What’s Happening in the Mountains October November 2021

By on October 7, 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!




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.

10/1 thru 11/1

3rd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

Ellijay, GA. Judge Michael Boatright. Winners will be announced at the opening reception 10/1 from 5-7pm. Gilmer Arts – Hawthorne Hall, 207 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. Info: www.gilmerarts.com or 706-635-5605.

10/9 – 10/10

11th Annual Fall Arts in the Park

Blue Ridge, GA. Shop from over 150 juried fine arts and fine crafts exhibitors, enjoy tasty food, engage in artist demos and enjoy our free children’s activity booth. Leashed pets are welcomed. Festival is held rain or shine. Weekend Admission: adults $5; children under 12 free. All proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, a 501c3 non-profit community arts association. www.blueridgeartsinthepark.com

10/16 thru 11/12

SAAG Autumn Member Show

Blue Ridge, GA. The SAAG Member Show celebrates a wide arrange of art in various mediums created by talented members of the Southern Appalachian Artists Guild. Opening reception and awards will be October 16, 5-7pm. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.

10/9- 10/10 & 10/16- 10/17

Apple Arts

Ellijay, GA. Apple Arts is like the free bonus to the apple festival. There is no charge for admission, pet friendly, and it’s in Downtown Ellijay. You can shop the local stores, park for free, and ride a shuttle to the Georgia Apple Festival at the fairgrounds when you are ready. There are approximately 50+ vendors each weekend selling apples, boiled peanuts, jewelry, pottery, local artwork, and more! 9am – 5pm. Free! Downtown Ellijay located on Broad Street and Sand Street near the courthouse. Info: Gilmer Chamber 706-635-7400


Storytelling- Everyone Has A Story

Ellijay, GA. Everyone has a story. All storytellers, poets, songwriters and listeners are WELCOME. Limit 5-7  minutes, first to sign-up. Be respectful. 6:30pm- 8:30 pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 3054. Phone: 706-635-5605 Website: www.gilmerarts.com


Whodunit? Fundraiser

Blue Ridge, GA. This is a rare opportunity to acquire remarkable artworks from sought-after local and regional artists at an incredible price! Each $50 ticket guarantees you are going home with an original work of art, the mystery is trying to figure out which artist created your selected piece of art. This is an event with fantastic art, delicious food, and lots of fun. Limited tickets are available for this event. Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Website: www.blueridgearts.net, Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com, Phone: 706-632-2144.


A Cozy Country Christmas – Arts and Crafts Show

Blairsville, GA. Free admission and over 40 local and regional artisans showcasing their one of a kind creations. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Free! North Georgia Technical College, 121 Meeks Ave., Blairsville, GA 30512. Email: pts119@tds.net

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.



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 Mondays


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 Fridy 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.

10/1 thru 10/3

Oktoberfest Cartecay River Brewing Company

Ellijay, GA. We have partnered with @emilysinellijay they will have a full menu of food and we have a German band playing Friday & Saturday. General admission is $15 per person and that gets you a wristband for all 3 days. VIP is $75 per person and gets you a boot mug, 1 beer, admission to the VIP tent, and $20 food credit. All pints will be $5 all weekend. Friday & Saturday 12-9pm, Sunday 12-6pm. Cartecay River Brewing Company, 26 River Terrace, Ste 1A, Ellijay, GA. 706) 395-8985.


AgPro Open House and Antique Tractor Festival

Murphy, NC. Come celebrate our 1 year anniversary with us and enjoy all the festivities that will be there. Antique tractors, local vendors, food trucks, giveaways and much more. If you are a vendor, or have an antique tractor, please call 828-361-7359 to join us. We will be joined by Clay County Tractor club. All model antique tractors welcome. 9am – 2pm. Free! 88 Butler Mountain Road Murphy, NC 28906. Info: Brad Hutson 828-835-3007, 838-361-7359

10/5 thru 1/3

Scarecrow Invasion at Harrison Park 

Ellijay, GA. Scarecrows will surround the park trails. Also-a Family Moonlight walk on the evening of October 15. Harrison Park has walking and running trails, dog friendly, picnic tables. For info: http://www.harrisonparkellijay.com/ or  https://www.facebook.com/harrisonparkellijay/

10/8 thru 10/10

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. 18 years and older. Advance tickets $25. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets and Info: https://blueridgeparadeofhomes.com or 423-241-1512.


