Fall Events You Won’t Want to Miss!

By on October 1, 2014

North Georgia Mountain Fall Events

Everything you Need to Vacation in the north Georgia Mountains

ARTS

10/1-10/12
Jennifer Danner Artist in Residence
Enjoy mixed media creations, photography, music and written prose of artist Jennifer Danner. Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
Call 706-632-2144 or check website: www.blueridgearts.net

10/1-10/12
2014 BRMP National Juried Photography Show. Blue Ridge Arts Center, For more information check the website: www.blueridgearts.net

10/11-12
Fall Arts in the Park 
Blue Ridge, 10:00-5:00pm both days. Fine art, great food, fall colors on the trees and on the canvases. Peak leaf season in the mountains of North Georgia is mid-October. Enjoy the splendor of nature with a fine arts and crafts festival with 100’s of artists from across the nation. Admission is $5 for adults/children free. Please contact the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 706-632-2144 or through e-mail at brmaa@etcmail.com. You can also visit the website at www.blueridgearts.net.

10/17
Merlot’s Masterpiece with Vicki Wagoner – Friday 6:30-8:30pm. Get ready for an evening of fun as you paint a selected picture while enjoying your favorite wine. You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol and we ask that you please drink responsibly. Call 706-632-2144 or check website: www.blueridgearts.net

10/18
Annual Fire & Ice Ball
To benefit The Cherokee Arts Center. Hors d’oeuvres, Dancing & Silent Auction!” Tickets are $50 or $90 per couple in advance. At the Rock Barn Canton, GA. Saturday 7:00PM to 11:00PM at.
Please call 770-704-6244 for tickets, or mail your purchase request to: The Cherokee Arts Center, 94 North Street, Canton, GA 30114.

10/18-11/15
First Annual Emerging Artist Juried Exhibition. Inviting local 2D and 3D emerging undergraduate student artists from surround-ing area colleges and art schools to showcase their artwork alongside our SAAG 7th Annual National Juried Show at the Blue Ridge
Mountains Arts Association and Art Center. For info visit: www.blueridgearts.net or call 706-632-2144.

10/18 -01/31/15
Artist in Residence, Suzy DesLauriers
“Within each of us lies the heart of an artist waiting for an awakening into a new vision. I want my paintings to help people discover their new eyes.” For more info call 706-632-2144 or visit: www.blueridgearts.net or: www.artbysuzy.com

10/23-11/2
Inspired By Nature, An Art Event At Big Canoe
Sponsored by the Big Canoe Building Group there will be spectacular works of art. On display and offered for sale will be the works of glass masters, potters, painters, photographers, and furniture makers to name a few. Held in a model home in “The Bluffs” neighborhood this exhibit will also give you the opportunity to discover the many remarkable homes available for you to tour. Opening 10/23, Thursdays – Sundays 10am- 4pm. For info and descriptions of the artists displaying their work go to www.bigcanoe.com or call 770- 893-2733.

10/27-28
2014 Gilmer Arts Holiday Card Design Contest 
All members are invited to submit entries. The winning design will be the cover of the Gilmer Arts 2014 Holiday Card and win a $100.00 prize. For info & entry form visit: www.gilmearts.org

11/22
Join us for WhoDunIt? A Mystery Art Fund raiser.
This is a rare opportunity to get amazing artworks from sought-after local and regional artists at an incredible price! The mystery is trying to figure out who your artist is. Each $50 ticket guarantees you with an original piece of art. Fantastic art, delicious food, live music and lots of fun! Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Center. Saturday, 6:00PM – 9:00PM Call the Art Center at 706-632-2144 the website www.blueridgearts.net for more details.

12/13
Art Center Christmas Open House In the Richard Low Evans Gallery. Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
11:00am to 5:00pm. Call 706-632-2144 or visit www.blueridgearts.net for more details.

EVENTS

Open Year-Round
Swan Drive-In. The ticket office opens by 7:30PM. Please wait at the ticket office to purchase tickets before entering the field to park. Cash only; NO debit or credit cards. Call 706-632-5235 for movie schedules.

