20 Fall Fun Ideas in the North Georgia Mountains – #4

The Mountain Life Team Blogger August 26, 2013

apple-festivalWell my first three ideas of fall fun include something to do in Blue Ridge, Hiawassee and Blairsville!  How about a great idea in the awesome town of Ellijay?  What is fall without attending a traditional apple festival?  This October, (on the same two weekends as the Sorghum Festival, 12-13th and 19-20th), come enjoy the fabulous fall season at the 42nd annual Georgia Apple Festival!

This year, there will be over 300 vendors with handmade, hand-crafted items, as well as many on-site demonstrations of how selected types of crafts are made. This year promises many new crafts as well as favorites from past festivals. There is a parade and antique car show each year. The antique car show is held at the Civic Center on October 12th. The parade is on October 19th and begins at 10 AM in historic downtown Ellijay.

Nestled in the mighty Appalachian Mountains, Ellijay is the heart of Georgia’s apple country. From late August to December, roadside stands abound with the tastiest, tree-ripened mountain apples available.  By buying direct from the growers, you are assured of getting better tasting, fresher, less expensive apples amidst some of the state’s most breathtaking scenery.  Be a part this fall in another exciting mountain festival!!!!  Let me know how much fun you and your family have at this great event!