Apple Country Auto Club Annual Apple Classic Auto Show

Ellijay, GA. Open Show!  All Vehicles & Bikes Welcome. Top 50 Chosen / Judged by Vehicle Owners. Best of Awards and Youth Awards Chosen by Club Member Judges. Proceeds Benefit:  Gilmer High Auto Shop Scholarship, Gilmer Food Pantry, and Kids Ferst & More. Sponsored by: Apple Country Auto Club, Inc., Ronnie Thompson Ford & Gilmer Chamber of Commerce in Association with the Georgia Apple Festival. Registration 8am-12 Awards at 4:00pm. Free to attend. Pre-registration is $20. Day of the Show is $25. Ronnie Prater @ 706.889.1952; Jim Logan @ 706.889.0846; Andrew Miller @ 706.273.0219


Oktoberfest at Rusty Roof Fish Camp

Copperhill, TN. Polka dancing, games & contests, German shenanigans. Beer, pretzels, bratwurst. Live Music by The Happiness Band. All ages welcome. Proceeds to benefit those in need in the Copper Basin. $10 advance, $15 door. 4pm – 10pm. Tickets: copperhilloktoberfest.eventbrite.com


Mountain Aire: Gilmer County Food Bank Brunswick Stew

Ellijay, GA. Mountain Aire Realty will be hosting their annual Brunswick Stew Lunch.  All proceeds will go to the Gilmer County Food Pantry.  Stop by and pick up the best Brunswick Stew you will ever taste, John Wades secret recipe.  $7 will buy you a Cup of stew and bottle water. 11am- 1pm. Mountain Aire Realty, 97 Mulberry St, East Ellijay, GA 30540. Info: 706-276-1122


Chili Challenge at Harrison Park

Ellijay, GA. Businesses and organizations compete for the best Chili in Ellijay.  Live music, local craft beer and lots of tasty chili. 11am-3pm. Harrison Park has walking and running trails, dog friendly, picnic tables. For info: http://www.harrisonparkellijay.com/ or  https://www.facebook.com/harrisonparkellijay/


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 Pavilion on Main Street, ELLIJAY, GA  30540. Contact Information: Michael Johnson 843-814-3774 (p) mhjfedex@aol.com


Cheers for Chimps 

Blue Ridge, GA. Fannin Brewing Company will be hosting “Cheers for Chimps,” featuring Limited Edition Ape-le Ale and benefiting Project Chimps from 2 – 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5. This ale is made from Mercier Orchards apples! Each ticket holder will receive a limited edition Project Chimps glass, one pour of apple ale and a food ticket! Come hang out and enjoy live music, play games, and learn about Project Chimps. Tickets are just $25 for attendees 21+. 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM  Fannin Brewing Company, 3758 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Phone: (706) 258-2762. www.fanninbrewingcompany.com


Ducktown Fall Fest

Ducktown, TN. Arts – Crafts – Bluegrass – Food Vendors. 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Ducktown School, 2018 Hwy 68, Ducktown, Tennessee 37317 


Hangover for Hounds

Copperhill, TN. Join Buck Bald Brewing and the Humane Society of Blue Ridge for their last outdoor event of the year. Drink amazing beer and raise money for an important cause. Kosmic Kitty IPA on tap. All proceeds of this delicious brew will go to HSBR. 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Buck Bald Brewing, 160 Ocoee Street,  Copperhill, TN 37317. Info: 706-632-4357 www.buckbaldbrewing.com


