What’s Happening in the Mountains August September 2022

By on August 3, 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 spend a fun afternoon painting with other artists. All media welcome. Bring supplies and equipment you can carry. Some walking on uneven ground may be required. Remember to bring some water and a hat. During winter months, 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. Todd’s photography and Bill’s paintings come together for this exhibit you don’t want to miss. Meet the artists during their opening reception on September 3 from 5-7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

Thru 8/27

BRMAA National Juried Photography Show

Blue Ridge, GA. The show was open to all photographers, both amateur and professional, and all original photographic media, including film and digital images. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

Thru 9/17

3rd Quarter Artist-in-Residence – Jennifer Danner

Blue Ridge, GA. Pieces of Me II. Come experience mixed media creations and paintings by artist, Jennifer J. Danner. 

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

8/5 & 9/2

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. Galleries, restaurants, and many other businesses will feature art, live working artists, live performances, music, and fine dining. Visit our juried Artist Market locations where you can meet local and regional artists working live and exhibiting their art. There will be something for everyone! Free and open to the public. For more information contact David Vanderlaan 828-644-0043 or http://www.valleyriverarts.com

8/9 & 9/13

Foxfire Fiber Friends at Rabun County Library

Clayton, GA. Spend an afternoon with fiber artists Sharon Grist and Kelly Coldren of the Foxfire Museum. Bring your current fiber project – knitting, crocheting, spinning, felting, embroidery, or more! This is a casual event to share in the crafts that we love. We meet monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. No registration required, we just ask that you observe current covid guidelines at the library. 2:30pm – 3:30pm. Rabun County Public Library, 73 Jo Dotson Circle , Clayton, GA. Info: (706) 782-3731, https://www.rabuncountylibrary.org

9/8 – 9/11

Plein Air International Paint-Out

Blue Ridge, GA. Capture the spirit of plein air and the inherent natural beauty of our area. Artists from all over the country travel to enjoy the county-wide paint outs, participate in master workshops, enjoy a quick draw event and silent auction. Prizes totaling $1,000 will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.



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: 706.431.7141 or https://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 w/ Lauren

Blue Ridge, GA.. Misty Mountain Hops. 7-9pm. Misty Mountain Hops, 3300 East 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA. Info: Misty Mountain Hops, 3300 East 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA. Info: https://mistymtnhops.com or 706-946-8620


Trivia  at Lucky’s

Blairsville, GA. Prizes and great food! 7-9pm. Lucky’s Taqueria & Cantina, 17 Merchants Walk, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: https://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. Four rounds of trivia. Each round has a different category with 10 questions. 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 at Copperhill Brewery

Copperhill, TN. Gift certificates for first thru 3rd place winners. Starts 6pm SHARP. Copperhill Brewery, 105 Ocoee St, Copperhill, 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! Avoid the crowds on the weekends and visit Downtown Blairsville on the First Thursday of the month! Look for businesses with a red balloon! Info: www.visitblairsvillega.com or 877. 745.5789.

Ongoing Thursdays

Dart Tournament and Open Jam Session

Murphy, NC. Darts- 5pm. Jam- 5pm – 7pm. The Daily Grind And Wine, 46 Valley River Ave Murphy, NC 28906. Info: (828) 835-7322 or http://thedailygrindandwine.com/

Ongoing Fridays

Hiawassee Night Market

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

First Fridays

Block Party

Canton, GA. Join us every First Friday May through October, from 6 to 9 pm in Downtown Canton. We’ll have live music, food and extended hours of shopping. Free and open to everyone! Info: facebook.com/CantonGAFirstFriday

2nd Friday 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.

Ongoing 2nd Saturdays

Saturdays at Riverwalk

McCaysville, GA. Shop * Eat * Play * Late. Most stores open late on the 2nd Saturday of each month this summer. Fun Shopping * Free Gifts * Special Offers. Eat dinner at Burra Burra on the River or Twisted Tomato, browse the unique Shops & Boutiques, and enjoy live music at TOONEYS Music Venue. Riverwalk Shops, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555.


