City of Ellijay Georgia – Gilmer County 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

Vertical Gardening Class

Sign up for an evening class in Vertical Gardening at the Mountain Ridge Garden Center in Ellijay, Georgia on July 24, 2012 from 6 PM to 8 PM. Learn how to plant a pallet to hang on your wall. Enjoy some finger foods and wine as you learn this fast growing trend.

Cost for the class is $35 and this includes all supplies. Payment is due the night of the class. RSVP soon as class space is limited! For more information and to RSVP, call 706-698-2815.

Mountain Ridge Garden Shop
746 River St.
Ellijay, GA

Benefit for Jamayla “Shay” Nelson

This benefit is being hosted by family and friends of Jamayla “Shay” Nelson on July 21, 2012 at 4 PM and offers a cake auction, live auction, and  dinner and dessert will be available. Ms. Nelson is only 27 years old and has been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. Chemotheraphy has found to be a fruitless endeavor and she has undergone 2 major surgeries with possibly more to come. All proceeds from this special event will go to help offset medical and other bills while she is recovering from surgery.

The event is being held at the North Georgia Christian Academy in Ellijay, Georgia. For more information, call 706-276-1989.

North Georgia Christian Academy
191 Harold Pritchett Rd.
Ellijay, GA

2012 Gilmer County Fair

2012 Gilmer County FairSummertime in Ellijay, Georgia means the Gilmer County Fair is coming soon. The 2012 fair will be here at the Ellijay Lions Club from August 7 – 11. There are 3 different divisions for exhibits – Elementary, Youth, and Adult with categories in Agriculture, Crafts, Food, Canning, Baking, Sewing, Needlework, Art, Photography, and Quilting and 10 different categories for the Elementary division. New this year is a Flowers category for all age groups.The agriculture shows will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 7, 8, and 9 and will feature poultry, sheep, lambs, and goats. Don’t miss visiting the back building for the local booths and petting 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 for $20 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
706-635-5901

Whitestone Farm and Trade

TomatoesOne of the best ways to get good, nutritious food is to shop for food grown locally. Whitestone Farm and Trade Farm Store in Talking Rock, Georgia is run by a 6th generation native and his wife and offers fresh grown produce, herbs, and local organic meats. It is now open on Fridays 2 PM to 6 PM, Saturdays and Sundays 9 AM to 6 PM.

A very enjoyable part of summer is being able to get fresh, locally grown food. You can’t begin to compare fresh from the farm with grocery store food. Help support our local farms and farmers by giving them some business. I’m sure you’ll be glad you did. For more information, call 706-669-0590.

Whitestone Farm and Trade
961 Old Whitestone Rd.
Talking Rock, GA

Gilmer County Farmers Market

Fresh VegetablesThe Gilmer County Farmers Market opens on May 26, 2012. There is nothing like the taste of freshly grown veggies and you can get yours here every Saturday from 8 AM to 11:30 AM. Crafts made by local residents will also be sold as well as locally grown plants.

The market will be located in the parking area behind the Gilmer County Courthouse in Ellijay, Georgia.

Ellijay Under the Stars Concert Series

The first in the 2012 Ellijay Under the Stars Concert Series is the Mike Watson Band with a special guest appearance by Marlin Brackett on May 25, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 11 PM. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets down to Boogie Rivers Park in Ellijay, Georgia for a great night of music under the stars.

Gates open at 6 PM and the show starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $12 per person. You can reserve a table for 6 in the gazebo for $150. There are only 8 tables available. This show is being brought to you by Kharisma Entertainment and Boogie Rivers Park. For more information, call 706-698-1275 or 678-570-5342.

Boogie Rivers Tubing Company
522 River St.
Ellijay, GA
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