Veterans Day Parade and Memorial Service

Blue Ridge, GA. The day begins with a breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for all veterans at St. Anthony Catholic Church on East Main Street in Blue Ridge.  Veterans Day parade will follow at 11 a.m. It begins from the corner of East Main and Church streets in Blue Ridge and continues along East Main through downtown to East First Street, then to Veterans Memorial Park on Old Highway 76, across from Fannin County Middle School. Parade will include the Fannin County High School band, members of the military, antique and emergency vehicles and representatives from several veterans organizations. 11am- 1pm. Memorial at 12 noon. Veterans Memorial Park is located at: 4584 Old Hwy 76, adjacent to the Fannin County Middle School and the Cemetery.  Phone: 678-507-8592


Shepherd’s Men Atlanta Veteran’s Day Benefit at Buck Bald Brewing

Copperhill, TN. Shepherd’s Men is an organization comprised of dedicated patriots committed to creating advocacy and opportunity for our nation’s veteran heroes who have been affected by the hidden injuries of war. 100% proceeds from the 22 Pale Ale and the Seasonal Sour go to support Shepherd’s Men, not only on the 13th but daily until the brew runs out!. Challenge Coins available. Buck Bald Brewing, 160 Occoee Street, Copperhill, TN. www.buckbaldbrewing.com. For info about Sheperd’s Men visit www.shepherdsmen.com


HAVEN’s $5,000 Raffle

Murphy, NC. An amazing dinner & dessert, great entertainment and a 1 in 225 chance to win $5,000!! Not everyone will win the grand prize, but we have thousands of dollars-worth of other amazing prizes to give away!! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN. $100/ticket. Proceeds benefit the HAVEN Children’s Advocacy Center. 5:30- 9:30. Hackney Warehouse, Murphy, NC. Info & tickets: 828-837-5872



10/1 thru 11/5


Blairsville, GA. Once again, our Historic Town Square will be home to scarecrows from all over the county. Beginning October 1st through November 5th we’re inviting anyone and everyone to participate in decorating our town and square with your interpretation of a scarecrow. Be creative, but not too scary, as we want the ‘little ones’ to enjoy them as well! Once you have completed your scarecrow, bring it to the square, display it at your business or even in your own front yard. Take a picture and post it to this page. We’ll let our viewing audience decide by their ‘likes’ and comments who’s achieved the top 3! The only cost to participate is the price of your time and creativity! We look forward to your pictures!

10/2 thru 11/3

Scarecrow Invasion at Harrison Park

Ellijay, GA. For more information or to exhibit contact Lisa Harrison 561-793-1908 or lisalharrison57@gmail.com


Moonlight Walk at Harrison Park

Ellijay, GA. Harrison Park- For more information or to exhibit contact Lisa Harrison 561-793-1908 or lisalharrison57@gmail.com


Haunts and Harvest ~ An Evening of Appalachian Ghost Stories

Blue Ridge, GA. An Evening of Appalachian Ghost Stories presented by local storytellers as they share tales of terror and mystery, local legends of the supernatural and the unexplainable, and frightful stories that may just be true!  7:00 to 8:30 PM. Blue Ridge Community Theater,  2591 East First Street,  Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Phone: 706-632-9223 or blueridgecommunitytheater.com


Halloween Safety Zone

McCaysville/Copperhill. Trick or Treat the Merchants in the twin cities of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN.

Free event open to all children

Hours are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

10/29 – 10/31

Love & Death by Poe ~ Black Box Theater 

Blue Ridge, GA. As the deadly plague known as the ‘Red Death’ rages outside the towering stone walls, Prince Prospero and the social elite of his time hide away from the rest of the world and await the passing of the plague by reveling in wine, debauchery, and haunting tales of terror & woe. Featuring some of Poe’s well-known stories, this menagerie of frightful yarns weave together a story of greed, selfishness, and elitism as they hide away from a world rocked by a inescapable death. Friday & 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.


Halloween Trail Of Tricks & Treats

The City of Woodstock Parks and Recreation Department will host Halloween Trail of Tricks & Treats on October 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Rubes Creek Trail across from Fire Station 14 on Arnold Mill Road. There will be music, characters, and fun displays along the trail to entertain children as they walk along with their families collecting quarantined treats from our vendors. Come walk the trail and depart safely with lots of treats, trinkets, toys, and happy memories! Visit: https://woodstock.recdesk.com/  or (770) 517-6788


Trick or Treat at Harrison Park

Ellijay, GA. Approximately 50 candy stations will line the trails, staffed by various businesses, organizations and individuals who will hand out goodies to all kids who stop by.  Tour the Scarecrow Invasion and vote for your favorites.