Get Skewers at Angry Hops

Blue Ridge, GA. Join us as we welcome Get Skewers, a Brazilian BBQ food truck, to Blue Ridge! Noon. Angry Hops Brewing, 341 East Main St. Blue Ridge, GA.Info: https://angryhopsbrewing.com/, angryhopsbrewing@gmail.com


Brewz, Tunez, & Foodz Toy Drive

Toy drive and donation day for Fannin County/Blue Ridge Toys for Tots. We’ll have live music with David Welch Unplugged, and Get Skewers Brazilian BBQ will be dishing up some of their amazing food. Please feel free to bring an unwrapped children’s toy to donate, or money to throw in the donation bucket. Christmas may be months away, but it’s never too soon to try and put a smile on the face of children in need. Noon. Angry Hops Brewing, 341 East Main St. Blue Ridge, GA. Info: https://angryhopsbrewing.com/, angryhopsbrewing@gmail.com


Appalachian CASA Red Shoe Party

Talking Rock, GA. Appalachian CASA’s Red Shoe Party is reminiscent of the American classic The Wizard of Oz. The event is casual attire, and guests are encouraged to wear red shoes. The color red is a symbol of a safe home for the children who will benefit from the funds raised throughout the evening. Including a Red Shoe Contest with three categories including sportiest, most glamorous, and most creative. Prizes will be awarded for each category. Great music, dining, and a silent auction. $50 per person or $190 (4 tickets) for a full table. 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, 1862 Orchard Ln., Talking Rock, GA. Tickets & info: Appalachian CASA https://www.gacasa.org, advocacy@appalachiancasa.com or Appalachian CASA office, 201of the Gilmer County Courthouse.


Backpack 2 School Bash

Blairsville, GA. The goal of the B2SB is to bring families and community together in a fun way before school starts back.  Our desire is that going back to school should be a time of peace and not stress. In order to help relieve the financial burden that often comes with returning to school, the community of Union County has come together to provide a day for families, friends, free backpacks, school supplies, lunch, and fun.  To ensure we have enough backpacks and supplies available, please Register. We look forward to seeing you there! 10am – 1pm. First United Methodist Church, 938 Highway 515, Blairsville, GA. Info: (877) 745-5789.

8/6, 9/3, 10/1

Monthly Cruisers Cruiz-In Car Show

Blairsville, GA. Union County Farmers Market. 3pm – 7pm. Free! Info: Richard Couture, President @ couturesgallery@yahoo.com, cell: 706-400-1036, http://BlairsvilleCruisers.com.

8/9 & 9/13

Pints & Pearls

Copperhill, TN. We are a needlework and fiber group for folks to socialize and have a great beer or two. Bring your project and come hang at Buck Bald Brewing with us. Second Tuesday of each month. Come anytime starting at 3. We are putting the craft into craft beer. All skill levels welcome – some instruction may be available. 4 – 8pm Free! 160 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317. Info: 706.431.7141 or https://buckbaldbrewing.com


Small Business Speaker of the Month

Ellijay, GA. Ms.  Barber will discuss starting and running a business, challenges, successes, and what she has learned or wish she had known.  This event is free and open to the public.  Everyone is invited to attend. 3- 4pm. Dalton state’s mountain campus, room 106 (the hub center for entrepreneurship), 103 Dalton Street, Ellijay, GA. Info: mountaincampus@daltonstate.edu,  www.daltonstate.edu/mountaincampus, http://www.daltonstate.coursestorm.com 


Cool Season Gardening

Blairsville, GA. Jacob Williams, Ray Covington and Tim Coolong return to discuss cool season gardening.  This seminar is geared towards the new vegetable gardener and will cover soil preparation, weed control, plant selection, and timing. Free! Registration is required and will open up approximately 30 days before the event date. 9am – 11:30am. GMREC campus, 195 Georgia Mtn Exprmnt Sta, 5928,Hollow Hill Rd, Blairsville, GA. For more information, contact Becky Griffin at beckygri@uga.edu. 

8/13 & 9/10

Second Saturdays

Jasper, GA. Featuring Live Music! Family Fun! Food! Bring a lawn chair! 4pm – 9pm. Free! Downtown Jasper.