Open Year-Round
The Hike Inn and Amicalola Falls Park & Lodge. Everyone who comes to the Chattahoochee National Forest does so for a different reason. Some come to get away from everyday life or to spend quality time with their family. Others come for the Appalachian Trail. But no matter the reason, the result is the same: Everyone leaves with a sense of belonging. Details: www.gastateparks.org/AmicalolaFalls/

Open All Year
Woodstock Market & Show Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Fantastic Outdoor Market vintage items, arts & crafts, plants, food and much more. Woodstock, GA. Call for info 770-924-0406

10/1
Autumn Native Plant Walk Learn to identify native plants and seasonal wildflowers on free walk led by the North Georgia Master Gardeners This walk will be in the Morganton area on land bordering the National Forest 2:00PM. Each participant should bring items such as a hat, water, camera, insect repellent, pen and notebook and a field guide. The walks are not strenuous. To register and get directions to the walks, call the Fannin County Extension Office at 706-632-3061 or e-mail: uge1111@uga.edu.

10/1 thru 11/27
Blairsville: Welcome to Scarecrow-Ville, Downtown and Union County. A chance for scarecrows to come out of the fields for a trip to town! Join in the fun and enter the Handmade Scarecrow Competition! Entry fee is only $10. Workshops will be held at the Union County Farmers Market and on Town Square. Visit: www.scarecrow-Ville.com.Information and entry registration.

10/1 – 10/31
Ellijay Scarecrow Invasion The Scarecrows go up Oct 1 and stay up through Oct 31. We have over 300 themed Scarecrows decorating the town for the month of October providing a festive and fun attraction to see. Contact Information: Gilmer Chamber 706-635-7400, info@gilmerchamber.com or Mountain Ridge Garden Shop 706-698-2815

10/1 – 11/30
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Fall Foliage Excursions
A FALL family adventure starts at the historic depot in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia. The train winds alongside the beautiful Toccoa River with one stop in the twin border towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. Various Departure Times. Reservations recommended at least 3 weeks in advance. Adults (13-64): $48; Senior Citizens (65+): $41; Children (2-12): $27. For more information and to purchase tickets call toll free at 1-877-413-TRAIN [8724], or online at www.brscenic.com

10/1 – 11/2
44nd Annual Oktoberfest, Helen Festhalle
Beer, brats, bands and Lederhosen– the Helen Oktoberfest has them all. Join the longest running Oktoberfest in the United States. German-style bands from around the country and around the world play for your listening and viewing pleasure. Open Everyday. Admission: $8.00 Monday – Friday, $9.00 on Saturday, free on Sunday! For info contact the Helen Chamber of Commerce at 706. 878. 1619 or visit www.helenchamber.com

10/3 thru 11/28
Friday Night Tapas at Crane Creek Vineyards
Join us for Tapas every Friday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Prices range from $4.00-$12.00, wine sold by the glass and by the bottle. For additional details: 706-379-1236 or www.cranecreekvineyards.com

10/3-4, thru 11/28-29
Blue Ridge Ghost Tours
Blue Ridge Ghost Tours offers a variety of stories of folklore, legends, ghosts and paranormal from Blue Ridge and all over the county. This 7 & 9pm, Friday & Saturdays. Reservations required: 706-258-2665 (Mike) or 706-633-3856 (Kathy). Purchase tickets or meet at 691 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. You may also find Blue Ridge Ghost Tours on Facebook

10/3, 11/7 & 12/5
Friday Night Live! The Park at City Center, Woodstock. Spend the first Friday evening of the month in Olde Towne Woodstock. Downtown merchants stay open late, and have activities at their stores and throughout the downtown area related to each night’s theme. This event also features great music, with bands performing throughout downtown. Admission FREE. No tickets needed. www.mainstreetwoodstock.org

10/4- 10/5
34th Annual Georgia Marble Festival Jasper GA
There are many arts and crafts booths on hand to display the works of local artisans. All Arts & Crafts are handmade, and there are a large variety of artists available, from wood workers, marble sculptors, handmade clothing, to homemade jams, jellies and nuts. Also on hand will be food vendors. Adults: $5.00. Jasper, GA. Saturday 10:00AM – 10:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM – 5:00PM. For more information call 706-692-5600 or visit www.georgiamarblefestival.com

