Fairs & Festivals & Fun!

Seems like there’s always something going on in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. Every season has something to celebrate, whether its handmade arts & crafts, blooming rhododendrons, sweet sorghum or juicy apples! Take a look at the list below and find something going on during the season you’ll be visiting. You might just want to make your plans around the festival!

Note that this is NOT a comprehensive list. Be sure to check out the website of the Visitor Center where you’ll be traveling for more up-to-date events and details.


  • Fireside Arts & Crafts Show (Helen)



  • Eggstravaganza (Cleveland) week before Easter


  • Antique Boat Festival (Hartwell)
  • Iron Crank Up (Bowman)
  • Rhododendron Festival (Hiawassee)


  • NHRA Southern Nationals (Atlanta Dragway)
  • Day of Fort Hollingsworth (Homer)
  • Mt. Laurel Festival (Clarkesville)
  • Mountain Flower Arts Festival (Dahlonega)
  • Art in the Garden Festival (Dawsonville)
  • Rhododendron Festival (Hiawassee)
  • Arts in the Park (Blue Ridge)



  •  Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games


  • Georgia Mountain Fair (Hiawassee)
  • Butternut Creek Festival


  • Heritage Days (Homer)


  • Chattahoochee Mountain Fair (Clarkesville)
  • Big Red Apple Festival (Cornelia)
  • Oktoberfest (Helen) thru November



  • Fall Arts in the Park (Blue Ridge)
  • Gold Rush Days (Dahlonega)
  • Mountain Moonshine Festival (Dawsonville)
  • 12 County Fair (Elberton)
  • Cumming Country Fair (Cumming)
  • Mule Camp Market (Gainesville)
  • Petit LeMans (Braselton)
  • Sorghum Festival (Blairsville)
  • Indian Summer Festival (Suches)
  • Georgia Mountain Fall Festival (Hiawassee)
  • Georgia Apple Festival (Ellijay)


  • Magical Nights of Lights (Lake Lanier Islands) thru December
  • Appalachian Christmas (Cleveland)
  • Fall Festival (Elberton)
  • Tellebration (Hiawassee)


  • Holiday Tour of Homes (Hiawassee)