Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce

New Years Events in Ellijay

There are many events and activities to enjoy over the New Years holiday. We encourage you to view our Calendar of Events for more information on these and future events.

The New Year’s Eve events kick off at Cartecay Vineyards. From 1:30-5:30pm you can sample wine and listen to live music with Timothy O’Donovan.  Click Here for the event listing.

Ring in the New Year in style, with Chateau Meichtry‘s New Year’s Eve Celebration Concert & Low Country Boil. They will have live music all day & night, starting with Matty Croxton from 1:00-5:00pm. Stick around for the 2nd Annual Low Country Boil Concert & Dinner including live music with Tim O’Donovan from 7-11:00pm & the low country boil dinner. Tickets are $10 per person, contact Chateau Meichtry and make your reservations today!  Space is limited. Click Here for the event listing.

Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge will host a special New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet on Sunday, Dec 31st from 5pm – 9pm. Only $27.95 per person and reservations are required. Click Here for the event listing.

Forrest Hills Mountain Resort will be hosting their 30th annual New Years Party! Your night will start out with a delicious prime rib dinner buffet and will be followed by a dance party in the Rose Garden Dining Room complete with DJ, hors d’ oeuvres and complimentary toast at midnight!  Cocktail attire suggested. This party is available to overnight guests only and is typically included with ALL packages that have dinner at least one night as an option. Rates start as low as $229 including room, dinner party and late riser’s breakfast for 2 in our Bear’s Den Lodge. Cabins require a 2 night minimum and reservations are required. Click Here for the event listing.


The tradition continues at Cartecay River Experience with the Annual Chili Run. Ring in the new year on the Cartecay River. They will be set to paddle between 9:00-10:00am with shuttles ready to roll, equipment for the adventures and a bonfire blazing. New Year’s Day celebrations continue with chili eating, smack talking and crazy river loving family comrade in abundance. Click Here for the event listing.

Cartecay Bike Shop is hosting a New Year’s Day Ride on the Bear Creek Trail. They are meeting at 10:00am at Gates Chapel Rd.  Click Here for the event listing.

Are you brave enough to walk, run or swim into a mountain lake on New Year’s Day? If so, participate in the southern version of the Polar Bear Plunge at Fort Mountain State Park, known as the Black Bear Plunge. Registration is $15 per person and begins at 10:30am. Fort Mountain State Park will also have first – day hike at 12:30pm and 2:00pm. Click Here for the event listing.

Fainting Goat Vineyards and Winery will have tarot readings so you can get a glimpse into 2018 with Vicki Wagoner. Visiting Fainting Goat on New’s Years Day from 1-4 and see what 2018 has in store for you. Click Here for the event listing.

Chateau Meichtry will have live music with Daisy Chain from 1:30-5:30pm on New Year’s Day. Click Here for the event listing. 

We hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year!