What’s Happening in the Mountains December 2021 & January 2022

By on December 1, 2021

Welcome to our Calendar! 

Due to COVID-19 many events have been cancelled and some may require masks or proof of vaccination. 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!

 

ARTS

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.

9/14 thru 10/10

Plein Air Exhibit

Blue Ridge, GA. A spectacular exhibit filled with images from local scenery and landscapes created during our four-day 2021 Plein Air International Paint-Out. This exhibit will be on display and available for purchase in our Studio Gallery. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.


9/26 thru 12/18

Artist in Residence 4th Qtr – Judy Holland

Blue Ridge, GA.Visual Journal. Celebrate beautiful oil and alcohol ink paintings by Judy Holland. Opening reception is October 16 from 5-7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

11/20 thru 1/4

Holiday Show & Sale

Blue Ridge, GA. Looking for that creative and unique holiday gift? Come in and shop this holiday exhibition with hundreds of hand-made items ranging from ornaments to pottery and paintings, all beautifully displayed within our Richard Low Evans Gallery… just in time for the holidays. Gift Certificates are also available. Opening reception will be November 20, 6-9pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

11/20 thru 1/4

SAAG Miniatures Show

Blue Ridge, GA. Big artistic talent in little works of art! This unique exhibit is focused on miniature artworks created by the very talented artists of our Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG). Opening reception is November 20, 6-9pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

EVENTS

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.

Ongoing Mondays

SINGO!

Blue Ridge, GA. Singo is a mix of Bingo and great music. To play, everyone is given a bingo card. We’ll play about a minute of each song and you match the song to a tile on your board – just like Bingo! The first person to match 5 in a row and yell out “SINGO” is our winner! 6 – 8pm. bin322 Wine & Tapas Bar, 116 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Email: info@bin322.com Phone: 706-946-0472

Ongoing Wednesdays

Cast-Off Pet Rescue Bingo

Blairsville, GA. Would you like to save dogs and cats and win money? Join us every Wednesday for Bingo Night! 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 and 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/

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.

12/4

Thrills on the Hill Christmas Edition – PARADISE DRAG STRIP

Calhoun, GA. Swap meet, car show, drag strip – ghsat drag truck and run your own car!

Special registration rates may be available for members! Swap Meet, Car Show, Drag Race, Toy Drive. Racing starts at 11am, Car Show Awards at 2pm. Participants: $25, Spectators $10. Gates open 7am close at 4. Paradise Dragstrip, 500 Chatsworth Hwy 225 NE, Calhoun, GA  30701. Info: Greg Guelcher 770-823-6469 or guelcherg@bellsouth.net. Paradise Drag Strip https://www.paradisedragstrip.net/ or 770 548-0304

12/5

Christmas Tour of Homes

Blue Ridge, GA. Join Fannin County Family Connection on our Christmas Tour of Homes! Ticket holders will meet at the Fannin County Family Connection Community Room for holiday refreshments between 11 am and 2 pm. Once there, you will receive your maps and directions, along with credentials for entry into each of the homes. You may visit homes between 1 PM until 6 PM. Tickets available at Fannin County Family Connection, United Community Bank and online at www.fannin.gafcp.org. All proceeds are used to fund Drug & Alcohol outreach programs and the food pantry at Family Connection. Tickets: $30 per individual ticket or $50 per couple. Family Connection, 501 Fannin Industrial Park, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Info: 706-632-6063

1/29

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

2/19

11th Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook Off and Craft Beer Festival

Blue Ridge, GA. Mark your calendars for live music, ice sculptures, amazing chili and craft beer! Buy a $10 Tasting Card to sample the competition and vote for the Peoples Choice Award. An amazing display of individual and unique ice sculptures from the award winning, National Ice Carving Champion Rock On Ice including several ice carving demonstrations, in the park, during the entire event. Tasting cards will be sold from 11 am to 2:30 pm. Tasting begins at noon. All People’s Choice votes MUST be turned in by 2:30 pm. Cook-Off will happen come rain, snow or shine! 12- 5pm. Downtown City Park Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: https://bestofblueridge.biz/fire-and-ice-chili-cook-off-2022/ Phone: 678-793-6645

HOLIDAYS

11/24 thru 12/12

Gingerbread Village Contest

Blue Ridge, GA. We have 95 houses in our village this year! Gingerbread Village is on display at The Arts Center

11/26

Blue Friday

Blue Ridge, GA. Will include downtown merchants store discounts, Christmas holiday cheer, food vendors and strolling entertainment.

11/27

Light Up Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge, GA. Christmas cheer, strolling Christmas entertainment and food vendors. Pictures with Santa will take place in the gazebo from noon to either 5 pm or dusk, which ever happens first. Santa’s Mail box will be open Friday and Saturday for children to write letters to Santa.

