What’s Happening in the Mountains June & July 2021

By on June 3, 2021

Welcome to our Calendar! 

Due to COVID-19 many events have been cancelled. While every attempt has been made to provide accurate event listings, we urge you to confirm the information provided before making travel plans. With that said, come and see all that north Georgia and the southern Appalachians has to offer!



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.

4/9 – 6/26

2nd Quarter Artist-in-Residence M. Eben (Mark) Mann

Blue Ridge, GA. Mark is a Landscape and Nature photographer who has been taking photos for 58 years. Having done sports and wedding photography, and working with a commercial photographer over the years, Mark now focuses his efforts on capturing the natural world around us. He has also led numerous photo shoots in the Tri-State area. Opening reception is April 9, 5-7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.



Cartecay Vineyards Autism & Art Pop Up

Ellijay, GA. Join us for some delicious wine and check out our Pop Up Art Gallery to support and empower people with Autism and local artists! Free! 1pm – 6pm. Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30536. Info: www.cartecayvineyards.com


5/28 – 7/17

Community Quilt & Fiber Arts Exhibit

Blue Ridge, GA. Celebrate our heritage with the age-old artistic craft of quilting and the beauty of the fiber arts. The Art Center will be adorned in colorful fabric, woven with care, skill and hand-made flare. Don’t miss one of the most unforgettable exhibits of the year with traditional and non-traditional quilts, and an array of fiber arts. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.


7/3 thru 9/18

Artist in Residence 3rd Qtr – Dennis Heckes

Blue Ridge, GA. Join us in welcoming glass artist Dennis Heckes as our 3rd Quarter Artist-in-Residence. Artist reception is July 3, 5-7pm.   Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.


7/24 – 8/28

BRMAA National Juried Photography Show

Blue Ridge, GA. Open to all photographers, both amateur and professional, and all original photographic media, including film and digital images. Monetary prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded including $750 for Best of Show. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see and purchase some of the best photography around in North Georgia. Opening reception is July 24, 5-7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.


7/24 – 8/28

“Off the Wall” 3D Exhibit

The 11th Annual “Off the Wall” exhibit takes the works off the gallery walls and lets you see the beauty of the three-dimensional arts. Highlighting a variety of three-dimensional mediums, this exhibit is not one to miss!  “Off the Wall” is open to three-dimensional artists of all genres and a People’s Choice award will be awarded at the end of the exhibition. Opening reception will be held July 24, 5-7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.




Ongoing Mondays

Raft Guide Trivia 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 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.  A  family-friendly, open-air night artist & artisan market featuring fresh produce,  food trucks, games, and live music.Night Market is 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.


6/26 & 7/31 

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



Paws for Celebration Taste of Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge, GA. Annual event benefitting by Humane Society of Blue Ridge. Local restaurants and food trucks will provide food for purchase, the event will also include a silent auction, beer/wine and live music. 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets on sale June 1st, advance purchase only. $50 HSBR Thrift Store 23800 First Street, Blue Ridge or online at www.humanesocietyofblueridge.org. Willow Falls Resort, 340 Willow Creek Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: Phone: 404-435-1942



Movie Night at Deep Roots Orchard

McCaysville, GA. Deliverance. A  movie under the stars. Bring your blankets and pillows and coppasquat on the hillside above poplar holler as they screen some of their beloved movies. The movie is free and concessions will be sold so please, no outside food admitted. 8:30pm. Deep Roots Orchard, 2984 Mobile Road, McCaysville, GA 30533. Email: info@rootsorchard.com Phone: 706-492-7753  Web: https://www.rootsorchard.com/



Fresh Air Stories on the Square

Hayesville, NC. Join us at the gazebo for an evening of storytelling, poetry and music. 6:30-8:30. Free! Downtown Square, Hayesville, NC. Info: www.cccra-nc.org



