Week of July 17 – 23, 2017
Color is all around in the mountains, like these flowers in front of the Blairsville Courthouse. Here are some of the many events happening in our area this week.
Quilt Exhibit – Tuesday – Saturday, July 18 – 22, 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, July 18, 2 – 6 pm, Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville
Local farmers sell their produce and homemade products.
Dancing – Tuesday, July 18, 7 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
Free introduction to Contra, Square and Circle Dances to live music.
Music – Thursday, July 20, 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.
Theater – July 20 – 23, Thursday-Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm, Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 E. First Street, Blue Ridge, GA *
Dearly Departed, a play by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, involves living and dying in the South with the Turpin family, seldom tidy and always hilarious. PG-13
Garden Seminar – Friday, July 21, 10 – 11:45 am at the UGA Mountain Research & Education Center, Blairsville
Melissa Mattee, University of Georgia, Union County ANR Extension Agent and Entomologist will talk about how to make your yard more attractive to butterflies and other pollinators.
Concert – Friday, July 21, 7 pm at The Old Courthouse on the Square, Blairsville ^
Roots and Branches, an eclectic bluegrass group, will perform.
Concert – Friday, July 21, 7 pm at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC ^
The Band Kelley is a multi-award winning family group of siblings, ages 24 to 10, who blend tight harmony with acoustic instrumentation of the banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bass.
Georgia Mountain Fair – Friday – Sunday, July 21 – 23, 10 am – 8 pm, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee *
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.
Farmers Market – Saturday, July 22, 7 am – 1 pm, Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville
Local farmers sell their produce and homemade products. This Saturday is “Sweet Corn Day” with free cooked samples and a corn shucking contest.
Concert – Saturday, July 22, 7 pm, Grandaddy Mimm’s Moonshine Distillery, Blairsville *
Country music stars Jamie O’Neal and Andy Griggs will perform.
Music – Saturday, July 22, 6:30 – 8:00 pm on the Square in Hiawassee ^
Music on the Square will feature Nelson Thomas as “ELVIS”.
^ 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