Have you ever heard of a little town in the Georgia Mountains called Suches? It’s known as The Valley Above the Clouds and is 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 Summer Festival, which is in it’s 4oth year!
Today, Suches (The Valley Above the Clouds), is primarily a retirement and farming community with no large stores and a lot of winding back roads. Suches is the home of the Woody Gap School, the smallest public school in Georgia. This town is charming and full of North Georgia history which is amazing. The Indian Summer Festival is always held the 1st full weekend in October. This upcoming weekend on October 6th and 7th, make plans to celebrate at this amazing 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, lots of pies, Bar-B-Q and tons more fun!
In conjunction with the Indian Summer Festival there’s always “The Run Above the Clouds” 5K OR 10K, held on Saturday, Oct. 7th! The course is at 2800 feet and is Georgia’s highest-altitued, a 230-foot elevation change over a one-mile stretch. Check out the details HERE!
We hope you love and appreciate this amazing culture we have here in North Georgia. When you’re ready to begin living the mountain life here, call The Mountain Life Team | KW Realty Partners and we can help you along your journey. Incredible things are happening here in our beautiful mountains. You won’t be disappointed with the rich Blue Ridge Mountain heritage of your new mountain community. Enjoy the mountain life in the beautiful North Georgia! 706-633-8186 or email us at [email protected] #IndianSummerFestival #RunAbovetheClouds #LiveTheMountainLife #KWRealtyPartners
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