Summer might be coming to an end, but the fun is far from over. Wrap up your summer with these fun end-of-summer activities- perfect for your fall weekend getaway in Ellijay. Make sure to stop by a Pick Ellijay Welcome Center to pick up your copy of our brochures, maps, and important visitor information.
View or download our “Fall for Ellijay” brochure
Gilmer County Fair 🎡
With something for everyone, the Gilmer County Fair promises to be the ultimate summer experience. From thrilling rides to classic merry-go-rounds, there will be a wide variety of fun rides that will keep you and your family entertained. No fair experience is complete without indulging in your favorite concession foods. From mouthwatering cotton candy to sizzling corn dogs, the Gilmer County Fair will have a wide array of delicious treats to satisfy your cravings. Mark your calendars from August 15th to August 20th, and gather your friends and family for fun rides, delicious food, and endless entertainment for all ages.
- Adults $5
- Students $3
- Children 6 & Under Free
- $1 discount on single gate admission for anyone who brings an old pair of glasses, a cell phone, or a hearing aid.
- Armbands are available for just $25. Individual tickets are available.
Flower Picking 🌸
Located on 171 acres of Georgia Farmland, Ellijay Mushrooms is a family-owned sustainable mushroom farm. They are dedicated to cultivating high-quality mushrooms and are now offering a delightful flower-picking experience for the whole family. Whether you’re looking to brighten up your home or surprise a loved one with a beautiful bouquet, this is the perfect opportunity to handpick your favorite flowers. Plus, the picturesque surroundings of the farm create the ideal backdrop for memorable photos!
Apple Picking 🍎
What better way to celebrate the arrival of autumn than by picking fresh, juicy apples straight from an Orchard in the Apple Capital of Georgia? With a variety of apple types to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Don’t forget to indulge in mouthwatering apple treats like apple cider donuts and apple pies, freshly made on-site. Plus, you can take home apple-inspired goodies from the farm’s market, including jams, jellies, and apple butter, to savor the flavors of Ellijay even after your visit. Check out our “Apple Orchards” page for listings of Ellijay Area Orchards, and visit their websites for upcoming U-Pick events and more!
Vineyards with Breathtaking Views 🍷
Ellijay is home to a vibrant wine scene, boasting 14 wineries & vineyards, a brewery, a distillery, & a hard cidery. Each winery offers its own unique atmosphere, and many of these feature live music and food trucks on the weekends. Looking for a fun way to explore Ellijay wineries? With the Ellijay Sips Trail, you can get rewarded for your purchases at participating Ellijay Vineyards. Check out the Sips Trail blog for more, and view our listings for details of all Ellijay area wineries.
Get Cozy with Coffee ☕️
From traditional favorites such as frappes, nitro cold brews, and flavorful iced teas – find your new coffee place in Ellijay! Das Kaffee Haus and Ellijay Coffeehouse are located in the heart of Downtown Ellijay. Visit Ellijay Coffeehouse for tasty paninis, scones, parfaits, chai lattes, and more. Das Kaffee House offers European-inspired espresso drinks, seasonal favorites such as s’mores, pumpkin pie, and matcha lattes, organic hot teas and more. Don’t forget to add a delicious cup of Ellijay coffee to your trip!
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