Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce

Labor Day Weekend in Ellijay

In Ellijay, we think Labor Day is the best time of year, because Summer fun is still happening and Fall is just starting to kick off.

Here is a great break down of all the fun you can have in Ellijay during the Labor Day Holiday:

Friday Night:


First concert at the new George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse featuring Banks and Shane. Offering two shows at 6:30pm and 9:00pm. Click Here for more information.

Friday Night Concert Series with Teddy Baker at Fainting Goat Vineyards from 5-8pm.

LIVE MUSIC with Craig McGriff at River Street Tavern beginning at 6:30pm.


Gilmer County Farmer’s Market

Saturday Morning from 8am-12pm peruse many local vendors with fresh produce, free-range eggs, flowers, arts and crafts in Downtown Ellijay.

BBQ and BREWS – Smokin’ Up The Mountains.
Saturday 12pm-8pm this new event will feature BBQ Competition sanctioned by the Georgia Barbecue Association, BBQ vendors, a huge craft beer collection, live music, and free kids area. 

Twilight Live Music with Loose Shoes at Gibbs Gardens 5-8pm

LIVE MUSIC with Surrender Hill at Fainting Goat Vineyards from 1:30-5:30pm.

LIVE MUSIC with Trailer Hippies at Seth’s on Boardwalk beginning at 7pm.

LIVE MUSIC with Greg Erwin at River Street Tavern beginning at 6:30pm.

Georgia Mountain String Band Live at the George Link Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse at 7:30pm


LIVE MUSIC with Daisy Chain at Fainting Goat Vineyards from 1:30-5:30pm.

Bluegrass Jam at Panorama Orchards 2-5pm

Saturday & Sunday 

Cartecay Vineyards Crush Festival
Come Crush Grapes, listen to live music, enjoy great vendors, and wine tastings at Cartecay Vineyards.

Saturday, Sunday, & Monday 

Pick your own apples at BJ Reece Orchards, R & A Orchards, Red Apple Barn, and Mercier Orchards, or visit one of our local apple houses. 


Cartecay Bike Shop will have their annual Labor Day ride at Mountaintown & Bear Creek Trails. Ride starts at 10:00am.

LIVE MUSIC with Surrender Hill at Fainting Goat Vineyards from 1:30-5:30pm.

LIVE MUSIC with Travis Bowlin at Cartecay Vineyards from 1:30-5:30pm.

Strolling Classical Musicians at Gibbs Gardens from 12:30-3:30pm

Visit our Calendar of Events for more details! 

Don’t forget you can still go tubing at Cartecay River Experience and Coosawattee Tubing Company. You can also hike or bike our trails, or relax on Carter’s Lake.

Explore the Ellijays this Labor Day Weekend!

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