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

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

U-Pick Strawberries

StrawberryIt’s strawberry pickin’ time at R & A Orchards in Ellijay, Georgia on May 5 – 6, 2012 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Take a tour of the orchard in a wagon and pick your own strawberries. Don’t fret…if you don’t have any interest in picking your own, you can always visit their market where they have plenty of fresh strawberries already picked as well as other fresh produce such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and vidalia onions. They also have other goodies such as pies, canned goods and maybe even some homemade strawberry ice cream.

R & A Orchards
5505 Highway 52 East
Ellijay, GA

2012 Easter Egg Hunt

Easter EggsChick-fil-A in Ellijay, Georgia is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on March 29, 2012. There will be 2 different hunts, one at 5:30 PM and one at 6:30 PM. There will be prize eggs and craft activities inside the restaurant. Bring the kids down to Chick-fil-A to join in the festivities. It should be a lot of fun! Call 706-636-0475 for more information.

475 Howard Simmons Rd.
Ellijay, GA


Light Up Ellijay 2011

Christmas 2011The lights will be brighter than ever this year at Light Up Ellijay, in Ellijay, Georgia, set for Friday, November 25, 2011 on the square. The annual parade will return with lighted floats beginning at 6 p.m. The lights of the tree and downtown stores will be synchronized to start the holiday about 6:30. Parade floats and other entries will follow the theme, “Christmas at the Movies.” Look for strolling carolers, children’s activities, store open houses, in-store events, snack and craft vendors, the annual scavenger hunt, Santa and Mrs. Claus, photos with Santa, roasted marshmallows, hot dogs, and fun offerings like cookie decorating.

For more information call Mona Lowe at 706-635-4711 ext. 5.

Halloween 2011

Jack O'LanternHead to the downtown square in Ellijay, Georgia for tricks and treats on October 31, 2011. Downtown merchants will be handing out candy and some will be hosting some fun activities. This year, individuals will be handing out treats as part of a “trunk or treat” along Main Street. There will be face painting as well as costume contests for children, adults, and even pets! The First Baptist Church will be holding their annual Fall Festival so stop by for some fun and games.

The festivities will begin at 5 PM. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Apple Pickin’ Jubilee

ApplesApple Pickin’ fun at the Apple Pickin’ Jubilee at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay, Georgia starting September 10, 2011. Every weekend in September and October will be filled with lots of fun at Hillcrest Orchards. Bring the kids out to pick their own apples, jump on the giant jumping pillow, milk a cow, see a live honey bee demonstration, cheer for your favorite pig in the pig race, and much, much more!

Stop in the market to get some fresh apples, cider, fried apple pies, homemade ice cream, or fresh honey. They have so many delightful things to choose from!

Hours are 9 AM to 6 PM. Admission is $6 per person. Visiting the petting farm is just $3 extra per person. Church and school groups are welcome. For more information, call 706-273-3838.

Hillcrest Orchards
9696 Highway 52 E.
Ellijay, GA