Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Georgia's Blue Ridge Almanac: Special Events for June 2011

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway – Rail excursions at 11 a.m. daily from the Depot in downtown Blue Ridge; closed on Wednesday. Call 877-413-8724 or book online at www.brscenic.com.
Mercier Orchards fresh fruit in season, fabulous bakery and more . U-pick cherries and blueberries. Mercier’s is open daily 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. @ 8660 Blue Ridge Drive; turn north at McDonald’s on Hwy 5, the orchard is 1.5 miles on the left. 706-632-3411. http://www.mercier-orchards.com/
Whitewater Rafting and Tubing – Tube or kayak the Toccoa River in Fannin County or raft the wild Toccoa in Tennessee. For info call the Welcome Center at 706-632-5680.

The Art Center – Galleries on West Main, located in the Historic Fannin County Courthouse downtown Blue Ridge. Don’t miss the Community Quilt Exhibit beginning June 4. Open Tuesday thru Saturday.
The Swan Drive-In – 9 p.m. featuring first-run movies on weekends. $6.00 adults and $3.00 children. Cash Only. http://www.swan-drive-in.com/
Pickin’ in the Park – Bluegrass jam sessions on the Toccoa River in McCaysville’s Horseshoe Bend Park beginning at 6 p.m. Bring a picnic and some lawn chairs and enjoy the music.

Blue Ridge Farmer’s Market – Saturday mornings in front of The Art Center, downtown Blue Ridge.
Ghost Tours – Two-hour tours every Fri and Sat at 7 p.m. in Downtown Blue Ridge. Call 706-455-9866.

June 4
Bringin’ the Blues to Blue Ridge – Blue Orleans Bistro, Downtown Blue Ridge.
Community Quilt Exhibit – Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association.
June 17
Starlight Music in the Mountains Festival – Jonica Gap Campground, Mineral Bluff, 706-374-5465. www.jonicagapcampground.com
June 18
The Lilly Pad - Live music by Steel String Session, 8 p.m., reservations suggested @ $15 for advance tickets; call 1-534-1317. 7 miles out Aska Road, Blue Ridge. Gem-Mining, Putt-Putt Golf and Fishing daily.
Corvettes for the Arts – Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, Downtown Blue Ridge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 706-632-2241 www.blueridgearts.net
June 24
Classic Car Cruise-In, Dairy Queen parking lot, Blue Ridge Highway (GA 5) from 5 p.m. to dark.
June 25
Blue Ridge Goes to the Bahamas - Fundraiser dinner for Light Up Blue Ridge; take the tour bus to a secret location for special dinner and entertainment.  $40 per person. for more information, call 706-889-7415.

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  2. My wife and daughter will be accompanying me to the Lighting of Blue Ridge this year. This will be a first time experience for us all and Im sure our 17 month old daughter will enjoy it alot. If anyone has been before please write your experience as id love to read it. Looking forward to Thanksgiving weekend all ready. -Pick Apples, Mercier Orchards and Mountainview Orchards Wisata Bontang -- Kota bontang