4 Great North Georgia Events

Here at Glen-Ella Springs, we know there are many reasons to visit the North Georgia Mountains. The beauty of our surroundings, the variety of outdoor activities, and the history in the area draw visitors in from all over. Another great reason to head to our neck of the woods is the fact that we have fun festivals and events happening all year long. During the summer and early fall, you’ll find a great deal to do with all of the North Georgia events that are on the calendar. We’ve chosen four of those great North Georgia events to give you an idea of what our area has to offer in the way of entertainment this summer.

4 of the Best North Georgia Events

Whether you’re looking for great food or toe-tapping music, these North Georgia events are the perfect way to spend your time in the area this summer.

1. Mountain Laurel Festival | May

This annual festival is a highly-anticipated tradition in Clarkesville, GA! The Mountain Laurel Festival features a parade, food vendors, arts and crafts, games, and so much more! This outdoor springtime celebration is a wonderful activity in this charming mountain town.

2. Dillard Bluegrass + Barbeque Festival | July/August

If you love great live music and delicious southern barbeque, then this is on of the North Georgia events that you don’t want to miss. The Dillard Bluegrass + Barbeque Festival brings amazing bluegrass music together with an amazing barbeque competition. Bring your appetite and your dancing shoes. The festival started in 1997, and it brings people from all over the country to compete in the barbeque competition. Bands headlining this year’s festival include Adkins & Loudermilk, Curtis Blackwell & the Dixie Bluegrass Boys, Leipers Fork, The Foxfire Boys, Carolina Backroads, West End String Band, and Last Road.

3. Grape Stomping Festival | September

Celebrate with Paradise Hills Vineyard and enjoy an old-world style grape stomp! There will be plenty of wine and food and other activities to keep you entertained. Don’t miss on the age-old tradition of stomping grapes at this winery. This is a fun tradition that will make great memories. And the local wine is a great addition to this event.

4. Taste of Clarkesville  | September

Come and celebrate the 7th annual edition of the event that has been called one of the Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society. A Taste of Clarkesville brings local restaurants and wineries together for a delectable celebration of the food and beverage scene in and around Clarkesville. Along with local restaurants serving up their best, there are wine tastings, beer gardens, live local music, door prizes, and much more for you to enjoy! The event takes place in Downtown Clarksville Square from noon to 3:00 pm.


Stay with Us at Glen-Ella Springs Inn!

No matter which of these North Georgia events you decide to participate in, be sure to make your accommodation arrangements at Glen-Ella Springs. Our extremely comfortable guest rooms and suites are ideal for relaxing and unwinding while you’re not out exploring the North Georgia Mountains. Plus, with our renowned Restaurant on-site, you will never be too far away from delectable cuisine and great service. Check our availability and book your stay today!

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