What’s Happening This Week

Week of September 11 – 17, 2017

A short walk in the woods leads beside a tumbling stream. Here are some of the many events happening in our area this week.

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

Battle of the Chefs – Tuesday, September 19, 5 – 7 pm, Young Harris College, Young Harris
An event where Local Chef “Rodger” will compete against the “Yankee Rebel” John Luc as they battle culinary-style! A panel of campus judges will pick the winner and customers will pick their favorite as well.

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

Statue Unveiling – Thursday, September 21, 10 am – 12 noon, Meeks Park, Blairsville
Blairsville will host four heads of sovereign nations while commemorating their peoples as the original inhabitants of Union County and North Georgia. The focal point of the project is the unveiling of a bronze statue by nationally renowned Pawnee/Cherokee artist, Daniel Horsechief of Sallissaw, Oklahoma.

Music – Thursday, September 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.

Concert – Friday, September 22, 7 pm at The Old Courthouse on the Square, Blairsville ^
The Pressley Girls will perform Gospel, Bluegrass, & Folk music.

Concert – Friday, September 22, 7 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC ^
Spirit Fiddle, featuring Champion Fiddler Robin Warren and Guitarist Brian Clancey, performs a wide variety of energetic music, ranging from bouncy Southern and Texas swing tunes to sweet waltzes, old popular songs, bluegrass numbers, French Canadian and Celtic jigs and reels, and Parisian musette.

Farmers Market – Saturday, September 23, 7 am – 1 pm, Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville
Local farmers sell their produce and homemade products.

Pet Celebration – Saturday, September 23, 8 am – 3 pm, Hayesville Square, Hayesville, NC
The 6th Annual Pet Celebration will feature a full day of events celebrating the human/pet bond and the pure joy pets bring to our lives.

Festival – Saturday, September 23, 10 am – 4 pm, Byron Herbert Reece Farm & Heritage Center, Blairsville
The Byron Herbert Reece Centennial Festival of Remembrance will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Byron Herbert Reece with special speakers, events, and music.

Alpaca Farm Days – Saturday (10 am – 5 pm) & Sunday (2 pm – 6 pm), September 23 & 24, Jerae’s Unity Alpacas, Blairsville
On National Alpaca Farm Days get your Alpaca kiss, take a farm tour, interact with alpacas, feed them treats, see fiber demos plus enjoy some light refreshments!!

Festival – Saturday, September 23, 12 noon – 10 pm, Meeks Park, Blairsville
The Unity in Diversity Festival is a time to come together at beautiful Meek’s Park in Blairsville and celebrate treating each other with kindness.

Concert – Saturday, September 23, 7 – 9 pm, Mountain View Campground in Hiawassee *
This concert will feature blues performer, Heidi Holton with her mastery of one of the deep South’s oldest – and often male-dominated – traditions. in the beautiful music barn at Mountain View Campground in Hiawassee!

Dance – Saturday, September 23, 8 – 11 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC *
Contra Dancing with Jacob LeGrone and ContraForce. Beginners, singles and couples welcome. Beginners should come promptly at 8 pm, since we start with easier dances and more teaching.

^ 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 – https://folkschool.org/event.php?event_type_id=1