Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2018 - 22
EVEnts & FESTIVALS
A Year of Great
The mountain regions of our seven-state
coverage area have great events and
gatherings all year-round. Here's just a
sampling. We call for or receive printed
information on each event. Changes can
occur after press date, so check ahead;
go to BlueRidgeCountry.com/Events for
more information or to find websites
related to the events below.
GEORGIA AREA cOdE 706
Fireside Arts and crafts Show, February 17-18. The 43rd
annual show features more than 50 artists to explore. Unicoi
State Park and Lodge, Helen. 878-2201. unicoilodge.com.
dogwood Arts Festival, April 27-29.
Georgia Mountain Fair, July 20-28. Musical performances,
arts & crafts, fun carnival rides, unique attractions and a
glimpse into North Georgia's rich history and culture. Georgia
Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. 896-4191.
Georgia Apple Blossom Festival, May 5-6. An exciting
weekend with more than 50 regional vendors offering food,
art, crafts, a business expo and more. Craig Street, East Ellijay.
Mountain Heritage Festival, September 1-2. The Heritage
Festival celebrates the history and mountain culture of
Union County, GA on the grounds of the Historic Mountain
Life Museum around the 1906 Butt-Mock home. Downtown
Blairsville. 745-5493. visitblairsvillega.com.
Blairsville Arts, crafts and Music Festival, May 26-27. Enjoy
visiting over 60 arts and crafts vendors from around the
region along with some delicious mountain fair food.
Downtown Blairsville. 745-5789. visitblairsvillega.com.
48th Annual Oktoberfest, September 9-October 28. German
music, dancing, food and drinks. Alpine Village, Helen.
Spring Arts in the Park, May 26-27. Enjoy the 42nd annual
Spring Arts in the Park fine arts and fine crafts festival held in
the beautiful Downtown City Park of Blue Ridge, Georgia during Memorial Day weekend. Blue Ridge. 632.2144.
Blairsville Scottish Festival, June 9-10. Three-day event including traditional music, athletic competitions and activities
for children. Meeks Park, Blairsville. 745-5789.
Butternut creek Festival, July 21-22. The 20th annual festival
with live demonstrations and music. Blairsville. 781-1221.
Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, October 12-21. The event features exciting musical performances, arts and crafts vendors,
a flower shower and more. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds,
Hiawassee. 896-4191. georgiamountainfairgrounds.com.
Fall Arts in the Park, October 13-14. Enjoy art and nature in
the North Georgia Mountain Art Town of Blue Ridge.
Downtown City Park, Blue Ridge. 632- 2144. blueridgearts.net.
KENTUcKY AREA cOdE 606
Wildflower Weekend, April 13-14. Annual celebration hosted
by the Kentucky Native Plant Society. Natural Bridge State
Park, Slade. knps.org.