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Jul30

Dancing Goats FolkFest

Categories // Annual Events, Explore the Ellijays, Arts & Culture, Attractions & Things To Do

Dancing Goats FolkFest

Dancing Goats FolkFest this September 28  - 29, 2019 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.

Mar22

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the Downtown Welcome Center

Categories // Gilmer Chamber, Explore the Ellijays, Explore Downtown Ellijay, Ribbon Cutting and Ground Breakings

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the Downtown Welcome Center

On March 15, 2019,  the Gilmer Chamber along with community leaders, members and citizens had the pleasure of cutting the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of the Downtown Welcome Center  located at 10 Broad Street in Downtown Ellijay.

Feb18

Celebrate St. PETrick's Day in Downtown Ellijay

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Celebrate St. PETrick

Come celebrate our pets in honor of St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Ellijay on March 16, 2019! Don't miss the annual St. Petrick’s Day Parade and Barking Lot party March 16 in downtown Ellijay. It's a real community event with a parade of pet walkers or floats , owners dressing to match the pets' costumes, live music, games, and vendors.

Feb18

Top Places to Find a Hidden Antique Treasure in Ellijay

Categories // Explore the Ellijays, Explore Downtown Ellijay, Shopping

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.

Feb08

Places to Eat Gluten Free Pizza in Ellijay

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Places to Eat Gluten Free Pizza in Ellijay

Pick Ellijay for the best pizza in North Georgia. These Ellijay pizza restaurants have gluten free options for you. 

Feb04

Spring Wine Highway Week in North Georgia

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Spring Wine Highway Week in North Georgia

The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is sponsoring its annual Wine Highway Week beginning Saturday March 22 through Sunday March 31, 2019. 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.

Jan31

Engelheim Vineyards Earns the Winery of Distinction Award in the 2018 Georgia Trustees Wine Competition

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Engelheim Vineyards Earns the Winery of Distinction Award in the 2018 Georgia Trustees Wine Competition

Engelheim Vineyards earned the Winery of Distinction award for the consistent high quality of their estate grown wines at the 2018 Georgia Trustees Wine Competition.

Jan30

Wintertime on the Fly in Ellijay

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Wintertime on the Fly in Ellijay

As we move into February in Ellijay, our streams and rivers up here in the southern Appalachia’s should become the coldest of the year.  Extreme cold water and trout usually do not go hand in hand very well.  What I mean by that statement is trout simply slowdown in everything they do.

Jan29

Celebrate Love in Ellijay this Valentine's Day

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Celebrate Love in Ellijay this Valentine

Pick Ellijay for Valentine's Day! It is just around the corner and love is in the air. Learn about the love story of the heart shaped rock. Things to do for Valentine's Day in Ellijay.

Jan23

The TV Show Featuring Ellijay and Carter’s Lake to Debut Next Month

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Area to be Featured on World Fishing Network, Sportsman, and Outdoor Channels

The TV Show Featuring Ellijay and Carter’s Lake to  Debut Next Month

The Internationally televised, Emmy-nominated television show, Fishing University, that filmed here in the late Fall, will air that episode featuring Ellijay and the surrounding area next month. The show features not only the lake, but local dining, activities and attractions.

Jan12

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

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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 26-28.

Jan11

Wine About Winter Weekend in Ellijay, GA

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Wine About Winter Weekend in Ellijay, GA

Does a weekend full of ground hog games, food, live music, a murder mystery dinner, and delicious WINE sound good to you? Are you sick of being cold and cooped up in the house?

Get out and enjoy our Ellijay Wine Country vineyards between February 1-3, 2019 for our Wine About Winter weekend! 

Jan10

Top 10 Things To Do in the Winter in Ellijay

Categories // Explore the Ellijays, Outdoor Activities, Explore Downtown Ellijay, Accommodation, Food & Wine, Attractions & Things To Do

Top 10 Things To Do in the Winter in Ellijay

Winter is one of the best times to visit Ellijay, Georgia. Make plans to bundle up and explore a place where both forests and fireplaces beckon, about 80 miles north of Atlanta and 65 miles from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dec01

New Years Events in Ellijay

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New Years Events in Ellijay

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

Nov14

Georgia's Delay Harvest Trout Fishing

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Georgia

Georgia’s DH season begins November 1st, and continues through May 14th.  The DH sections of these waters are marked with signage.  During the DH season, anglers must release all trout immediately, and use and possess only artificial lures with one single hook per lure. 

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