City of Ellijay Georgia – Gilmer County GA

2014 Rodeo in Ellijay

RodeoThe Gilmer County Saddle Club along with Bill Holt Chevrolet will be holding the 5th Annual IPRA sanctioned Rodeo on September 26 and 27, 2014. This event will be held at the Saddle Club next to the Lion’s Club fairgrounds on Old Highway 5 in Ellijay, Georgia. Some of the events included are Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Bronc Riding, Team Penning, and Team Roping.

The gates open at 6 PM and the rodeo will begin at 8 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the gate. Children 8 and under are free with a paid adult. For more information, call  561-252-9868.

Gilmer County Saddle Club
1727 South Main Street
Ellijay, GA

Apple Pickin’ Jubilee 2014

Apple BasketsAutumn is awesome as the weather starts to cool, the apples are ready to pick and Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay, Georgia holds their annual event, The Apple Pickin’ Jubilee. The fun begins on September 6, 2014 and will run weekends through October 26. There is so much fun to be had, you’ll want to plan to spend the whole day there. Activities include pig races, milking cows, wagon rides, pony rides, pedal car rides, petting zoo, and so much more. There are several new additions in 2014 like the Adventure area and the Apple Adventure Children’s Museum. Once you are ready to rest, sit back and relax with some fresh food from their farm market and listen to some of the music being performed on stage.

Hillcrest Orchards is open from 9 AM to 6 PM and the general admission is $7. There is an additional fee of $3 for the petting farm. For more information, call  706-273-3838.

Hillcrest Orchards
9696 Hwy 52 East
Ellijay, Georgia

Free Concert at ETC Pavilion

James Weaver Studio presents J & D Express live in concert at the ETC Pavilion on September 3, 2014 from 6 PM to 8:30 PM.  James Weaver and Don Miller together as J & D Express perform covers of many classic rock and modern country artists. Some of the artists they cover include The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Beatles, Hank Williams, Jr., Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, and many more.

This FREE concert will be held at the ETC Pavilion on Legion Road in Ellijay, Georgia. For more information, contact (404) 316-6657.

U-Pick Apples and Pumpkins

ApplesIt’s apple harvest time in Ellijay, Georgia and starting August 23, 2014 and running weekends through October, 2014 is U-Pick Apples and Pumpkins at the Red Apple Barn. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun picking apples, pumpkins, taking a tractor ride through the orchard, playing games and even have a picnic if you choose. The farm store will also have a good selections of fresh goodies.

U-Pick times are 10:30 AM to 5 on Saturdays, and 1 PM to 4 PM on Sundays. Fridays are reserved for group events. Contact 706-635-5898 for more information and to schedule group events.

Red Apple Barn
3379 Tails Creek Rd.
Ellijay, GA

4th of July in Ellijay 2014

4th of July fireworksCome on out to Ellijay, Georgia on the 4th of July, 2014 for the Star Spangled Beach Party on the square in downtown Ellijay. The festivities begin with a parade at 6 PM. Following the parade will be music in the city parking lot and fireworks at dark.

Parade and vendor apps can be acquired at the Cartecay River Trading Company located at 58 North Main St. 706-635-2782.

2014 Gilmer County Fair

Summertime in Ellijay, Georgia means the Gilmer County Fair is coming soon. The 2014 fair will be here at the Ellijay Lions Club from August 5 – 9. There are 3 different divisions for exhibits – Elementary, Youth, and Adult with categories in Agriculture, Crafts, Food, Canning, Baking, Sewing, Needlework, Art, Photography,Flowers and Quilting and 10 different categories for the Elementary division. There will be entertainment nightly by local bands at the Pavilion.

The fair will be open 6 PM to 11 PM on Tuesday through Thursday and 6 PM to 12 PM on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students, and children under 6 are Free. You can purchase an armband for $20 that is good for all of the rides. Bring in an old pair of glasses, a cell phone or hearing aid and get $1 off admission (limit 1 per person).

For booth rental information, contact Patsy Davenport at 706-635-7643.

Ellijay Lions Club
1729 South Main St.
Ellijay, GA

Ronnie Thompson Ford Car & Bike Show

Classic CarRonnie Thompson Ford in Ellijay, Georgia is hosting a Classic Cars and Custom Bikes Show on May 3, 2014 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Come on out to enjoy some music, food and check out all the cool cars and motorcycles! Trophies will be awarded to the Standout Rides. There will be all kinds of custom rides including antiques, hot rods, and street rods.

For more information, call Ronnie Thompson Ford at 706-515-3673.

Ronnie Thompson Ford
130 Coosawattee Dr.
Ellijay, GA
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