10/4, 10/7, 10/11 & 10/14
Fall Farmers Market
Hancock Park, Dahlonega
The Dahlonega Farmers Market offers items locally grown and fresh picked from the garden. Treat yourself and your family to the best quality, low prices, and good selection, and feel good about supporting our local farmers/growers. Open at 8am-12noon. Visit our website: www.dahlonegadda.org

10/11-12 & 10/18-20
43rd Annual Georgia Apple Festival
Ellijay, Lions Club Fairgrounds. Come and enjoy the 43rd year of the Georgia Apple Festival. There are over 300 vendors with handmade, hand-crafted items, as well as many on-site demonstrations of how selected types of crafts are made. This year promises many new crafts as well as favorites from past festivals. There is a parade and antique car show each year. The antique car show is held at the Civic Center on October 11th. The parade is on October 18th and begins at 10 AM in historic downtown Ellijay. For details: www.georgiaapplefestival.org or call 706-636-4500

10/11-12 & 10/18-20
Annual Sorghum Festival
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 “Biskit” eatin’, Pole Climbin’, Log Sawin’, Rock Throwin’, and Horseshoe Throwin’. Join us the 2nd and 3rd weekends in October. For more information visit www.sorghumfestivalblairsville.com

10/11-12
USDDN Disc Dog World Finals, Annual Fund raiser for the Etowah Valley Humane Society
More than 200 dog teams from 18 states and 12 countries have qualified to compete in this exciting and entertaining two-day event of canine grace and agility. Dellinger Park, Cartersville, GA. 10-5pm on both Saturday & Sunday with final rounds of competition beginning around 3:00pm each day. FREE. For info call Melissa Heeter 770-386-6184 or visit www.woofsports.com

10/11
The 38th Annual Apple Festival 5K Road Race, Ellijay. The course is certified and is relatively flat. Walkers and baby strollers are welcome. A 1 mile fun run and a tot trot after the 5k are also scheduled. Registration starts at 7:00am in the Ellijay Elementary School gym. The 5K starts at 8:00 a.m. The one mile fun run starts at 8:45. For info: 706-636-3399 ajc@tds.net, or www.applefestival5k.com

10/11-12 & 10/18-19
Apple Arts Ellijay
It’s more festival for no cost. Admission is free and, pet friendly. You can shop the local stores, park for free, and ride a shuttle to the Apple Festival when you are ready. There are approximately 30-50 vendors each weekend selling apples, boiled peanuts, jewelry, pottery, local artwork, and more! Downtown Ellijay. 9:00 AM – 05:00 PM Saturday & Sunday. For info: www.gilmerchamber.com

10/12
Mystery Mountain Marathon & 12-Miler.
Difficult, sometimes technical trails with long, extended climbs, over and around Fort Mountain. There is also a 12 mile race. Multiple aid stations will be along the course, with variety of food, drink and support. Ultrarunning & Trailrunning Society (GUTS). Sunday, 8:00AM. Fort Mountain State Park, 181 Fort Mountain Rd Chatsworth, GA 30705 For additional registration and info: www.getguts.com

10/18
Everyday Life: Demonstrations of 19th Century Tools and Skills for Everyday Living 
The skills required to produce food, clothing and tools during the Civil War will be demonstrated and children of all ages will be able to make butter, shell corn, sample hardtack, wash clothes on washboard, make corn husk dolls, play ring toss and more! Also visit the temporary exhibit “Cherokee Voices from the Civil War” both at the Cherokee County History Museum in downtown Canton. 10-2PM. Visit: www.rockbarn.org or call 770.345.3288.for more information.

10/24 & 10/31
Fright Light Laser Concert Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris. Have a spooktacular time this Halloween with a howling good mix of tunes set to amazing laser lights from SkyLase, the only full-dome, full-color, solid-state laser projection system, and enhanced by our stunning Chronos star projector. Classic “monster music” favorites are sure to send a tingle down your spine! At 7 & 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online: wwwyhc.edu. Price: Adults $5.00; Children & Non YHC Students $3.00; YHC Student, faculty/staff. FREE