8/19 & 9/17

Stories On The Square – Open Mic Night

Hayesville, NC. Attend this free in-person event sponsored by Mountain Area Storytellers or watch it as it’s live streamed via Zoom and reconnect with friends, family & fellow storytellers.  This “old time” open mic event will feature storytellers, writers, poets, actors and musicians. On the Square in historic Hayesville, 66 Church St. Hayesville, NC. Info: (502)525-7272 (Kanute Rarey, Storyteller and Host)

8/19 -8/20

26th Annual Blue Ridge Kiwanis Championship Rodeo

Blue Ridge, GA. Western rodeo event with 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. All proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Kiwanis. Advance tickets on sale August 1st. $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@blueridgerodeo.com or www.blueridgerodeo.com

8/21 thru 8/30

Bowls of Hope Online Auction

Find great items for foodies, adventurers, home decorators and much more! Bidding begins 8/. 21 noon and ends 8/30 8pm. Bowls of Hope is Feed Fannin’s major annual fundraising event to help raise funds to grow and purchase food to provide to families, children and seniors in need of assistance. Get updates and access to the auction at feedFannin.org or follow them on Facebook. For more info email feedfannin@feedfannin.org or call 706- 946-1001.


Pints for Pups

Blue Ridge. Fundraiser for Wet Noses Animal Rescue. Craft beer, food truck, live music and dogs! Noon – 9pm. Angry Hops Brewing 341 East Main St. Blue Ridge, GA. https://www.facebook.com/AngryHopsBrewing


“Our Appalachia” Free Community Lecture Series: Following William Bartram’s Original Route

Clayton, GA. Guest speaker Brent Martin serves as the Executive Director for the Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Society, which maintains a 110-mile memorial trail, following a route as close as possible to William Bartram’s original route through northeast Georgia and western North Carolina. 10:30 am – 11:30 am. No registration required. Held at the Rabun County Public Library, these monthly talks will feature a variety of topics, from moonshining and quilting to Cherokee language and culture. Attendees will be asked to observe Rabun County Public Library’s covid policies. Rabun County Public Library , 73 Jo Dotson Circle, Clayton, GA 30525. Find current information on their website at www.rabuncountylibrary.org or call 

(706) 782-3731. 


Hangover for Hounds

Copperhill, TN. Buck Bald Brewing. 10 great B3 brews on tap, including Kosmic Kitty, a New England Style IPA, brewed to benefit the Humane Society of Blue Ridge. All proceeds from Kosmic Kitty will go to the Humane Society of Blue Ridge. Plus a 50/50 raffle. Free! 1pm – 5pm. Buck Bald Brewing, 160 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN. Info: www.humanesocietyofblueridge.org or 706-632-4357. 

8/27 & 9/24

Tractor Supply Farm And Craft Sale

Blairsville, GA. Come on out for our monthly farm and Craft sale the last Saturday of every month. Lots of great local artists and farms. We always have a wide variety of jams, jellies, candles, childrens books, dog collars and so much more. Come support local! FREE! Blairsville Tractor Supply. Info: 706-897-7096

8/27 & 9/24

Cars and Coffee Cruise-In

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

9/3 – 9/5

41st Annual Labor Day BBQ & Gospel Music Show

Downtown Blue Ridge City Park, GA. Saturday: 9am to 4pm. PIC-NIC-NAC in the Park. Local artists and crafters sell their creations, area nonprofits share their information and classic cars may even be on display! Concessions include Bar-B-Q sandwich plates, bottled drinks and snacks. Sunday: 6 pm. An old-fashioned ice cream social provided by our local Dairy Queen. Monday: 11:30am  to 6:00pm. BBQ Plates, Blue Grass and Gospel Music. Bring your lawn chair and plan to stay a while. For info: Good Samaritans of Fannin County, https://goodsamfc.com.

9/3- 9/5

Labor Day Weekend in Hiawassee

Hiawassee, GA. Memory Lane Classic Car Museum is hosting a weekend of Labor Day fun! Truck Show, Rodeo and two local bands. Saturday night at 6:30pm is Our Way Band & Sunday night at 6:30pm is the Andrew Chastain Band! Rodeo starts at 8pm. Craft vendors and food trucks on site! GA Mountain Fairgrounds. For info: https://www.memorylaneclassiccarmuseum.com or (706) 994-5474

9/9 – 9/10

Antique Engine & Tractor Show | Farm Days of Yesteryear

Jasper, GA. Learn about the Farm Days of Yesteryear with antique tractors and engines. One of the favorite it the one that makes ice cream, which is available for purchase. Presented by the Georgia Antique Engine Club. 8am – 5pm. Free! Lee Newton Park Veterans Memorial Blvd., Stegall Drive, Jasper, GA. Info:  706-692-5600 or https://www.knowpickens.com.


