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During the same weekends as the Apple Festival we have Apple Arts in historic downtown Ellijay. A smaller version of the Apple Festival is set up on the square allowing you to enjoy a festival with easy access to local shops and restaurants. There is no admission charge for this event and it is pet friendly.

For additional information, call the Gilmer Chamber at 706-635-7400 or go to Apple Arts.

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(Cancelled for 2020) The biggest event of the year in Ellijay is the Georgia Apple Festival Arts & Crafts Show. In its 45th year the Georgia Apple Festival has grown from humble beginnings to be one of the largest and most well-attended festivals in Georgia.  Celebrating fall and the apple harvest, the Apple Festival features handmade, handcrafted arts and crafts, live entertainment, beauty pageant, car show, parade, delicious treats from fried Oreos to gyros, and all things apple. The Apple Festival is held the 2nd and 3rd full weekends in October at the Lions Club Fairgrounds.

For additional information, call 706-636-4500 or go to Georgia Apple Festival.

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Always on October 31, the City of Ellijay offers a safe opportunity for children to Trick or Treat downtown Ellijay. There are usually a variety of other events to make Halloween and Trick or Treating downtown more fun!

If your business is interested in passing out candy or participating in the Halloween festivities in Downtown Ellijay, please fill out this form so that we can send you more details. 

Trick or Treating Safety Zone will start at 5pm and end at 7pm. Trick or Treating zones will be North Main Street, River Street Parking Lot, Church Street and Downtown businesses. 


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