City of Ellijay Georgia – Gilmer County GA

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

2011 Gilmer County Fair

Gilmer County FairThe Gilmer County Fair at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Ellijay, Georgia is right around the corner. This year the dates for the fair are August 9 through 13, 2011. The exhibits are judged in 3 different divisions: Elementary, Youth, and Adult. There are 10 different categories in the Elementary division, the categories in the Youth division are Agriculture, Crafts, and Food, and in the Adult division are Agriculture, Canning, Baking, Sewing, Needlework, Crafts, Art, Photography, and Quilting. There will be a livestock show on August 9, 10, and 11 at 6 PM. Make sure to visit the back building for the local booths and to pet 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 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


Taste of Ellijay Rescheduled

The Taste of Ellijay has been rescheduled to June 2, 2011. For more information call 706-635-7400.

Bog Garden Workshop

Pitcher PlantLearn to build your very own bog garden at the Bog Garden Workshop taking place at the Mountain Ridge Garden Shop in Ellijay, Georgia on Saturday May 21, 2011 from 10:30 AM to 4 PM or until the products run out. No reservations are necessary but the workshops fill up fast so you’ll want to get there early.

Bring a container that does not have holes such as a stock pot or bird bath and some green moss if you can. Soils and plants such as pitcher plants, venus fly traps, and creeping jenny will be for sale to complete your bog garden.

There will be workshops going on every Saturday so stay tuned. For more information, call 706-698-2815.

Mountain Ridge Garden Shop is located at:
746 River St.
Ellijay, GA

6th Annual Taste of Ellijay

Barbecued RibsCome on out to Main Street in downtown Ellijay, Georgia on May 26, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM to sample some of the best food the North Georgia mountains has to offer at the 6th Annual Taste of Ellijay. Many restaurants, caterers and food vendors from around the area will be represented and you will be able to sample their wares. There is no admission for the event. If you choose to get a taste, you can purchase tickets for samples for $1 each.  Sample prices range from $1 to $4. Vendors will be there with merchandise such as books, bakeware and canned goodies. It will be a fun night with music and…did I mention food?

You can purchase sample tickets at the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce located at: 368 Craig St., Ellijay, GA. For more information call 706-635-7400.

Gilmer County Information

Gilmer CountyFind information and local builders and cabin rental companies at this Gilmer County Georgia Website

Read population facts and history about the “Home of the Apple Festival”, Gilmer County Georgia. Also find out the operating hours for the county landfill and convenience centers for trash and garbage disposal.

Looking for a builder or real estate agent? This site has the information you need for Ellijay and East Ellijay residents.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Apple Mountain Playhouse will be performing a play “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” on May 6, 7, 8, 2011 at the Ellijay Auditorium in Ellijay, Georgia. This play is based on a fantasy novel by C.S. Lewis and is part of the Chronicles of Narnia.

Evening showtimes are 7:30 PM and the Sunday matinee is at 3 PM. Tickets range from $8 to $15 per person.  Seniors, students, teachers and all employees of Ellijay, East Ellijay and Gilmer County will receive $ 2.00 off the full price ticket. Call 706-502-4292 for more information.

The Ellijay Auditorium is located at:
32 McCutchen St.
Ellijay, GA