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Aug31

Dancing Goats FolkFest

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Dancing Goats FolkFest

Dancing Goats FolkFest this Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 in Ellijay is a chance to celebrate and preserve the cultural traditions of North Georgia. Self-taught artists new and known will showcase true folk art – the first-born art of Appalachia.

Aug22

Best Fall Festivals and Events in North Georgia in September & October

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Best Fall Festivals and Events in North Georgia in September & October

North Georgia has the best festivals and events in September & October. From Crushing Grapes to Fall fairs and festivals, here are the best events happening in North Georgia. 

Aug22

16th Annual Good Samaritan Catholic Church Flea Market

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16th Annual Good Samaritan Catholic Church Flea Market

 We got a sneak peak at the Good Samaritan Catholic Church's Flea Market that is happening this Friday, September 14 from 8:30-4:00pm and Saturday, September 15 from 8:30-12pm at the Lions Club Fairgrounds. Debbie Slaughter, in charge of organizing the flea market, showed us around the event as volunteers were working hard to get everything set up. They have a lot of clothing for all ages and sizes!

Aug22

Labor Day Weekend in Ellijay

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Labor Day Weekend in Ellijay

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: Ellijay Music Fest

Apr25

Reasons to Ride Your Mountain Bike in Ellijay in 2018

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Reasons to Ride Your Mountain Bike in Ellijay in 2018

Thanks to the hard work of business owners and volunteers, Ellijay is a true mountain bike destination that you must visit. Ellijay continues to provide awesome trails and all the services a Mountain Biker might need, whether you are a beginner or advanced.

Apr23

Georgia Apple Blossom Festival

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Georgia Apple Blossom Festival

 In its fifth year, the Georgia Apple Blossom Festival is “all about the local,” according to Karla Haege, event organizer and Tourism Manager for the Gilmer Chamber. This 2018 event, presented by Jasper Coca-Cola Bottling Co. will take place Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, on Craig Street, which runs parallel to Highway 515 and is in front of the Gilmer Chamber & Welcome Center located at 696 First Ave, East Ellijay.

Mar22

First Annual Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival & Retreat-Ellijay, GA

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First Annual Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival & Retreat-Ellijay, GA

 Strings and Stitches Yarn Shoppe and The North Georgia Knitting Guild are proud to present the First Annual Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival. This event will take place in Ellijay at the Gilmer County Civic Center, April 27-29.

Mar16

Springtime Fly Fishing in Ellijay, GA

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Springtime Fly Fishing in Ellijay, GA

 April has always been a fond month for me. Milder weather is always a plus for anglers and guides alike. Just all kinds of activity everywhere, and especially on and in the streams. The rainbow trout are beautifully colored up right now from their spawning activities.

Mar14

The Best Things To Do for Spring Break in Ellijay

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The Best Things To Do for Spring Break in Ellijay

Do you need some fun, kid-friendly activities for Spring Break? We have the best list of things to do for your family! Enjoy the new flavors just in time for spring at Abby's Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt including Georgia Peach, Rainbow Brite Twist, Valencia Orange, Pink Lemonade and more! Try the April flavor of the month, Scout’s Honor--a mint ice cream with Oreo cookie balls & chocolate chips at MooBears Ice Cream & Treatery!

Feb26

River Street Tavern Named CraftBeer.com’s Great American Beer Bar in Georgia

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River Street Tavern Named CraftBeer.com’s Great American Beer Bar in Georgia

2018 River Street Tavern has been recognized as the best beer bar in Georgia in the annual Great American Beer Bars competition conducted by CraftBeer.com—the Brewers Association’s website for beer lovers.

Feb15

Trout Fishing in Ellijay - Just Waiting on Spring

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Trout Fishing in Ellijay - Just Waiting on Spring

Usually during March, we see signs of springtime. Upper mountain flowers will start to bloom like the Lady’s slippers which is a member of the orchid family, etc. Streams and rivers will continue to rise with the occasional rains being received. And finally, warmer days to come will surely start bringing some trout up to the surface for a quick snack which makes for great trout fishing.  We’re looking for an outstanding spring this year and a bunch of hook ups!

Feb14

2018 Spring Wine Highway Week in North Georgia

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2018 Spring Wine Highway Week in North Georgia

The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is sponsoring its annual Wine Highway Week beginning Saturday March 16th through Sunday March 25, 2018. This is a great way to see and experience the views and wonderful wines of Northeast Georgia. Our wineries offer great wines that are grown and produced here in Georgia, many of which have won local, regional, national and international awards.

Feb14

Top Places to Find a Hidden Antique Treasure in Ellijay

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Top Places to Find a Hidden Antique Treasure in Ellijay

Some people say that Ellijay is a "Small Drinkin' Town with an Antique Problem" and part of that might be true. We just like to think that we make shopping in Ellijay a lot of fun!

If you like to search for the perfect antique piece, or maybe an older piece of furniture to re-purpose into something new, Ellijay is by far the best destination to hunt for treasure.

Feb14

Gibbs Gardens Daffodil ColorFest Kicks off March 1

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Gibbs Gardens Daffodil ColorFest Kicks off March 1

Gibbs Gardens 7th Annual Daffodil ColorFest bursts on the scene when more than 50 acres of blooming daffodils create a feast for the senses—beginning in March and continuing through mid-April.

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