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Blue Ridge Mountain North Georgia Festivals

May 3, 2008
North Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains offer a variety of festivals throughout the year. The majority of festivals occur in the spring to fall seasons with the fourth of July being the peak time. It is notable that there are many festivals that also occur in December.

If you're unfamiliar with the festivals in Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia below will help give you an overview of the festivals and some basic information to help you plan your next trip to the mountains.

Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race, April

This race is held annually in April. For this race 80 co-ed teams of three hike, mountain bike, run and kayak in the Chattahoochee National Forest. The race begins in the Chattahoochee National Forest and ends in downtown Blue Ridge City Park where competitors are greeted with live music, food and the finish line.

Cinco de Mayo Festival, McCaysville-Copperhill - May:

The Cinco de Mayo Festival is held each May. What makes this festival unique (and fun) is the food, music and dancing that occurs on the street bridge between McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN.

Arts In The Park, Blue Ridge - Memorial Day Weekend:

Blue Ridge City Park is the site of over 200 arts, crafts and food booths each Memorial Day Weekend. Arts in the Park is a great demonstration of mountain crafts, fine art, music and dance, and has been recognized as one of the Top 20 events by the Southeastern Tourism Society.

Old Timers Day, Downtown Blue Ridge - Saturday Closest to July 4th:

This celebration includes a parade in downtown Blue Ridge. This is a great place to be for food, crafts, ice cream and entertainment.

Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks, Marina - on or near July 4th:

During the afternoon this is a great place for live music and food. At night people enjoy fireworks over Lake Blue Ridge.

Concerts in the Park, Downtown Blue Ridge Park - July & August:

This venue is a source of good music in a beautiful setting on warm summer nights. Bring your own quilt or lawn chair and a picnic supper, then enjoy the music.

Blue Ridge Kiwanis Rodeo - August:

This western rodeo is fun for all ages. Rodeo features bull riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, bareback, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and other special events.

Labor Day BBQ, Labor Day in Downtown Blue Ridge

This annual BBQ at downtown Blue Ridge City Park starts at 11 a.m. and runs until the food runs out.

Wildlife Festival of the Arts, Downtown Blue Ridge Park - September:

The Wildlife Festival includes forest service information, fly-fishing demonstrations, great food and entertainment. There are more than 75 artists on site that sell sculptures, paintings and woodworking.

Family Fishing Festival, Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery, September

Fly-tying and casting demonstrations, educational exhibits and plenty of fish to catch in Rock Creek. Call (706) 838-4723 for more information.

Mountain Harvest Sale, Blue Ridge Farmer's Market - 3rd and 4th weekend in October:

The Mountain Harvest Sale features local arts, crafts, food and fun on two separate October weekends.

Halloween Safe Zone, Downtown Blue Ridge

Downtown Blue Ridge Main Street is closed and kids of all ages trick or treat from shop to shop.

Holiday Art Show & Sale - November through December:

Shop for regional art and crafts at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Light up Blue Ridge, Downtown Blue Ridge, Saturday after Thanksgiving:

See the official lighting of the Christmas tree and watch as Santa arrives. The Christmas festival in downtown Blue Ridge includes Music, refreshments, caroling and all-day activities.

Hometown Christmas, Downtown McCaysville - First Saturday of December:

See the lighting of the bridge in McCaysville, GA. This parade includes Santa's arrival, food, refreshments and entertainment.

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Christmas Express - Weekends in December:

Bring the kids to ride the Blue Ridge's holiday train and see Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves. Listen to Christmas stories and sing carols.

Blue Ridge Mountain North Georgia Vacations:

North Georgia is a great destination for a family vacation. People enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountain North Georgia region because of the relaxed setting and beauty of landscape. Located about 90 minutes from Atlanta, the region is a great destination for adventure-seeking vacationers and those that want to take it slow. An industry for tourism has grown around the beauty of the mountains and quality of fishing. The next time you are considering North Georgia cabin rentals, consider a trip on this region's rivers, lakes and streams.
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Keith Kurtis is an avid adventurer with an interest in Blue Ridge Mountain Cabins, North Georgia Cabin Rentals and Cabin Rentals in North Georgia.
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