City of Ellijay Georgia – Gilmer County GA

2015 4th of July Celebration

Fireworks-smJoin in the Star Spangled Beach Party at the annual 4th of July celebration in downtown Ellijay, Georgia on July 4, 2015. The whole day will be a party starting at 11 AM with local vendors lined up along River Street. Enjoy the beach with beach games and more. Live music will begin at 4 PM with Downtown Roy.

The annual parade will start from Sailors Drive at 6 PM, go around the square and end at Ellijay Elementary on McCutcheon Street. The military, veterans, and military families will be highlighted this year and to show appreciation for their service, they are asked to participate as Grand Marshalls for the parade. Any military, veteran, or family member who would like to march in the parade are invited to bring a photo to carry in the parade. Staging for the parade will begin at 4 PM on Sailors Drive. Grand Marshall participants are to meet in front of the Pepsi building. Judging for the floats will take place from 5 PM to 5:45 PM.

Festivities will continue after the parade with fireworks beginning at dusk. Admission is free so come on down to downtown Ellijay and have a good time!

2015 Gilmer County Farmer’s Market

veggies-sm1Master Gardener Volunteers will open the weekly Farmers Market on April 18, 2015.

Opening Day will be Saturday, April 18, 2015  and the market will go until October 3, we hope you will continue to participate!  Again this year, we will be located on Broad Street (between the Courthouse and Watkins Hall).  The times this year will be 8:00 am to noon. Vendors should arrive prior to 7:30 am.

We are excited to be hosting the 12th Annual Farmer’s Market this year!  Thank you so much for a successful market in 2014, we are looking forward to a market that is bigger and better than ever this year.

Georgia Apple Blossom Festival 2015

Apple Blossoms-smVisiting North Georgia in the Spring is a real treat. All of the apple trees, dogwoods, and flowers are in bloom and not only that, you can stop by the Georgia Apple Blossom Festival and Business Expo taking place in East Ellijay, GA on May 2 – 3, 2015 from 9 AM to 5 PM. The festival has over 50 regional arts and crafts, food, and business vendors for you to enjoy. It is a pet friendly event and is located on Craig St. adjacent from the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, call 706-635-7400.

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
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