Festivals

The North Georgia Festivals and local events are well known for many reasons: their picturesque and friendly atmosphere, magnificent southern and international food, family fun and entertainment, shopping, and outdoor activities. Check out some of the main festivals you shouldn’t miss during your stay with us.

Annual Blue Ridge Trout Festival & Outdoor Adventures

Georgia is the Trout Capital. Every year we celebrate it in the historic district of Georgia’s Blue Ridge through The Annual Blue Ridge Trout Festival & Outdoor Adventures; a great event that combines trout fishing and outdoor recreation. Come with your family and enjoy fishing seminars, local fishing guides, adventure outfitters, lodging services, art and gifts, fishing gear, live music, and for the foodies…There´s a Beer Garden and a Food Truck Alley. Click here for a video review.

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018, From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Where: Downtown City Park in gorgeous Blue Ridge, GA.

Fees: $5 admission at the gate (12 and under free)

Website: https://blueridgetroutfest.com/

Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Live an exciting event in which you will make a trip to the past: you will go directly to ancient Scotland! The Annual Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games brings family fun with a Scottish flair. Feel the joy of Highland music, enjoy the sound of bagpipes, dance and taste exquisite dishes! There’s an athletic competition in traditional games, border collies, and falcons show, as well as Scottish clothing and weapons exhibitions. The good news for children is they can participate in their own Highland Games.

When: 6/9/18 – 6/10/18. Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Where: Meeks Park, 490 Meeks Park Rd Blairsville, GA 30512

Fees: $10 per day / $15 for 2 days. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Website: https://blairsvillescottishfestival.com/

Sorghum Festival

Sorghum is the 3rd most popular cereal grain in our country and a staple of early Georgia farmers going back to the early 1800’s. One of the most famous products derived from sorghum is the syrup. Celebrate the Art of making this product with a roadshow of activities, such as Arts and Crafts exhibitions, Greased Pole Climbin’, Log Sawin’, Live Music, Face Painting, Vendors and more…

When: 13/10/18, 14/10/18 – 20/10/18, 21/10/18 – from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Where: Meeks Park (Hwy 76, Blairsville GA)

Fees: $5 Adults / Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Website: http://blairsvillesorghumfestival.com

Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Music Festival

This is a great outdoor event because is held when early fall begins. The Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Music Festival combines perfectly music and food, so, picture this: the gorgeous smell of BBQ from different cookers will fill the air as you get your heart happy due to the blues rhythms. Friday night in Downtown Blue Ridge, the event begins. The Fannin County Chamber of Commerce provides further info about getting a free admission to the fest.

When: 6/9/18 – 6/10/18. Saturday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Where: Downtown Blue Ridge City Park. West Main and First Street.

Fees: $5 Adults / Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Website: http://www.stayinblueridge.com/blue-ridge-blues-and-bbq-festival/

Spring Arts and Crafts Festival

During Memorial Day Weekend, more than 60 arts and crafts vendors show their exquisite artworks at the same time, you enjoy different types of music: country, gospel, and bluegrass. Of course, food is necessary, so taste some fair food from the mountain region.

When : 5/26/18 – 5/27/18 from 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Where: Downtown Blairsville, 3 Town Square Blairsville, GA 30512

Fees: Free admission

Website: http://unioncountyhistory.org/

Lake Nottely Boat Parade

Do you own a boat? Perfect! You’ll be welcome to line up at Nottely Marina for Boat Parade held during Independence Day celebration. If you don’t have a boat, it doesn’t matter, you can come as a visitor, and see decorated boats in any theme.

When : 6/30/18 -from 10:30 am -12:00 pm

Where: Nottely Marina, US Hwy 129 North Blairsville, GA 30512

Fees: Free admission

Website: http://nottelymarinainc.com

Independence Day Fireworks

Celebrate this national holiday watching with your family and friends an exciting show of color, lights, and joy! Come to Meeks Park and enjoy fireworks. If you prefer, go to Hiawassee and enjoy the show along Lake Chatuge at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds.

When: 7/4/18 -from 9:30 am -11:00 pm (Blairsville) 7/4/18 -from 9:00 am -10:30 pm (Hiawassee)

Where: Meeks Park. 11 Pool Lane, Blairsville, GA 30512 /   Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road – Hwy 76 West, Hiawassee, GA 30546

Fees: Free admission

2018 Georgia Mountain EggFest

The egg is nutritious as well as delicious, and in the Mountains is…famous! Well, at least in this great event. Cooks from all the country attend to present their best recipes and share their secrets with the tasters.

When: 5/18/18 – 5/19/18 – Friday: 5:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Saturday: 9:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hwy 76 West, Hiawassee, GA 30546

Fees: $25 Tasters

Website: http://www.mountainegg.com/

2018 Georgia Mountain Fair

Looking for family fun? The annual Georgia Mountain Fair brings a mix of amazing carnival rides, musical performances, arts & crafts, exclusive attractions and a great ride to our history: the North Georgia culture.

When: 7/20/18 – 7/28/18 from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Where: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road – Hwy 76 West, Hiawassee, GA 30546

Fees: $12 Adults. Children 12 and under, free

Website: http://www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/events/georgia-mountain-fair

Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race

Test your physical and mental endurance during the Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race. This competition combines 3 sports: canoeing, biking, and running. Where? Through in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Impossible to get a better scenery right? In 2008, the competition was recognized as the best Mountain Adventure Race by Blue Ridge Outdoors.

When: 4/7/18 – 4/14/18 Teams begin at 7:00 am

Where: Blue Ridge, GA (starting point varies, end is in the downtown park across the street from the Blue Ridge Depot)

Fees: Further info visit their website

Website: http://adventureracega.com