Are You Ready to “Fall” in Love with the Mountains?

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.

A morning mist sets over Old Toccoa Farm in Blue Ridge, Georgia

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 A More!

While the mountains are usually busy with fairs and festivals in the fall, this year is a little different unfortunately. Due to the challenges of the coronavirus, many of our usual events have been postponed or canceled.

At the time of printing, for example, the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival has been modified to a simple arts & crafts show. There are also several area farmers markets still welcoming visitors: the Union County Farmers Market, the North Georgia Farmers Market and the Downtown Blue Ridge Market.

Because things may change quickly, we suggest you verify dates and times before making plans. The Calendar of Events includes contact information for all events. For more updates on events, visit the Fannin County Chamber’s events page for listings.

Be sure to download coupons here for special offers on attractions.


The Fall issue of DIRECTIONS is now available! 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 download a PDF copy by clicking HERE or view it online by clicking on the cover image.

The coronavirus has put a damper on many activities here in North Georgia. We urge you to call ahead before making plans to check hours and days of operation.