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Appalachian Regional Fair

The Ellijay Lions Club Presents an Old Time County Fair, complete with Midway Rides, Food, Display booths, Contests, Vegetables, Crafts, Farmers market, Flower Show, Livestock, Local & Regional Talent. For more info call 706-635-7400 or 706-276-2501.
Apple Pickin' Jubilee

Pick your own apples, wagon rides, playground, pig races, moonshine museum, entertainment, food, corn maze, petting farm and pony rides. Hillcrest Orchards, Hwy. 52 East. $6.00 general admission 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Call for more information (706) 273-3838.
The Cherry Log Festival
October 2012 (every weekend)
For four weekends each October, the community of Cherry Log, just north of Ellijay, celebrates the harvest with the Cherry Log Festival. For more info call (706) 635-1933.
Georgia Apple Festival
October 13th, 14th, & 20th, 21st, 2012  

(Second and third weekends)
Producing 600,000 bushels of apples each fall, Ellijay/Gilmer County is Georgia's Apple Capital, People from all over the nation come to Ellijay to celebrate the apple. Handmade arts and crafts, homegrown entertainment, and plain old fun, combine with every apple product imaginable to make the weekends a family adventure. Throw in the colorful fall leaves, crisp mountain air, sky-blue days, and star-studded nights and you'll want to visit again and again. Sponsored by the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce and the Ellijay Lions Club, the festivities include a car show and a parade. Call the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce office for more information (706) 635-7400 or visit Georgia Apple Festival.
Art & Crafts on the Square

Sponsored by DEMA. Food vendors, artists and craft vendors. Call DEMA (Dedicated Ellijay Merchants Association) for more information (706) 273-2100.
Trick-or-Treat on the Square

Sponsored by DEMA, costume contest, Jack O'Lantern contest and much more, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM . For more information call (706) 273-2100.
Festival of Trees
December 2012

The Festival of Trees is held during the month of December at the Gilmer County Library. This popular community event is organized and hosted by Friends of the Library. Local businesses and civic organizations provide and decorate theme trees for viewing by the public. An Opening Celebration Night is held during the first week of December.
Best Series 2012
GAHA presents the BEST Series (Bringing Ellijay Sensational Talent), 7:30 PM Ellijay Elementary School, (706) 635-5605.
July 4th Old Fashioned Celebration
July, 4, 2012
Food, family entertainment, parade, duck race and fireworks! Times will be announced, for more info call (706) 273-2100 or (706) 635-7400.