10/18
7th Annual Paws In The Park
The Parade of Animals will start at 10:30 am followed by the Blessing of the Pets, a Costume Contest, Fabulous Food and Craft Vendors. Plus Alpaca and dog herding demonstrations, a rabies clinic, micro-chipping and much, more! Join the Annual Paws in the Park 5K Race! Registration starts at 8 am, with the race starting at 9am. Blue Ridge City Park. For more information call 706. 632. 5224 or visit www.humanesocietyofblueridge.org

10/25 & 10/26
47th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival
October 25 & 26, 2014
Dawsonville, GA. You can’t get more down-home charm than the Moonshine Festival in Downtown Dawsonville, GA. A parade of moonshine and revenue cars will kick off festivities at 9:00 am Saturday. Live entertainment. A Car Show, Cruise-In and Swap Meet held at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. Moonshine Run on Saturday, October 25th 10:00 am, registration to begin at 9:00 am. Admission is FREE. All proceeds benefit Kare for Kids. For more information call 877. 302. 9271 or visit www.kareforkids.us

11/1
John C. Campbell School Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction
This annual Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction presents some of the finest craft items for sale. Join us for an entertaining afternoon with handmade craft of all types, including forged metal, fiber, jewelry, wood items, pottery, and more! Proceeds benefit the Folk School.1:00pm-4:00pm, Keith House Community Room, Brasstown, NC. Visit: www.folkschool.org/auction or call 800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724).

11/1-15
Talmadge Brothers Funeral Home and Casket Company
A state-of-the-art haunted attraction featuring horrifying live actors, incredible special effects, and digital technology that has to be seen to be believed! Tour the former funeral home facility, but be warned. Constance still roams the halls and will not rest until all those daring enough to enter share her own fate. Tickets are available online or at the box office. 500 hood Road, Jasper, GA 30143. For details: www.talmadgebroshaunt.com or Sleepyhollowstudios@gmail.com

11/15
Tortoise and the Hare 50K Trail Run
Introducing…the TORTOISE and the HARE 50K™! Runners will submit their estimated finishing time (formula to follow) and that will determine your starting time, with runners starting in hourly waves – Tortoises first! This will be second and final race in the Tortoise and the Hare Trail Series. This race will likely be full so mark your calendar for Open Registration day to secure your spot! Registration will open on Ultrasignup. Contact, 678-400-9050 or visit www.tortoiseandthehareracing.com

11/21 & 12/5
Season of Light at Rollins Planetarium This perennial holiday favorite is a show about the coldest and darkest of seasons—a time which holds some of the warmest and brightest celebrations of the year. Narrated by NPR’s Noah Adams, the show explores the traditions surrounding the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season. 7:00PM. Adults $5.00; Children & Non YHC Students $3.00; YHC Student, faculty/staff FREE. Tickets at the door or online: www.yhc.edu

11/22
14th Annual Mistletoe Market & Sugar Plum Tea Room,
Start your holiday shopping at the Mistletoe Market. Arts & crafts to spark the holiday season. Homemade soups, sandwiches, and goodies. North Georgia Technical College. Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm. For info: Mountain Regional Arts & Crafts Guild 706-896-0932

11/27
Blue Ridge Turkey Trot
Join us at the Downtown Park on Main Street Thanksgiving Day for a 5K race/walk. The race is for all ages and all abilities from walkers to the serious competitor. Proceeds raised will be donated to local charities in Blue Ridge. We ask each participant to bring a can or non perishable food item to the event. All collected food will be donated to Feed Fannin. Registration at 7:00am and the 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:00AM. You may contact Barry Greenleaf at (727)458-8556 for details.

11/29
Light up Blue Ridge
An Old-fashioned holiday celebration in downtown Blue Ridge going back to its roots with a new tree, parade, arrival of Santa Claus on the train and more! Stay tuned as the event details come out! For these details you may also call 706-632-5680.

12/6
Hometown Christmas,
Just 10 miles north of Blue Ridge is the town of McCaysville on the TN/GA border. The McCaysville hometown Christmas celebration will start with a parade, then Santa’s arrival, along with the traditional lighting of the bridge. There will be food, refreshments and entertainment. Downtown McCaysville. Call (706) 632-4236 for more details.