Dining with Fireflies

Ellijay, GA. Don’t miss this truly special dining and social event benefiting Friends of Harrison Park, Inc. Enjoy a unique farm to table experience. A four course meal, locally sourced and prepared by Emily’s Bar & Restaurant and A Little Baked Bakery will be served in the park on long farm tables. You will have the opportunity to hear all about the events and planned projects for Harrison Park. You will tour the Pinson Barn and learn about the rehabilitation efforts and plans for future use. Be prepared to participate in a silent auction with 20 unique items from gift baskets to exciting trips. Enjoy competing with your friends to win your favorite items. All proceeds will be used to help Harrison Park reach its potential. 6pm – 9pm. $100/person. Event by Harrison Park Ellijay. Tickets and info: hpmemberships.afrogs.org or http://www.harrisonparkellijay.com/



Fresh Air Stories on the Square

Hayesville, NC. Join us at the gazebo for an evening of storytelling, poetry and music. 6:30-8:30. Free! Downtown Square, Hayesville, NC. Info: www.cccra-nc.org


7/24 & 7/25

Annual Home & Garden Show

Young Harris, GA. North East Georgia & Western North Carolina’s Annual Home & Garden Show – See the newest in home improvement products and services – Furnishings, accessories, decorating and remodeling ideas – the latest from floor to roof, patio to pool – Inside and out. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm. Free! Towns County Recreation and Conference Center, 150 Foster Park Road, Young Harris, GA  30582. Info: http://www.expomanagementinc.com or 855-321-2110 or 828-321-2111.





Downtown Market Blue Ridge
Lots of wonderful vendors this year offering local honey, baked goods, produce, handmade arts and crafts, hand crafted furniture and much more! In front of the Fannin County Court House, weather permitting, from 8am to 1:00ish. 400 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Find us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownMarketBlueRidge


Saturdays & Wednesdays

Jasper Farmers Market
Saturdays 7:30- Noon. Wednesdays 11am – 2pm. Park & Ride Lot in Lee Newton Park, W. Church Street. For info: Call 706-253-8840 or find them on FB: https://www.facebook.com/JasperFarmersMarket/



Downtown Ellijay Market
Homegrown, homemade or home baked delicious breads, muffins, jellies and pies. Plants, fresh eggs, seasonal vegetables, artisan soaps, jellies, etched glassware, woodworking, embroidered linens, fresh grassfed beef and pork products, and much needed — the ubiquitous carpenter bee traps. Things change from week to week with the occasional musician to entertain market goers, activities for children including face painting, and artists. 8am – Noon. Broad Street, Downtown Ellijay, GA, 30536. Info: (706) 635-4426 https://gcmgvolunteers.wordpress.com/farmers-market/



Towns County Farmers Market

Hiawassee, GA. Fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts, honey, fresh herbs, local seasonal mushrooms, baked goods, jams, jellies, herbal soaps, lotions and natural cosmetics, native and hybrid bushes and plants. Across from GA Mountain Fairgrounds, 908 Hwy 76 west Hiawassee, GA. Info: https://www.facebook.com/TownsCountyFarmersMarket


Saturdays & Tuesdays

Union County Farmers Market

Blairsville, GA. North Georgia’s largest and friendliest farmers market —more than 85 vendors selling fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, cheeses, honey, milk, jams & jellies, wines & sauces, breads, seafood, plants & flowers and handmade crafts. A different special event is held every Saturday, including live music. Sat. 9am – 1pm. Tues. 2pm – 5pm. 290 Farmers Market Way Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: http://www.unioncountyga.gov/farmers-market/ or (706) 439-6043.



North Georgia Farmers Market

Blue Ridge, GA. Offering locally grown farm fresh produce & fruit, free range chicken & duck eggs, goat cheeses, food, and handmade art and crafts. Open from 9am to 12pm rain or shine. Cohutta Country Store Dunbarton Farm Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: https://www.facebook.com/georgiafarmersmarket  or (706) 666-9030




6/3 – 6/5

47th Annual Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival  

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


6/11 – 6/13 

Old Timey Country Fair

McCaysville, GA. Our Old Timey County Fair will kickoff with a concert on the evening of June 11. Old fashioned booths, games, races, food, pie eating contests, and we will be giving out ribbons for best canned 

goods and baked goods. Vendors will be here to sell their local wares, and music and fun will flow. Deep Roots Orchard, 2984 Mobile Road, McCaysville, GA 30555. For more info contact 706-492-7753, info@rootsorchard.com or visit www.rootsorchard.com.


