What’s Happening This Week

Week of October 15 – 21,  2018

As leaves begin to change color, there is also beauty in fall wildflowers along the road.  Here are some of the many events happening in our area this week.

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival – Monday – Saturday, October 15 – 20, 10 am – evening, GA Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee, GA *
This 9-day event features exciting musical performances, Arts & Craft vendors, educational demonstrations, a flower show and the ever-popular Georgia’s Official State Fiddlers’ Convention.

Gardening Workshop – Tuesday, October 16, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Herb Crib, Blairsville *
What does it mean to use herbs to support health? Learn to harness the power of your garden! This workshop covers the basics of harvesting, drying herbs for tinctures and teas.

Farmers Market – Tuesday, October 16, 2 – 6 pm, Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville
Local farmers sell their produce and homemade products.

Ghost Tour – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, October 16, 18, 20, 6 – 8 pm, downtown Blairsville
Journey deep into the local history, legend, and evidence of paranormal events that have taken place in our area on this brand new walking tour of historic areas of Blairsville-Union County. This is not a “haunted house jump scare event”, but a combined effort between several community entities to create an unforgettable experience for tour goers.  Call for tickets – 706-745-5493.

Dancing – Tuesday, October 16, 7 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
Free introduction to Contra, Square and Circle Dances to live music.

Music– Thursday, October 18, 7 pm, Glenn-McGinnis Hall, Young Harris College, Young Harris *
Mu Phi Epsilon Member Recital – Featuring members of YHC’s chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, this concert showcases the talents of students involved in this co-educational international professional music fraternity that recognizes both scholarship and musicianship.

Concert – Friday, October 19, 7 pm, Old Courthouse on the Square, Blairsville ^
Cartecay River Band will perform Bluegrass music.

Concert – Friday, October 19, 7 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC ^
Celtic ConFusion is Aoife Clancy on Vocals, Guitar and Bodhran and Bill Elliott on Vocals, Guitar, and Mandolin. Aoife and Bill bring a vocal forward acoustic blend to the stage, combining elements of Celtic, Folk, Jazz and spoken word.

Planetarium Show– Friday, October 19, 7 pm, Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris College *
This new show is a delight for the entire family. Classic and favorite Halloween tunes such as “Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters,” “Thriller,” “Night on Bald Mountain,” as well as several pop songs with lyrics on the “creepy” side come to life with an amazing full-dome graphics and light show.

Theater – Friday – Sunday, October 19 – 21, 7:30 pm Friday& Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday, Peacock Performing Arts Center, Hayesville, NC *
The thriller “Angel Street” will be performed.

Astronomy – Friday, October 19, 7:30 – 9:30 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, October 20, 7 am – 1 pm, Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville
Green Beans and Cornbread Day.  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.

Car & Truck Show– Saturday, October 20, 8 am – 4 pm – Blairsville
More than 200 cars and trucks (old and new) “show off” at the Good Neighbors Auto Show in the United Community Bank parking lot.

Festival – Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 9 am – 5 pm, Meeks Park in Blairsville *
49thAnnual Sorghum Festival – Celebrate the Art of Sorghum Syrup Making! Arts/Crafts, Greased Pole Climbin’, Log Sawin’, Live Music, Face Painting, and Vendors – 8 pm Traditional Square Dance

Festival – Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 9 am – 6 pm, Dahlonega
The Gold Rush Days Festival is a time to come and see fall colors peaking and celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold. Over 300 art and craft exhibitors and food vendors gather around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event.

Festival– Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 9 am – 5 pm, Blue Ridge, Ga
Fall Fest Arts & Crafts Show.  Enjoy the small town charm of Blue Ridge.

Home & Garden Show – Saturday (10 am – 5 pm) & Sunday (12 noon – 5 pm), October 20 & 21, Young Harris
North East Georgia & Western North Carolina’s 4th Semi-Annual Fall Home & Garden Show – See the newest in home improvement products and services – Furnishings, accessories, decorating and remodeling ideas – the latest from floor to roof, patio to pool – Inside and out. Towns County Recreation Center.

Punkin Chunkin – Saturday (10 am – 5 pm)  & Sunday (12 noon – 5 pm), October 20 & 21, Brasstown, NC *
Pumpkin Chunking – the sport of hurling or ‘chucking’ a pumpkins solely by mechanical means for distance. The devices used include slingshots, catapults, centrifugals, trebuchets, pneumatic cannons and human power. In addition, there will be food, crafts, vendors, games, zip line, airplane rides, and entertainment.

Cruise In – Saturday, October 20, 4 – 7 pm, on the Blairsville Square
The Blairsville Cruisers invite you to enjoy their car show the “Cruise-In On The Square” – music & raffle prizes.

^ 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/