FAIR-ly Fabulous Season
Swing on over to the best of North Georgia’s fall fairs and festivals
Fall festival season is getting started! Imagine country, bluegrass and gospel performances. Olde-tyme mountain demonstrations, Cherokee traditions, and carnival rides.
71st Annual Georgia Mountain Fair
Yes, for 70 years thousands of folks have been gathering for the annual all-ages fair capturing the finest of North Georgia history and culture and crazy fun carnival rides. The musical lineup this year consists of regional stars and legends, including Mark Chesnutt and Tracy Byrd, Lonesome River Band, Mike Snider and Appalachian Road Show. Local arts and crafts booths will carry handmade gifts, jewelry, home décor and more. Fairs are food-fun places, so get ready for your favorite funnel cakes, bratwurst and a variety of mountain-style favorites. Visit the Pioneer Village and watch Old Ways demonstrations that keep alive the traditions of making our own, such as quilting and moonshine distilling. Historic Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. More info
Dailey & Vincent's American Made Music Fest
Celebrate Americana! If you love country, bluegrass and gospel music, two-step over to Dailey & Vincent's American Made Music Fest, presented by Springer Mountain Farms. Each day doors open at 12:30 pm so guests can set up best spots for legendary stage performances, including Dailey & Vincent, Riders in the Sky, the U.S. Navy Band, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. You’re in the country music capital of Georgia with ticket options that range from day, weekend and VIP benefits. Historic Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds.
Cherokee Heritage Festival
The Cherokee Homestead Exhibit in neighboring historic Haysville opens the cultural influences of our indigenous Cherokee residents for everyone. Feel the rhythm of sacred ceremonial dances passed down through generations, sample traditional foods, and select hand-crafted art and jewelry to take home. Shuttles from parking lots will deliver participants to this free event. Sponsored by Clay County Communities Revitalization Association.
Where to stay? Here in Hiawassee and Young Harris you have options that span from pitching a tent or hooking up your R/V at Bald Mountain Park, Riverbend Campground, or Long Ridge Campground, to mention a few. Maybe you’d like something more quaint, such as Bed & Breakfast at Swan Lake. Rustic appeal comes with Hiawassee Cabin Rental or Bell Creek Cabin Rentals. And resort-style options could
Visit www.golakechatuge.com/what-to-do.php for more FAIR-ly fabulous fun in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.