September Events in Ellijay

September in Ellijay means outside movie nights, trips to scenic vineyards, fall festivals, and more. Don’t miss out on these events on your next trip to Ellijay!

Grown Up Movie Night at Harrison Park

September 15 – Join Friends of Harrison Park as they show TOP GUN MAVERICK on the big screen! Food and drinks available beginning at 7 PM, and the movie begins at dark (~8pm).
Don’t miss out on El Ranchito Taqueria food truck as they will be offering amazing Mexican food while Friends of Harrison volunteers will be selling beer, popcorn, and snacks! Visit Grown Up Movie Night for more information.

Red Shoe Party at Chateau Meichtry

September 22 – Don’t miss out on an evening full of music, food, and fun at Chateau Meichtry for their Red Shoe Party. This event brings you an opportunity to purchase auction items and enter a 50/50 Raffle. All Proceeds Benefit Appalachian CASA, who’s volunteers lend their voice to children in foster care from Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens Counties. Visit Red Shoe Party for more information.

Crush Festival at Cartecay Vineyards

September 23 & 24 – Join Cartecay Vineyards for the biggest weekend of the year – Crush Festival. It’s the event of the year with grape stomping, an incredible lineup of live music, wine tastings, vineyard tours, food, and arts & crafts vendors. Visit to secure your ticket today!

Ellijay Bacon Fest

September 24 – Calling all foodies! The annual Ellijay Bacon Fest is back. Prepare for Bacon themed dishes, live music, bacon eating contest, games & a fun-filled day for the whole family. All proceeds benefit the Gilmer Community Food Pantry. PLEASE bring a donation and visit Ellijay Bacon Fest for more.

Ellijay Up In Smoke BBQ Festival

September 30 – This is your opportunity to BRING YOUR OWN SMOKER and show your skills!  Reserve your space today, we’ll provide the meat, you provide the flavor!  Last year’s event was awesome, and we learned a few lessons so we can improve and make it even better! Visit for more info!

Ellijay Farmers & Artisans Market

September 30 – Start your weekend in Ellijay by visiting The Ellijay Farmers & Artisans Market on their last Saturday market. With over 80 vendors offering a wide variety of delicious treats, fresh-grown vegetables, and handmade crafts, you can experience the market while admiring freshly cut Ellijay-grown flowers with an aroma of pastries and, jams & jellies filling the air. Check out Ellijay Farmers & Artisans Market for more information.

Visit for more upcoming events, and to plan your stay, dining, shopping, apple orchards and more to prepare for your trip to Ellijay!