Enjoy a Day of Fun at the Ellijay Apple Festival

North Georgia festivals are famously fun!  If you’re planning a getaway to this lovely region of the South, make sure to plan your visit around the beloved Ellijay Apple Festival in North Georgia.  You’ll love what this unique event has to offer!  Discover everything you need to know and add it to your calendar today.  

Everything You Need to Know about the Ellijay Apple Festival in North Georgia

When and Where

The Ellijay Apple Festival takes place on two different weekends!  This year, the beloved festival will be held October 8th-9th and October 15th-16th, 2016.  All the festivities will be at the Lions Club Fairgrounds.  Parking is limited here, but guests have the option of parking at nearby lots and taking a shuttle bus to the main event space.  Take a look at the map to find the best places to park!  Admission to this event is only $5 and children under the age of 10 years old get in completely free of charge.

Ellijay Apple Festival Activities

The opportunities for fun at the Ellijay Apple Festival are endless!  One of the most attractive features of this annual festival is the wide spectrum of vendors.  Here, you’ll be able to browse over 300 different booths, featuring a huge assortment of hand-crafted gifts and other homemade items.  Since this festival is named after one of Georgia’s most abundant (and tasty) crops- apples- there are numerous apple-themed activities happening during this festival as well!  Some of these events include apple arts and crafts, an apple cake recipe contest, and an apple pie recipe contest.  There will also be a 5k run, a parade, an Ellijay Apple Queen Pageant, and a classic car show.  Take a look at the full schedule of Ellijay Apple Festival events so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

Other Things to Do in Ellijay, GA

Enjoy the surrounding attractions of Ellijay, GA, while you’re in town for the Ellijay Apple Festival!  This city offers a myriad of things to do after you’ve experienced the fun of their annual apple festival.  Treat yourself to an amazing dinner at one of the many delicious Ellijay restaurants.  You can enjoy authentic Georgia BBQ at the Poole’s Real Pit BBQ or a hot, cheesy pizza at Charlie’s Italian Restaurant.  For a more upscale dinner in a classy and elegant environment, the 1907 Restaurant is the perfect place for you.  If you’re looking for other things to do in this area, go apple picking at the nearby Mercier Orchards!  Bringing home a basket of Georgia’s finest apples is a wonderful way to commemorate your trip to the South.

Where to Stay during the Ellijay Apple Festival

Make sure to stay in the best possible lodging while you’re in North Georgia for the Ellijay Apple Festival!  Glen-Ella Springs is a luxurious bed and breakfast tucked away in Clarkesville, Georgia, that provides each and every one of our guests with comfortable rooms, excellent amenities, and warm hospitality.  Explore the many attractions of the surrounding area of North Georgia, or simply spend time relaxing in our peaceful environment; you can admire stunning views of our beautiful state right out your bedroom window!  We also provide a variety of packages and specials to further enhance your stay in our gorgeous haven of North Georgia.  We guarantee you’ll love what we have to offer here, so call us right now to start planning the trip of a lifetime!

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