Whitewater rafting fun on the Ocoee River with RaftOne

The North Georgia Mountains are officially a four-season destination. Whether you’re visiting in spring, summer, fall or winter, you’ll find something to do — even if it’s just relaxing on the deck of your rental cabin with a cup of coffee or glass of wine.

Fall is an especially beautiful time. The mountains are ablaze with color. The air is full of the sweet smells of the harvest: fresh apple cider and hot fried pies at the local apple house … a bucket of sizzling kettle corn at a fall festival … freshly mown hay in the fields. Blue Ridge, McCaysville and the Copper Basin are bustling with activity as visitors sample our
unique shops, intimate boutiques and distinctive restaurants. It’s a scene so quaint and picturesque that you may think you’re in Mayberry!

The mountains are busy with fairs and festivals most every weekend in the fall. The annual Arts in the Park festival features more than 100 arts, crafts and food booths in the Downtown City Park. Paws in the Park helps raise much-needed funds for the local Humane Society. And the Blue Ridge Community Theater has several plays and concerts planned for the season. If you’re looking for something a little bit spooky, be sure to check out the Haunted Blue Ridge Ghost Tours.

Because things may change quickly, we suggest you verify dates and times before making plans. The Calendar of Events includes contact information for all events. For more updates on events, visit the Fannin County Chamber’s events page for listings. Be sure to download coupons here for special offers on attractions.


The Summer issue of DIRECTIONS is now available! DIRECTIONS magazine provides helpful travel information about the beautiful areas of Blue Ridge, McCaysville & Fannin County, GA; Ellijay & Gilmer County, GA; Blairsville & Union County, GA; and the Copper Basin area of Polk County, TN. Please look for printed copies at area hotels, cabins, B&Bs, visitor centers, shops and restaurants.

You can download a PDF copy by clicking HERE or view it online by clicking on the cover image.