20 Fall Fun Ideas in the North Georgia Mountains – #14

The Mountain Life Team Blogger September 16, 2013

indian-summer-festivalHave you ever heard of a little town called Suches?  An adorable unincorporated town in Union County that was named after a Cherokee Indian Chief.  Thus, making this town home of one of my all time favorite festivals, The Indian Festival, my #14 idea of fall North Georgia Mountain fun!

Today Suches (The Valley Above the Clouds), is primarily a retirement and farming community with no large stores. Suches is the home of the Woody Gap School, the smallest public school in Georgia.  Although the town may be small, they know how to have a great time.  On this October 5th and 6th, make plans to join these great people and celebrate some good times at the festival.

The festival will be held on the grounds of the Woody Gap School, located on Ga Highway 60 between Dahlonega and Blue Ridge.  The festivities are from 9 to 5 and include so many fun activities.  There will be a country square dance with a live band on Saturday night, little cloggers at the festival, a play performed by students from the Woody Gap School, an auction, mountain rangers showing a hand to hand combat, an archery demo, mountain music, the Gaddistown Homemakers, lots of pies, bar b q and tons more fun!

Also if you are interested in having a booth there, fill out this application.    I can’t forget the run that will take place called “the Run above the Clouds” If you have missed any of my other festival suggestions, check out these articles: The Vogel State Park Hoedown, The John C Campbell Folk School Fall Festival, The Sorghum Festival.  As always, enjoy your time in the mountains and make some wonderful family memories!