Info: https://lightupblueridge.info

11/27

14th Annual Tuba Christmas 

Blue Ridge, GA. Tuba & Euphonium players of all ages and abilities are Welcome! Registration: 8:30 AM, Rehearsal: 9:00 AM, Performance: 11:45 AM – 2PM in Downtown Blue Ridge. Participation – $10 per person / Music Books are $20 (limited numbers of books are available for purchase at event or order directly from www.tubachristmas.com)

First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge, 907 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: Mike Weaver at 706-280-0802 or by email at maweaver66@gmail.com.

12/1 thru 12/31

Tour Of Trees

Blairsville, GA. Holiday magic happens every year with our Tour of Trees and it’s sure to dazzle everyone again this year! We welcome the community to join us in continuing this tradition in touring the Community Center that’s filled with 40 beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. Free! 9am – 5pm. Union County Community Center, 129 Union County Rec Rd., Blairsville, GA. Info: Randi@Blairsvillechamber.com, 706-745-5789 or http://www.VisitBlairsvilleGA.com

12/2 thru 12/5

Jingle Bell Buys in the Mountains

Blairsville, GA. Save 50% off and Buy One Get One Free at your favorite Chamber member businesses! 9am – 5pm. Info: http://www.VisitBlairsvilleGA.com or 706-745-5789.

12/2 & 12/3

9th Annual Blairsville Holiday Stop and Shop 

Blairsville, GA. Need a special gift for a family member or friend, come on out to the Blairsville Holiday Stop & Shop! Over 50 home-based business vendors (Independent Consultants) there to cover all your shopping needs. Free! Fri: 10am-7pm, Sat: 10am-5pm. Pat Haralson Memorial Civic Center 165 Wellborn Street Blairsville, GA 30512. Across the street from the Humane Society Thrift Store. Info: Sharon E Penner 770-789-2044

12/4

Christmas in Ductown Parade & Celebration

Ducktown, TN. Come on out to ring in the holidays the Ducktown Way! Festivities kick off with a Parade, Santa arrives, Games, Tree Lighting, Live Nativity, Free Cupcakes, Cake Sale and Singing! Introducing The City Garage at Ducktown- games, contests, prizes, refreshments and more. All Ages. Bring canned goods to help those in need. You’ll have a Quacking Good Time! Parade at 5pm, followed by tree lighting & singing. For info (and to be in the parade) call (706) 851-4329 or visit: www.facebook.com/Christmas-in-Ducktown

12/4

Kris Kringle Mountain Market

Blairsville, GA. Enjoy a visit to the European Outdoor Holiday Market right here in the North Georgia Mountains! Music, children’s area. More than 75 vendors with produce, arts/crafts, and delicious food creations. Free! 10am – 3pm. Union County Farmers Market, 148 Old Smokey Rd., Blairsville, GA. Info: http://www.ucfarmersmarket.com or 706-439-6043.

12/4

Christmas on the Square and Parade

Blairsville, GA. 10:00 – 4:00  Open House in the 1906 Butt-Mock House. Pictures with Santa at the Historic Courthouse from 4pm-6pm. Celebrate Christmas with the Evening Parade to start at 6pm, tree lighting & caroling following the parade. Free! Info: 706-347-3503

12/4

Copperhill Kiwanis Club 62nd Annual Christmas Parade

Copperhill, TN. Always held (weather permitting) the first Saturday in December. Come out to take part of a fun and exciting day! 2:00 PM. If you have any questions or concerns please contact: Howard Jabaley-706-455-0082

12/4

Night of Lights Christmas Celebration & Parade

Jasper, GA. Toys for Tots will be there, so don’t forget to bring new, unwrapped toys for them. This year’s parade theme is “Polar Express” – children are encouraged to come out and visit with Santa Claus from 4:00-5:45 in front of the Pickens County Courthouse. There will be Vendors, Food, Music and Entertainment on the stage in front of the Courthouse. Festivities start at 2 pm; there will be a reading of The Christmas Story, live music from local school chorus; the Christmas Tree Lighting is at 6 pm, followed immediately by the start of the parade. Bring a toy for toys for tots! Time: 2pm. Info: 706-426-1968. 