KIDS OF ALL AGES

Weekends thru November
U-Pick Apples at Mercier Orchards, Blue Ridge.Take a tractor ride with the family! Breathe in the beautiful mountain air and take in the beauty surrounding you in the orchards with a 360 degree view of the mountains. Weather plays a role so be sure to call and confirm. U-Picks are typically on Saturday’s and Sunday’s but sometimes extend to Friday as well. Call 706-632-3411 for schedule information for November & December.

10/1 -10/31
B.J. Reece Apple Orchards, Ellijay. U-Pick Apples thru October 31: 9am-6pm everyday including Sunday. We sell the last tickets to go into the orchard at 5pm each day. There is no need to make a reservation for u-pick or any farm activities, just come on up and visit us during our business hours. For info: www.ReeceOrchards@ellijay.com or call 706-276-3048.

10/1 -10/31
Apple Pickin’ Jubilee, Hillcrest Orchards, Ellijay, U-Pick your own Apples every weekend thru October 26th. Jump for joy on our new Giant Jumping Pillow and play Hillbilly Mini Golf or visit the Apple Adventure Museum! Our Nature Trail through the woods and along the creek is filled with scenes from nursery rhymes & fairy tales….and, of course, the Petting Zoo with Buttermilk our milk cow and all kinds of other animals. For info: www.hillcrestorchards.net/festivals, or Janice Hale 706-273-9494

10/1 -31
Pumpkin Fest at the North Georgia Zoo & Boo at the Zoo This is a great time to bring your group out and experience a variety of activities. Enjoy guided wildlife walks, feeding and petting over 100 rare farm animals, demonstrations, hay rides, sunset tours, hay maze, pumpkin patch and more. Also, Boo at the Zoo Halloween Weekend! Call to reserve your tour. Contact the North Georgia Zoo, Cleveland GA at 706. 348. 7279 or visit www.myfavoritezoo.com

Fridays & Saturdays thru November
The Dark Rows! Haunted Corn Maze. The Dark Rows is a wickedly fun nighttime journey into the twisted trails of the moonlit cornfield. Just be warned, you will not be alone! Come see what fiendish family fun can be found lurking among the Dark Rows! It’s a scary good time. Entry to the Dark Rows haunted trail begins at dark, with the last tickets sold at 10:00PM. For info visit www.uncleshucks.com or call 770-772-6223.

10/30
Halloween Safety Zone McCaysville
Merchants will be open late. Costume contest, scream contest and PARADE!!! 4:30-7:30pm, McCaysville, Copperhill & Ducktown. Call for more information 706-964-6531.

10/31
Halloween KidsFest
Woodstock, The Park at City Center Bring the kids for an afternoon of Halloween trick-or-treating, interactive activities, music, magic shows, games, costume contests and more! Starts Friday 3:00pm. Costume contest at 6 pm. The evening concludes with an outdoor screening of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” at 7 p.m. www.woodstockparksandrec.com

10/31
Blairsville’s 2014 Hometown Halloween Businesses, organizations, churches, and individuals are invited to participate in this fun, family gathering. Over 50 vendors set up around the town square. This old-fashioned community event features free candy, children’s games, decorations, photo opportunities, and plenty of fun. It’s one night of the year that folks can run around in the streets. See you there! 5:30-7:30pm. Contact: www.downtownblairsville.com

10/31
Halloween Safe Zone, Downtown Blue Ridge
Hundreds of costumed kids, pets and grown-up kids. Fun begins at 6:00 with all the merchants passing out candy. Costume contest begins at 6:15, ending with the pet contest at 7:30. Event is over at 8:30. Halloween Movies in the park beginning at dusk. For info: 706-633-7400, or visit www.bestofblueridge.biz

11/7 – 12/20
Night Train to Santa’s Pavilion Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad Please check the TRAIN SCHEDULE to confirm dates. Santa and his Christmas characters will make their way through the train, visiting and posing for pictures with passengers. Each child receives a BRSR memento, BRSR Christmas activity book, and a candy cane. A two hour layover gives you time to shop, dine, and visit Santa at his pavilion. Adults: $48, Seniors: $41, Children 2-12: $27, Children under 24 months ride FREE.

