Georgia Magazine - October 2009 - (Page 8)

OCTOBER 2009 COMPILED BY ANDREW WIDENER Fall festival and barbecue cook-off I f you think nothing sounds better than a barbecue festival in the crisp autumn air of Georgia’s rolling foothills, look no further than the Cherokee Pignic. Taking place Oct. 16-17 in Canton at Heritage Park, the Cherokee Pignic is an old-fashioned country fair and a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS)sanctioned cook-off. There’s something to please both families with children and the most discriminating barbecue connoisseurs at this annual event. Music, dancing, craft demonstrations and an antique tractor display are among the many activities. Vendors will be offering a variety of goods and food, including, of course, barbecue. The cook-off includes local “backyard burners” and professional chefs. Hometown Cherokee Pignic, Oct. 16-17, judges will sample the local Heritage Park, Canton. Fall festival cooks’ treats, while the KCBS and barbecue competition. www. will judge the professionals’ (770) 345-0400. cuisine. —Andrew Widener music, Southern foods, living history exhibits and handmade crafts and original art. www.pra (706) 694-6455. 35th Annual New Salem Mountain Festival, Oct. 10-11, Lookout Mountain. Arts and crafts, more than 100 exhibitors, live entertainment and homemade food. (706) 3981988. 38th Annual Georgia Apple Festival, Oct. 10-11, 17-18, Lions Club Fairground, Ellijay. Apples, homemade and handcrafted items, parade, antique show and more. www.georgia (706) 6357400. Gordon County Antique Engine and Tractor Club Show, Oct. 16-17, Cherokee Capital Fairgrounds, Calhoun. Antique tractor parade, memorabilia and food. www.explore (706) 6253200. Halloween Hayrides, Oct. 1617, 23-24, 30-31, Red Top Mountain State Park, Cartersville. Take a “spooktacular” hayride and hear stories by the a campfire. www.gastateparks. org. (770) 975-4226. 2009 Annual Heart & Soul Festival, Oct. 17, Holy Family Church, Jasper. Entertainment, giant yard sale, barbecue, silent auction, children’s activities bake sale and book sale. (770) 893-4525. 2009 Georgia Literary Festival, Oct. 17, Rome. Dozens of writers and book-related vendors. www.georgiacenter (404) 370-8450, ext. 2225. New Echota Frontier Day, Oct. 17, New Echota Historic Site, Calhoun. Tour the historic capital of the Cherokee Nation. (706) 625-3200. Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium, Oct. 22-25, Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville. Gunfight re-enactments, entertainment, and old-time medicine show. (770) 387-1300. NORTHEAST GEORGIA MOUNTAINS Pumpkin Time, through Oct. 31, Bradley’s Pumpkin Patch, Dawsonville. Pumpkins, hayrides, food and more. bradleys (706) 2651447. Currahee Military Museum Military Weekend, Oct. 1-3, downtown train depot, Toccoa. World War II re-enactments, road race, vintage vehicles and planes, war memorabilia and book signings. www.toccoahis (706) 282-5055. Oktoberfest 2009, Oct. 1-Nov. 1, Helen Festhalle, Helen. German-style celebration with music, food and dancing. (706) 878-1619. 22nd Annual Big Red Apple Festival, Oct. 3, Cornelia. Crafts, entertainment, specialty foods and an antique car show. (706) 778-7875. 32nd Annual Indian Summer Festival, Oct. 3-4, Woody Gap School, Suches. Arts and crafts, clogging, archery demo, auction and fantastic food. www. (706) 747-2401. Appalachian Jam, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site, Dahlonega. Mountain singers and pickers perform old-time songs. (706) 864-3513. Happenings around Georgia For more events, see the Festival Guide, pages 9-12. HISTORIC HIGH COUNTRY Apple Pickin’ Jubilee, Oct. 24, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, Hillcrest Orchards, Ellijay. Animal rides, petting farm, wagon rides, ice cream parlor, food and live entertainment. www.hillcrestor (706) 273-3838. Cherry Log Festival, Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, Ga. Hwy. 515, Cherry Log Ridge. Homecanned goods, baked treats, arts and crafts, live entertainment and quilt raffle. (706) 6983208. Country Craft Fair and Festival, Oct. 10-11, Pettit Creek Farms, Cartersville. Pumpkin patch, food, live music, children’s activities and corn maze. (770) 3868688. MeccaFest Fine Arts Festival, Oct. 10-11, Carrollton. Arts and crafts, music and children’s activities. (770) 838-1083. Prater’s Mill Country Fair, Oct. 10-11, Dalton. Mountain COURTESY GDEcD Regions are determined by the Georgia Department of Economic Development. See their Web calendar at for additional events. Art in the Square, Oct. 3, downtown, Gainesville. See the works of more than 100 regional artists in this juried show. www.artinthe (770) 297-1141. Helen Fat Tire Festival, Oct. 9-11, Helen. Bike rides, music and other themed festivities. (706) 865-6768. Fun on the Farm, Oct. 9-Nov. 1, Southern Tree Plantation, Blairsville. Petting zoo, hayrides, kids’ train ride, maze and pumpkins. www.planta (706) 7450601. Meaders Pottery Face Jug Festival, Oct. 10, Cleveland. Featured potters include Clete Meaders, Dwayne Crocker, David Meaders, W.A. Flowers and Wayne Hewell. www. (Continued on page 10) GEORGIA MAGAZINE

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - October 2009

Georgia Magazine - October 2009
Picture This?
Festival Guide
Special Energy Report
Treasures in Tennessee
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Cookbook of the Month

Georgia Magazine - October 2009