It’s almost that time of year again! The annual Georgia Mountain Fall Festival will be held this year October 12—20. Just an hour away from Glen-Ella Springs Inn, this event is a fun way for visitors of all ages to celebrate the arrival of autumn in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. We’ll provide everything you need to know about it so you can start planning your trip!
Autumn is an ideal time to visit the Clarkesville, GA, area. Leaves are changing colors, temperatures are cooling off, and excitement is in the air. The Georgia Mountain Fall Festival is a mainstay in the area, but there are so many more things to do here in the fall that planning an itinerary can be overwhelming. Our complimentary North Georgia Vacation Guide can help. This helpful resource lists the best celebrations, outdoor activities, and dining options available in the area so you don’t have to. Download your free copy now!
About the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival
Just west of Downtown Hiawassee, GA, hundreds of people from across the Southeastern United States gather at the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival for nine days of harvest-themed activities. Guests can enjoy a show at Anderson Music Hall, or purchase handmade crafts like blankets, birdhouses, pottery, and more. They can also visit the Exhibition Hall, which features a collection of antiques and items from local homes and businesses. Another option is to walk over to the Antique Farm Museum to see a variety of farming tools used nearly two centuries ago. Finally, kids will enjoy a trip to the carnival grounds, where they can see animal acts and eat classic fair food.
General admission will cost you $12 per person. Kids 12 and under are free!
What to See
Picturesque autumnal leaf displays make Georgia a true spectacle this time of year. During the celebration, these views serve as a perfect backdrop. Guests can view the Pine Grove Schoolhouse, a one-room structure built in the early 1900s, or check out a mountain cabin that dates back to 1842. Attendees will also love seeing the sawmill, a recreation of a traditional mill used in the 1800s. The Outdoor Amphitheatre also provides an ideal view for outdoor performances; make sure you check out the variety of musicians performing throughout the week!
Georgia Mountain Fall Festival 2018 Events
The fest’s events and attractions page lists each day’s assortment of happenings for guests to enjoy. Highlights of these events include:
- Various concerts
- A flower show
- A fiddling competition
- Crafts and Exhibits
- Family-friendly “Old Ways” Demonstrations
Be sure to check the page for more information about each event!
Come Back to Comfort and Luxury at Glen-Ella Springs Inn
Now that you’ve read all about one of the area’s best seasonal attractions, it’s time to plan your vacation to the mountains! Glen-Ella Springs Inn offers guests the opportunity to escape the fast-paced life most of us have. Sirens, car horns, and traffic noise are replaced with singing birds, rustling tree branches, and the sounds of crickets. There’s no better place to come back to after a fun day at the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival!
Our three-room suites are wonderful accommodations for small groups. Each one consists of a king bedroom, extra beds, a bathroom with dressing area, and a sitting room. The best part about spending part of your autumn season here? Relaxing in front of this suite’s stacked stone fireplace is a welcome comfort on those crisp evenings!