From arts & crafts to men in kilts,

the fairs and festivals of Blairsville-Union County guarantee visitors and locals will have the time of their life. We invite you to join us at one of our annual celebrations. Visit the Events Calendar for the latest information on our fairs and festivals.

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    Blairsville Spring Arts, Crafts & Music Festival - May 22-23

    The Spring Arts, Crafts & Music Festival is an annual event held Memorial Day weekend in Downtown Blairsville. This two-day event features a parade, demonstrations, regional crafts and of course, music. To be a vendor at this festival or any other, please contact manager@visitdowntownblairsville.com.

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    Memorial Day Parade - May 22 - Canceled

    Each Memorial Day weekend, Downtown Blairsville salutes those who have served our country by enjoying a community parade. 706-745-6341, www.unioncountyhistory.org

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    Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games - June 12 & 13 - Canceled

    Highland dancers, Scottish athletes, family clans, bagpipes and drums and traditional musicians come to celebrate their heritage in Blairsville the second weekend in June. Discover your “clan” and enjoy traditional games, Highland music, dancing and food with a Scottish flair. Watch border collies herd sheep and falcons swoop down on “prey” or check your roots at the Heritage tent. Children can compete in their own Highland games. For the “wee ones,” there’s face painting and train rides. This is one festival you just can't miss! blairsvillescottishfestival.org

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    Fourth of July Celebration, Boat Parade, & Fireworks - July 4

    A day filled with celebrations!

    • Nottely Marina hosts a boat parade and anyone is welcome to participate. Learn more HERE.
    • Vogel State Park has summer fun for the entire family.
    • At dusk, the skies over Meeks Park will light up in an explosion of lights and color.
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    Butternut Creek Festival - July 17 & 18

    Celebrate and enjoy the arts of our mountain region! In mid-July, exhibitors showcase fine arts and crafts, woodwork, oils and watercolors, stained and leaded glass, jewelry, and more. Activities also include demonstrations and live entertainment. FREE admission. FREE parking! Come join the fun! www.butternutcreekfestival.com

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    Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruizin - July 29-31

    Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruizin is an annual event located along Butternut Creek at scenic Meeks Park. Local distillery Grandaddy Mimms sponsors this event that fills the park with classic cars.

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    Georgia Mountain Fair - August 13-21

    Look forward to the annual Georgia Mountain Fair, held at the historic Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds! Thousands of visitors from across the region have experienced the excitement and nostalgia that the event has to offer. With first-class musical performances, arts & crafts, fun carnival rides, unique attractions and a glimpse into North Georgia’s rich history and culture, the Fair provides something for every member of the family. www.GeorgiaMountainFairgrounds.com

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    Taste of the Mountains in Blairsville - August 21

    Food lovers of all ages are invited to the annual Taste of the Mountains in Blairsville on August 21 at the Union County Farmers Market. Take a taste from the area’s variety of restaurants and sample locally produced wine, beer & spirits. This family friendly event features live music, cooking demonstrations, and some good old fashioned Southern charm. blairsvillefoodfest.com

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    Mountain Heritage Festival – September 4-5

    Collections of fine mountain-made products are available at this spectacular event during Labor Day weekend. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the manifestations of the handiwork of local craftsmen and craftswomen. FREE admission. FREE parking! www.unioncountyhistory.org

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    Mountain Music Day Festival - September - Dates Not Yet Available

    Appalachian, bluegrass and gospel music. Arts & crafts, demonstrations on spinning, blacksmithing and bowl carving and food. explore.gastateparks.org/info/233593

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    BEAR Blairsville Extreme Adventure Race - September 21

    Teams explore the mountains, rivers, lakes, trails and beautiful woods surrounding Blairsville during this eight-hour race. The race begins in Meeks Park. www.argeorgia.com/bear

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    Indian Summer Festival – October 2-3