Long Table on Main

Main Street, Jasper, GA. The theme ‘TAILGATE at Long Table’ brings together the community of business owners, professionals, and friends for a fun event under the stars. Complimentary Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres, Exquisitely crafted meal by 61 Main, Themed Entertainment, Music and Dancing. Themed attire is optional. All proceeds from this unique event will go to North Georgia Family Partners, Inc. A Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia. 6pm – 10pm. Tickets & Info:  info@ngfpartners.org or 706.253.6488.


Cider Days

McCaysville, GA. Tour the orchard, learn about the harvesting process, and enjoy pressing your own cider on our vintage cider press. A wonderful mountain experience for the whole family. 11am – 5:30pm. $30 per person reserved or $35 at the door, kids 3 and under,  free. The Folk Apothic at Deep Roots Orchard, 2984 Mobile Road, McCaysville, GA. Info: folkapothic@gmail.com  or (706) 492-7753.

9/23 – 9/24

NE Georgia Mustang Club’s 49th Annual Shelby/Mustang Car Show

Hiawassee, GA. Fall is a perfect time to be in the mountains and it’s also a perfect time to drool over all the Mustangs that will be onsite for the Northeast Georgia Mustang Club’s car show! Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Vendors $50 and Swap Meet $20 For info and registration: https://negeorgiamustangclub.org.


Air Show! Welcome Home: A Tribute to All Who Serve 

Andrews, NC. 4th Annual Tribute to our Veterans at Western Carolina Airport. Expect more planes, more entertainment, great food, Veterans Stand Down Booths, and family fun. This year will also feature an airshow with vintage planes performing aerobatics! Join this year’s Chili Cook-Off! While this event is free to the public we’re are holding a fundraising raffle to help pay for the plane fuel. Click RAFFLE to buy your chance to win a one hour sightseeing flight for up to two people every month from March to August at Western Carolina Regional Airport. Tickets are $50 each. This event is sponsored by Ivie Funeral Home and supported by the American Legion Post 532, American Legion Post 96, American Legion Post 96 Ladies Auxilliary, VFW Post 7620, Marine Corp League Cherokee Detachment 1011, DAV Chapter 73, Chapter 15-8 Combat Veterans Motorcycle Associate, and many others. 11am- 2pm. Western Carolina Regional Airport, 5840 Airport Rd Andrews NC 28901 .Info: 828-837-2242

9/30 – 10/2

Blue Ridge Mountains Parade of Homes

Blue Ridge, GA. Benefitting the area’s local youth through the Parade of Homes Scholarship Foundation, Blue Ridge Parade of Homes is an annual, three day event held in Blue Ridge, Georgia and features amazing homes sprinkled throughout the North Georgia mountains. 10am to 5pm. $25. Tickets & info: Fannin County Area / Check in: Town & Country Furniture, 266 Orvin Lance Dr., Ste. 4, Blue Ridge, GA.  info@blueridgeparadeofhomes.com or  423-241-1512. 



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

8/13 & 9/10

Children’s Story Time

Blairsville, GA. Bring your little ones, ages 3-10, to our monthly Storytime at Book Bound Bookstore Every second Saturday children will 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

8/26, 9/9 & 10/28

Bear Days

Helen, GA. Our friends from Appalachia Georgia Friends of Bears will be at Anna Ruby Falls from 10 am-4 pm to educate our visitors on Black Bears and how to avoid bear conflict.This educational event is free to the public. We encourage you to stop by their table and learn something new! Anna Ruby Falls, 3455 Anna Ruby Falls Rd., Helen, GA. Info https://agfriendsofthebears.com.


Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby

Blue Ridge, GA. Who’s ready to race again?! It’s time to pull your cars out and get them ready for our Fall 2022 race at the Fannin County Middle School. An event geared towards fun for the entire family with profits going towards STEM education in Fannin County Schools. 10am- 3pm. Fannin County. For info: https://www.theblueridgesoapboxderby.org/





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. Info: https://www.facebook.com/BentonMacKayeTrail


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

First Saturdays

Yoga in the Park

Ellijay, GA. A yoga class will be held at Harrison Park the first Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. through September. Suggested donation of $10.00. Bring a towel or mat. Follow our Facebook page – Harrison Park Ellijay for more info. https://www.facebook.com/harrisonparkellijay