6/26 – 6/27

Annual Made in Georgia Festival

Come out to the  Annual Made in Georgia Festival featuring 100 vendors offering a wide variety of products made, grown, brewed, harvested, stitched, crafted, or inspired by Georgia. This festival will provide attendees the opportunity to sample our cuisine, have a unique shopping opportunity, and it will educate them about Georgia’s history. Come hungry and buy local! Admission $5, children ages 14 and under free. 10:00am – 5:00pm. Towns County Rec Center, 150 Foster Park Rd. Young Harris, GA 30546. For info visit www.golakechatuge.com or call Crystal 706-896-4966.


7/17 & 7/18

22nd Annual Butternut Creek Art Festival 

Blairsville, GA. One of the finest, juried arts and crafts shows in the Southeast. The two day festival showcases the work of artists and craftsmen in categories from basketry, fine art, fabric art, and decorative painting, to glass, jewelry, metal working, photography, pottery, scrimshaw, and wood turning. Free admission and parking. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please remember that Union County rules do not allow pets in the park. Meeks Park, 490 Meeks Park Road, Blairsville, GA 30512.info. For more info: Email: butternutcreekfestival@gmail.com Phone: 706-781-1221 Website: www.butternutcreekfestival.com/


7/29 & 7/30 

Annual Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-In 

Come join us for the Annual Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-In at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds on beautiful Lake Chatuge. Camping is available. Stay right at the show site. Enjoy three fun filled days of good ole mountain hillbilly fun. See a Pioneer village, real moonshine still in the works, mountain crafts, and plenty of hot classic cars, trucks, bikes, rat rods, swat meet and more! GA Mountain Fairgrounds, 908 Hwy 76 west Hiawassee, GA. Contact us: 662- 587- 9572 or www.gammoonshinecruizin.com


8/1 – 8/31

Wine Highway Month

That’s right, the entire month of August! Important Change – Passports will be accepted during each property’s regular business hours. Properties reserve the right to change those hours. You are encouraged to check the business hours of the property you plan to visit. Passports are $50.00 – that gives you 4 tastings at each participating winery/tasting room & complimentary wine glass. Passports will be available to purchase at the participating vineyards and wineries beginning on July 1. Purchase Passports online: www.georgiawineproducers.org/shop





Lake Nottley Annual Fourth of July Boat Parade 

Hiawassee, GA. Trophies given to Smallest, Most Patriotic, Most Spirit, Crowd Favorite, & top 3 winners. Marina hosts annual parade and eDemand Inc. is our annual sponsor. We hope to see everyone show up and show out as usual! Make 2021 the best yet! Starts at Noon. Info: nottelymarinainc.com or 706-745-3638



17th Annual Dahlonega Car Club 4th of July Car Show

Dahlonega, GA. 10am – 2pm. Lumpkin County Complex on E. Main St  (342 Hill Street).   $20 entry fee. Info: www.dahlonegacarclub.com



Old Timers’ Parade

Downtown Blue Ridge. This parade started in the 1950’s and it is a time for all of BLUE RIDGE to come together and celebrate the 4th of July as well as the way Blue Ridge, Georgia used to be. Bring your antique vehicles, dress in period attire OR not, it is up to you. 10am – Noon.



