What’s Happening This Week

Week of June 18 – 24,  2018

The Farmers Market is now open Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings, with local families bringing their home grown fruits and vegetables..  Here are some of the many events happening in our area this week.

Garden Tour – Monday, June 18, 9 am – 1 pm, The Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center, Blairsville
The southern Appalachian mountains are home to an astounding array of native flora, many of which are highlighted in these gardens. Visit the historic Cannery Interpretive Center, stroll through the Ethnobotanic gardens, and take a short hike along the Woodland Medicine Trail.

Quilt Exhibit – Tuesday – Sunday, June 19 – 24, 10 am – 6 pm, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association, Blue Ridge
Celebrate our heritage with the age-old artistic craft of quilting and the beauty of the fiber arts. The Art Center will be adorned in colorful fabric, woven with care, skill and hand-made flare.

Farmers Market – Tuesday, June 19, 2 – 6 pm, Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville
Local farmers sell their produce and homemade products.

Dancing – Tuesday, June 19, 7 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
Free introduction to Contra, Square and Circle Dances to live music.

Shopping – Thursday, June 21, 4 – 7 pm at the North Georgia Technical College, Blairsville
Browse and Buy from more than 75 local Chamber member businesses including: Local Farms, Unique Craft Creators, Bakeries, Service Businesses, Outdoor Activities, Retailers, Personal Care Representatives, Demonstrators, Local Gourmet and Specialty Restaurants, and many more.  There will be door prizes, give aways, and sample tastings.

Music – Thursday, June 21, 6 pm to dusk, Horseshoe Bend Park in McCaysville, NC
Pickin’ in Horseshoe Bend. Live music jams and pickin’ on the banks of the Toccoa River.

Cruise-In – Friday, June 22, 6 – 8 pm, at the Dairy Queen in Blue Ridge
The Georgia Mountain Classics Cruise In is great fun for the whole family. It is a free event but you’ll want to at least buy one of the great desserts.

Concert – Friday, June 22, 7 pm, Old Courthouse on the Square, Blairsville ^
The Tunnel Rats Band will perform Bluegrass music and music about Vietnam.

Concert – Friday, June, 22 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC ^
The Pressley Girls perform a wide range of music including Folk, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country. Admiring The Louvin Brothers, classic country singers, and traditional folk musicians, they hope to bring transcendent genuine music back to the world.

Astronomy – Friday, June 22, 9 – 11 pm, Brasstown Bald Visitor Center, Blairsville *
Gazers of the Galaxy   Be guided through the night by Georgia astronomer, Alex Langoussis, as he will interpret the wonders of the stars through his deep knowledge, galactic legends, and the use of a high powered telescope. Pre-registration is required.

Farmers Market – Saturday, June 23, 7 am – 2 pm, Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville
Heritage Day at the Farmer’s Market.  Local farmers sell their produce and homemade products, with items from artisans, beekeepers, bakers, potters, painters, and lots of good things to eat.  Fresh produce right out of the fields.

Art & Craft Show – Saturday (9 – 4) & Sunday (11 – 4), June 23 & 24, at the North Ga Technical College, Blairsville
The Indoor Arts & Crafts Show will feature local and regional vendors showcasing their handmade creations which include pottery,  soap, candles, and rustic signs to name a few.

Appalachian Trail Day– Saturday, June 23, 11 am – 3 pm, Brasstown Bald, Blairsville * (parking fee)
Experience the magic of the Appalachian Trail in this celebration of the 50thAnniversary of the National Trails System Act. The Appalachian Trail is one of 11 National Scenic Trails in the system and the Chattahoochee National Forests is home to all 79 miles of the AT in Georgia.

Music – Saturday, June 23, 5:30 – 7:30 pm outside on the Square in downtown Blairsville
Corner Concert – Betty & the Do a Lil Pickin’ Band will play favorite tunes.

Music – Saturday, June 23, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Hiawassee Town Square, Hiawassee ^
Music on the Square will feature the live music of Mark Shane.

^ A donation is requested for this event.
* There is a charge for this event.

More details are available at these websites.

Blairsville & Union Country – http://members.visitblairsvillega.com/events
Towns Country – http://mountaintopga.chambermaster.com/events/search?
Blue Ridge – http://www.blueridgemountains.com/cgi-bin/eventshow2.pl
John C. Campbell Folk School – http://folkschool.org/