    For a truly fantastic experience, attend the Indian Summer Festival the first weekend in October in Suches, Georgia. Activities include a craft show, 10K run, country square dance, weaponry demonstration, auction, play performed by elementary students, and much more! suches.com/festivalinfo.htm

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    Run Above the Clouds - October 2

    The Run Above the Clouds offers 10K and 5K road races over a beautifully scenic, challenging out-and-back course through the North Georgia mountains. There is also a 1-mile fun run over a mostly flat course. Proceeds support scholarships for Suches High School graduates and alumni primarily from the Woody Gap School. www.runabovetheclouds.org

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    Sorghum Festival - October 3-4

    Blairsville's longest running festival celebrates the ancient art of cooking sweet syrup from sorghum cane. Visitors enjoy sorghum syrup-making demonstrations in addition to contests such as "Biskit" Eatin', Pole Climbin', Log Sawin', Rock Throwin', and Horseshoe Throwin'. Join us the 2nd & 3rd weekends in October. www.blairsvillesorghumfestival.com

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    Fall Festival at Vogel State Park – October - Dates Not Yet Available

    Celebrate autumn's arrival with a cakewalk, hayrides, and food during the day and a campfire, dancing, and storytelling at night. explore.gastateparks.org/info/678?c=16534106

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    Hometown Halloween on the Square – October 31

    Bring the kids and join the fun! Each October, Downtown Blairsville hosts a spectacular trick-or-treat event complete with candy, costumes, and contests! www.visitdowntownblairsville.com

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    Mistletoe Market – November 20-21

    Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season the 3rd weekend in November. Homemade soups, sandwiches, and goodies are available while you browse the arts and crafts items on display. FREE admission. FREE parking! www.mountainartscrafts.org

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    Tour of Trees - December 1-31

    Beautifully decorated trees and wreaths are displayed throughout the Union County Community Center. Great for family photos!

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    Holiday on the Square & Christmas Parade - December 4

    The first Saturday in December signals the gathering of residents and visitors to Downtown Blairsville for the annual Christmas Parade and holiday activities. Christmas concerts are also performed throughout the month at the Historic Courthouse. www.unioncountyhistory.org

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    Blairsville Holiday Stop & Shop – December 3-4

    Blairsville Holiday Stop & Shop features more than 50 home-based business vendors for your shopping convenience at the Union County Civic Center. This is a perfect place to find many unique gifts for the holiday season! www.unioncountyhistory.org

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    Kris Kringle Mountain Market – December 4

    Enjoy over 75 vendors, handcrafted items by local artisans, produce, plants, baked goods and more! Kids can visit with Santa and ride the Christmas Train. Free entertainment. UCFarmersMarket.com

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    Holly Jolly Christmas and Breakfast with Santa - December 4

    Enjoy over 75 vendors, handcrafted items by local artisans, produce, plants, baked goods and more! Kids can visit with Santa and ride the Christmas Train. Free entertainment. UCFarmersMarket.com

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    Annual Vogel State Park Tree Lighting - December 11

    Kids will love the caroling, hayrides, Santa Claus visit, bonfire, hot chocolate and cider. The evening culminates with the lighting of a blue spruce. explore.gastateparks.org/info/266435?c=16534108

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    Cruise-In on the Square

    During the months of May-October from 4-7 pm, plan to cruise downtown Blairsville on the third Saturday of the month. Cruise-Ins are also held on the first Saturday from 3-7 pm at the Union County Farmers Market. Hosted by the Blairsville Cruisers, these events are fun for all! www.blairsvillecruisers.com

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    Friday Night Concert Series - Each Friday at 7 pm, May-October

    Residents and visitors alike enjoy the sounds of old-time music from the historic courthouse in downtown Blairsville. We look forward to having you! www.unioncountyhistory.org

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    Union County Farmers Market

    Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings from June-October, stop by the Union County Farmers Market off Hwy. 515 next to Home Depot for local grown produce and handmade crafts. www.ucfarmersmarket.com