Firework Special Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Blue Ridge, GA. Train will depart Blue Ridge at 7:00 pm to enjoy the great Copper Basin Fireworks display just after dark and then return to Blue Ridge by 11:00pm. Bring your lawn chair and sit outside the train to view the fireworks!  Activities in downtown McCaysville & Copperhill when you arrive. Lots of vendors for food and things to do for the kids until the fireworks start. 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, 241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Info: (877) 413-8724 or https://brscenic.com/



Copper Basin Fireworks

McCaysville / Copperhill. The skies over the twin cities of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN will be lit up on Friday night. Anywhere downtown is a great viewing area! Lots of vendors for food and things to do for the kids until the fireworks start. 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Fireworks at 9:30pm.



Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks

Presented by the Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association. Places for viewing: Morganton Point Recreation Area, from a boat in Lake Blue Ridge near the Lake Blue Ridge Dam, The Lake Blue Ridge Marina or the Lake Blue Ridge Dam, as well as adjacent areas by the “tower in the lake.” Dusk or 9:30pm – 10:30pm. Info: 706-632-5680



Fireworks at Meeks Park

Blairsville, GA. Watch the skies over Meeks Park light up with an explosion of color!  Come out and enjoy this beautiful, hometown Independence Day celebration. Free admission. Free Parking. Meeks Park, 11 Pool Lane (1/2 mile west of Blairsville HWY 515W, Blairsville, GA. Info: www.visitblairsvillega.com or 706-745-5789



Vintage Vixens & Fireworks at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Hiawassee, GA. The prettiest place to watch fireworks on the 4th is at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds! Family friendly and plenty of room for everyone to spread out and enjoy. Bring your American Pride and let’s celebrate America’s Birthday! FREE! 9:45 PM – 11:00 PM EDT. Info: www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/ or 706-896-4191.




Mondays 6/7 thru 7/26

Summer Arts Camp, Gilmer Arts

Ellijay, GA. Check out these art classes we have for the youngsters. We have gathered art teachers from the local school system and artists from the area to teach these classes this summer. Supplies are included. Scholarships available. If you bring a coupon from the school Facebook to the office you can receive an additional 10% off. Classes are $9 members and $10 for non-members. Buy all eight at once and get them for $75. Mondays 1pm – 3pm. Gilmer Arts – Hawthorne Hall, 207 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Info: gilmertarts.com or 706-635-5605


6/21 – 6/25

A Groovier Alice in Wonderland Summer Drama Camp 

Ellijay, GA. For one week your child will be surrounded by all the elements of drama in theater. They will learn back stage, on-stage, prop development, blocking, and learning lines. All this will be done using games, arts, crafts, and classroom style instruction. Kelly Dyer is coming back to direct this Drama Camp for Gilmer Arts. Enrollment will be capped at 60. Open to ages 6 and up. Lunch and afternoon snack provided. Performance for family will be on Friday evening, June 25th. Camp Daily 9am – 3pm. $90-$100, Scholarships available. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Info: gilmertarts.com or 706-635-5605




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 Rocco’s

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



Pickin’ in the Park

MIneral Bluff, GA. Live music jams & pickin’ on the banks of the Toccoa River at the Horseshoe Bend Park in McCaysville. Free! 6:00 PM to dusk, May – Sept. Weather Permitting. Ron Henry Horseshoe Bend Park, 1156 River Road, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559. Info: 706-946-1130



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. We are featuring some of the best local musicians to play in our Guitars & Grapes Live Music Series every Friday night on our patio from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Bring a friend, grab a glass of wine, and enjoy a variety of music including Indie Folk, Country, Americana Folk, and more. Free! Paradise Hills Resort, Winery & Spa, 366 Paradise Rd., Blairsville, GA 30512. Info: www.paradisehillsvineyard.com or 706-745-7483.


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.



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



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



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.



