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

Georgia Apple Blossom Festival 2014

Apple BlossomsVisit Ellijay, Georgia on the weekend of May 3-4, 2014 for the Georgia Apple Blossom Festival. The festival will celebrate the arts, crafts, and foods of the North Georgia region. It will take place on Craig Street, adjacent to the Gilmer Chamber office in East Ellijay from 9 AM to 5 PM both Saturday and Sunday. It will be an outdoor, pet friendly event and admission is free.

For more information, contact the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce at 706-635-7400.

2013 4th of July Celebration

2013 4th of July fireworksThere will be partying in the streets of downtown Ellijay, Georgia on Saturday, July 6, 2013. The festivities were originally scheduled for Thursday, July 4 but have been postponed to Saturday, July 6. Come on down to see the “Star Spangled Beach Party” parade that will start at 6 PM. Music and fun will begin afterwards. There will be live music, food and other vendors, and fireworks at dark.

For more information, call (706) 635-4711 ext. 5.

Have a safe and happy day!

Georgia Apple Festival 2012

Georgia Apple FestivalIt’s fall and with the fall comes the Georgia Apple Festival and the Apple Arts on the Square. For two weekends in October, you can come to Ellijay, Georgia in the beautiful North Georgia mountains and get your fill of everything apple. The festival kicks off on October 13, 2012 at the Ellijay Lions Club. An antique car show will be held on Saturday, October 13 at the Gilmer County Civic Center which is just down the road from the Lions Club. Also happening on Saturday is the Apple Festival Road Race. You won’t want to miss all the great art that will be available on the square in downtown Ellijay. Apple houses around the area will all be open with fresh apples and pumpkins, not to mention lots of other tasty goodies! The following weekend is started with a parade on Saturday, October 20 at 10 AM.

The festival dates are October 13, 14, and 20, 21, 2012. It will be open from 9 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM on Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, children under 10 are free. Parking is free but donations for the local boy scouts will be gladly accepted. You can get more information at the Georgia Apple Festival.

Ellijay Lions Club
1729 South Main St.
Ellijay, GA

2012 Gilmer County Fair

2012 Gilmer County FairSummertime in Ellijay, Georgia means the Gilmer County Fair is coming soon. The 2012 fair will be here at the Ellijay Lions Club from August 7 – 11. There are 3 different divisions for exhibits – Elementary, Youth, and Adult with categories in Agriculture, Crafts, Food, Canning, Baking, Sewing, Needlework, Art, Photography, and Quilting and 10 different categories for the Elementary division. New this year is a Flowers category for all age groups.The agriculture shows will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 7, 8, and 9 and will feature poultry, sheep, lambs, and goats. Don’t miss visiting the back building for the local booths and petting the animals in the petting zoo.

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).

The Ellijay Lions Club
1729 S. Main St.
Ellijay, GA
706-635-5901
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