12/4

St. Luke’s Annual Christmas Bazaar

Blue Ridge, GA. The 15th Annual Christmas Bazaar at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Blue Ridge is sure to please. Indoor and outdoor shopping venues featuring delicious homemade baked goods perfect for gifts or to enjoy yourself, hand painted items, jewelry, holiday decorations and cabin decor. Whether you are decorating your new mountain home or just needing a few gifts you’ll find a variety of quality crafted items by local artists. Plus, a Silent Auction of special items and a special raffle! Proceeds are used to assist residents in the area that need assistance. Free Admission , Free Parking , Easy Access Handicap Accessible. 9am- 2pm. St. Luke’s Anglican Church 7 Ewing Street Blue Ridge, GA. Info: http://www.StLukesBlueRidge.org 

12/10 thru 12/12

Drive Through Live Nativity & Christmas Lights

Jasper, GA. This is a Free event and everyone is invited! 7pm – 9pm. Shiloh Baptist Church, 3681 Hwy. 515 S, Jasper, GA

12/11

Christmas Tree Lighting at Vogel State Park

Blairsville, GA. Celebrate the Holiday season at Vogel State park! Festivities will start at 4pm. Hayrides will begin carrying participants from the Visitor’s Center to the ball field. Santa Claus will arrive at 5pm. Caroling will start at 5:30pm around the tree. Hot cider and hot chocolate will be available to all at no cost. Please bring a blanket and chair for seating. The highlight will be at 6pm with the lighting of a 35-foot Blue Spruce. Please bring an unwrapped gift for a child up to the age of 12 (no toy guns, knives, or dangerous items). For the Union County Sheriff’s Department GIVE-A-GIFT toy drive. Free! 4pm – 7pm. Parking $5. Vogel State Park, U S Hwy 19/129S (11 miles south of Blairsville), Blairsville, GA. Info: http://www.gastateparks.org or 706-745-2628.

12/18

Wreaths Across America

Blairsville, GA. The national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) has announced Union Memory Garden and Holly Hill Cemeteries in Blairsville will continue in the effort to support its mission to “Remember, Honor and Teach” as official locations for 2021. The cemeteries will join the more than 2,500 participating locations across the country. The American Legion Ira Weaver Post 121 will host the local ceremony beginning at 11 am at the Union County Farmers Market. 11am. Union County Farmers Market 290 Farmers Mkt Way Blairsville GA 30512 . Info: http://legionpost121.org, Ron Tanner at 706-400-9452 or iwpost121@gmail.com

12/31

Ring in the New Year Fireworks

Hiawassee, GA. Blairsville Crusiers will be on the Fairgrounds from 5pm-7pm for a car show. Hot Chocolate, BBQ, and Hotdogs will be available for sale beginning at 5:30pm. No charge. All welcome to attend! Fireworks will begin at 8:45pm on Friday, December 31st! Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. Info: http://www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/ or 706-896-4191

KIDS OF ALL AGES

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

11/26 thru 12/23

Holiday Express 2021 ~ Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Blue Ridge, GA. Come join the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway for a festive 1-hour train ride on the Holiday Express in which you can listen to holiday music, hear the story “The Night Before Christmas,” enjoy delicious hot chocolate or other. snacks available for sale inside the concession car. Children will receive a Blue Ridge Scenic Railway jingle bell, candy cane, and activity packet while on board. Masks required. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, 241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge , GA 30513. Email: info@brscenic.com  Phone: (877) 413-8724 Web: brscenic.com

MUSIC

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


Sundays

Live Music at Rocco’s

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

Thursdays thru Saturdays

Live Music at Tooney’s

McCaysville, GA. A special spot where you can enjoy live music, drink an ice-cold craft beer, and enjoy the night scene by the river. Tooneys Music Venue, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555. Info: https://www.tooneys.com/ or 828-347-1370.

Fridays

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/

Fridays

Guitars & Grapes Live Music Series

Blairsville, GA. We are featuring some of the best local musicians to play in every Friday night on our patio from 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.

Fridays

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

Fridays & Saturdays

Live Music at Misty
Mountain Hops

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

Fridays & Saturdays

Live Music at the Reece Farm & Heritage Center

Blairsville, GA. Small venue concerts 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 bin322 Wine & Tapas Bar

Blue Ridge, GA. 6-9pm. bin322 Wine & Tapas Bar, 116 West Main Street

Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Email: info@bin322.com Phone: 706-946-0472

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.

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

Weekends 

Live Music at Engelheim Vineyards

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

Weekends

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

Weekends

Cartecay Vineyards

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

Weekends

Chateau Meichtry Vineyards

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

Weekends

Live Music at Mystic Mountain Pizza

Blue Ridge, GA. We’re excited to showcase some of the Groovy local live talent. Mystic Mountain Pizza, 4118 E First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: www.facebook.com/topstreet1, mysticmountainpizzaco.com or 706-946-0378.

