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Labor Day Weekend in Ellijay

Categories // Annual Events, Explore the Ellijays, Explore Downtown Ellijay, Attractions & Things To Do

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Labor Day In 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  Ellijay Music Fest will begin Thursday, August 30 at 6pm with a VIP Welcome Reception at The 1907 Restaurant in Downtown Ellijay. Nashville Songwriters Tim James, Danny Myrick, Mark Narmore, Bobby Tomberlin will all be performing at this events. On August 31 from 7-9pm purchase tickets to see Tim James, Danny Myrick, Mark Narmore, and Bobby Tomberlin performing at the George Link Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse.  Tickets for both of these events are available at www.comeplayinellijay.com. On Saturday there will be live music on the Downtown Outdoor Stage all day. Beginning at 4pm Bobby Tomberlin will perform at the Ellijay Coffeehouse, followed by Tim James performing at Cantaberry Restaurant at 5:15pm. Mark Narmore will perform at 6:30 and at 7:45 Danny Myrick will perform on the Ellijay Boardwalk. All of the Saturday events are FREE to the public.


Wildlife Tracks, Skulls and Talk at Fort Mountain State Park from 2-2:30pm Would you like to learn how to identify the paw prints you find in the mud? Learn about the different animal tracks, scat and signs. See bear, deer, raccoon, and snake bones! Learn all about local wildlife. $5 parking. Friday Night Concert Series with Austin Coleman at Fainting Goat Vineyards from 6-8pm. Live on the Vine with Raven and Red at Engelheim Vineyards at 5pm.


Farmer Gilmer County Farmer's Market Saturday Morning from 8am-12pm peruse many local vendors with fresh produce, free-range eggs, flowers, arts and crafts in Downtown Ellijay. Breakfast at the American Legion Post 82 from 9am - 12pm. Enjoy sausage, scrambled eggs and all you can eat pancakes for only $6.00. There will be special pricing for Bloody Mary's and Mimosa's. All proceeds will support the building fund for the Legion to help recover from recent storm damage. Labor Day Weekend at Fort Mountain State Park Celebrate Labor Day by relaxing and enjoying all that Fort Mountain has to offer. The CCC fire tower will be open from 1pm - 4pm. From 5pm - 6pm you can play cornhole, and create lanterns from recycled cans. From 6pm-7pm there will be relay races. Dunk bucket (like a dunk tank, but the bucket dumps water on the person sitting below, instead of falling into a tank. )   banks-and-shane-300x201 Labor Day Weekend in Ellijay - Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse featuring Banks and Shane. Offering two shows at 6:00pm and 8:30pm. Click Here for more information. Twilight Live Music with Loose Shoes at Gibbs Gardens 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC & Wine Release at Fainting Goat Vineyards from 1:30-5:30pm. LIVE MUSIC with Trailer Hippies at Chateau Meichtry from 1:30-5:30pm. LIVE MUSIC with Craig Hendricks at Engelheim Vineyards from 1:30-5:30pm.


Wine in the Woods and LIVE MUSIC with Tommy Joe Conner at Fainting Goat Vineyards from 1:30-5:30pm. LIVE MUSIC with Surrender Hill at Chateau Meichtry from 1:30-5:30pm.

Saturday & Sunday 

crush fest red legs Cartecay Vineyards Crush Festival Come Crush Grapes, listen to live music, enjoy great vendors, and wine tastings at Cartecay Vineyards.

Saturday, Sunday, & Monday 

Apple Picking Pick your own apples at BJ Reece Orchards, Red Apple Barn, R & A Orchards and Mercier Orchards, or visit one of our local apple houses.  Looch & Quigley in Downtown Ellijay will be hosting a Labor Day Weekend Truck Sale.


Cartecay Bike Shop will have their annual Labor Day ride at Mountaintown & Bear Creek Trails. Ride starts at 10:00am. LIVE MUSIC with Surrender Hill at Fainting Goat Vineyards from 1:30-5:30pm. LIVE MUSIC with Matty Croxton at Chateau Meichtry from 1:30 - 5:30pm. LIVE MUSIC with Timothy O'Donovan at Cartecay Vineyards from 1:30-5:30pm. Visit our Calendar of Events for more details!  Photo Sep 01, 10 49 45 AM Don't forget you can still go tubing at Cartecay River Experience, Ellijay River Outfitters and Coosawattee Tubing Company. You can also hike or bike our trails, or relax on Carter's Lake. Explore the Ellijays this Labor Day Weekend! Share your memories #ellijay