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

U-Pick Corn at the Red Apple Barn

Corn FieldJuly 29 and 30, 2011 is a U-Pick Corn weekend at the Red Apple Barn in Ellijay, Georgia. Come on out and get some tasty corn fresh out of the fields! Make sure to wear the proper attire of long pants, long sleeved shirts, and closed in shoes to go out in the fields. You may also want to bring along some bug spray to spray on yourself. There will be other fresh vegetables and peaches available for sale as well. For more information, call 706-635-5898 or 706-635-7674.

The Red Apple Barn is located at:
3379 Tails Creek Rd.
Ellijay, GA

You might also be interested in Harvest Moon Farms for upick pumpkins and vegetables as well as free range eggs and other organic offerings.

Snow in Ellijay January 2011

Most of us got 5-6 inches of snow, again. If you are away for the winter then Bobby Mountain’s Snow Song will make you feel at home.



Silver Bells and Diamonds

Silver BellsThe Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association (GAHA) presents to you, Silver Bells and Diamonds, a holiday show performed by The Diamonds. This show combines high energy holiday musical favorites with classic tunes of the 50’s and 60’s. The Diamonds bring their signature vocal harmonies and engaging stage presence to the Ellijay Elementary auditorium on December 18, 2010 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets for this event range from $10 to $34. Contact 706-635-5605 to get more information and details about this show.

Ellijay Elementary School is located at:
32 McCutchen St.
Ellijay, Georgia

Festival of Trees 2010

Christmas OrnamentDon’t miss Gilmer County’s annual Festival of Trees at the Gilmer County Public Library going on now! Many participants from around the community set up Christmas trees following the year’s theme. It truly is a joy to see all the beautiful, whimsical, and unique Christmas trees set up all around the library.

Gilmer County Public Library is located at:
268 Calvin Jackson Dr.
Ellijay, GA
706-635-4528

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