Fun at B.J. Reece Apple House

ApplesIt’s apple season in Ellijay, Georgia and it’s time to visit the apple houses for some fresh apples and fun! B.J. Reece Apple House is one of the places to do this. Not only can you pick your own apples but you can try shooting an apple with the apple cannon, visit the petting farm, get a fried apple pie or other delicious offering from their bakery and enjoy the beautiful North Georgia mountains.

U-Pick apples begins on September 3, 2011 and runs through October. It’s easy, all you do is puchase the size bag of apples you want and go out to the orchard and pick them. Don’t forget to stop by the newly remodeled bakery to get an apple danish, fried apple or peach pie, homemade fudge and more. For more information, call 706-276-3048.

B.J. Reece Apple House
9131 Highway 52 East
Ellijay, GA

U-Pick at the Red Apple Barn

Apple TreePick your own apples at the Red Apple Barn in Ellijay, Georgia in the months of September and October, 2011. Take a wagon ride to the orchard, get a tour of the orchard and pick some apples. For just $5 you get the wagon ride, the tour of the orchard, one cup of apple cider, and 1 apple. Prices for additional apples vary according to the amount you choose.

The first day of the U-Pick season is Saturday, September 3, 2011. Times are 10:30 AM to 5 PM. Fridays are reserved for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 706-635-5898 or 706-635-7674.

Red Apple Barn
3379 Tails Creek Rd.
Ellijay, GA

U-Pick at R and A Orchards

ApplesTake a wagon tour of R & A Orchards in Ellijay, Georgia in the month of September, 2011. While there, have fun picking your own apples. There will be many different kinds of apples to choose from. If you would rather purchase apples already picked, visit their roadside market. Not only can you get fresh apples but you can pick up some tasty apple butter, jams, jellies and cider.

Wagon tours will be going on 10 AM to 5 PM every weekend in September. The market is open 9 AM to 6 PM seven days a week. For more information, call 706-273-3821.

R & A Orchards
5505 Highway 52 East
Ellijay, GA

Three Rivers Music Jam

Join the party in downtown Ellijay, Georgia on September 3, 2011 with the Three Rivers Music Jam. It will be a great evening of live music, food and fun. Listen to the live music of the Mike Watson Band, a band noted for their blues music but offer a variety of music from original songs to covers of Merle Haggard, Lynyrd Skynard, and BB King just to name a few.

The Three Rivers Music Jam will be happening from 6 PM to 10 PM in the City Parking Lot on River Street. Admission is free.

Town Hall Meeting

Georgia Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss will be having a town hall meeting in the gym at the North Georgia Christian Academy in Ellijay, Georgia on August 20, 2011 at 10 AM. They will give brief updates on things going on in Congress and spend the remainder of the time answering questions from citizens. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

North Georgia Christian Academy
191 Harold Pritchett Road
Ellijay, GA

Apple Festival 5K Race

Georgia Apple Festival 5K Road RaceVisit Ellijay, Georgia the weekend of October 8 and 9, 2011 to take part in the festivities. Start the day on Saturday, October 8 with the 35th annual Apple Festival 5K Road Race and Fun Run/Walk. The 5K race will begin at 8 AM, the 1 mile run will begin at 8:45 AM at the Ellijay Elementary School on North Main Street in Ellijay.

Registration for the races are $15 each. The closing date for registration is Wednesday, October 5, 2011. For more information about the races call 706-636-3399.

Stop by the Civic Center on Main Street to check out all the antique cars at the Antique Car Show. Don’t forget to add the Georgia Apple Festival at the Ellijay Lions Club in your plans. The Apple Festival will be jam packed with arts and crafts and food vendors. You can find just about anything you want that is apple related not to mention plenty of other goodies. The Apple Festival will be going on October 8, 9, 15, and 16, 2011.

Ellijay Elementary School
32 McCutchen St.
Ellijay, GA
Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds
1729 South Main St.
Ellijay, GA