North Georgia Gun Show

North Georgia Gun ShowThe North Georgia Gun Show is coming to Ellijay, Georgia on August 24 – 25, 2012. Bring your unloaded guns to buy, sell, swap, or trade! There will be lots of vendors there with guns, ammo, knives, accessories, hunting products, and so much more! Make sure to have all your weapons checked at the door.

This event is happening at the Gilmer County Civic Center on Friday, August 24 from 3 PM to 8 PM and Saturday, August 25 from 9 AM to 5 PM. Admission is $5 per person and, with a stamp, is good for both days. This is a safe, clean environment to bring the whole family and children 6 and under are admitted free. Door prizes will be chosen every hour. For more information, call 828-557-1543.

Gilmer County Civic Center
1561 S. Main St.
Ellijay, GA
* UPDATE* The folks from Big Rack Deer Scents will be on site with incredibly low prices on their deer scent products. Don’t miss this chance to buy deer attractants at blowout prices.

2012 Apple Pickin’ Jubilee

Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay, Georgia is starting their annual Apple Pickin’ Jubilee on September 8, 2012 and will continue every weekend through October 28. Bring the family out to enjoy some apple pickin’, nature trails, pig races, pedal tractor racing, a petting zoo, a moonshine museum, and much more. Learn how honey is made with a live honey bee demonstration and even milk a cow.  Don’t forget to stop by Grandma’s Bakery for some tasty treats like fried pies, apple cider doughnuts, apple fritters and homemade ice cream.

Hillcrest Orchards is open from 9 AM to 6 PM. Admission is $6 per person with a separate admission of $3 for the petting zoo. For more information, call 706-273-3838.

Hillcrest Orchards
9696 Hwy. 52 E.
Ellijay, GA

U-Pick Apples at R and A Orchards

Apple BasketAugust 25, 2012 is the start of the U-Pick Apples and Farm Tour at R & A Orchards in Ellijay, Georgia. Come on out, rain or shine, and take a wagon ride through the orchard to pick some fresh, ripe apples. They have a great farm store with apples, veggies, baked goods, and more so even if you are not in the mood to go out and pick your own, you can still get some of the freshest, tastiest produce around.

The wagon will be running from 10 AM to 5 PM on August 25 and 26 and the market is open every day from 9 AM to 6 PM.

R & A Orchards
5505 Highway 52 East
Ellijay, GA

Reggae on the Cartecay

Escape to the islands..wait..Boogie Rivers Park in Ellijay, Georgia for an evening of “Reggae on the Cartecay” on August 18, 2012. Bring a picnic backet and a cooler down to the river and enjoy some musical entertainment by Jah Warriors and a special guest appearance by the popular group Graham’s Number.

Gates open at 6 PM and the show starts at 7 PM. Tickets are $15 per person, children under 12 are free. Call 706-698-1275 or 678-570-5342 for more information.

Boogie Rivers Park
522 River St.
Ellijay, GA

U-Pick Apples at the Red Apple Barn

ApplesApple picking has begun at the Red Apple Barn in Ellijay, Georgia. Come on out, get a tractor ride out to the apple orchard, and pick some of your own apples. Apple picking in August, 2012 will be on Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 4 PM. September and October will be on Saturdays and Sundays. Pumpkins will be ready for picking at the beginning of October so make sure to stop by then to get a pumpkin.

The store is open now to get some fresh apples, cider, pies, jams and jellies, and more so if you are in the area, stop by and get some tasty treats. For more information, call 706-635-5898.

Red Apple Barn
3379 Tailscreek Road
Ellijay, Georgia