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North Georgia Fall Festival

Georgia Apple Festival

Dates: October 14th - 15th, October 21st - 22nd, 2017
The Ellijay Lions Club, the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Ellijay and East Ellijay, and Gilmer County invite everyone to come and enjoy the 43rd year of the Georgia Apple Festival. There are over 300 vendors with handmade, hand-crafted items, as well as many on-site demonstrations of how selected types of crafts are made. The antique car show is held at the Civic Center. The parade is  in historic downtown Ellijay.

2016 October Days “Blue Grass Jamboree”

Dates: Every Weekend in October 2016
Stop by the Ellijay Marketplace any weekend in October for fun, Music, Arts, Crafts and shopping. If you are in town for the Apple Festival, Ellijay Marketplace will be offering a “Park and Ride” option to the festival. You can choose either a shuttle or horse drawn wagon!

2016 North Georgia State Fair

Dates: September 22 - October 2, 2016
Don't miss the 84th annual North Georgia State Fair in Marietta, GA!!! The Georgia Lottery Concert Series is FREE with admission and features Lauren Alaina, Lee Brice, Loretta Lynn, and Jerrod Neimann! Along with the concerts the North Georgia State fair offers many other attractions such as the Fair Beauty Pageant, a Flower Show, and a Blue Ribbon Classic Car Show.

2016 North Georgia Marble Festival

Dates: October 1-2, 2016
North Georgia’s 35th annual Marble Festival will take place in October in Jasper, Ga. Admission cost is Adults $5.00, Kids ages 12 and under $3.00, and Children under 5 are FREE! Check out the festival for fun, entertainment and food or Check out the Marble Quarry!

2017 Gold Rush Days

Dates: October 21-22, 2017

Dahlonega’s Gold Rush Days Festival has been voted one of the top 20 events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Featuring over 300 arts and crafts exhibitors this two day event includes a parade, children’s activities, a fashion show, a gold panning contest and much more. 

Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival

Dates: Mid-September 2017
The North Georgia Fall festivals have already started taking place, and this weekend you can join the festivities in Blue Ridge, Ga at the Blues and BBQ Festival.

Hillcrest Orchards 'Apple Pickin' Jubilee

Dates: The Jubilee starts September 10th, 2016 and will happen every weekend thru October 30th, 2016
The "Apple Pickin' Jubilee" held at Hillcrest Orchards near Ellijay, Ga. is a fun filled on the farm festival featuring U-Pick apples, cow milking, pig races, mule and tractor draw wagon rides, playgrounds with giant slides, pedal cart and trike rides, and a Farmhouse and Moonshine Museum. Visitors love the most unique petting farm in North Ga. where children can hug ad feed lots of baby farm animals including goats, lambs, a calf, kittens and even just hatched baby chicks. You can jump for joy on the giant jumping pillow.

North Georgia Cartecay Vineyards

Dates: September 2-3, 2017
Get ready for live music and wine tasting at Ellijay's own Catecay Vineyards. Located in the Cartecay region of Ellijay, Ga, the Cartecay Vineyards offer several delectable local wines. Come on down for the Crush Festival on September 28, 2013 to enjoy live music by Jennifer Danner, 7 wine tastings, a Cartecay Vineyards' logo wine glass and Arts/food vendors! Or stop by any weekend in September for live music and wine tastings.


BRMMA Plein Aire International Paint-Out

Dates: Paint Out Mid-September 2017
The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center celebrates Art & Adventure in the Fall with opportunities for our artists to come together and capture our area's incredible outdoor beauty in Plein Aire!


2016 Six Flags over Georgia Fright Fest

Dates: September 24th - October 31st, 2016
Six Flags over Georgia promises “thrills by day” and “fright by night”. “Thrills by day” include a monster maze, Doc Snooker’s Halloween Time Machine, Trick or Treat Trail, and more. “Fright by night” (not suitable for children under 12 or those who scare easily) offer scary thrills with 200 zombies released into the park after 6 pm, a Total Darkness blackout maze, a scare zone with Straw-man stalkers and blood thirsty scarecrows, and more!


2016 Moonshine Festival

Dates: October 21-23, 2016
The 47th annual Moonshine Festival will be held in Dawsonville, Ga The Moonshine Festival proceeds will go to support ‘KARE for Kids’ a non-profit organization . Support a good cause and enjoy many special events including live entertainment, car show, meet-and-greet legendary race car drivers and more.

2016 46th Annual Oktoberfest

Dates: September 8th - October 30th, 2016
Come up to North Georgia for the 44th Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, GA! Helen's biggest celebration! German music, dancing, food & drinks! Enjoy Waltzes, Polkas and the Chicken Dance! Oktoberfest will run from September 11 - 15, , and then reopen daily beginning September 18 and continue through November 2, 2015.

2016 Lake Lanier Magical Night of Lights

Dates: November 16th - December 31st, 2016
Add magical memories to your Holiday this year at Lake Lanier’s Magical Night of Lights. Drive through miles of beautiful illuminated charaters and millions of lights. Ride through the 12 Days of Christmas and more! End at Santa’s workshop and the Christmas Carnival.

2016 Stone Mountain Christmas

Dates: November 12th, 2016 - January 4th, 2017
Stone Mountain is one of North Georgia’s most popular attractions. Bring your family over to Stone Mountain to enjoy any of the feature Christmas events. Check out Stone Mountain Christmas with over two million lights and over a dozen performances. Don’t miss the Polar Express 4-D experience or A Crossroads Christmas Carol! While you are there be sure to check out Snow Mountain and all it has to offer.


2016 Santa Express Scenic Railway

Dates: November 27 - December 24, 2016
Spend an hour aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway with Santa Clause! While on board the train hear a Christmas Story, sing Christmas Carols, and visit with Christmas Characters including St. Nick! Advance reservations are requires!


2016 Brasstown Valley Holiday Show

Dates: November 25 - 27, 2016
Visit Brasstown Valley Resort for a spectacular Holiday Arts and Crafts Show. Enjoy the beautiful holiday décor complete with decorated trees, a gingerbread village and a toy train display. The entire resort is transformed as 75 vendors show off their original hand crafted Holiday crafts! There is no charge to attend!