2014 Rodeo in Ellijay

RodeoThe Gilmer County Saddle Club along with Bill Holt Chevrolet will be holding the 5th Annual IPRA sanctioned Rodeo on September 26 and 27, 2014. This event will be held at the Saddle Club next to the Lion’s Club fairgrounds on Old Highway 5 in Ellijay, Georgia. Some of the events included are Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Bronc Riding, Team Penning, and Team Roping.

The gates open at 6 PM and the rodeo will begin at 8 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the gate. Children 8 and under are free with a paid adult. For more information, call  561-252-9868.

Gilmer County Saddle Club
1727 South Main Street
Ellijay, GA

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 Italian Road Bike Festival

Cartecay Bike Shop is hosting the 15th annual Italian Road Bike Festival on April 21, 2012 in Ellijay, Georgia. There will be 3 different scenic bike rides through the beautiful countryside of North Georgia. The Gianni Bugno is a 43 mile intermediate ride through rolling hills, about a 3,000 foot climb. Marco Pantani is a 70 mile advanced/difficult ride that is about a 6,500 foot climb. The most difficult ride is the Giro de Ellijay which is a 95 mile ride,  9,500 foot climb. This is an extremely difficult ride and is for advanced riders only. All routes will be clearly marked with supported SAG stops and Broom Wagon.

All rides will begin and end at Dalton State College – Gilmer County Center in downtown Ellijay. The rides all start at 9 AM. Registration fee is $35.00. For more information, call Cartecay Bikes at 706-635-2453.

Dalton State College – Gilmer County Center
103 Dalton St.
Ellijay, GA

GAHA Charity Golf Tournament

GolferThe Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association (GAHA)  is hosting their first Charity Golf Tournament at Whitepath Golf Club in Ellijay, Georgia on October 7, 2011 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Cash and other valuable prizes will be awarded for Low Gross Team, Low Net Team, Longest Drive, and Closest to the Pin.

There is a $100 fee per person or $400 fee for a 4 man team. This includes the green fees, carts, range balls, and lunch.

Contact Gilmer Arts and Heritage at 706-635-5605 for more information.

Whitepath Golf Course
1156 Shenandoah Drive
Ellijay, Georgia

Three Rivers 5K Run-Walk

Join in the Three Rivers 5K Run-Walk or Fun Run on June 18, 2011 to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Gilmer County. The 5K race begins at 8:30 AM and The Fun Run begins at 9:15 AM at The Gilmer County Civic Center in Ellijay, Georgia.

Registration fee for the 5K race is $25 for adults, $20 for students. The registration fee for the Fun Run is $10. For more information, call 706-276-2582.

The Boys and Girls Club offers programs and services that promote a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence to boys and girls who often find themselves without adult supervision or care in the afternoons and evenings.

The Gilmer County Civic Center is located at:
1559 South Main St.
Ellijay, GA

Italian Road Bicycle Festival

Bike RideGet ready to ride! Cartecay Bike Shop in Elljay, Georgia is hosting the 2011 Italian Road Bicycle Festival on April 16, 2011 beginning at 9 AM.  There will be many different bike routes to take ranging from 45, 70, and 100 mile rides. North Georgia has some very scenic country back roads so you will really enjoy the scenery as you ride. All routes will be well marked. You may even want to take part in the 3.5 mile escorted Family Fun ride.

The rides will be as follows:
Gianni Bugno – A 45 mile intermediate ride consisting of rolling hills. A 3000 foot climb.
Marco Pantani – A 70 mile advanced/difficult ride. About a 6500 foot climb.
Italian Festival Century – A 100 mile extremely difficult ride. About a 9000 foot climb.

All rides will have supported SAG stops (water and fruit) and Broom Wagon. You can see the route details on cartecaybikes.com.

Registration fee is $35. The Parade ride is Free. Call 706-635-BIKE (2453) to get more details and information.

Come back to downtown Ellijay after your ride to enjoy some live music at the Three Rivers Music Jam in the city parking lot on River Street from 6 PM to 10 PM.

Cartecay Bikes is located at:
123 North Main Street
Ellijay, GA

Father and Son Breakaway Retreat

Father and Son RetreatRegister for the Father and Son Breakaway Retreat happening on April 15-17, 2011 at Camp Highland in Ellijay, Georgia. This weekend will give you a chance to spend some quality time together as you have the adventure of a lifetime! The retreat has some structured time scheduled with adventure races and discussion sessions and some unstructured time where you will have the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of the camp including zip lines, rock walls, rope courses, nature trails, and Carters Lake. Father and son will camp together in cabins with twin beds and will have the use of the bathhouse. It is encouraged to bring only one child at a time but there is an option to bring a second child.

Registration is $275 for the pair. $75 extra for an additional child. You can register online at camphighland.com or call 678-393-0300. If you can’t make this retreat, there are others scheduled for August 5-7, 2011 and November 4-6, 2011.

Camp Highland made its debut in 1999 with the cooperation of Northpoint Community Church and has day camps, summer camps, and other group events. Counselors are trained to teach biblical principles through age appropriate activities. Their goal is to treat guests to the thrill of a lifetime while exposing them to moments that lead to a deeper walk with Christ.

Camp Highland is located at:
1250 Camp Highland Rd.
Ellijay, GA