11/28-30
Live Nativity and Holiday Celebration at the North Georgia Zoo. Join us as we celebrate the holiday season! Enjoy a live nativity, marshmallow roast, hayrides, caroling and more. Reserve your spot for the starry night tours and hayrides, where you will get up close and personal with the animals under the stars! Thanksgiving weekend, 6-8pm. Discounts for families. Contact the North Georgia Zoo, Cleveland, GA, at 706-348-7279 or visit www.myfavoritezoo.com

MUSIC

Thru 2014
Blue Ridge Brewery Live Music. Live Music schedules to be announced. 6-9pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings. Downtown Blue Ridge. Call 706-632-6611 or check Facebook or visit: www.blueridgebrewery.com for updates or changes.

Thru 2014
Live Music Saturdays $13.00 includes Live Music, 5 Tastings and Cartecay Vineyards’ Logo Wine Glass. 1:30-5:30PM. Cartecay Vineyards, Ellijay, GA. Chimney Patio (if bad weather Nealey Barn.) For info visit: www.cartecayvineyards.com

10/4
Mountain Music & Medicine Show Reunion!
Although the Mountain Music & Medicine Show is no longer a regular event on the Holly stage, you can see the first ever reunion concert! The old-time radio style variety show will showcase regional musical talent, original radio theater, local history, humor, and general good times. The Historical Holly Theatre, downtown Dahlonega For info: call (706) 864-3759 or visit: www.hollytheater.com

Thru October
Fireside Music Saturdays
Come sit by the fireplace, sip some wine and enjoy the views of our beautiful mountains. Free live music every Saturday in October. Times: 12 – 6 pm. Paradise Hills Resort, Blairsville, GA. Visit: www.paradisehillsresort.com or call 877-745-7483.

10/5
An Evening with Dailey and Vincent
Bluegrass at its finest will be performed by Jamie Dailey at the Fannin County High School Performing Arts Center to benefit Fannin County Empty Stocking. Tickets are $20.00 each and available at the Blue Ridge location of the United Community Bank, The Waffle King or visit: www.fannincountyemptystocking.org

10/11
Dahlonega Appalachian Jam
Giving traditional mountain music players the chance to get together and celebrate the kind of music that has been performed in the Appalachian Mountains for generations. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments and gather on the historic Public Square to jam. Everyone else should come on down and listen or dance. Bring a chair or stool and stay awhile! 2PM- 5 PM on the Gold Museum Lawn in Downtown Dahlonega. For info: www.dahlonegadda.org

10/25
Caroline Aiken, Live Music is Better After years of touring, Aiken moved back to Atlanta in 1986, where her bluesy voice, masterful finger picking guitar style, and hypnotizing stage presence anchored the city’s acoustic and folk scene. Blue Ridge Community Theater. Saturday, 7:30pm. Tickets and info: www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com.

11/1
The Gilmer Arts and Heritage Assn. B.E.S.T Series Season Premiere Joe Gransden and His Big Band will sing and play some of the best known and most well-loved Big Band music. This is high energy, impacting music! With 14 CDs, and a 16-piece band of the best musicians, this will be one awesome concert! Saturday, 7:30PM. Elementary School Auditorium at 32 McCutchen St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For info and tickets visit: www.gilmerarts.org

12/6
The Gilmer Arts and Heritage Assn. B.E.S.T Series Season Presents Vivace a vocal group that will touch you, move you, and deliver one of the most memorable performances you will ever hear. It consists of two men and two women who have a rare combination of pop and classical voices. The unique combination of powerful male voices with emotionally driven female voices come together to create a sound that is especially their own. 7:30 pm 10:00 pm at the Ellijay Elementary School Auditorium located at 32 McCutchen St., Ellijay, GA 30540. For info: www.gilmerarts.org

THEATER

10/2-19
Whose Wives Are They Anyway? Two company vice presidents plan a golf weekend before the new CEO arrives while their wives are safely out of town They unexpectedly encounter their new boss, Ms. Hutchison, who comments blithely “no one who went golfing for a weekend without his wife would ever work for me.” And so… the hilarious “cover-up” begins! Thurs-Sat. 7:30 pm, Sunday’s 2 pm. Purchase tickets online: www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com or call 706-632-9223

10/10 thru 11/2
Shakespeare’s Macbeth The story of a brave Scottish general who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth into the realms of arrogance, madness, and death. The Historical Holly Theatre, Dahlonega. Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 2PM. For info call 706-864-3759 or visit: www.hollytheater.com

10/24-26
The Little Shop of Horrors An enjoyable fun musical classic is in the offering for all fans of The Tater Patch Players! Check out their beautiful new theater! The Tater Patch Players, Jasper, GA. Friday & Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday Matinee 2:00pm. Contact: taterpatchplayers@gmail.com or call 706-253-2800 for details.

