Fall in love with the mountains

Take a ride down the Toccoa River by kayak.

The North Georgia Mountains are 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 Blues & BBQ Festival is back for its 10th year of music, food and fun. Meanwhile, the annual Arts in the Park festival features more than 100 arts, crafts and food booths in the Downtown City Park. Paws in the Park helps raise much-needed funds for the local Humane Society. And the Blue Ridge Community Theater has several plays and concerts planned for the season.

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/Winter 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.