City of Ellijay Georgia – Gilmer County GA

2012 Light Up Ellijay

Christmas ornamentCome on out to downtown Ellijay, Georgia on November 23, 2012 to kick off the holiday season with Light Up Ellijay 2012. The fun begins at 3 PM. There will be children’s activities, snack vendors, a Christmas scavenger hunt, a parade and, of course, the lighting of the Christmas tree in the square. Stores will be having specials, so you can take advantage of that and get some Christmas shopping done. Enjoy the window decorations as part of the window decorations contest and don’t miss getting your picture taken with Santa!

The Christmas parade starts at 6 PM and the lighting of the tree will be at 6:30 PM. For parade applications, call 706-635-2782. vendor info, call 706-635-4711.

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

September’s First Friday

Don’t miss September’s First Friday event in downtown Ellijay, Georgia on September 7, 2012 from 5 PM to 8 PM. Stores will be open late for your shopping pleasure. Enjoy some live music, games, a dunking booth, a scavenger hunt and more. Fall is right around the corner and that means apples! You can get some freshly picked apples from orchards in the area.

Get a preview of  John Christian’s artwork being shown at the Art Show at the Apple Mountain Playhouse. An auction and raffle will be held at Apple Mountain Playhouse from 7 PM to 9 PM on Saturday, September 8.

Come on down to the square in Ellijay for an evening of fun in the community.

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 Apple Pickin’ Jubilee

Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay, Georgia is starting their annual Apple Pickin’ Jubilee on September 8, 2012 and will continue every weekend through October 28. Bring the family out to enjoy some apple pickin’, nature trails, pig races, pedal tractor racing, a petting zoo, a moonshine museum, and much more. Learn how honey is made with a live honey bee demonstration and even milk a cow.  Don’t forget to stop by Grandma’s Bakery for some tasty treats like fried pies, apple cider doughnuts, apple fritters and homemade ice cream.

Hillcrest Orchards is open from 9 AM to 6 PM. Admission is $6 per person with a separate admission of $3 for the petting zoo. For more information, call 706-273-3838.

Hillcrest Orchards
9696 Hwy. 52 E.
Ellijay, GA

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

Reggae on the Cartecay

Escape to the islands..wait..Boogie Rivers Park in Ellijay, Georgia for an evening of “Reggae on the Cartecay” on August 18, 2012. Bring a picnic backet and a cooler down to the river and enjoy some musical entertainment by Jah Warriors and a special guest appearance by the popular group Graham’s Number.

Gates open at 6 PM and the show starts at 7 PM. Tickets are $15 per person, children under 12 are free. Call 706-698-1275 or 678-570-5342 for more information.

Boogie Rivers Park
522 River St.
Ellijay, GA