Festivals And Events

Festivals and events are always a good time here in the North Georgia mountains with the fresh air, great people and activities! Please call the fair, festival or event to verify that you have the most current information, dates and times.

Ellijay Farmers Market

Gilmer Co. Farmers Market will be open every Saturday, 8 AM - 11:30 AM beginning May 26. Fresh produce and plants locally grown. Crafts made by Gilmer Co. residents.Historic Downtown Ellijay, Georgia. Broad Street that runs between Ellijay Courthouse and red brick "Watkins" house on corner of Broad St.
Location: Historic Downtown Ellijay

Classic Car Cruise In April-October

On Blue Ridge Highway (GA 5) Classic Car, "Cruise In" on the 4th Friday of every month beginning in April and running through October from 6 p.m. to dark.
Location: Dairy Queen Parking Lot
Phone: 706-838-4701

Live Music at Cartecay Vineyards (Summer months only)

Cartecay Vineyards offers live music on Saturdays all summer, along with great wine and beautiful scenery. $13.00 includes live music, wine tasting and a Cartecay Vineyards wine glass. Events are typically from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the "Chimney Patio." In case of rain it will move to the "Nealey Barn"
Location: 5704 Clear Creek Rd. Ellijay Ga.
Phone: 706-698-9463

Santa Train

Downtown Historic District of Blue Ridge Treat your friends to an Old-fashioned Christmas. Sing Christmas carols and visit with Santa and his elves. Contact the train for details on times and specific dates for Santa. Dates for this event November 23, 2012- December 02, 2012 December 07, 2012- December 09, 2012 December 14, 2012- December 24, 2012
Location: Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad
Phone: 706-632-8724

40th annual Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race

The South`s oldest balloon event and the United States` only distance hot air balloon race.
Location: Helen, GA
Phone: 706-878-2271