Fall Festival Season

October 15, 2010

Cloudland Canyon
As the fall season gets underway, North Georgia’s mountainsides begin to come alive with beautiful, vibrant color. Autumn, however, brings another type of color to the Georgia Mountains, as well though in the form of Folk Art.

Every year, October brings the round of fall festivals into Georgia’s mountain towns.  Local Artisans, and some not so local crafters get the chance to show and sell their work and creativity to the public.

Mainstays at the festivals are potters with their unique, naturally colored glazes, wood turners and carvers with a variety of objects from benches to plates, as well as painters and photographers trying to capturing some of the most appealing scenes of nature.

While the art is fantastic, and reason enough to check out one or more of Georgia’s fall festivals before winter arrives, the real reason to attend is the amazing food available at the festivals.

Local bands and churches setup booths with some of the best homemade food that can be found. One can always find some of Georgia’s best barbecue pork at the festivals.  After getting your fill of pork, fried chicken, or brunswick stew, don’t forget to save room for a candied apple, funnel cake, and maybe even a fried Oreo or two.

The fall festivals in Georgia are a blast to attend, even if you aren’t looking to purchase something, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the skill, work and creativity exhibitors put into their goods.

This upcoming weekend provides lots of great choices, but my personal recommendations are the Ellijay Apple Festival in Ellijay, Georgia, or the Gold Rush Days Festival in Dahlonega, Georgia. Both are this Saturday and Sunday.

For other choices this weekend, or over the new few weeks, check out:

or more information on the upcoming festivals in Georgia, check out :

North Georgia Fall Festivals


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