The North Georgia Mountains are so rich in culture and history. No matter their reason for visiting, people always fall in love with our fun traditions and local events! One of our favorites is Celebrate Clayton. A great way to experience North Georgia like a local, this festival celebrates heritage, art, and togetherness. Here’s everything you need to know before attending!
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What is Celebrate Clayton?
Clayton, Georgia, is a small town in the North Georgia Mountains not far from Glen-Ella Springs Inn. As the name of the event suggests, Celebrate Clayton is a celebration of the area’s rich, artistic culture and heritage dating back to the Native Americans. Every year during the last week of April, Clayton’s Main Street tranforms into an incredibly lively environment. Set against a backdrop of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, vendors of all kinds sell their wares and hold demonstrations. It’s the perfect way to experience small-town charm and come home with a one-of-a-kind, handmade item or two! At the festival, you’ll find plenty of pottery, jewelry, and visual art.
Things to Do and See at Celebrate Clayton
Both locals and visitors alike love attending Celebrate Clayton! Springtime in North Georgia is something truly special; it’s the perfect time to take a stroll and enjoy some fresh air. There’s no better way to do that than by browsing open-air vendors of folksy wares and beautiful works of art. Want to discover more about the region’s art scene? If you love the idea of this popular festival, consider visiting the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia or Mark of the Potter when in town. Both of these hidden gems will satisfy your craving for more of the region’s amazing art!
In addition to an array of arts and crafts, this festival also features lots of family-friendly attractions. On-site, you’ll find a kids’ activity area and several food vendors featuring fresh, local selections to keep everyone full throughout the day. You can even dance along to the event’s live music on the shady lawn in front of Clayton’s Rock House.
Where to Stay During Celebrate Clayton
All of North Georgia’s best attractions and events are just minutes away from Glen-Ella Springs Inn! You’ll need a place to rest your head after a day full of viewing, shopping, and partaking in fun mountain activities. One of our beautiful and rustic accommodations is perfect for just that! Guests love our warm lighting, gorgeous heart pine floors, comfortable furnishings, and complimentary gourmet breakfast. While at the inn, you’re not far from some of North Georgia’s finest dining, either! Our award-winning, on-site restaurant is the perfect way to top off a day spent at Celebrate Clayton.