Monday, August 29, 2011

Georgia's Blue Ridge Almanac: Special Events for September

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Rail excursions from the Depot in downtown Blue Ridge., Friday thru Monday.  Call 877-413-8724 or book online at
Mercier Orchards - U-pick apples every weekend 10 – 4 p.m., wagon rides and special events, call for updated schedule. Open daily 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., 8660 Blue Ridge Drive, 706-632-3411.
The Art Center The Art of Zoe Schumaker along with the National Juried Photography Show and Fall Plein Air Artist event Sept 9-11.  Historic Fannin County Courthouse, downtown Blue Ridge. Open Tues – Sat.
The Swan Drive-In – 9 p.m. featuring first-run movies daily plus double features weekends.  $6 adults and $3 children, cash only.

Thursday Evenings
Pickin’ in the ParkBluegrass jam sessions on the Toccoa River in McCaysville Horseshoe Bend Park beginning at 6 p.m.  Bring a picnic and some lawn chairs and enjoy the music.
Blue Ridge Farmer’s MarketFresh local veggies, local crafts and more. Saturday mornings in front of The Art Center, downtown Blue Ridge City Park.
Ghost Tours Two-hour tours Fri & Sat at 7 p.m. in Downtown Blue Ridge. Call 706-455-9866.

Friday, September 2 Casino Night & Silent Auction – Aska Farms from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets available at our Welcome Center.
Saturday, September 3Roxie Watson Band – Enjoy a little “alterna-grass” music at the Blue Ridge Community Theater, 7:30 p.m., $20.
Monday, September 5 Labor Day BBQ – Old time gospel music and great barbeque beginning at 11:30 a.m. in downtown Blue Ridge City Park.
September 8 – Oct. 2 - Postmortem – Fun mystery at Blue Ridge Community Theater Thurs-Sat, 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.,
Saturday, September 10 Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ – Chill out to great blues and barbeque in downtown Blue Ridge City Park, 3 to 10 p.m., $5 entry fee.
Surf Blue Ridge Stand up Paddle Race – Morganton Point on Lake Blue Ridge,
Saturday, September 17Ride the Rails Festival – Mineral Bluff Depot, railroad motor car rides & country music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Galleries of East Main Art Walk – Downtown Blue Ridge from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Galleries included are Multitudes Glass Art Gallery, Turning Leaf Wood Art Gallery, High Country Art and Antique Gallery and Abreu Fine Art Gallery.
Friday, September 23Classic Cars Cruise-In – Dairy Queen Parking Lot on Hwy 5, 6 p.m. to dark.
Rotary Great Train Event – Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad reception & dinner.  Western Costume Contest, $75 couple; $40 individual.
Saturday, September 24 - Farm to Table Dinner – The Martyn House, Ellijay, featuring Chef Danny Mellman of Harvest on Main.

Much More!

Hiking ● Rafting ● Tubing ● Kayaking ● Putt-Putt ● Gem-Mining ● Zip-Lining ● Waterfalls
Download a free brochure and check out our Calendar of Events @
Visit the Fannin County Chamber Welcome Center!
Open M-F 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.; Sat 9 to 5 & Sun 1 to 5
 152 Orvin Lance Drive– Blue Ridge - 706-632-5680