8/12 – 8/13

Jammin for Joy Pickleball Tourney 

Jasper, GA. Fundraising tournament benefitting The Joy House. Women’s doubles beginning on Friday morning with men’s doubles in the afternoon. All mixed play is on Saturday. Divisions of play will be divided based on three skill levels: 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0+. Single Event $40. Two Events $50. 8am – 6pm. Bent Tree Tennis & Pickleball Club, 172 Villa Rd., Jasper, GA. Info: www.thejoyhouse.kindful.com


2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Hayesville, NC. Offering a scenic course for play at Mountain Harbour Golf Club in Hayesville, NC, providing a unique opportunity for community, as golfers, sponsors, residents, volunteers, & Hinton Center staff join in celebrating our region’s assets and the ways in which we can “walk alongside” our neighbors in need, making our community a thriving one for all. 8am. $100 per person. Info: 828-389-8336 or http://www.HintonCenter.org

8/20- 8/30

13th Trans North Georgia Adventure

The TNGA is a 350 mile mountain bike route through the mountains of North GA on trails, forest roads and paved roads featuring challenging terrain, beautiful scenery and over 56,000 feet of climbing. Mulberry Gap is the main support system used by riders participating in the event. Want to volunteer to support this race and the awesome riders? We have a ton of opportunities to come stay at Mulberry Gap right in the thick of the action and help support riders coming through 24/7! If you can commit to at least THREE (3) six-hour shifts over the course of 10 days, we’d love to have you join the volunteer crew for TNGA 2022! Info and registration: Mulberry Gap, 706.698.2865, https://www.mulberrygap.com, FB https://www.facebook.com/TransNGA.


Rivers Alive Toccoa River Clean Up

Blue Ridge, GA. Have some good cleaning up fun at Georgia’s annual volunteer waterway cleanup event. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of, and involvement in, the preservation of Georgia’s water resources. Rivers Alive is a program of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Outreach Program. All ages/organizations are invited to meet at: Tammen Park in Blue Ridge, GA. 8:30am – Noon. Followed by a hot lunch and prizes For info: Sandy Reinauer  Phone: 706-455-2886. Organizing Group: Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited

9/30 -10/2

Women On The Water Retreat

Blue Ridge, GA. An all-inclusive 3 day, 2 night weekend retreat designed to suit women who are interested in starting out in fly fishing or experienced anglers looking for a community to further their knowledge in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Guides: Emily Owenby & Cassie Spurling. $1,300/per person. Noontootla Creek Farms, 3668 Newport Road, Blue Ridge, GA. Info: 706-838-0585 or https://ncfga.net.


2nd Annual Golf for the Arts Tournament At Whitepath Golf Club

Ellijay, GA. Gilmer Arts has a vision to connect the arts to the center of Ellijay. Nestled between the George Link, Jr Gilmer Arts Playhouse and Dalton State College is the ideal location for a new Gallery of Dreams and Visions – a place where everyone can experience the unique art our community has to offer! Once that space is realized, the current gallery will be transformed into a dedicated Arts Education Center to house our popular classes for all ages and a youth gallery. Together, we can make this dream a reality! All proceeds from the Gilmer Arts 2022 Golf tournament will go to the New Gallery Building and Renovation Fund. Tickets and info: https://gilmerarts.com/events/golf/




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


Live Music at Lucky’s

Blairsville, GA. Featuring local artists every Monday from 7-10pm. Lucky’s Taqueria & Cantina, 17 Merchants Walk, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: https://www.luckystacoshop.com/ or 706-487-4231.


Karaoke Grumpy Old Men

Blue Ridge, GA. Dog & kid friendly. 3- 7pm. 1315 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. 770-331-8870/404-966-2665, grumpyoldmenbrewing.com


Karaoke at Lucky’s

Blairsville, GA. Prizes and great food! 7-10pm. Lucky’s Taqueria & Cantina, 17 Merchants Walk, Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: : https://www.luckystacoshop.com/ or 706-487-4231.


Pickin’ in Horseshoe Bend Park

McCaysville, GA. Every Thursday, 6:00 PM to dusk, May – Sept. Live music jams & pickin’ on the banks of the Toccoa River. Wheelchair accessible. 6PM to 8PM. Free! Horseshoe Bend Park, 1156 River Road, McCaysville, GA 30559. Info: 706-946-1130. https://www.fannincountyrecdept.org/page/show/2018676-pickin-in-the-park

Thursdays thru Saturdays

Live Music at Tooney’s

McCaysville, GA. Enjoy live music.Tooneys Music Venue, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555. Info: https://www.tooneys.com/ or 828-347-1370.


