Fall in the Mountains — There’s No Better Time to Visit!

Blue Ridge is officially a four-season destination. Whether you’re visiting in spring, summer, fall or winter, you’ll find something to do — even if it’s just relaxing on the deck of your rental cabin with a cup of coffee or glass of wine.

But fall is an especially beautiful time. The mountains are ablaze with color. The air is full of the sweet smells of the harvest: fresh apple cider and hot fried pies at the local apple house … a bucket of sizzling kettle corn at a fall festival … freshly mown hay in the fields.

Blue Ridge, McCaysville and the Copper Basin are bustling with activity as visitors sample our unique shops, intimate boutiques and distinctive restaurants. It’s a scene so quaint and picturesque that you may think you’re in Mayberry!

Food, Fun And More!

The mountains are busy with fairs and festivals most every weekend in the fall. For example, the Home Builders Showcase offers a place for local builders and craftsmen to show off their talents, while Arts in the Park features more than 100 arts, crafts and food booths.

You can watch the pumpkins fly at the annual Punkin Chunkin Festival in nearby Brasstown, NC, or learn more about marble at Jasper’s Marble Festival. And Paws in the Park helps raise much-needed funds for the local Humane Society.

For more events and things to do, click here to download a Calendar of Events. Or visit the local Chamber’s events page for even more listings.

Download coupons here for special offers on attractions.


As we celebrate our ninth year of publishing DIRECTIONS, we hope you will find everything you need to enjoy your visit to Blue Ridge, the Copper Basin and the entire North Georgia mountain area!

DIRECTIONS magazine provides helpful travel information about the beautiful areas of Blue Ridge, McCaysville & Fannin County, GA; Ellijay & Gilmer County, GA; Blairsville & Union County, GA; and the Copper Basin area of Polk County, TN. Please look for printed copies at area hotels, cabins, B&Bs, visitor centers, shops and restaurants. You can also download a PDF copy by clicking HERE or view it online by clicking on the cover image.

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