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2012 Fall Experiences

Labor Day BBQ
Blue Ridge's old fashioned Labor Day Barbeque on Monday, Sept. 3, downtown Blue Ridge City Park. Bring a folding chair or quilt, listen to live gospel and blue grass music and enjoy the simple pleasure of good food and fellowship in a beautiful setting. more info

Railroad Festival Bring the kids and take a lively excursion on a railroad motor car or pump car at this annual festival by the Tri-State Model Railroad Club. Be sure to see their fabulous model railroad inside the depot. Food and entertainment. Sept. 15 & 16. more info here

Theater AdventuresA much loved play about brotherly love and the art of Vincent's Van Gogh's passions in life. Written by by Leonard Nimoy, "Vincent" is the richly woven and touching story of Vincent Van Gogh's and his brother Theo. Playing from Sept. 20 – Oct. 7 at the Blue Ridge Community Theater. get info

Live Blues FestivalDowntown Blue Ridge will set the stage as a fantastic back drop for a perfect early fall event. The sounds of Blues and the sweet smell of BBQ from local and regional cookers will fill the air as families and groups of friends enjoy this unique setting and event. New this year is Downtown Blue Ridge Blues Crawl on Friday Night. Sept. 21-22. more info here

Railway Leaf ToursDesignated by So. Living Magazine as one of the Southeast's Five Top Destinations for Fall Color, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway's journey along the Toccoa River is a wonderful way to experience the vibrant colors of fall brilliantly reflected in the clear surface of the Toccoa. details

Marching BandsRelive your high school fall football days at the Blue Ridge Mountain Marching Festival on Oct. 13 at the Fannin County High School football stadium. 2,000 marching band members from 22 high school bands will compete. get info here

Fall Arts in the ParkVibrant colors on the trees and on the canvases of 100+ artists at this annual fall festival produced by the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. In downtown Blue Ridge City Park on Oct. 13 and 14. Activities for kids, food vendors and live entertainment both days. Also take a look at the National Juried Photography Exhibit at the Art Center. details

Blue Ridge GA Fall Mountain Colors

U-Pick FruitU-pick apples and tractor tours at Mercier Orchards are tons of fun for kids and adults alike! Mercier's produces more apples, cider and delicious fried pies than any other orchard, now offering hard apple cider tasting as their newest farm-to-table treat. Pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and take a spooky "Haunted Tractor Tour" on the last two weekends of October if you dare. For an old-fashioned "apple house" experience and some great Southern food, visit Mountain View Orchards
on Mobile Road, McCaysville. details here

Fall Leaf DrivesOne of the most spectacular leaf drives in the mountains is described in our Scenic Driving Tour #3, from Blue Ridge following Highway 60 to Dahlonega, then Highway 52 from Dahlonega through Ellijay's "Apple Alley." Equally vibrant colors can be spotted at the top of Brasstown Bald in Hiawassee, or on our Scenic Driving Tour #2 into the Cohutta Wilderness. get info

Paws in the Park Have tons of fun in downtown Blue Ridge City Park on Oct. 27 with your favorite pet. Paws in the Park is one of Blue Ridge's favorite events. It includes a parade, pet education and demonstrations, contests, prizes, photos with your pet and much more. catch info here

Paws in the ParkRent a cozy mountain cabin or luxury vacation home in Blue Ridge for the week or the weekend and experience fall festival season in the Georgia Mountains! Dates for local and nearby festivals here

Mountain CabinsThe best things about the mountains in the fall are cool mountain air and stunning views from the deck of a cozy cabin or luxury mountain home; a brisk hike to a local waterfall, surrounded by red, orange and golden leaves; dinner in one of our wonderful local restaurants; then relaxing by the fire with a good book – or a football game! There are more cabins and luxury mountain homes to choose from in Georgia's Blue Ridge than any other mountain town. Finding one is super easy on our website,


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