Halloween Safety Zone

Blue Ridge, GA. Candy distribution starts at 5 pm. Costume Contest will begin at 5:30 pm – Categories coming soon. Pet category is for dogs and cats only.  No large animals. Located at East Main Street between Church St. and Mountain Street. Info: cesarmart2@icloud.com


Horror Movies at The Orchard ~ Deep Roots Orchard

McCaysville, GA. Many will flock to trick or treat, but for those who bypass the candy, join us for a double feature of a couple of our favorite horror flicks. Bring your quilts, blankets, and pillows and coppasquat on the hillside above poplar holler and enjoy an evening that may not be for the kids. The movies are free and we will be selling a plethora of concessions throughout the evening. This double feature will begin with The Blair Witch Project and finish with Halloween. 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Deep Roots Orchard, 2984 Mobile Road, McCaysville, GA 30555. Phone: 706-492-7753 Web: www.rootsorchard.com

10/30 – 10/31

Chimp or Treat at Project Chimps

Morganton, GA. Children are invited to “Chimp or Treat” in costume to see the sanctuary and enrich the lives of the chimps! Each child will receive: A 45-60 minute, guided, walking tour

A special “treat” bag filled with vegan and palm-oil free candies as well as non-food treats items such as temporary tattoos, erasers, and other goodies. The chance to see our chimps in their habitat from one of our viewing windows. If you would like your child to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project and receive only non-food goodies, please indicate this at checkout. $10 per child. Each child’s ticket comes w/ a free adult ticket. $25 for additional adults. Children 2 and under are free! Reservations required. 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Email: info@projectchimps.org  Phone: 706-374-3675 Web: https://projectchimps.org


Trick or Treat at Meeks Park

Blairsville, GA. Join us for a safe & socially distanced night of family fun at Meeks Park. Dress the kids in the scariest or cutest costumes to be entered into the costume contest. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and enjoy a Halloween movie on the lawn, presented by the Mountain Life Team. Be sure to come hungry and grab a bite, Chill & Fill will be there with their famous lemonade and other favorites. 4pm – 6:30. Free! Meeks Park, Blairsville, GA.


Hometown Halloween on the Square

Blairsville, GA. Ghosts and Goblins will be lurking downtown on the square. Games, costume contests and lots of trick or treats provided by local businesses. 6 – 8pm. Downtown Blairsville. Info: 706-347-3503



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


Blue Friday

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


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


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 http://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.


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.



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


6 Week Holiday Musical Workshop

Ellijay, GA. Based on the Nutcracker.Your child will perform in the opening number for the Christmas Play “A Candle in the Window” On December 11th & 12th. Your child will learn drama techniques and Christmas songs for this production. 11am. $65 – $75. Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton St., Box Office: 706.635.5626 Main: 706.635.5605 Email: gallery@gilmerarts.org

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

10/1 thru 10/17

Matilda the Musical

Blue Ridge, GA. Matilda is a little girl with wit and intelligence. Unloved by her cruel parents and the school’s mean headmistress, who hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. Matilda and school teacher Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 East 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Tickets & Info: (706) 632-9223.



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

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


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 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.


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 or 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 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


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

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  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.


Tracy Lawrence

Hiawassee, GA. Have a honky tonkin’ good time with Tracy Lawrence live! 7pm. Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. 1311 Music Hall Rd, Hiawassee, GA 3054. Tickets & Info: https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or (706) 896-4191


Robbie Litt Band CD Release Party

Ellijay, GA. Our new album, Go That Far, will be released in stores on October 17th, 2021.  However, you can get a sneak peak by attending the album release party on October 16th, 2021 at 7pm at the Gilmer Arts Playhouse in Ellijay, Georgia. Seating will be limited, so click the link below to get your tickets now!!!  You will also be able to purchase virtual tickets if you would like to participate from home! George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. Tickets: 706-635-5605 or GilmerArts.com