Live Music at the Marina

Lake Blue Ridge, GA. Free! 6pm-9pm. Boat Dock Bar & Grill at Lake Blue Ridge Marina, 335 Marina Dr. Info: https://lakeblueridgemarina.com/boat-dock-bar-grill, (706) 632-2618


Concert Series at the Old Courthouse

Blairsville, GA. Free! 7pm. Old Historic Courthouse, 1 Town Square, Blairsville GA. For info: Union County Historical Society 706-745-5493 or www.unioncountyhistory.org/


Guitars & Grapes Live Music Series

Blairsville, GA. Bring a friend, grab a glass of wine, and enjoy a variety of music including Indie Folk, Country, Americana Folk, and more. Free! 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Paradise Hills Resort, Winery & Spa, 366 Paradise Rd., Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: www.paradisehillsvineyard.com or 706-745-7483.


Live Music

Andrews, NC. Snowbird Mountain Brewery and enjoy live music paired with Terry’s craft beer selection. Local talent! Free. 4pm-7pm. 378 Locust Street, Andrews, NC 28901. Info: https://www.snowbirdmountainsbrewery.com/ or 678-410-3035


Summer Concert Series on the Square

Hayesville, NC. Bring a chair and enjoy a drink from Nocturnal and dinner from the food truck of the night while you enjoy this year’s lineup! We look forward to seeing you! Info: https://www.townofhayesville.com/

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. Info: https://mistymtnhops.com/

Fridays & Saturdays

Live Music at the Reece Farm & Heritage Center

Blairsville, GA. Small venue concerts will be held behind the welcome center on the stage beside the creek or at the pavilion. 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

Fridays & Saturdays

Live Music at Murphy’s Chophouse

Murphy, NC. Murphy’s Chophouse, 130 Valley River Ave, Murphy, NC 28906. Info: http://www.murphyschophouse.com/ or 828.835.EATS (3287)

Fridays & Saturdays

Live Music at Chevelle’s

Murphy, NC & Hayesville, NC. Chevelle’s 66, 66 Hiwassee St, Murphy, NC 28906. Chevelle’s 69, 983 NC 69 ,Hayesville, NC 28904. No cover. 9pm. Info: http://chevellerestaurants.com or 828-835-7001.


Concerts on the Square

Hiawassee, GA. Bring your folding chair. Our favorite cooks from the VFW Post 7807 Auxiliary will be there serving the best grilled hot dogs in the county!  Pets are welcome (on a leash please, with clean up materials) The rain venue for our concerts is the Civic Center (just around the corner from the Square).  6:30 – 8pm. Free! Info: https://tourism.golakechatuge.com

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 Engelheim Vineyards

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


Live Music at Rocco’s

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


Fannin Brewing Company Live Music in the Bier Garden

Fannin Brewing: 3758 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. www.fanninbrewingcompany.com or 706.258.2762


Cartecay Vineyards

Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30535. Call 706. 698. 9463 (WINE) or visit www.cartecayvineyards.com


Chateau Meichtry Vineyards

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


Summer Concert Series

Murphy, NC. Live Music at John C. Campbell Folk School Festival Barn. Suggested donation $5- $10. 7pm- 8pm. JCCFS 4590 Brasstown Road Brasstown NC 28902. Info: https://www.folkschool.org 


Mark Chesnutt & Tracy Byrd

Hiawassee, GA. The best of Country Music. 7pm to 11pm. Anderson Music Hall. Tickets: $50 + handling. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Rd., Hiawassee, GA. Info & tickets: (706) 896-4191, https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com.


Terraces Concert: Street Choir Van Morrison Tribute

Marble Hill, GA. Influenced by so many unique experiences, Street Choir’s brand of entertainment is anything but typical. Food Truck: Sideburners Barbeque. 7pm – 9pm. Tickets online $20. At the Gate $25. Children Under 13 FREE (if attending with an adult). Tickets & Info: http://bigcanoechapel.com, eberhardnoll@yahoo.com. The Terraces at Big Canoe Chapel, 1849 Steve Tate Hwy Marble Hill, GA.


