Light Up Ellijay

Christmas TreeAs Thanksgiving ends, the Christmas season is just beginning and what better way to start the season than seeing the annual lighting of Ellijay’s Christmas tree? Visit the square in downtown Ellijay on November 27, 2010 from 6 PM to 10 PM to enjoy the beautiful Christmas decor and see the lighting of this year’s Christmas tree.

For more information about this event, contact the Gilmer Chamber of Commerce 706-635-7400.

Thanksgiving Feast

ThanksgivingIf you have no particular plans for Thanksgiving this year, you may want to consider going to the Martyn House for their Farm to Table Thanksgiving Feast on November 25, 2010 from 3 PM to 6 PM. Author and Chef Heather Antonelli is back by popular demand. There will be many tasty traditional and international delicacies on the menu.

Thanksgiving dinner will be $65 per person. You must have reservations and seating is limited so contact the Martyn House at 706-635-4759 soon!

Author and Chef Heather Antonelli will be at the L & L Beanery in Blue Ridge, Georgia on November 24, 2010 at 2 PM for a book signing. Stop by to get your personalized copy of her cookbook haute n the kitchen.

The Martyn House is located at:
912 Flat Branch Road
Ellijay, Georgia

2nd Saturday Block Party

Visiting downtown Ellijay on the 2nd Saturday of the month is sure to be a lot of fun as there will be a party going on! The 2nd Saturday Block Party featuring Three Rivers Music Jam is happening on November 13, 2010 from 5 PM to 10 PM. Stores on the square will be open late, food vendors will have plenty of food available and live music will be playing starting at 7 PM. Sounds like the ingredients for a good time! Admission is free so gather your friends and family and come on by to enjoy the evening.

The next party will be happening on December 11, 2010.

Photos with Santa

Photo op with Santa ClausBring your children to Photocentric Studios in East Ellijay, GA on November 12, 2010 from 4 PM to 8 PM and November 13, 2010 from 11 AM to 3 PM to have their pictures taken with Santa Claus. Santa will be seated by a cozy fireplace in the Great Room of a beautifully decorated log cabin. The setting is perfect for the warm comfy Christmas feeling.

The sitting fee is $10 and includes 1 – 4″ x 6″ print. Additional photos will be available in a limited supply for $5 each. Arrangements can be made at the event to purchase additional photos and merchandise. For more information and details, call 706-635-photo.

Photocentric Studios is located in the lower level of the Rocky Mountain Log Home model in Highland Crossing in East Ellijay.
585 Highland Crossing
Ellijay, Georgia

Chamber Chili Challenge 2010

Chamber Chili ChallengeIf you think you make the best chili or salsa…put it to the test at the Gilmer County Chamber Chili Challenge 2010. The contest is heating up on Main Street in Ellijay on November 13, 2010 from 12 PM to 5 PM. Booth/Tent set up begins at 9 AM.  Food prep time is from 11 AM to 12 Noon. Judging begins at 4 PM and awards will be given at 5:30. You don’t have to compete to come out and have a taste of some good chili.

The awards that will be given are as follows:

  • Best booth design/Team spirit
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and People’s Choice for Chili with beans and without beans
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for Salsa

The Team Registration Fee is $50 per category.

Contact the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce at 706-635-7400 to get more details and information and to register to compete.