barnstead 706-633-8595 or visit www.fannincountyband.org/


11th Annual Fall Arts in the Park

October 9 -10, 2021

Downtown City Park, Blue Ridge, GA. Join us for the Fall Arts in the Park festival held in the beautiful Downtown City Park of Blue Ridge, Georgia. Festival is held rain or shine. Shop from a variety of artworks from over 150 juried fine arts and fine crafts exhibitors, enjoy tasty food, and engage in multiple artist demos and a free children’s activity booth.  Pets are welcomed as long as they are leashed and well-behaved. Weekend Admission: adults $5; children under 12 free. All proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, a 501c3 non-profit community arts association. 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/


50th Annual Georgia Apple Festival

October 9-10 & 16-17, 2021

Ellijay, GA. The Ellijay Lions Club, the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Ellijay and East Ellijay, and Gilmer County invite everyone to come and enjoy the Georgia Apple Festival. There are over 300 vendors with handmade, handcrafted items, as well as many on-site demonstrations of how selected types of crafts are made. The Apple Festival 5K & 1K is Saturday October 12th at 8am and starts and ends at Ellijay Elementary School. The Apple Classic Auto Show (706-635-7400) is held at the Civic Center on Saturday October 12th. The Apple Festival Parade (706-635-7400) is Saturday October 19th and begins at 8 AM in historic downtown Ellijay. Festival entrance fee is $5. Saturdays: 9am-6pm, Sundays: 9am-5pm.Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 1729 South Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540. Visit www.georgiaapplefestival.org/


Blairsville Sorghum Festival 

October 9- 10 and October 16- 17, 2021

Meeks Park, Blairsville, GA. The Blairsville Sorghum Festival has been a part of Blairsville’s heritage for more than 40 years. Blairsville’s longest running festival celebrates the ancient art of cooking sweet syrup from Sorghum Cane. Visitors enjoy sorghum syrup making demonstrations in addition to contests such as log sawing, pole climbing, rock throwing, hatchet throwing, and more! Proceeds go scholarships for local students. Both weekends: Sat. 9am -5pm & Sun. 9am – 5pm. With Square Dance at the Old Middle School Gym at 8pm. Festival admission 13 and up $5. Free parking. For more information: 706-745-4745 or www.sorghumfestivalblairsville.org/


14th Annual Paws in the Park & Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving

October 16, 2021

Blue Ridge, GA. New this year is the Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving Competition sponsored by INGLES! Check out all the local vendors & come support the stores who have such awesome pet supplies! All Local & Area Rescue Groups are welcome to join the fun. Parade starts at 10am. 10am to 5pm. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Blue Ridge. Downtown Blue Ridge City Park. For info call 706. 633. 3103 or www.humanesocietyofblueridge.org/


27th Annual Talking Rock Heritage Days Festival

October 16- 17, 2021 

Talking Rock, GA. During the Annual Heritage Days Festival, our little town will be filled with booths featuring a wide variety of arts, crafts and antiques. There will be interesting demonstrations for the young and old, Blue Grass and Southern Gospel Music and good food. Visit the restored 1877 Talking Rock Schoolhouse Teaching Museum, meet the Town Crier, relax with the kids in the park and have a great family day.  9am -5pm. FREE! Visit www.talkingrockga.com or call 706-253-5515.


Gold Rush Days Festival

October 16- 17, 2021

Dahlonega, GA. It is a time for thousands to come and see fall colors peaking and celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold. Over 300 art and craft exhibitors and food vendors gather around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event. It is estimated that a crowd of over 200,000 visit over the weekend to join in the fun and excitement! The Gold Rush Days Festival has been voted one of the Top 20 Events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Join us in downtown Dahlonega and you will see why! Contact: The Dahlonega Jaycees Email: info@dahlonega.org Phone: 706-864-3513

or visit: https://goldrushdaysfestival.com/



October 17, 2021

Blue Ridge, GA.  Come out to enjoy friendship, music, food, and beer at Grumpy Old Men Brewery in Blue Ridge. A 50/50 cash raffle and silent auction will be held to benefit the Humane Society of Blue Ridge. Food truck on site. $25 includes commemorative glass & koozie, and 2 beer tokens. Live Music. Dogs welcome! For info visit: www.humanesocietyofblueridge.org/


54th Annual Moonshine Festival & Car Show

October 22- 24, 2020

Dawsonville, GA. See the parade of moonshine and revenue cars to kick off festivities at 9:00 Saturday morning. Many great vendors – something for everyone. Two stages with live entertainment around the square in downtown Dawsonville. Festival, Car Show, and Swap Meet held at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Formerly known as “Thunder Road USA,” all 3 days 8am- 5pm. Moonshine Run on Friday, October 22nd, leaving Bearden’s Funeral Home at approximately 10am, registration to begin at 9:00 AM. Meet many legendary racecar drivers. See Vintage Race Cars and more Authentic Moonshine-Hauling cars than you’ll ever see gathered in one place anywhere in the US! Sorry no pets allowed. Parking $10. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and Museum , 415 Highway 53 East Dawsonville, GA 30534. Benefitting KARE for Kids, Inc. For Info:  (706) 216-KARE (5273) or email at info@kareforkids.com, or www.kareforkids.org/


Appalachian Craft Brew, Stew & Que Festival
October 23, 2021

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds- Hiawassee, GA. Fall will be in the air and what a great time for the “Appalachian Craft Brew, Stew and Que Festival” featuring 40+ breweries, unlimited tasting, and souvenir glass. Live Americana, Folk, and Bluegrass music. Food vendors from local area restaurants. Regional arts & crafts vendors. Hiawassee is centrally located, just two hours from Atlanta, Asheville, Greenville and Chattanooga.  Saturday 11am- 7pm. $40.00 at the Gate, $35.00 Online. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds – 1311 Music Rd.- Hiawassee, GA. 706-896-4191. *Sign up to be a volunteer and receive free admission after your shift and all the beer samples you want! Please call Jane at 706-435-0664. Info: www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/


Chiaha Harvest Fair

October 23-24, 2021

Ridge Ferry Park in Rome, GA. A toe-tappin’, cider-sippin’, fun-for-everyone arts festival. Chiaha has grown into a juried show of artists and craftsmen from all over the country, including many demonstrators, sharing the tricks of their craft throughout the weekend. The festival is known for its stellar entertainment, featuring musicians from far and near. And, the offerings of an unduplicated variety of local food vendors will surely satisfy your craving for delicious, hand-prepared treats. $5 for Adults, $4 for Students and Seniors, and $1 for Children under 12. There is no charge for parking at Ridge Ferry Park for the event, and handicapped parking is available. For more information visit: https://www.chiaha.org/


Mountain Country Christmas
in Lights 

November 25- December 23, 2021

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds- Hiawassee, GA. A holiday treat for the entire family along the shores of beautiful Lake Chatuge. The fairground will be transformed into a spectacular and magical holiday light show, with caroling, art & craft vendors, holiday food, a visit and pictures with Santa, and of course hot chocolate and s’mores. Featuring Cowtown, A live exhibit which contains an old time creamery where patrons participate in preparing a cow for milking by hand. Kids get hands-on experiences with the process of making butter ice cream and soap using historic tools and machines in these processes. Christmas in Lights $6, kids under 12, free. 6pm -9pm: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds – 1311 Music Rd.  Hiawassee, GA. Info:
706-896-4191 or www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/