Terraces Concert: 120 East

Marble Hill, GA. 120 East is a 10-member Classic Rock-n-Roll band with a horn section (trumpet, sax, trombone), playing songs from Chicago, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Santana, Billy Joel, Boz Skaggs, Toto, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blues Brothers and more. Food Truck: Black Market Barbeque. 7pm – 9pm. Tickets online $20. At the Gate $25. Children Under 13 FREE. Tickets & Info: http://bigcanoechapel.com, eberhardnoll@yahoo.com. The Terraces at Big Canoe Chapel, 1849 Steve Tate Hwy Marble Hill, GA.


Becky Hill and Bruna Informal Concert

Murphy, NC. Featuring Brazilian singer/songwriter Bruna with Becky Hill Bruna is a singer/songwriter from Curitiba, Brazil. Bruna specializes in both classic Brazilian music, influenced by tropicália artists like Gal Costa and Caetano Veloso, and global pop styles. During Murphy Art Walk. 7pm- 8pm. Free! Olive’s Porch 27 Peachtree Street Murphy, NC. For info: https://olivesporch.org/pages/events


Mark Miller & Band Concert

Ellijay, GA. His brand of Americana/Country Music has sold out listening rooms from Georgia to Maine including multiple sellouts of the legendary acoustic music listening room, Eddie’s Attic. His music brings together powerful and soulful vocals, fingerstyle guitar playing. 7pm. George Link, Jr Gilmer Arts Playhouse. Tickets & info: https://gilmerarts.com  


An Evening with Folk Icon, John McCutcheon

Ellijay, GA. Playing at eastern Kentucky coal camps, union halls, country churches, and square dance halls. His apprenticeship to many of the legendary figures of Appalachian music imbedded a love of not only home-made music, but a sense of community and rootedness. 7pm. George Link, Jr Gilmer Arts Playhouse. Tickets & info: https://gilmerarts.com


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 and info: https://gilmerarts.com




8/12- 8/14, 8/19- 8/21

Jekyll & Hyde: A Gothic Musical

Hayesville, NC. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson,  A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind’s most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde. Peacock Performing Arts Center, 301 Church St. Hayesville, NC. Tickets & info: 828-389-2787 or http://www.thepeacoknc.org.

9/15 – 10/2

Same Time, Next Year

Blue Ridge, GA. When New Jersey accountant George Peters and Oakland housewife Doris met at a Northern California inn in February 1951, they never anticipated having an affair, let alone it lasting a quarter of a century.

Thursday thru Saturday – 7:30 p.m. Sunday – 2:00 p.m. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: (706) 632-9223. blueridgecommunitytheater.com




Open Every Day

Engelheim Vineyards 

Engelheim Vineyards 127 Lakeview Road, Ellijay, GA 30540. Call 706-635-WINE (9463) or visit www.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. A tasting room located in Downtown Ellijay, serving our wines, other GA Wines and GA Craft Beers. 19 South Main Street Ellijay, Georgia 30540. Phone: 706-697-9463 or www.facebook.com/cartecaywineandcraft/


Cartecay Wine & Craft

Blue Ridge, GA. A tasting room located in Downtown Blue Ridge serving our wines, other GA Wines and GA Craft Beers. https://www.facebook.com/CartecayWineandCraftBlueRidge


Chateau Meichtry

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


Crane Creek VIneyards 

Young Harris, GA. Live music out on the vineyard decks & delicious housemade seasonal appetizers. No reservations!  Weather permitting. Saturday Vinters Tours. Open Tuesday – Sunday. 16 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


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:


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, 104 Tennesse Street Suite D Murphy, NC. buckbaldbrewing.com or @buckbaldbrewingmurphy


Copperhill Brewery Taproom

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

Mon, Fri, Sat

Copperhill Brewery 

Ducktown, TN. High quality craft brews, stop in and experience ours! 307 Main Street, Ducktown, TN 37326.  Friday, Saturday & Monday. Info: 423-548-3030 or copperhillbrewery.com

Ongoing Thurs – Sun

Fannin Brewing Company

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


Grumpy Old Men Brewing

Dog & kid friendly. 1315 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA. 770-331-8870/404-966-2665, grumpyoldmenbrewing.com

Ongoing Thurs- Sun

Cartecay River Brewing Co.

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

Fridays – Sundays

Pendley Creek Brewing Company

Jasper, GA. Offering flights, pints, and growlers to-go, we are proud to be Jasper’s first small-hold brewery. Thurday- Sunday. Pendley Creek Brewing Company,  57 N. Main Street Jasper, GA 30143. Info: @PendleyCreekBrewery, (706) 253-2739 or www.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


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


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


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