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2013 Fall Experiences

Labor Day BBQ
Celebrate the beginning of nature’s most colorful season at Blue Ridge’s old fashioned Labor Day Picnic  on Monday, September 2, in downtown Blue Ridge City Park from 11 a.m. until the food runs out. more info

Railroad Festival September 13-14. Blues Crawl and Rotary Blues Train on Friday; Blues & Barbeque on Saturday. Downtown Blue Ridge will set the stage as a fantastic back drop and venue location for a perfect early fall event. The leaves start to change with cooler days and crisp evenings that invite outdoor activities! 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. more info

Theater AdventuresU-Pick Apples beginning August 17.
U-Pick apples,  tractor tours and special events at Mercier Orchards are tons of fun for kids and adults alike, adding even more pleasure and excitement  to your annual fall apple excursion to the mountains! get info

Live Blues FestivalBring the kids and take a lively excursion on a railroad motor car, departing from the historic Mineral Bluff Depot, traveling over the Iron Bridge over the Toccoa River and back again. This annual festival is
sponsored by the Tri-State Model Railroad Club; be sure to see their model railroad inside the depot. September 21–22 more info

Railway Leaf ToursA perfect play for fall in Blue Ridge and reminiscent of many family lake cottages on picturesque Lake Blue Ridge.  “On Golden Pond”  is a dramatic comedy set in a lake house on Golden Pond, exploring family relationships, marriage and the generations. Runs October 3–20 at Blue Ridge Community Theater. details

Train RidesDesignated by Southern 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. 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 Saturday and Sunday,
October 12 and 13.  Activities for kids, food vendors and live entertainment both days. details

Blue Ridge GA Fall Mountain Colors

U-Pick FruitOne 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. Our Self-Guided Tours are free and available for downloading and printing copies for your 'on-the-go' guides. details here

Fall Leaf DrivesHave tons of fun in downtown Blue Ridge City Park with your favorite pet on October 19. Paws in the Park is one of Blue Ridge’s most popular events. Benefits The Humane Society of Blue Ridge. Paws in the Park includes a parade, pet education and demonstrations, contests, prizes, photos with your pet and much more. get info

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! It's the perfect combination of activities, outdoors and relaxation. Dates for local and nearby festivals plus information links are right here

Farm TrailFollow the North Georgia Farm Trail as it meanders through Ellijay, Blue Ridge, Blairsville and Hiawassee towns and countryside and sample the harvest of the Georgia mountains. Farm stores & stands, orchards & u-pick, vineyards & wineries, farm to table dining, corn mazes, horseback riding and more will make your fall trip to the mountains a perfect fall experience from beginning to end. more info here

Mountain CabinsWhat are the best things about the mountains in the fall? The cool mountain air and stunning views
from the deck of a cozy cabin or luxury mountain home rented for the week or the weekend; a brisk
hike to a local waterfall, where you are 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, and finding one is super easy on our website click Where To Stay.


                        download a printable guide to the 12 Fall Blue Ridge Experiences, and
                       see our YouTube video of the Home Grown Blue Ridge GA Experience view here

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