Ronnie Milsap & Mark Wills

Ronnie Milsap has forty #1s, five decades of charted singles! 7:00pm 

Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. 1311 Music Hall Rd, Hiawassee, GA 3054

Tickets & Info: https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or (706) 896-4191


Jamey Johnson

Hiawassee, GA. You’ll definitely want to see Jamey Johnson live and “In Color.” 7pm. Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. 1311 Music Hall Rd, Hiawassee, GA 3054

Tickets & Info: https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or (706) 896-4191



Travis Tritt

Hiawassee, GA. “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” and see Travis Tritt in concert live! 7pm. Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. 1311 Music Hall Rd, Hiawassee, GA 3054

Tickets & Info: https://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com or (706) 896-4191


Music in the Southern Appalachians

Virtual. The Southern Appalachians boast a rich tradition of sacred and secular music-making. As is historically typical of rural areas, Appalachian music can be played on simple, homemade instruments, or brought to life with the untrained and unaccompanied voice. For hundreds of years, mountaineers—including African Americans and Native Americans—have created, transmitted, and transformed an extraordinary corpus of dance tunes, ballads, and hymns, all of which have roots in other cultures but have become distinctively Appalachian with the passage of time. In this program, Dr. Esther Morgan-Ellis will provide an overview of instrumental and vocal music traditions of the Southern Appalachians, including fiddle, banjo, ballad singing, and sacred hymnody. Her presentation will combine live performance with historical recordings. 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST. Registration & Info: peaks@ung.edu


Foghat & Night Ranger 

Hiawassee, GA. FOGHAT celebrates 50 years of Rock n’ Roll with eight gold records, one platinum and one double platinum record under their belt, the band has millions of fans and they just love to play. on the music industry with a long list of best-selling albums. 7pm. Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. 1311 Music Hall Rd, Hiawassee, GA 3054. Tickets & Info: https://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.

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. 


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. Free! 6pm. Riverwalk, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555. Info: riverwalkrunseries.com


Reinhardt University Athletics Golf Ball Drop

Support Reinhardt University Athletics at Reinhardt’s Inaugural Ball Drop. Watch as 2,000 golf balls are dropped from a helicopter at the BridgeMill Athletic Club. The nine balls closest to the target win cash prizes, as well as a prize for the ball farthest away from the target. Purchase your golf ball today for $100. Each golf ball purchased includes admission to The Drop Reception. Additional reception tickets are available purchase for $50. Corporate sponsorships also available. Money raised from The Drop benefits Reinhardt University student athletes and the athletic program. 6pm – 10pm. BridgeMill Athletic Club. Info: Jeffrey Pourchier 770-720-5824


Gilmer Arts Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Ellijay, GA. All proceeds from this Golf Tournament will go directly to the Gilmer Arts Building Fund for a New Art Gallery. Existing Gallery will be transformed into an Educational Center for the Arts. Please visit the website for Info and golf registering, and sponsorship details. $100 Individual Golfer, $400- foursome (Scramble). 8-9:00am Check-in/Registration. Info: https://gilmerarts.com/home/gilmer-arts-golf-tournament

10/22 thru 10/24

Athens to Savannah Ride

A 3-day, 285-mile supported bike road ride from Athens to Savannah, Ga raising awareness for the proposed Georgia Hi-Lo Trail. Ride in-person 1, 2 or all 3 days! FRIDAY, 10/22: Athens to Tennille (106 MILES) SATURDAY, 10/23: Sandersville to Statesboro (102 MILES) SUNDAY, 10/24: Statesboro to Savannah (77 MILES). Info, options, registration: https://georgiahilo.com/athens-to-savannah-ride