12/18

Christmas In North Georgia ~ Christmas Music

Epworth, GA. Join us for an evening of wonderful Christmas music performed by talented North Georgia musicians! All proceeds will be going to restoration and maintenance of the Old Epworth School and Auditorium, which houses the Boys and Girls Club of Fannin, Notes to Self Music Studio, the Epworth Community Club, and many other community functions! 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Epworth Community Club, 125 Schoolhouse Rd., Epworth , GA 30541. Info: (706) 492-3848

12/18

Dwight Sanford’s Country Christmas Concert

Ellijay, GA. Dwight Sanford is a fun loving kind of guy with a unique sense of humor (that sometimes people don’t get) who looks for the funny part of everything and has a ball pointing out the dumb things that people say and do. Join him and the band he has gathered for this very special Christmas Concert. Santa will be in the house to greet everyone. 7pm. Tickets $22-$27. 6:30- 9:30pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Tickets & Info: www.gilmerarts.com or 706-635-5605

12/18

Sawyer Brown & Exile

Hiawassee, GA. A honkey tonkin’ good night of Country music 7:00pm. Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. 1311 Music Hall Rd, Hiawassee, GA. Tickets & Info: https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or (706) 896-4191

12/22

Curtis & Kim Jones Mountain Gypsy Music

Ellijay, GA. Curtis Jones reins as one of the most highly-respected flatpicking guitarist on the planet and Kim plays and sings with strong emotion and delta blues style soul. 7pm. Tickets: $25-$28. . George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Tickets & Info: www.gilmerarts.com or 706-635-5605

OUTDOORS

11/18 thru 12/23

Riverwalk Run Club

Copperhill, TN/McCaysville, GA. Join us for a fun run!  Joggers and walkers are welcome as well!  Every Thursday at 6 p.m. departing from the Burra Burra. 3.1 Miles, 2 States and 1 Steel Bridge.  Beautiful run along the Toccoa River and through town.  The fun doesn’t end there, you’re welcome to hang out with your new friends and have a drink on the deck of the Burra Burra overlooking the Toccoa River. Riverwalk Shops, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555. Info: www.riverwalkrunseries.com

THEATER

11/18 thru 12/12

Four Old Broads at Christmas

Blue Ridge, GA. These gals in the home are in desperate need of a vacation, but they take the same trip they take every year, a snooze-cruise through Helen, GA. But Beatrice, like any former burlesque Queen, refuses to be boring. With the help of her friends, the pious Eaddy Mae, forgetful Imogen, soap-obsessed Maude, and the retired Elvis Impersonator Sam, these geriatric grandparents attempt to sneak away to the Sassy Seniors Caribbean Cruise! But will their farcical plan work, or will the Killjoy Nurse Pat spoil their getaway and simply send them down the river? Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: (706) 632-9223. blueridgecommunitytheater.com

11/26 thru 12/12

Christmas Belles

Jasper, GA. It’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the infamous Futrelle Sisters Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye are not exactly in a festive mood. Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb’s Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos. If y’all bring the eggnog, we’ll provide all the belly-laughs! Ho-ho! Fridays- Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays: 2pm. Tater Patch Players, 95 Philadelphia Lane, Jasper, GA 30143. Info & Tickets: 706-253-2800 or taterpatchplayers.org.

12/4 thru 12/12

Christmas Play- Live Theater

Ellijay, GA. This heart-warming Christmas Play will be a wonderful place for you to volunteer in December. We could use your help in greeting people and taking care of their needs. There will be two plays – The Christmas Tea will be a short play by children. And, Sleeping Indoors will be a one act play following The Christmas Tea. Fridays & Saturdays 6pm, Sundays 2pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Tickets & Info: www.gilmerarts.com or 706-635-5605

WINE & BEER TASTINGS

Open Every Day

Engelheim Vineyards 

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

Ongoing

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

Ongoing 

Cartecay Wine & Craft

Ellijay, GA. Cartecay Wine & Craft is 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/

Ongoing 

Cartecay Wine & Craft

Blue Ridge, GA. Cartecay Wine & Craft is a tasting room located in Downtown Blue Ridge 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/

Daily

Chateau Meichtry

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

Fridays

Crane Creek VIneyards 

Young Harris, GA. Kick off the weekend with 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

Saturdays

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. Visit www.outofzbleu.com

Ongoing

Copperhill Brewery

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

Ongoing Thurs – Sun

Buck Bald Brewing

Check for Hours. Buck Bald Brewing, 160 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317. Info: 706.431.7141 or buckbaldbrewing.com

Ongoing Thurs – Sun

Fannin Brewing Company

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

Ongoing Thurs – Sat

Grumpy Old Men Brewing

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

Ongoing Mon- Sun

Valley River Brewery & Eatery

Located in Historic Downtown Murphy, NC at 71 Tennessee Street. 828-837-BEER or www.valleyriverbrewery.com

Ongoing Thurs- Sun

Cartecay River Brewing Co.

Ellijay, GA. Thurs – Sun. Craft beers on the river. At 26 River Terrace, Ellijay, GA 30540. Info: (706) 395-8935 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. Friday: 12pm – 9pm, Saturday: 12pm – 9pm, Sunday: 12pm – 5pm. Pendley Creek Brewing Company,  57 N. Main Street Jasper, GA 30143. Info: @PendleyCreek  · Brewery,

 (706) 253-2739 or www.pendleycreekbrewingco.com

Ongoing

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