Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce

12th Annual Taste of Ellijay – A Feast For All

Thursday, May 252017, downtown Ellijay will be alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the 12th annual Taste of Ellijay celebration.


The unofficial kick off of summer brings two dozen local food purveyors and local vineyards to North Main Street in Downtown Ellijay from 6p to 8p for Taste of Ellijay. This year’s event adds roving musicians from Gilmer Arts’ Acoustic Blends series as well as a tailgate seating area courtesy of Ronnie Thompson Ford. Admission is free with tickets sponsored by HR Block available for purchase for food samples. Each  vendor will have small samples available ranging in cost from $1 to $3 per sample. Purchase your tickets and try something new.

Make plans now to join us for this fun evening which has proven to be a local’s favorite. As of Monday, May  22, the following vendors have signed on to participate: Abby’s Ice cream & Frozen Yogurt, Albert’s Boiled Peanuts, Back Porch Bistro, Cantaberry Restaurant, Cartecay River Pizza, Cartecay Vineyards, Chateau Meichtry, Country Corner Kitchen, Creations by Linds, Dunkin Donuts, Eastside Grill, El Burrito to Go, Engelheim Vineyards, Gilmer Christian Learning Center (cotton candy), Girl Scout Troup 83072 (Girl Scout cookie inspired cupcakes),  Honey Baked Ham, Lee’s on River Street, Lucy’s Fried Chicken,  Moo Bears Ice Cream & Hot Dogs, Mountain Treasures/Currahee Vineyards, Pampered Chef, Poole’s BBQ, River Street Tavern, Ronnie Thompson Ford(tailgate sponsor) , Seth’s on Boardwalk, Shane’s Rib Shack, and The Martyn House/New Ground Market.

We will also be accepting can and non-perishable food items for our local food pantry. Drop items off at the ticket booths at either of end of North Main Street.

For continual updates visit www.tasteofellijay.com or www.facebook.com/gilmersgotit.  Food vendors are still being accepted as well. For more information, call the Gilmer Chamber at 706-635-7400.