10/30 thru 11/9
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! The Herdmans are absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie and steal, and smoke cigars (even the girls). They talk dirty, hit little kids and set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s tool house. So no one is prepared when they invade church and take over the annual Christmas Pageant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Sunny D Children’s Theater/ Blue Ridge Community Theater. Purchase tickets online, website: www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com or call 706-632-9223.

11/13-16
Always…Patsy Cline 
This musical play is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. This musical is performed by two women and a live band. The Historical Holly Theatre, Dahlonega, GA. Thurs-Saturday 8:00pm and Sunday 2:00pm. For information call 706-864-3759 or visit: www.hollytheater.com .

11/28 – 12/14
Miracle on 34th Street Adapted by the Mountain Community Theater. A wonderful sentimental journey that will take you right into the Christmas Season! Rating G. Blue Ridge Community Theater. Thursday thru Saturday: 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:00pm. Purchase tickets online: www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com or call 706-632-9223.

WINE TASTINGS

Thru November
Serenberry Vineyards, Morganton, GA
We invite you to visit our grapevines, each with its own personality, taste our wines, and experience the simple and serene pleasures that the north Georgia Mountains have waiting for you. We are just a few country miles outside of Blue Ridge, and look forward to welcoming you! Tasting Room Hours: Thurs-Saturdays, 11AM-6PM, Sundays, 1-5 PM. www.serenberryvineyards.com

Fridays Thru November
Chocolatasm! An exquisite evening of delicious wine and handmade chocolate pairings. Friday evenings at 6pm. Reservations. You may call Leann Martin @ 706-946-8463 or email your RSVP by Thursday to leannhmartin@gmail.com

Thru 2014
Live Music & Tasting at Cartecay Vineyards. $13.00 includes Live Music, 5 Tastings and Cartecay Vineyards’ Logo Wine Glass. Chimney Patio (if bad weather Nealey Barn), Ellijay, GA. Saturdays 1:30-5:30PM visit: www.cartecayvineyards.com

Thru 2014
Crane Creek Vineyards Tasting Room open through December, Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm & Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. www.cranecreekvineyards.com

10/25
Annual Wine Harvest Festival
Crane Creek Vineyards, Young Harris, GA. Join us for our annual Harvest Festival at Crane Creek Vineyards as we celebrate the completion of the year’s harvest. Tickets will be sold at the door, adults $20, ages 13-20 $10, children under 12 free. Crane Creek Vineyards, 916 Crane Creek Rd, Young Harris. 
For more information call 706. 379. 1236 or visit www.cranecreekvineyards.com

10/31
Hallo-Wine Costume Party Cartecay Vineyards, Ellijay. Live music with Danny Rhea on the Chimney Patio, or Nealy Barn if bad weather. $13.00 includes Live Music, 5 Tastings and Cartecay Vineyards’ Logo Wine Glass. 6pm-9pm. 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30536, 706-698-9463 (WINE), www.cartecayvineyards.com

10/31
Halloween Costume Tastings at the Paradise Hills Resort, Blairsville. Wear your costume to the tasting room and get a free wine tasting. Let’s see that creativity. You never know who may be serving you that day! Friday, 12-6pm For more details: website: paradisehillsresort.com. or phone: 706-745-7483. GPS Address: Paradise Hills Resort, Spa & Farm Winery, 366 Paradise Road, Blairsville, GA 30512

11/ 8 – 11/9
Woodstock Art & Wine Festival
This family friendly festival features a juried fine art and craft show, wine tastings, live entertainment, a hands‑on kid’s activity area and plenty of great food. Stroll the artist market featuring more than 50 artists, sample more than 30 wines and enjoy live entertainment. Saturday and Sunday 11:00AM to 5:00PM. Entry is FREE for all ages. The Park at City Center downtown. www.woodstockartandwinefestival.com