Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival - April
This festival showcases the art of Southern storytelling with a particular focus on Appalachian stories, both traditional and contemporary. The GMSF offers storytelling and musical performances, children’s events, and workshops so that community members, visitors, and students of all ages and from all disciplines will not only learn about the tradition and history of our region through storytelling, but also have the opportunity to become part of its preservation.
Blairsville Arts, Crafts & Music Festival - May
Enjoy visiting over sixty arts & crafts vendors from around the region along with some delicious mountain fair food. There will also be three days of bluegrass, gospel, and country music for your Memorial Day weekend enjoyment! FREE Admission. FREE Parking!
Memorial Day Parade - May
Each Memorial Day weekend, at 10 am, Downtown Blairsville salutes those who have served our country by enjoying a community parade. 706-745-6341.
Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games - June
Residents and visitors look forward to the second weekend in June when Blairsville spotlights the heritage of our area. Discover your “clan” and hang out with the locals and visitors enjoying 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 unique festival you just can't miss!
Mountain Fling - June
June 22, 2019 9 am-4 pm
June 23, 2019 11 am-4 pm
North Georgia Technical College
Enjoy arts & crafts galore the last weekend in June. Exhibits set both indoors and out. FREE Admission. FREE Parking!
Fourth of July Celebration, Boat Parade, & Fireworks - July
A day filled with celebrations for our County!
*On Saturday, July 6th, 2019 Nottely Marina hosts a boat parade at 10:30 am and anyone is welcome to participate. Learn more HERE.
*On Thursday, July 4th, 2019 Vogel State Park has summer fun for the entire family from 8:30 am-4 pm.
*On Thursday, July 4th, 2019 at dusk the skies over Meeks Park will light up in an explosion of lights and color at dusk.
*On Thursday, July 4th, 2019 the firehouse in Suches puts on a great celebration and spectacular fireworks show at dusk.
Georgia Mountain Fair - July
Look forward to the 68th annual Georgia Mountain Fair, held at the historic Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds this summer! 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.
Butternut Creek Festival - July
July 20 & 21, 2019 10 am-5 pm
Celebrate and enjoy the Arts of this 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!
Taste of the Mountains in Blairsville - August
August 24, 2019 4 pm-7 pm
Food lovers of all ages are invited to the First Annual Taste of the Mountains in Blairsville on August 25th from 4 pm-7 pm in Downtown Blairsville. 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.
Mountain Music Day Festival - September
September 14, 2019, 9:30 am- 8 pm
Appalachian, bluegrass and gospel music. Arts and crafts, demonstrations on spinning, blacksmithing and bowl carving and food.
Mountain Heritage Festival - September
Labor Day Weekend, 9 am-5 pm
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!
BEAR Blairsville Extreme Adventure Race - September
October 5th, 2019, 6:30 am check-in time
Teams will be exploring the mountains, rivers, lakes, trails and beautiful woods surrounding Blairsville, Georgia during this 8 hour race. The race begins in Meeks Park.
Indian Summer Festival - October
October 5 & 6, 2019 9 am-5 pm
For a truly fantastic experience, plan to 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!
Run Above the Clouds - October
October 5, 2010, 8:30 am
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.
Sorghum Festival - October
2nd & 3rd weekends in October 9 am-5 pm
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.
Good Neighbors Car & Truck Show - October
8 am-4 pm
United Community Bank Parking Lot
More than 200 cars and trucks (old and new) “show off” at the Good Neighbors Auto Show.
Fall Festival at Vogel State Park - October
October 26, 2019 8 am-4 pm
Celebrate autumn's arrival with a cakewalk, hayrides, and food during the day and a campfire, dancing, and storytelling at night.
Hometown Halloween on the Square - October
October 31, 6 pm-8 pm
Bring the kids and join the fun! Each October, Downtown Blairsville hosts a spectacular trick-or-treat event complete with candy, costumes, and contests!
Mistletoe Market - November
November 23, 2019 9 am-4 pm
November 24, 2019 11 am-4 pm
Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season by attending this annual event the 3rd weekend in November, which is sure to delight. Homemade soups, sandwiches, and goodies are available while you browse the arts and crafts items on display. FREE Admission. FREE Parking!
Tour of Trees - December
December 1-31, 9 am-5 pm
Beautifully decorated trees and wreaths are displayed throughout the Union County Community Center. Great for family photos!
Holiday on the Square & Christmas Parade - December
December 7, Parade at 4 pm
The first Saturday in December signals the gathering of residents and visitors to Downtown Blairsville for our annual Christmas Parade and holiday activities. Christmas concerts are also performed throughout the month at the Historic Courthouse.
Blairsville Holiday Stop & Shop - December
December 6 & December 7, 2019, 11 am-7 pm
Union County Civic Center
Blairsville Holiday Stop & Shop features over 50 home-based business vendors for your shopping convenience. This is a perfect place to find many unique gifts for the holiday season!
Kris Kringle Mountain Market - December
Saturday, December 7, 2019 10 am-3 pm
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.
Holly Jolly Christmas and Breakfast with Santa - December
Saturday, December 7, 2019 9 am-1 pm
Mark your calendar to join us for breakfast with Santa, children’s activities, the Mayor's Train, & musical performances at the Union County Community Center.
15th Annual Vogel State Park Tree Lighting - December
Saturday, December 14 2019 4 pm-9 pm
Kids will love the caroling, hayrides, Santa Claus visit, bonfire, hot chocolate and cider. The evening culminates with the lighting of a blue spruce.
Cruise-In on the Square
During the months of April -October from 4 pm to 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 pm to 7 pm at the Union County Farmers Market. Hosted by the Blairsville Cruisers, these events are fun for all!
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!
Union County Farmers Market
Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings from June - October, be sure to stop by the Union County Farmers Market off of Hwy 515 next to Home Depot for local grown produce and handmade crafts.