Friday Night Concert Series Wyatt Esplain 

Hayesville, NC. Bring your favorite lawn chair, your sweetheart and family, and come out for our FREE summer concerts on the Historic Courthouse Square in downtown Hayesville! No registration or tickets required! Red Bucket Donations appreciated. Food and beverage service available at 6pm and music gets underway at 7pm. Free! Sponsored by the Clay County Revitalization Community. Historic Clay County Courthouse/Beall Center, 25 Herbert St, Hayesville, NC 28904. Info: www.cccra-nc.org



Country River Band at Grandaddy Mimm’s

Blairsville, GA. Tommy Townsend with Special Guests Country River Band is a 5 generation Classic/Traditional Country Style Band. CRB’s influences include Merle Haggard, Waylon, Cash, Willie, Buck Owens, and so many others. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Free! Grandaddy Mimm’s Distilling Co. 112 Wellborn Street, Blairsville, Georgia 30513. Info https://grandaddymimms.com or  706-781-1829.



Friday Night Concert Series Caribbean Cowboys

Hayesville, NC.Back by popular demand – CARIBBEAN COWBOYS. 7pm -9pm. Historic Clay County Courthouse/Beal Cen, 25 Herbert St, Hayesville, NC 28904 Free! Downtown Square, Hayesville, NC. Info: www.cccra-nc.org



Dwight Yoakam – Guitars, Cadillacs, Hillbilly Music

Hiawassee, GA. Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. 7pm. $47 + Fees. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds: www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/ or 706-896-4191.





Benton McKaye Trail Association Hikes & Trail Maintenance

Benton MacKaye Trail Association (BMTA). With many interesting hikes for all levels the BMTA invites you to join in these informational and scenery filled hikes. Too many to list! Please visit their website to find the right hike (all of them?) for you! https://bmta.org you can also find them on FB, Instagram and Twitter.


Ongoing Thursdays

Riverwalk Run Club

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, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555. Info: https://www.riverwalkrunseries.com/


First Saturdays

Yoga class at Harrison Park

Ellijay, GA. 9 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. Suggested donation of $10.00. Proceeds benefit Harrison Park.  Follow our FB page – Harrison Park Ellijay for more info.


6/12 – 6/13

Justin Elliott Memorial Tennis Tournament 

Ellijay, GA. Open to Adult 18+ Men and Women’s Doubles only. A bracket: 4.0+ / B bracket: 3.0-3.5 (NTRP rating) $35.00 Entry Fee includes T-shirt, goodie bag, lunch and breakfast. Hosted by Gilmer County Optimist Club to benefit the Youth of Gilmer Country. To Register: https://fidgrit.com/tournament/optimisttennist 



Walk the Line 5K

McCaysville, GA. America’s ONLY 5K that crosses two states! Covering 3.1 miles, the course crosses from Georgia into Tennessee and back into Georgia. Participants will also run alongside the famous Toccoa River and across the city’s iconic steel bridge. Food, drinks and music will be available before and after the race on the river deck of Riverwalk Shops. Parking is free and plentiful, located right across the finish line at McCaysville, GA City Park. 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Phone: (727) 571-2088 Website: https://www.riverwalkrunseries.com/




5/28 – 6/6

Exit Laughing

Ellijay, GA. Three mature women realize how to live fully on the evening of their ‘anything but normal’ card game. This show is FUNNY! With “borrowed” ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, 3 women have the wildest, most exciting night of their lives involving a police raid, a cheeky male stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living. Be ready to have some good belly laughs. Friday & Saturday 7pm. Sunday 2-4pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. Tickets: 706-635-5605 or GilmerArts.com


7/30 thru 8/8

Nunsense- A Musical Comedy

Ellijay, GA. Friday & Saturday 7pm. Sunday 2-4pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. Tickets: 706-635-5605 or GilmerArts.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. 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/



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/



Chateau Meichtry Vineyards

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



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



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



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



Buck Bald Brewing

Copperhill, TN. Monday- 2 – 8pm, Tuesday- 4 – 8pm. Thursday, Friday, Saturday – Noon to 8pm, Sunday – Noon to 6pm. Buck Bald Brewing, 160 Ocoee Street, Copperhill, TN 37317. Info: 706.431.7141 or buckbaldbrewing.com



Fannin Brewing Company

Blue Ridge, GA. 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



Valley River Brewery & Eatery

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



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



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


Please be aware of closings and cancellations due to COVID-19. 


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