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We Are Still Here Memorial Statue Celebrated in North Georgia! ...

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I had the fortunate opportunity to witness a very important part of our Appalachian heritage here in the Georgia Mountains.  Like most everyone else, my lineage is a mixture of many different cultures. My heritage includes Pauntaw & Cherokee Native Americans, as well as Irish descendants and who knows what else. Being raised here in the Georgia Mountains, […]

43rd Annual Georgia Apple Festival is Coming! ...

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Get READY, Get SET, GOOOOO….to Ellijay’s Apple Festival!  There’s a reason Gilmer County is called Georgia’s Apple Capital.  This is the 43rd year the Ellijay Lions Club & Chamber of Commerce have hosted this renowned festival here in North Georgia.  Grab the kids & travel to this amazing festival & experience the heart of Ellijay. […]

Tortoise And The Hare 50k\30k Ultramarathon ...

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Here in the mountains, we love our unique events that bring  people to see the beauty of our mountains. If you love races, you will love this 4th Annual Trail Series in Blue Ridge, GA! This series is the MOST UNIQUE Ultra you will EVER run! The TORTOISE and the HARE 50K and now 30K […]

43rd John C. Campbell Folk School Fall Festival ...

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Here’s another incredible Fall Festival that our mountains is known for.  Just over the North Carolina line, in Brasstown, NC – theres an annual celebration of Appalachian culture held beneath golden fall sunlight and brightly colored leaves of the mountains. This treasured annual celebration of Appalachian culture, held on the Folk School’s Brasstown, North Carolina […]

Experience The Sorghum Festival…Blairsville’s Herita ...

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Come to the Georgia Mountains and help us Celebrate the art of making Sorghum syrup two weekends in October. The  14th and 15th and the 21st and 22nd at Meeks Park in beautiful Union County.  As usual, the mountains makes all celebrations a blast and this is no exception! There will be games, music, biskit eatin’, […]

Granddaddy Mimm’s Moonshine Market ...

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Ready to enjoy the mountain life of North Georgia with a little moonshine, amazing hand-made arts & crafts & music?  Well come on out to Blairsville, GA this weekend for the Granddaddy Mimm’s Moonshine Market.  TWO-DAY ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKETPLACE WITH LIVE MUSIC 10AM-8PM ON SATURDAY 10AM TO 5PM ON SUNDAY LOCATION IS GRANDDADDY MIMM’S DISTILLERY […]