Born to Run 5K

Canton, GA. Come out and support the Cherokee Scholars Scholarship program at Reinhardt University. Cherokee Scholars provides scholarships to Cherokee County students attending Reinhardt University. Don’t feel like running or walking? Then consider supporting a student for just $25. Participants are encouraged to show their Reinhardt spirit or their Halloween spirit by wearing a costume. (RAIN OR SHINE) Race Day Registration begins at 7 a.m. 5K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. REGISTRATION FEES *Fee includes T-shirt, race bib and one beverage ticket for preregistered participants before Oct. 20, 2021. 5K pre-registration: $25 After Oct. 20, 2021 and day of race: $30 Children 12 and under: $15 Support a Student: $25 REGISTER ONLINE Reinhardt.edu/5K or www.Active.com FINISH LINE PARTY Refreshments, water and door prizes For more information, about Cherokee Scholars or Born to Run 5K, visit www.reinhardt.edu/5K. Contact Information: Dale Morrissey 770-720-5506 


Big Foot Boogie 5K

McCaysville, GA. 3.1 Miles, 2 States, 1 Steel bridge .. a 5K like no other, costumes encouraged!!! Packet pick-up will be available at the Riverwalk Shops restaurant “Burra Burra on the River” Friday between 4pm – 6pm and Saturday before the event between 12pm – 1:45pm. Race start 2pm. Shirts and medals for all participants. $45. Registration: https://raceroster.com/events/2021/44621/2021-bigfoot-boogie-5k. Riverwalk Shops, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555. Info: www.riverwalkrunseries.com


Lake Chatuge Shoreline Cleanup

Hiawassee, GA. Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition will host its annual Lake Chatuge Shoreline Cleanup, in conjunction with GA Rivers Alive! 9am for breakfast and coffee. At noon- prizes for most collected, most unique item & golden trash treasure winner. Towns County Swim Beach Pavilion across from GA Mtn Fairgrounds. Info: https://mountaintrue.org/eventscalendar/

or Tony Ward 828-837-5414.


Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk

Blue Ridge, GA. The race is for the whole family and all abilities from walkers to serious competitors. Don’t worry you will be home in time to put the turkey in the oven! Now let’s get trotting! Registration, 7am. Race, 8am. $30 pre-reg, $35 day of event. Packet pick-up 11/24 at park playground or day of event. Proceed benefit Mt. Area Christian Academy, Christian Athletes & Cure Childhood Cancer. Info: 828-557-5405 or on FB. Registration: https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/BlueRidge/BlueRidgeTurkeyTrot




’80s Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Ellijay, GA. Get your eighties costumes dusted off ’cause now you have a night to wear them while we party like its 1980. Dinner catered by Tony Saav and Theater presented by The Murder Mystery Co. Audience interaction is part of this mystery dinner theater production. Cast will be vaccinated. The Menu will be Filet Mignon with Mushroom Ragu and Chicken Cordon Bleu and Oven Roasted Vegetable Medley. Vanilla Bean or Chocolate Pound Cake with Mascarpone frosting drizzle and Strawberry Coulis served to your table. This promises to be a very special evening and our second big fundraiser for the renovation of the new Gallery that will be next to the Playhouse. $100. 6:30- 9:30pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540. Tickets: 706-635-5605 or GilmerArts.com

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. Visit 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 www.taterpatchplayers.org.

12/3 thru 12/12

Candle in the Window

Ellijay, GA. A small group of weary travelers discover the power of the season while trapped in a lonely train station on Christmas Eve. As a blizzard rages outside, the troubled people are forced to turn to each other for companionship. Eventually we realize the mysterious stop in the travelers’ journey was more than accidental and has given them a renewed spirit and resolve. Fridays & Saturdays 7pm, Sundays 2pm. George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, 135 Dalton St. Ellijay, GA 30540. Tickets & Info: www.gilmerarts.com or 706-635-5605



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 visit cartecayvineyards.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

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

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


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

Fridays & Saturdays

Ducktown Brewery

Ducktown, TN. Live music, food truck menu, outdoor garden seating, corn hole, fire pit and more! Fridays 4 – 8pm, Saturdays 2 – 8pm. 307 Main Street Ducktown, TN 37326 Call 423-548-3030 or visit https://www.copperhillbrewery.com/copperhill-brewery-at-ocoee

Please be aware of closings and cancellations due to the COVID Delta Variant. 


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